Dai is the owner and big picture thinker at Daizen Joinery. He works with clients to bring their project visons to life, applying his design and building experience to create final products that are distinct, functional and sustainable. Dai’s experience has been gained through more than two decades working in the building and timber frame industries in Japan, other parts of Asia and Canada. He emigrated to Canada from Japan and started Daizen Joinery in 1990 in Parksville, BC, where he focused his efforts on hand timber building and joinery, and exporting frame products to Japanese markets. Dai relocated his business to the Interior of BC in 2004 where he expanded his company to meet the growing needs of the timber frame industry in North America. Today, his company serves a client base from across Western Canada, the US Pacific Northwest, California, and Hawaii. His commitment to ongoing professional development and speaking opportunities keep Dai open to new, innovative ideas, and collaboration within the timber frame industry.