Hayes Timber Inc. has resided in Grey and Bruce counties for four generations.
Originally named Milton Hayes and Sons, the business was owned and operated by Milton and Sarah Hayes in Lion's Head, Ontario. Their cedar post and log business was eventually sold to their son, Roger Hayes, who moved it just south of Wiarton where it operated for 25+ years. Renamed Hayes Timber, Roger grew the business to include cedar mulch which he produced using the by-product from his peeled cedar posts. Today, Roger works alongside his son-in-law, Dan, who has taken Hayes Timber Inc. into a new generation. Dan brings a modern approach to the forestry business while keeping the family-owned values that have been a part of Hayes Timber for many generations.
Why choose us?
Hayes Timber Inc. is a Canadian, family-owned and operated business. We value each customer and pride ourselves on quick turnaround times and can often fill custom orders on request. Our products are sourced from our large network of suppliers and we offer delivery throughout Ontario and into the U.S. Hayes Timber Inc. offers high quality, natural products. Our aim is to deliver a reliable product and service to all our customers.
The people behind the posts
Dan O’Donoghue was born and raised in Huntsville on a hobby farm where he helped his family raise sheep, horses, and chickens. His father worked for most of his life with the Ministry of Natural Resources so the family spent most of their time outside enjoying their beautiful surroundings in Muskoka. Always a ball of energy, Dan has dipped his hands into many endeavours over the years, including professional snowboarding, owning and operating a wakeboard school, graphic design, and car sales. After many years of self discovery and adventures, Dan finally feels back at home on the farm, working with his hands in the great outdoors.
Cortney O’Donoghue (Hayes) works behind the scene at Hayes Timber Inc. After spending three years at Fanshawe College earning a Graphic Design diploma, and nine years in Toronto as a design and marketing professional, Cortney made the move back home to start a new chapter with the family business. Growing up on the farm and watching her dad run the business in her back yard gave her an appreciation for hard work and entrepreneurship. She brings over fifteen years of marketing, design and business administration experience to Hayes Timber Inc.
Roger Hayes, son of Milton and Sarah Hayes, grew up on the Bruce Peninsula with his six siblings. He worked as a teen for his father’s business, Milton Hayes and Sons, and tried his hand at management working for the local hardware store. Before taking over the family business, Roger spent 11 years with the Ministry of Natural Resources as a Forest Fire Technician. Being raised on the Bruce Peninsula, working with his dad, and spending many years in the bush as a fire technician gave Roger a deep appreciation for the forest and its products. After operating Hayes Timber Inc. for 30+ years, Roger has now handed the reigns over to his daughter and son-in-law. Never one to shy away from hard work, Roger also runs a cattle farm alongside his other work endeavours.