Meet The Team

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Meet The Team2018-07-11T09:38:00+00:00
Bo Sparks
Bo SparksPresident & Co-Founder

Bo Sparks is a native of East Tennessee.  He knows the mountains like the back of his hand. Being involved in the construction industry for over 35 years, Bo has built more than his share of log homes.

Bo founded Custom Timber Log Homes because he saw the need for a return to doing business the old-fashioned way: where honesty was essential and your handshake was your word.  His solid reputation, both for his skill and his integrity, speaks for itself.

Bo lives in Maryville, TN, with his wife, Mary Ann. He has two sons and four grandchildren.

“If you don’t have time to do it right in the first place, how will you find time to fix it when it breaks?”– Bo Sparks

Chris Sparks
Chris SparksCEO & Co-Founder
Chris Sparks was born and raised in East Tennessee, and is proud to call it home. Chris has over 20 years of experience in log home design and construction.   He also has a passion for computers.  Chris’s passion and experience came together when he began designing custom homes.

While Chris and his team utilize state-of-the-art technology to create their unique designs, their approach to business is rooted in the ideals of long ago: honesty really is the best policy. This was the guiding principle upon which Chris founded Custom Timber Log Homes.  And, it isn’t going to change.

Chris holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.  He lives in Maryville with his two children.

A few of Our Most Valuable Team Members – The real muscle behind CTLH.

Mary Ann Sparks
Mary Ann SparksAccounting and Office Diva
Mary Ann was born in Alabama, but we try not to hold that against her. She has lived in Tennessee long enough that now her blood runs orange–Go Vols!

Mary Ann is unseen by the public most of the time, but she is instrumental in helping keep things running in day-to-day operations. We certainly couldn’t do it without her. You will hear her friendly voice most of the time when calling into the office, as well.

Rich Mays
Rich MaysBuilder Extraordinaire

Rich is a resident of Sweetwater, TN, and has been working with us for over 20 years now. He has built turn-key log homes all over the country, and is one of the best in his field. We feel fortunate to have such a fine builder and person working with us here at Custom Timber Log Homes.

Rich and his wife, Stephanie, have one daughter, Savannah.

Becky Sparks
Becky SparksCopy Editor
Becky Sparks is our part-time copy editor here at Custom Timber. Like Mary Ann, she is also a mostly unseen, but crucial, member of our team.

A native of Greeneville, TN, Becky has called Maryville her home since graduating from The University of Tennessee.

Before taking her current role in the company, Becky taught as a Middle and High School Band Director in the Tennessee school system, and currently working in banking in the Maryville area.


  1. Joe V August 19, 2017 at 7:02 am - Reply

    Do you actually build the log homes as a turn key operation to the buyer including the electrical,plumbing etc.

    • Chris Sparks November 11, 2017 at 4:43 pm - Reply

      Hi Joe,

      We build several homes each season in and around our area. What area are you looking to build?



  2. Maria Borek November 11, 2017 at 4:06 pm - Reply

    Dear Bo,Mary Ann and Chris,
    WIshing you all a Happy Thanksgiving 🦃! L👀King so forward to creating our beautiful cabin with you and making our dreams come true🏚

    Maria and Greg Borek

    • Chris Sparks November 11, 2017 at 4:42 pm - Reply

      Thanks, Maria and Greg,

      Happy Thanksgiving to you, also. We are looking forward to getting things going, too! Talk to you soon.

      Thanks again,


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