Who We Are
We are a team of designers, engineers, craftsmen and outdoor enthusiasts. We care about our community, our clients and the ecology of our region. When we’re not pursuing innovative ways to build with heavy timber you can find us hiking, skiing, riding, hunting and fishing in the Teton back-country.
We take a very long view of what we do and build at Teton Timberframe.
We design all of our buildings to last for generations.
We design them to use renewable energy and as little of that as possible.
We carefully consider the sources of our forest resources and what their highest and best use is.
We hire great craftsmen, treat them with respect and encourage them to pursue their passions outside of work.
In this way we try to balance multiple bottom lines including profitability, social responsibility and environmental stewardship.
Adam Riley Owner, Builder
Adam was born and raised in New Hampshire, got his civil engineering degree from the University of Vermont in 1994 and moved to Jackson Hole to climb and ski and build beautiful homes. In 2005 Adam and his wife Christina moved to Teton Valley, Idaho to live the good life and build timber frame homes with company founder Bryce Broughton. Adam knows a bit about residential design, construction management, playing rugby and backcountry skiing. When he isn’t working, Adam is most likely playing in the hills with Christina, their son Damien and their three big huskies.
Mike Cyr Timber Framer, Father
Mike moved to Teton Valley in 1990 to pursue a life of skiing, biking, fishing, hunting and travel. In Mike’s early days here work was hard to come by, but powder days were a dime a dozen. To survive financially, he tended bar in the winter at the ski resort and in the summer felt lucky if he had 3 or 4 months of work as a carpenter’s helper. By his second summer he had been introduced to timber framing through a Tedd Benson book he was given as a gift, and he has been passionate about it ever since. With no timber frame job opportunities in the area at the time, Mike taught himself some basics by building a sauna and small cabin. Eventually Teton Timberframe emerged and now Mike gets to do the work he loves in the place he loves.
Walter Neuhaus Timber Framer
Having been raised in a military family that moved frequently, Walter got bitten by the travel bug early on, and the urge to explore new places has only grown stronger. When Walter isn’t cutting timbers, he’s likely traveling with his wife, Anne, and kids. San Francisco, Italy, and Spain are some of his favorite destinations. With 25 year of construction experience, he particularly enjoys the sense of accomplishment at the end of every day as the results are so tangible. Working with a crew that takes pride in their craft is important to him, too. When he’s not on a plane or on the job site, Walter likes to fish and ski.
Al Klagge Designer, Fisherman, Winemaker
After 30 years in the rafting trade in Jackson Hole, Al and his wife, Linda, moved to Felt, ID to build a home. This was not just any home but a fine timber frame from reclaimed fir timbers. Al cut his timber framing teeth on his own house… and it was featured in Teton Home Magazine. Ten years later, there is still some trim to finish in theirs. Meeting Adam at Teton Timberframe and taking too many “over-50 vitamins” led to a career transition from framing and cabinet work into fine home design. It was a great move. When he’s not drafting, Al is playing jazz gigs on Friday nights, fishing and making bread. Saturdays and Sundays are for wine, wife and song.
Davin Stitgen Structural Engineer, Project Manager
Originally from Wisconsin, Davin fell in love with the mountains on a trip out west and knew that he wanted to call Teton Valley home. So when Teton Timberframe needed a structural engineer, Davin and his wife, Erica, were eager to make the move. Davin went to school at the University of Wisconsin and graduated with a degree in civil engineering with a structural emphasis. While Davin initially worked on commercial building projects, he always preferred residential engineering. Because of his interest in craftsmanship, environmental design, and the desire to be a part of a great team, working for Teton Timberframe was an excellent fit. When Davin’s not working, he can be found playing outside--hiking, biking, skiing, and soccer are his favorites--or brewing beer and cheering for his alma mater.