Comox Valley Shake & Shingle Ltd.

2160 Willis Road, Campbell River, BC

V9W 6X2


Telephone: 250 - 287 - 2760

Fax: 250 - 287 - 7243



Our People

Rick Schmidt - Owner/ Operator

 Rick on his boat with a freshly caught Spring salmon

Rick on his boat with a freshly caught Spring salmon

Rick grew up in the shake and shingle business, helping his dad, Isedor, from a very young age around the mill and cutting cedar blocks in the forests of Vancouver Island. He learned the trade inside and out, as a Block Piler, a Packer, and a Sawyer. He did virtually every job in the mill and more. Over the years, he increasingly took on more responsibility, becoming the head foreman and salesman. Since 1990, Rick Schmidt has been running CVS, managing both the operations and the business-side of the organization. In 2013 he took on full-ownership of the business. Rick's hobbies include golf, boating, hunting and fishing with his wife Brenda and black lab Bubba. 



 Brenda on the boat with a Spring salmon

Brenda on the boat with a Spring salmon

Brenda has worked on and off with the business for over 30 years. She left the business, first, to focus her time on raising Rick and Brenda's three children: Katie, Ben and Steven, and later, to work as an accountant for the school district. She is now happy to be back working at CVS. Her expertise as a Certified Accountant with a range of small-business experience and her natural business acumen are an asset to the company. Brenda's hobbies include golf, mountain biking, gardening, and fishing with Rick and Bubba.


CVShakes Employees

We have been lucky to have the best employees in the business working with us over many years. From the Clean-Up crew, Block Pilers, Packers, Shake Sawyers, Shingle Sawyers, Chippermen, and Truck Drivers, we are certain that we have some of the hardest working and most committed employees in Canada. Their continued commitment to excellence really makes the product superior in quality. When you work with us, you become a part of the CVS family.