FROM PLANS TO DELIVERY

For almost 30 years we have been designing, manufacturing and packaging log and timber homes and structures throughout the United States. We have condensed the process into (4) primary steps: style choice, design, plans & engineering, and commissioning the building materials package.

Our hope is that we can illustrate to you our process that has yielded amazing successes for our clients to achieve the homes or structures of their dreams.

Choose Your Wall Log or Timber Profile

Personal service is what sets us apart and is what is needed for you to uncover the style that is right for you…we are famous for this level of personalization.

Whether it be a log, timber or a conventionally framed type of structure, the look or “style” of what you build with will dictate the theme, tone & feel of your project.

We make your style choice easy, enjoyable and exciting by custom designing any style you desire and by either manufacturing or distributing the building components needed to accomplish your style choice.

Post and beam, log or timber walls, log or timber sidings, etc are such looks you will be choosing from to provoke the emotion you are desiring from to create your dream home, barn or shade structure

Step 1: Choose Your Style
Step 2: Design

Realistic 3-D Models of Your Log or Timber Structure​

Design is the most critical of steps… this is where it all gets real… and is where we show off almost 30 years of experience guiding our clients into fulfilling their dream project. Whether it be a home, barn or shade structure…we give it our all to make it be all that you wanted it to be.

We custom design every project in 3D photorealism with your style choice. Our goal is to create the flow and beauty that exactly fits your vision and lifestyle needs.

No matter where you are in the country our service is personal and visual. All of our clients receive a “whatever it takes” attitude towards 3D & 2D images and illustrations to make sure their style choice is right and that we captured the project you had in mind.

Our Engineers Help You Obtain Your Building Permit​

To build anything you need plans…to build it right you need engineering. This step takes the design concept and turns it into the formal building plans needed to receive a permit and then to build.

We engineer all homes and barns and most shade structures. Our engineers have “engineering stamps” for all 50 states… so no matter where your project is in the United States we can engineer it. Our specialty is the western states, especially California. We are the leaders in California engineering on log structures. This service generates an engineering calculations booklet and also the guidelines for the structural requirements for the drafters to build the structural pages too.

The plans or as we used to call them “the blueprints” are drawn & assembled by our in house staff of drafters. This document is broken into (2) major parts: architectural drawings (notes, floor plans, elevations, cross sections and notes) and then structural drawings (notes, foundation, floor frames, deck frames, wall frames (or assemblies), roof frames and details). In California, as in many other states there are energy calcs needed and we provide those only for California.

Step 3: Plans & Engineering
Step 4: Commission Your Package

Commission Your Package

The final step for you is to purchase the building materials package that will ultimately be shipped to your job site. When the plans are finished, we compile a final quote of the building materials you are going to be purchasing from us. We tailor every materials package to exactly what you want to purchase from us.

The final step for you is to purchase the building materials package that will ultimately be shipped to your job site. When the plans are finished, we compile a final quote of the building materials you are going to be purchasing from us. We tailor every materials package to exactly what you want to purchase from us.

There are (2) typical type of material packages categories:

  • Log or timber components only – this is where it all starts and can include: walls, gables, sidings, posts, beams, railings, stairs, hardware and trim
  • Full package – this would include the above package plus the following: floor framing, interior & exterior wall framing, roof framing, deck framing and decking.

Remember, all packages are custom tailored to exactly what you want to purchase from us. Thus, they could have materials from both package categories.

The final quote is fully delineated so you can completely understand what you will be purchasing. We require a 50% deposit to purchase the package and the balance when the package is delivered or pro rated as multiple trucks are scheduled. Typical lead times from homes & barns are 8-10 weeks from time of deposits (shade structure are usually 2-3 weeks)…the timing of all package deliveries are always discussed with the builder and you to have a just in time delivery to start your project.

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