Timberwolf Construction was started in 1992 by James Wolford. For 15 years prior to 1992, James worked mainly as a finish carpenter on high-end custom houses at Lake Tahoe as well as in the Oakland Hills Fire Area.

The focus on over 100 projects thus far at Timberwolf has been to turn exquisite ideas into knockout homes, focusing both on the practicality and visual power of the larger structure and the quality finish for which Timberwolf is renowned.

James got his Nevada license in 2003 in order to provide construction services to Tahoe's entire north shore. The Nevada name is T Wolf Construction. T Wolf has been very active in Incline Village these past few years.

The past 3 years' projects have included one teardown in Tahoe City - a new house replacing a 60-year old cabin underneath some huge boulders and old-growth sugar pines on the Tahoe Rim Trail; two complete house remodels (one with a major addition), two decks out of sustainably harvested, long lasting ipe and Brazilian redwood, a kitchen and pantry addition and remodel in Lahonton, an insurance remodel in Brockway Springs from rain damage, and a kitchen/dining room remodel in Incline Village.

Smaller projects are considered if unique and challenging. Recent furniture and cabinetry include a maple dining room table; an antiqued pine desk, dresser and armoire; several cherry and oak entertainment centers; a beech and ash built-in Japanese-style dresser; and a maple kitchen peninsula and an island of cherry.


James' focus as a young man was enjoying the breathtaking beauty of the Sierra Nevada. Hiking all over the Western United States, going to forestry school at UC Berkeley, working for the Forest Service in Idaho and Colorado, and living outside of Aspen and Quincy were preludes to settling next to the shores of the lake.

James and Kristen have been living in Tahoe City for 31 years, raising two fine young men, Will and Galen. Great live music, hiking and camping the Sierra, the waterfalls of Yosemite, and the beaches of Maui are long-time loves for all.

James Wolford & Family
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All of them nuts for soccer, James coached a competetive traveling team for 10 years and helped in getting the new field built at the North Tahoe High School; Kristen coached for 15 years, both a traveling competetive team, and leading the high school girls to 5 state championships. Both were founding members of the Sierra Soccer Club.
Will and Galen were both fine scholars and state MVP's on championship soccer teams during high school, and both worked part time at Timberwolf during high school and college breaks. Will graduated in political science and American studies from the University of Hawaii. Galen graduated in business from the University of San Diego, is currently an accountant for Grant Thornton in La Jolla and getting his masters at USD.
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