Our Story

The Peak Renewables story begins with our founder, Brian Fehr. As a teenager, Brian began his career working in sawmills across northern British Columbia. In 1983, in partnership with his father Ike and brother David, he founded a sawmill maintenance and construction company called BID. Over a period of 40 years, the Fehr Family transformed the BID Group into a billion-dollar company with thousands of employees from rural communities across Canada.

As an innovator, Brian foresaw the application of artificial intelligence in manufacturing. Using technology, his company developed an automatic lumber grading system that improved productivity. For sawmills, Brian transformed equipment maintenance practices, increased worker safety, and improved efficiency with his predictive maintenance program. Under his direction, the BID Group subsidiary DelTech led the development of innovative biomass energy systems that lower energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions.

In 2018, Brian won the Order of British Columbia for his contribution to helping sustain and grow northern communities in British Columbia. The Order of British Columbia is given to individuals who excel in any field that benefits the people of British Columbia.  

A company’s only as good as its people.