Meet us

John K. Walker


At the age of 16, John Walker, president and founder of Mill Iron Timberworks began his construction career building custom made furniture for a company in Springfield, MO. His passion for wood, applying superior craftsmanship, attention to detail began here. It continued with hands-on trades experience while in college.

John moved to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, in 1987, working in high-end construction at Beauchemin Construction as a project superintendent. Because of this John learned to see all the options, to anticipate and execute in the field. This vision helped to eliminate the short-term thinking that often results in giving volume precedence over quality or cutting corners on materials at the expense of the final product.

John soon realized client/owners want high-quality solutions to meet their individual needs, to work from the client’s point of view, to develop a shopping list early with the architect and client, to be a team member. His job was to present options and help flesh out the details. To do low, medium and high range cost projections. To help everyone set priorities and enable the submittal of accurate budgets when selections were made. Because the builders’ prices should reflect the clients/owners decisions, they are in control of the costs.

In 1997, John started Mill Iron Timberworks, Inc., enabling him to expand his passion for building custom made furniture into building custom homes. Providing solutions that offer unique lifestyle environments and making the process enjoyable. Reducing costs and defects and focusing on the basics. Getting the job done, on time, on budget. Listening well, communicating often, and being open to the influence of others, as well as being a team player.

John says, “At Mill Iron Timberworks, we don’t lowball the price to get the job. Our pricing is thorough and accurate. It all comes down to making choices and having the appropriate expectations for your budget.”

“Our “Partnership Philosophy” improves satisfaction and leads to effective value-added building solutions. Just as the joy for a client is seeing his or her dream become a reality, the joy for us is in being part of making something of lasting beauty. We take pride in what we do and it shows in all our work,” John adds.

John remains directly involved every step of the way.

Gregg A. Camic

Project Manager/Superintendent

Gregg Camic hails from southern California and his dream was to become a Forest Ranger.

He has worked in the construction industry for over 45 years and has extensive development experience in high-end residential, commercial and mid-rise buildings. Greg also constructed multi-family units and planned communities. Due to his wide wide range of expertise, Gregg brings both practical and management experience to any project. Client communications is a

Gregg has served as Project Supervisor / Project Manager on several projects over a span of 35 years and values client communication throughout all phases of construction.

Gregg is married with three children and three grandchildren. His interests are fishing, golf, and travel. He and his wife own JNC Farms in Freedom, WY which produces all natural fruits and vegetables.

Tom M. Peterson

Financial Accountant

Tom Peterson moved to the Jackson area in 1991. He started his bookkeeping/accounting career at the Four Seasons Jackson Hole working in their finance department. He then took a position with Hoback Sports fine tuning his accounting skills as the controller, working on the sales floor and helping in the bike shop building bikes. After spending 10 years at Hoback Sports he facilitated the sale of the business to the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.

In 2015, Tom joined Mill Iron Timberworks, where he serves as controller, calling on his attention to detail and perfection in handling all invoicing and payouts on projects.

When not at work, Tom enjoys spending time with his wife exploring the outdoors and everything nature has to offer, as well as skiing, skating and biking.

Dee K. Struble

Office Manager

Dee has worked in the construction industry for 17 years. Her first encounter with the industry was working for the Town of Jackson, in the Building and Planning Department. She worked with contractors, inspectors, town council, and the private and public sector. From there her knowledge of construction increased while working for Nelson Engineering. She has working knowledge of laws and ordinances within the County and the DEQ. Dee is familiar and works comfortably with several area contractors and subcontractors.

Rick L. Friesen

Project Manager/Superintendent

Rick has worked in the construction industry for 23 years. He worked for his father in his custom cabinet shop and custom home construction business in Washington and British Columbia. Prior to joining Mill Iron Timberworks, Rick worked for Beauchemin Construction for 9 years. He was the jobsite superintendent on several projects, including the last two Cook and Fife Residences, which are two of the premier custom homes in Jackson Hole. Since Rick joined Mill Iron Timberworks in 1999, he has managed several projects including a 15,000 square foot log home in Big Timber, MT. Rick brings to any project an extensive high-end residential construction experience and problem solving capabilities.