The first thing to do in deciding on a log home builder is to meet and get to know one another a little. We are happy to come to you for an initial discussion over coffee. Or, it might make sense to come to our sales office here in Marion, NC. Here you can see the quality of construction we build in each home. During your visit, we can take you by our saw mill so you can see how we shape the raw timbers that will go into your home. We can then drive by several completed log homes so you can see how well they are aging and talk to some of our previous customers.
First and foremost, we build homes where families create treasured memories, year in and year out. We live in log homes ourselves and know what it is like to live in nature in custom homes that we built for our families. Living like this really is a dream come true. You might be able to appreciate how gratifying it is to build beautiful things in beautiful places that will last a lifetime. That is why we do it. Being a little more specific, we are licensed general contractors who specialize in building custom homes in the mountains. We can build Craftsman style homes or lodge-style log homes, or a hybrid of the two. We can build homes of all sizes using several log profiles and sizes. We can provide the cut and cornered logs manufactured at our mill or build a log package you have purchased elsewhere. We are happy to build your home to a dry-in state or build it turnkey and ready for you to move in.
In the end, we understand what it is you want. You want a great quality home for the lowest price possible. We want to be able to make a living doing what we love to do and know that if we can't differentiate ourselves somehow you will choose someone else to build your dream log home. We have been building log homes for a very long time and along the way we have built the relationships we need with suppliers to bring you the necessary quality and price that enables us to build our homes for a little bit less. Everyone wins! You get your home for less and we win more business. Examples include some of the more expensive parts that make up your home. We often source kiln dried timbers from out of state by the trailer load. It would be easier perhaps to buy locally but that is not always the smartest and cheapest choice. We are able to get windows and doors for near wholesale prices. Over the years, we have built so many homes that suppliers give us deals that are hard to imagine. Hardwood flooring, stone, granite counter tops, paint, stain, etc, we are able to get all at reduced cost because of volume purchases and relationships built over our many years of building log homes.
Our team of craftsman has been building log and stick-built homes since 1986. To date they have built more than 400 structures in Western North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. In recent years, homebuilding has been a very challenging environment. Many home builders have not been able to make it as business has slowed down dramatically.
We are still here building because a long time ago we decided to build a business that is debt-free and as such has very low overhead. Our sawmill is family owned. We maintain and own all of our own heavy equipment. When times are good, we don’t go buy a new truck just because we want a new truck. What we do is maintain what we have and focus on taking care of our people.
As many other companies have gone under, we keep our heads down and keep working.
Why is this important to you? Many other companies are forced to pass on overhead expenses to you the consumer because of their business model. Instead, we are able to produce a higher quality home at a more reasonable price point. This may make it easier for you to get the bank financing you need it by creating equity in the home before we even start building!