Bryan Reid Sr. Timber Kings
Bryan Reid Sr. in "Timber Kings" - © Destination America
Bryan Reid Sr. from "Timber Kings" stars in the Destination America reality series. He is the founder and owner of Pioneer Log Homes.

As a boy, Bryan Reid Sr. spent many winters with his father trudging through deep snow and extreme cold in the Canadian wilderness tending their trap-lines. At the end of each day, they'd light a fire in a small, rustic log cabin and it would be complete heaven.

At age 18, Bryan was married with a son on the way and needed a place to live. He wanted a log cabin like the ones in his youth, and he knew he could build it with the help of a First Nations man, Samson Jack. Although Samson could neither read nor write, he could use hand tools to lift and stack logs weighing thousands of pounds. Samson taught Bryan everything he knows.

Forty years later, Bryan is a log home tycoon who has gone to international trade conferences with three Canadian Prime Ministers and met two U.S. presidents. His company, Pioneer Log Homes of B.C., is the largest builder of handcrafted log homes in the world. Bryan's brother André describes him as "stubborn as an ox" and says Bryan's hard-driving attitude has often made the impossible, possible.

Now sharing the reins of Pioneer with André Chevigny and Bryan Reid Jr., Bryan Sr.'s persistence often leads to clashes. He is notoriously on the clients' side, no matter how it affects the schedule or bottom line. 

When Bryan was diagnosed with cancer in 2005, the doctors gave him a less than 5 per cent chance of survival. His single-minded doggedness got him through, together with his belief in God and support from all his family and friends who cared and prayed for him.

'Timber Kings' Take Log Cabins to Extreme — Premiering Saturday, March 8, the new Destination America reality series introduces viewers to home building like it's never been seen before, showcasing massive, multi-million-dollar log mansions. Read more...

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