About Watkins Sawmills Ltd.

Founded in 1947 by Bill Watkins, Watkins Sawmills has been proudly family owned and operated for over 60 years.

Watkins Sawmills Ltd. is part of the Watkins Group of companies and is a long standing member of the Cedar Shake & Shingle Bureau.

Bill Watkins founder of Watkins Sawmills


Over the last six decades Watkins has grown from a modest beginning to one of the largest manufacturers of Western Red Cedar Roofing and Siding in North America. Our approach to business has been to grow the cedar roofing and siding industry through product innovation and improvements in manufacturing.

Our philosophy and commitment to providing exceptional service and education ensures you, our customers, posess the right tools and know-how to grow in your unique housing markets. At Watkins, we strive to make our strengths - your strengths.

Watkins, your One Stop Shop for Cedar Siding and Roofing

Located in beautiful British Columbia, Canada, Watkins Sawmills Ltd. has been developed to serve as a one stop shop for all your cedar roofing and siding needs. Combining our facilities and expanding our business model to include all aspects of cedar roofing and siding manufacturing has allowed us to save our customers both time and money without sacrificing personal and professional service. Watkins Sawmills Ltd. includes the following facilities and divisions:

Watkins Cedar Shake and Shingle Mill
  • Cedar Shake and Shingle Mill
  • Sidewall Manufacturing Plant
  • Fire Retardant Pressure Treatment
  • Logging Division
  • Wholesale & Shipping Division
  • Preservative Treatment
  • Dry Kiln Facilities
  • Sidewall Painting Division

The combined facilities employ over 100 employees - each person contributing their skills and service to meeting your roofing needs.  We at Watkins invite you to give us a call today and let us know what we can do for you. 

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