GreatLand Log Homes
Eric, Zane, and the entire Williams Family,
I am glad to send a letter of total satisfaction. Many thanks to GreatLand Log Homes and the Williams Family for exceeding my expectations in providing the log cabin of my dreams. I highly recommend GreatLand Log Homes to anyone who values doing business with a family run company that delivers a premium product on time with honesty, integrity and a personal touch.
Steve DeCrowKey Colony Beach, Florida
Eric and Zane,
Kelle and I really appreciate your design, craftsmanship, and project management skills you put to bear for the main house on our ranch outside Guffey, Colorado. Starting with a standard design and integrating our additional requirements, Eric did a great job offering up design ideas to help us derive the final design, which now built in reality, is a wonderful space with a wonderful look and feel. Having family up to witness the log set was special for us. Being an engineer, I am sure I tested Eric’s patience with the constant barrage of questions my curiosity spawned… Eric and Zane both maintained their professionalism and kept the project on track… I was surprised at the short punch list that was required to finish up and we appreciate how quickly those items were addressed too.
Ultimately, we had hoped for a warm, inviting, and relaxing home that fit in with our ranch environs. That is exactly what we have now. Thank you both for your quality work, professionalism, “get it done” attitude, and the final product. We love it!
Shawn and Kelle McCarterCastle Rock, Colorado
We would like to thank you for providing us the home of our dreams in Gunnison, Colorado. The quality of our home and our experience working with you throughout the planning and building process far exceeded our expectations.
We worried about the difficulty of undertaking the project in Colorado from our home in Alabama, particularly since Steve is such a demanding customer when it comes to the fine details of construction. As an engineer and a fine woodworker, he is very exacting. Each time we visited the project, Steve would spend hours combing over every inch of the work completed since our last visit. I was amazed that he concluded each time that the quality of the materials, as well as the workmanship, was as good or better than what he would have done. You also did an outstanding job of providing us status reports on the progress, answering any questions we had, and consulting us when unforeseen circumstances required the original plans to be tweaked. It made for a very exciting and satisfying experience.
Your original estimates regarding cost and schedule were very accurate. Your subcontractors, many of whom we got to know over the course of the construction, were very professional, courteous and conscientious. And, the finished home is perfect!
We are looking forward to celebrating our first Thanksgiving with our extended family in the new home. We hope you and your families have a blessed Thanksgiving.
Steve and Kim DoeringHuntsville, Alabama
We love our GreatLand Log Home. They worked closely with us designing the home, and their experience and patience were essential in developing the design of our beautiful and functional log home.
Acting as our own contractor, GreatLand's guidance helped us build the foundations and prepare for the logs. When the log package arrived, they were on site to set the logs in two days with no problems or delays, and every log fit perfectly. We've been taking our time to finish out the home and GreatLand has been available for guidance all along the way. We credit GreatLand for our lovely house and would recommend them to anyone considering a new log home. We've kept a blog showing our progress which can be seen at www.loghouselog.blogspot.com.
Steve and Nancy Stannard
Woodland Park, Colorado
GreatLand Log Homes,
On the occasion of the completion of this phase of our home we wanted to be sure that you all know how appreciative we are of your craftsmanship, professionalism and superior attitude.
Martin Luther King once said that faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase. Building a home, much less a log home, can be daunting and is a far cry from reviewing magazines and talking to folks. The decisions, designs, and all the rest can be overwhelming. GreatLand not only made it easy, but we truly believe that the care and attention to detail you put into this project, our home, 'True North', reflects the same attention you would put into a home housing your own families. We are grateful to you for that.
These logs, these magnificent walls, beams and structures, will form the nucleus of our home. Only God knows what the future holds for any of us. We hope that this home will be a place of peace, a place of refuge, and a place where friends and family will gather through the generations. This is our true north… after decades of travel and service and more than a decade of war, this place is our touchstone, this house, our life's center. The logs, the trees, are spectacular. The warmth of these logs, the beauty of trees will be forever present here, and these fantastic logs have won not only the sky here, but our hearts. Thank you to GreatLand, to the Williams family from this Williams family. We will always remember your efforts in helping us attain our dream, our home, peace, and for helping us to find true north here at 10,000 feet.
