Gee are you still thinking that TLH has that good reputation, better think again!
I have read a lot of comments by EZMARY here in a lot of these forums and it appears that you have a lot of knowledge about Tennessee Log Homes. Can I ask if you purchased a home from them? If so, can you tell us your story. Apparently it was a horrible experience. If not, why are you so focused on that company?
I have a lot of knowledge of a lot of log companies. I watch what companies have filed bankruptcy. Most of these manufacturers, bankrupt their business, and go under a different name, and start all over again, which is really wrong! I am not the only one focused on Tennessee, their have been a lot of complaints about that company. Burton Webb and Tennessee have been in the news a lot, in my area, in the last few months. I am planning on retiring and want a log home, as a vacation place, and I am just watching companies, all companies. So you can draw any conclusion you want, I am focused on a lot of companies, there are a lot of bad companies out there, and seems like the good companies get fewer and fewer! Have a happy day!
I strongly agree with Craig when it comes to purchasing log materials only from the log manufacturer and the balance of the materials purchased locally. Remember, if you purchase a weather tight kit from the log manufacturer all materials are delivered at one time. Hopefully, the roof sheathing will still be on site when it is needed a few weeks later.
Craig if you are not listed in http://www.cedar-log-homes.com/log-home-builders-directory.htm you might consider this opportunity. There is no charge for this service.
we have been in the log home business for a long time and hav built log homes from all ends of the spectrum, the first thing you need to do is decide on what type of log you would like round, square, dlog, etc. this will narrow your search down. most log home companies can provide a crew to erect the logs and get you under roof then your contractor can take it from there. we are located in the lynchburg virginia area but we travel the east coast so we would be glad to help if we can. if you like square logs i would suggest either stonemill or hearthstone we have delt with both of these companys for many years and they are very easy to work with and very helpfull you can contact chris wood on this web site he is the vp for hearthstone and you can contact rob cantrell vp for stonemill at 1-800-438-8274. if we can help you further feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 434-384-0515
thank you and good luck,
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