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The Importance of a Good General Contractor

In the niche industry of custom home building, the experience of a project’s general contractor can mean the difference between quality construction, and unforeseeable maintenance issues down the road. Today we asked Rick Roeder of Emser Tile & Stone, to share with us why he thinks it is so crucial to have a thoughtful and [...]

Progression of a Michigan Lakeside Cabin

As a Michigan native with a lifelong career in the automotive industry, Steve and his family’s roots were firmly planted in the state. Loving the recreational opportunities Michigan offered, for years they retained a small cottage and land near Dead River Basin on the Upper Peninsula. After several years, Steve decided it was time to [...]

State of the 2013 Building Market

Now is the time when all of the excitement from the New Year begins to dissipate and we start to look again to the future. For many potential homeowners, this is also the time when they decide whether or not to move forward with their dreams of building a custom home. Upon reviewing the most [...]

When Do I Need to Get Serious?

You’ve read the magazines, you’ve researched countless companies and you have made the decision to embark on the journey towards building and owning your own log or timber home. Now it is no secret that homes aren’t built over night, the average log or timber home can take anywhere from 1-5 years to complete from [...]