Colonel Dan Williams and Colonel Sue Williams
April 4, 2012
Dear Eric & GreatLand Log Homes Team,
We are happy to say, after a year of construction our dream home is finally complete. Both Denise and I wanted to take the opportunity to thank each of you at GreatLand Log Homes for the thoughtful consideration, professionalism, expertise, and advice you gave us. The unbelievable craftsmanship used in the completion of our log and timber frame home which GreatLand engineered, provided and assembled in Teller County, CO is truly unique.
Clearly, utilizing GreatLand Log Home to accomplish this project was the right choice. While there were challenges throughout the project, your experience and counsel made the process quite easy and produced quality results.
I am enclosing pictures of our completed home and would gladly not only recommend GreatLand Log Homes, but would be more than happy to speak with any potential clients that you may have so that we may share the wonderful experience we had.
Once again Eric, thank you and the entire GreatLand team for what was truly a memorable and successful project.
Very truly yours,
John & Denise Kokinchak
To all at GreatLand Log Homes,
A big thank you to your entire family. My dream log cabin is getting closer to completion thanks to your efforts and we could not be happier. Your kindness and professionalism will forever be appreciated.
Mark and Cathy Kieft
October 5, 2010
Dear GreatLand Log Homes,
My wife and I would like to tell you a big thanks for the log home you built our family in Morin Heights, Quebec, Canada. We knew that the home was going to be nice and unique, but we didn’t know that it was going to be so unique and so beautiful and so astonishing!
We also appreciated the way that you managed our project and how well we worked together throughout the whole process. Every time we had a question you always were there with an answer and to help in any way possible.
Thank you very, very much! We have to assure you that if we ever build another log home that we’ll be your client again!
Vladimir and Jenny Binus
Dear Bill, Eric, and Zane,
It is with pleasure that we write you concerning our experience with GreatLand Log Homes. We researched every log home company that we could find, attending trade shows, obtaining literature, and viewing online galleries. After identifying your company as a potential partner, I traveled to Gunnison to meet you in person and discuss my plans with you. After this meeting it was clear that your approach to building quality homes was just what we were after.
From the beginning, including the design phase, structural engineering, and architectural plans, to the end it was clear to me that you all paid close attention to details. You answered tens, if not hundreds, of questions from me. Zane was great, receptive to calls during the finish construction and even after the home was complete.
The biggest thrill of the project was the log set – executed wonderfully over 3 days with Bill and Zane supervising my crew of 6. Your directions and tools list were invaluable to me in planning for the log set. It was amazing what was accomplished in a very short period of time.
Our home has received many complements about the size of the logs. Most log homes use relatively small diameter logs. The consistently large logs on our home attract a lot of attention. The sculpting and finish details on each piece make a noticeable difference in the look as well.
In summary, thank you for the professional, friendly, and high quality work. In an era where many companies have lost focus on the customer, it was a pleasure working with you. Best wishes for continued success.
Dan and Rebecca Malone
Oro Valley, Arizona
This letter of recommendation is a joy to write for GreatLand Log Homes. Since I am a developer-builder I have experienced the vast spectrum of contractors and sub-contractors. I can say without hesitation that GreatLand Log Homes provides the highest level of integrity, quality and team effort in making the dream of building a log home a reality.
I specifically chose GreatLand due to their turn-key abilities and quality of logs they use. GreatLand listened to my family's ideas and wishes for the log home design and function. They then designed, engineered, manufactured and erected exactly what we were looking for. The process of design was basically effortless due to the continuity of communication and the use of sending progress drawings via email which expedited the design process.
GreatLand designed the entire structure including the foundations which were challenging due to a steep property slope. The concrete work through log erecting process was seamless. At the time of the log set our carpenters worked hand-in-hand with the GreatLand team members to make it a memorable experience to see our home created in just days.
I look forward to many years of enjoying our family's log home and I will always remember what an enjoyable process it was to create it.
We found GreatLand Log Homes when we were looking at floor plans on line. While they had a plan that included most of the items on our wish list, there were some changes we wanted to make it our dream home.
GreatLand Log Homes is a family owned company that designs and builds log homes with all the pride and integrity that a family owned business possesses. Zane worked very close with us to get a unique floor plan that fit our lifestyle and vision. Eric created the blue prints that gave us the security and peace of mind that comes with knowing that our home is structurally strong and will last many life times. When the blue prints were sent to the county to be approved we were told that they were perfect and didn’t need a single change to pass their inspection. The inspector was surprised and told us how rare that was. Structurally, our house exceeds the statutes required by the building inspector.
