Now that you are considering building a log home, selecting the right company will be one of the most critical decisions. Finding the right log home company can be a daunting task. There are many good companies and, unfortunately, some that are not so good. Reputation, experience, architectural depth, financial strength, product selection and manufacturing capability are all factors to take into account before selecting a log home company.
The Better Business Bureau is a good place to start. Check to see if the log home company you are considering is a member and if there are any outstanding complaints. Dun and Bradstreet is a financial and credit reporting service and can give good information about the financial history of a company. It is highly recommended that you consider only companies that have financial history reported by Dun and Bradstreet. If a company is not listed, you may want to look elsewhere.
Consider companies that have affiliations with industry trade groups such as the National Association of Home Builders – Log Homes Council, the Timber Framers Guild or the Timber Frame Business Council. Many trade organizations, such as the Log Homes Council, establish ethical guidelines to ensure well-constructed, code-complying structures and fair business dealings. Once you have narrowed the field, we strongly encourage you to visit the companies. Check out their log home manufacturing facilities and talk to their staff. You will be relying on the capabilities and expertise of the company and it is important that you trust their abilities and integrity.
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