Chris Sparks

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About Chris Sparks

Chris Sparks is an architectural designer specializing in residential log and timber homes. Practically growing up on job sites, he has been around construction and on sites since the age of seven (shhh! don't tell OSHA, it was okay back then). After graduating from the University of Tennessee, he began putting his construction knowledge and love of computers to use in the field of computer aided design. Chris specializes in ArchiCAD. Chris lives in the Knoxville, TN area with his wife and two children.
Give me the red pill. Pretend I never asked for the blue, plug me back in and tell me the steak is juicy.
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Homeowners Associations:  What You Need to Know Before You Commit to Living under Their Rules

By | 2016-11-30T11:59:50+00:00 August 11th, 2015|Categories: Builders Corner Blog, Log Home Learning, Log Home Construction|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Homeowners Associations Good or Bad? If you’re shopping for land for your new log or timber home, it’s likely you’ve come across a few properties that are governed by a homeowners’ association.  Homeowners’ Associations, or HOAs, have been in existence for years, but have gained in popularity over the last several years.  Over 62 million [...]

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See our work in Timber Home Living – August 2015 – Southern Comfort model

By | 2016-11-30T11:59:51+00:00 June 25th, 2015|Categories: Builders Corner Blog, Log Home Pictures, Customer Creations, Magazine Features|0 Comments

The Bradshaw home (Southern Comfort Hybrid Home) has been featured in the August edition of Timber Home Living! Grab the August 2015 ipad edition of the magazine to see the article, or take a look below for more information. Also available on Timber Home Living for Nook. We had a great time working with Jack and [...]

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Country’s Best Cabins! – Chilhowee Mountain Retreat

By | 2017-05-26T11:59:17+00:00 May 20th, 2015|Categories: Builders Corner Blog, Design, Log Home Learning, Log Home Pictures, Log Home Construction|0 Comments

One of our past homes has been featured in the May issue of Country's Best Cabins!  Grab a copy and take a look here.  See the online version from Country's Best Cabins. The Chilhowee Mountain Retreat, owned by Jim and Mary Haider,  in Maryville, Tn, has been serving their bed and breakfast guests since their [...]

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Invitation to shared dropbox folder, what now?

By | 2016-11-30T11:59:51+00:00 January 1st, 2015|Categories: Design, Training Materials, Geeky Stuff, Nerdy Stuff|Tags: |0 Comments

Shared Dropbox Folder? We wanted to take a quick moment and give a few paragraphs on using one of our services here at Custom Timber.  We often deal with very large files for our communications, and sometimes that involves using a dropbox for business account.  Wait!  Don't panic!  You don't have to install anything on [...]

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What to Buy in December

By | 2016-11-30T11:59:51+00:00 December 1st, 2014|Categories: Builders Corner Blog, Log Home Learning, Other Stuff|Tags: , , |0 Comments

What Should I Buy When? Our Monthly Guide to Getting the Best Deals at the Best Times The holidays are upon us!  Thanksgiving has come and gone, and our pants are just a little tighter than they were a week ago.  Now, it’s time to think about Christmas.  All of us here at CTLH love [...]

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New Site is Live!

By | 2016-11-30T11:59:51+00:00 November 5th, 2014|Categories: Log Home Learning|0 Comments

New Site! Welcome to our new site! We have been working on this for quite some time and have decided to finally launch. Please feel free to send your comments or suggestions using our contact form.  We are doing our best to make this site as informative and entertaining as possible. Our site will be [...]

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Andersen Verilock Windows and Doors

By | 2017-05-26T11:58:17+00:00 November 4th, 2014|Categories: Design, General Home Care, Log Home Learning|Tags: , , |0 Comments

VeriLock™ System by Andersen Windows and Doors Custom Timber Log Homes offers the Andersen and Eagle brands of window and doors to our customers.  One of the most overlooked areas of a home is often the windows and doors.  These are sometimes left as a last minute choice, or change to a different manufacturer, but [...]

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12 Tips for Energy Savings

By | 2016-11-30T11:59:51+00:00 November 4th, 2014|Categories: General Home Care, Log Home Learning|Tags: , |0 Comments

As the temperatures outside drop, our energy bills often rise.  This doesn’t have to be the case.  There are some simple ways you can keep your log home warm this winter without breaking the bank.  Here are twelve tips to help you be both comfortable and energy efficient.  Some you probably have heard before, but [...]

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What to Buy in November

By | 2016-11-30T11:59:51+00:00 November 1st, 2014|Categories: Builders Corner Blog, Log Home Learning, Other Stuff|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Our Monthly Guide to Getting the Best Deals at the Best Times - What to Buy in November What Should I Buy When? Our Monthly Guide to Getting the Best Deals at the Best Times November is here!  It’s the start of the holiday season, a time for giving thanks to our veterans, for remembering all [...]

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Things to Consider Before Building a Log Home

By | 2016-11-30T11:59:51+00:00 August 29th, 2014|Categories: Log Home Construction|0 Comments

Building a log home is something lots of people dream about. Log home living is peaceful, filled with nature, and is an escape from the everyday hustle and bustle life undoubtedly throws your way. Now that you’re considering building a log home, where do you start? This post outlines the first steps you should take [...]