Welcome to Peak North America (PNA). We are a vertically integrated solutions provider of industrial construction services across North America, specializing in the wood processing sector.

Peak North America (PNA), founded by Brian Fehr, is the parent to a group of companies that includes Peak North America Construction, Peak North America Manufacturing, Heartland Steel, Advanced Sawmill Machinery and Endurance Equipment. We provide consulting, design, fabrication, construction and machinery design for industrial projects throughout North America. Rooted in the forest industry, PNA is constantly growing our businesses lines to include innovative solutions that meet the demands of the industrial sector.

Our mission is to create high-quality, integrated solutions for an evolving industry. Our team values a strong culture of safety, respect for the environment and engagement with the communities we serve.


Peak North America has a long-standing history routed in the experience of our senior leadership team, of excellence in the forestry and mining industries. The company was started to facilitate demand to support a niche industry requiring knowledge and experience of wood processing facilities. We have grown into a group of companies with multiple locations across North America. We continue to create sustainable, economically viable and innovative solutions for industrial manufacturing businesses.

Our team is led by industry veteran, Brian Fehr, who is the founder and former owner of the BID Group, an industry-leading provider of turn-key sawmill and other wood products facilities.


At Peak North America, giving back to the communities where we operate is essential to our ethos. We support various local organizations and charities in communities where we live and work. PNA strives to be an active participant and make a difference in the lives of those around us.

We also believe in the importance of collaborating with the Indigenous communities living in the areas where we operate. We recognize the vital role that these communities play in shaping each region’s cultural heritage and identity.

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Leadership Team

Our leadership team is committed to providing exceptional service to our clients, while fostering a culture of excellence and innovation within the organization. Our team brings a wealth of experience in the constuction and manufacturing industries, as well as a passion for creating sustainable solutions for our clients.

Brian Fehr
Executive Chair
Brian Fehr is a visionary leader who plays a key role in providing strategic direction to the Peak North America group of companies. In 1983, alongside his father and brother, David, he founded his first company, focusing on sawmill maintenance and construction. Brian brings extensive expertise to drive innovation and create sustainable solutions, with a specific focus on natural resources and renewable energy. His expertise lies in finding innovative solutions within these sectors. In 2018, Brian's significant contributions to the economic revitalization of rural communities in BC earned him the prestigious Order of BC. With a deep understanding of the industry, he constantly strives to create sustainable practices that benefit not only the companies he works with but also the larger ecosystem.
Leif Norrgard
Leif Norrgard, PEng, has been with Peak North America (PNA) since its earliest days. He specializes in engineering, wood product facility design, project development and community relations. Leif is passionate about the industry, the people and the communities in which he works. He brings a proven track record within the Forest Industry and he has designed and built many innovative solutions for wood processing and manufacturing across North America. Outside of work Leif enjoys camping with his family and participating in a variety of motor sports.
Nelson Bell
Vice President,
US Operations
Nelson Bell has over 18 years of industry experience and is the Vice President, US Operations of Peak North America (PNA), United States. In his role, he provides senior leadership, project management and technical expertise in mechanical and construction design. Nelson is genuinely interested and passionate about working in the forestry construction sector, demonstrating a committed approach from project inception to completion. He emphasizes relationship-focused management with people and subcontractors. Outside of work, Nelson enjoys getting outdoors.
Nicholas Fuchs
Nicholas Fuchs is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Peak North America (PNA), bringing over 25 years of industry experience. With almost two years at PNA, he oversees company finances. Nicholas specializes in senior leadership, accounting and financial reporting, information technology, vision and structure, and policy. As a CPA member, he values numbers for their unbiased story and enjoys managing teams and building companies. Outside of work, Nicholas enjoys spending time outdoors, with family and dogs, and playing golf.
Ryan Samis
Vice President, Business Operations
Ryan Samis brings 22 years of industry experience to his role as Vice President, Business Operations at Peak North America (PNA). He plays a key role in developing company vision, structure and policies, as well as providing logistical support and planning. Ryan aims to add value to PNA's growth trajectory by establishing responsible controls and structures. By collaborating with senior leadership, he strives to build a sustainable group of companies with both short-term success and a long-term vision. Outside of work, Ryan enjoys spending time with his family and relaxing at his cabin.

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