TWR is the leading framer in the Southern California market. We have initiated several groundbreaking practices and technologies that are becoming the industry standard. TWR is on top of issues and innovations that are shaping the framing industry and building industry as a whole.
We are here to partner with our clients and our goal is to achieve the best possible results throughout the entire framing process. Value Engineering is the first step in making sure that the product and the budget are in clear view to create the maximum level of efficiency before the first nail is driven.
All TWR Project Managers and Foremen have several years of industry experience. TWR developed end-to-end processes, both in and out of the field, that are finely tuned to create a heightened level of expertise. Our staff’s cumulative years of experience help us to bring each project in on time and on budget.
The wellness of each of our employees is of primary importance at TWR. Our staff is well trained and our employees know that Safety is a priority. We have maintained an award-winning safety program year after year. Our nationally recognized proprietary Fall Protection System was designed for ultimate efficiency and safety.
For over 20 years, TWR has provided a dedicated Customer Aftercare Department ready to assist our clients at any time, providing excellent customer service even after the initial framing is complete. From the beginning to the end of the framing process, TWR has taken great care to ensure our clients’ complete satisfaction.
As a fourth generation framer, Tom Rhodes knew the industry well. In 1984, as a recent college graduate with his business degree, Tom was ready to take on the challenge of starting a new company. In 1985, he incorporated and began expanding his company with foremen to simultaneously run multiple projects and hire more crews. By 1989, the small office in Anaheim could no longer accommodate the business and it was relocated to Corona on Jenks Drive. A decade later, we had outgrown the Jenks Drive location. In June 1999, TWR moved around the corner to 1661 Railroad Street, the location it still resides in today.
Through the decades, our growth has ebbed and flowed based on the industry and housing market. At the height of the housing growth, TWR had over 100 foremen, with nearly 7000 specialized carpenters framing more than 200 ongoing projects, equating to over 5000 units in one year.
As TWR’s operations grew so did its commitment to the industry that it served. Early on, TWR became a resource to the builders with the establishment of the Weekly Lumber Graph – a lumber market-tracking chart that was sent out by fax to its clients beginning in 1990. The company also increased its activity as an industry advocate and philanthropist for multiple charities throughout Southern California.
In an effort to remain an industry leader, TWR have always opened its doors to self-scrutiny in the form of accreditations and certifications. They have been an NAHB Certified Framer for over 10 years through the establishment and implementation of our Quality Assurance Program. It is through TWR’s partnership with Cal OSHA Consultation Services and their review of the company’s safety programs and jobsite inspections that TWR has received multiple Golden Gate award certifications.
Safety has always been a paramount concern on the jobsite and with fall protection, TWR raised the bar. The company is especially proud of its proprietary Fall Protection System approved by OSHA in 2002. In 2009, TWR received the NAHQ Safety Award for Excellence for this system development and implementation.
In 2014, TWR reached the milestone of 30 years in the business. We have managed to ride out the ups and downs of the market, as well as the multiple challenges that face the industry every year, without sacrificing quality and commitment to clients. It is with pride that TWR holds true to the company values that were established over three decades ago.
“A Commitment to Excellence and a Will to Succeed”See the TWR History Timeline
TWR has long been committed to giving back to the community. It has been a tradition of excellence that upholds one of our guiding principles of continued philanthropy for our industry and surrounding communities. Our partners and projects are varied, we work with several non-profits that we feel we can best serve and be the most effective with the resources that we possess. One example is our extensive work with Home Aid and their Project Playhouse events and community houses, specifically the Isaiah House in Santa Ana.
Below is a short list of our philanthropic partners – Click link to go directly to their websites
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