Choosing A Log Home Builder/Contractor

   Choosing a builder/contractor to put up your log home can be a daunting experience. It's critical you choose a builder that has a number of special abilities and qualifications.

   Most importantly, choose an experienced builder that has built with logs before. There are many construction practices that are exclusive to log construction. Experience is a prime consideration when choosing a builder contractor.

   Another important consideration is choosing a local contractor to build your log home. Try to find a builder who lives relatively close to the building site. 

    Local contractors have a better grasp of local codes, knows where to purchase products quickly, has easy access to local plumbers, electricians and other subcontractors. Whenever possible, choose a local contractor to build your log home.

   When choosing a builder/contractor, it is imperative to get references. Previous customers, subcontractors, suppliers, banks - all can provide important information regarding the reputation of a prospective builder.  When choosing a builder, it is also important to physically look at some of the homes the builder has built, as well as, looking at homes under construction. The builders' product should speak for itself!

   The most important characteristic one should look for in a builder is trust. If you cannot trust your builder/contractor, your home construction experience can be a nightmare. It's important to trust your instincts.