innovating naturally

Denbow is an innovative service company that specializes in the processing, delivery and installation of forest residuals.

 

We are proud to services: Specifiers & Capital Project Managers, Developers & Builders, Landscapers, Schools & Municipalities, Home Owners and Agriculture Farmers & Growers.

our history

Originally incorporated in 1981 as an agricultural and poultry supplier, Denbow has since served more than 8,000 customers throughout the province of British Columbia from our home in the Fraser Valley. Over that time, our expertise and capabilities have expanded to include other uses for forest residuals, such as landscape materials, erosion and sediment control products, and more.

Thanks to a loyal customer base, and our consistent dedication to providing an excellent service experience, we have processed and distributed more than 15 million yards of forest residuals throughout our local communities.

what we do

Denbow is a pioneer in the beneficial reuse of trees. We receive forest residuals, process and prepare them for purchase, and deliver or install them for our diverse customer groups – The Science of Trees™

We are a sustainable company, focused on integrity and innovation. Our goal is to be transparent; listening to and engaging with our clients, ensuring we deliver the highest quality products and an exceptional service experience.

our customers

  • Poultry
  • Equine
  • Dairy
  • Fruit Growers
  • Nurseries
  • Government
  • Landscapers
  • Landscape Designers
  • Homeowners
  • Property Managers

our team

Denbow has assembled a strong technical and operations team that provides the expertise to ensure success for all their projects. We are currently home to over 40 employees involved in all aspects of processing, transportation, and installation of wood residuals. We strive to provide exceptional employee care, aiming to be an employer that continually provides growth opportunities for our employees.

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Steve Wurst

A Denbow driver since 1991, Steve has driven all of Denbow’s trucks over the years. After his start in live poultry hauling, Steve has taken on various roles as needed, including operating Denbow’s first Express Blower. In his current role as Foreman for the Agriculture Division, Steve is responsible for mill service, re-supply, and bulk client deliveries.

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Joe Kardos

Joe started at Denbow in 1988 as a driver when Denbow was still hauling live poultry. Joe currently runs one of our busiest trucks, delivering push-out loads and small blower loads of sawdust. Joe serves most of Denbow’s equine clients, and is often requested by clients because of his experience and familiarity with their needs.

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Jim Paradis

Jim is a Chartered Accountant with an MBA from UBC. He has worked with Denbow since 2008 helping us build effective business/accounting, reporting and process/control systems as well as helping non-finance managers understand financial information for better operational decision-making. He also assists Denbow in sourcing expansion capital, capital investment analysis and business risk assessment.

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Tanya Richards

We like to call Tanya our “Manager of First Impressions.” When you call us, Tanya’s cheerful voice will immediately welcome you. As Administrative Assistant & Receptionist, Tanya is responsible for order taking, assisting in dispatch, as well as a host of general administrative duties within Denbow.

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Willetta Les

Willetta came to Denbow in 2001, shortly after earning a Business Administration Diploma at the University of the Fraser Valley. Willetta started as Receptionist/Dispatch Assistant; growing with Denbow, she took on various administrative tasks as needed. Willetta is currently Office Manager as well as Sales & Marketing Assistant.

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Paul VandeerMeer

Paul has over 20 years of experience at Denbow, starting as a poultry hauling driver. Paul has grown into his current position of Fleet & Maintenance Manager. Paul’s responsibilities include insuring that equipment is maintained and performing as designed as well as training equipment operators to work efficiently and safely. Paul exhibits exception trouble-shooting skills and is a point-person and resource for operations staff company-wide.

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Jared Taylor

Jared is the Manager of Landscape, Environmental & Manufacturing Services at Denbow. Jared holds an undergraduate degree in Physical Geography with a focus on geomorphology, soil development and weathering processes. Jared is also a Master of Natural Resources and Environmental Studies degree candidate at the University of Northern British Columbia where he has chosen to focus on the use of compost for Erosion and Sediment Control within the context of Environmental Planning.

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Michelle McEachern

Michelle has grown up with Denbow, starting in the mid-1980’s washing trucks and working in the yard. She obtained her Class 1 license and has since been involved in every aspect of Denbow’s agriculture work: driving, installing sawdust, operating blower trucks, and dispatching.  Currently, Michelle is Denbow’s Assistant General Manager, Manager of Agriculture Services, and Dispatcher. Her experience in the field gives her a unique understanding and special rapport with our clients

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Bill Boesterd

Bill is the President and CEO of Denbow. Bill started Denbow in 1981 with a poultry transportation contract, and has grown Denbow into a full service forest-by-product and organics manufacturing and transportation company. Bill’s role as a visionary has pushed Denbow to lead the industry by introducing specialized mechanized equipment such as the Stone Slinger, Horizontal Grinder and Express Blower to the British Columbia markets.

our values

... is who we are, how we function, and who we serve.
... surpassing our customers’ expectations is where we set OUR expectations.
... we are innovators; encouraging creative thinking, and applying it with an inventive approach in all we do.
... is demonstrated by the character of our team, and the trust our customers place in us.

corporate ecosystem

Denbow is a pioneer in the beneficial reuse of trees, processing and providing services for agriculture, landscaping and environmental solutions. We deconstruct forest residuals and re-engineer it back into the market for our diverse customer groups.

We offer quality prepared product lines for purchase and installation, as well as an exceptional customer experience that is grounded upon 30+ years of industry knowledge.

projects

Denbow has built a reputation as a trusted contributor to projects ranging in scope and scale from massive infrastructure mega-projects, to small-yet-challenging backyard renovations. Click here to view select projects.