Choosing a Builder

Choosing a Builder

Log Home Builders

Choosing a Builder for Your Log Home:

Choosing the right log home builder to construct your log home can be a baffling experience. It is very important that you choose a builder that has the qualifications, knowledge, and experience to build your log home.

It is best to choose a local builder, if at all possible. Local builders have more knowledge about local building codes and environmental requirements. They also know where to buy materials quickly. Most importantly, they know which local sub-contractors (plumbers, electricians, etc.) do the best work and have the most competitive prices.

Get references from other sub-contractors, suppliers, and local lending companies. These people can be very valuable in helping you make your decision. The prospective builder should also be able to give you names and numbers of previous clients that you can call for information.

The most important thing you should consider when deciding on a builder is his reputation and trustworthiness. Don’t underestimate the importance of having a good, comfortable relationship with your builder. After all, you’re going to be spending a good amount of time with him over the next few months. If he is someone you can trust, your building experience will be a much better one.

About the Author:

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 two children.

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