Timber Age Systems
In 2017, CEO Kyle Hanson co-founded Timber Age Systems in Durango, Colorado to help address several problems that had been weighing heavily on his mind. First, many of his friends and his daughters’ best teachers were leaving southwest Colorado due to the lack of decent jobs and the high cost of living. Second, the risk of catastrophic forest fires across the west was increasing due to overcrowding, disease and climate change, endangering nearby communities. Third, local housing had become unaffordable, a problem that was plaguing rural areas across the US.
Fast forward six years and Timber Age has developed the Timber Age Modular Building System, or TAMBS for short, in order to carry out our mission of elevating communities through innovative materials and methods which transform the way we design and build.
At Timber Age we use locally harvested, low-value wood to manufacture Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) which forms the backbone of our highly durable and energy efficient panelized building system. The use of this waste material creates a critical revenue stream for forest management, storing the carbon for a century or more. TAMBS promotes healthier forests, reduced expense and impact from shipping of building materials, reduced construction times with better working conditions for trades people, and homes that are attainable and highly energy efficient.
With support from the U.S. and Colorado State Forest Service and many others, we have created a model in southwest Colorado that we believe could benefit communities and forests across the United States.