After the logs were set and GreatLand Log Homes was paid in full, they still responded to all our questions and offered outstanding support, no less than when we were designing our home. They are wonderful people to work with…always making us feel like they sincerely wanted our experience to be one that would leave us with pleasant memories and a beautiful home to share them in. We feel like we have made life time friends!
Several people have asked who we used to build our log home kit and we are always eager to share and highly recommend GreatLand Log Homes. We are grateful for the talent, credentials, knowledge, years of experience, and most of all the personal touch that was apparent from the moment we contacted them to the day we walked through the front door of one of the most warm and welcoming environments we will ever call home!
Darrel and Christina McCullough
"It is easy for us to write a testimonial for you – we were very pleased with the experience. The logs are great – very impressive! But much more than that it was a pleasure to work with people who, we felt, cared as much as we did about how the project turned out. Eric was great to work with (very patient with changes and ignorant questioning.) And, it was a joy to work with a family of faith!"
David and Reba Wickberg
"Just wanted to drop you a line and express our gratitude for your hard work and professionalism. We get so many compliments on the logs. On a personal note, we were impressed by your integrity and commitment to staying on schedule. We could tell from the moment we started working with you on our floor plan that you cared about the house as much as we did. Your input and expertise resulted in a home that's just right for us. You made the whole process of building a home an enjoyable one! It's obvious that you take great pride in your work, and we feel confident that we selected the best log homebuilder around."
Mark and Stacey Sandvik
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
"I wanted to thank you for helping make our log cabin dream a reality. For the last five years I have researched different log company manufacturers that use full round logs…After visiting with you and seeing some of your finished projects, I felt GreatLand was exactly what I was looking for… a custom designed log package at a competitive price and built with quality. The construction crews you have are first class; they don't cut corners and the quality of their work shows everywhere. The bottom line is, we are very pleased… I would highly recommend your services to others."
Richard and Neotha Mommer
"We have been in our cozy log home for four years now, and we can't imagine living in a "standard" house! Our home is solid and was beautifully constructed. My favorite times of day are sunrise and sunset, when the logs absolutely glow! Our home is our refuge and comfort to our family of four… One of our friends says she'd like to come to our house for vacation! Thanks for building us our dream."
Tim and Shauna Meilner
“We spent nearly two years researching and looking for the right company to help us with our home. We were looking for something unique, involving a custom design, with large logs, and built right. We found all of this and more with GreatLand Log Homes. They spent the time needed to get the design right and to incorporate all that we were looking for in our home. They were always patient and helpful with our questions and concerns as we worked through the design phase of our home. Then we got regular pictures so we could watch as our home was being built in preparation for delivery. The build was exciting and it went very rapidly as everything fit perfectly together without a hitch.
We spent the rest of the summer working on the majority of the finish work ourselves and it was extremely rewarding. We are now living in our dream and it is truly beautiful both inside and out. We highly recommend GreatLand Log Homes if you are considering a quality built, unique and beautiful log home.”
Tim Huyck and Julie DeHaven
Huron, South Dakota
"Two of the most incredible days of our lives were watching our dream become a reality one log at a time! Everything came together perfectly for the log stack, it was amazing to see how each log fit into place absolutely perfectly. After two days we had the log structure complete for our dream home. The whole experience more than met our expectations and it continues to put a smile on our faces. This was all possible because of the great team we worked with at GreatLand log homes. The first time we met Bill we knew we had met someone with integrity and we did not forget that. We continued to research and meet with other log home companies who also had beautiful products but we kept going back to GreatLand. GreatLand offered everything we were looking for; beautiful large hand scribed logs, quality craftsmanship, engineering, design and integrity!
We chose the Quartz creek plan that GreatLand offered and worked with Zane to modify it. Zane helped us design our home to be more beautiful then we had imagined, keeping it with in our budget. Zane was so wonderful to work with; he was very professional and guided us thru the process with ease.
One of the most comforting feelings we felt the two days we were stacking the logs was that we had those who helped us design and engineer our log home with us as each log was stacked. From the our first meeting with Bill until today, a couple of months after the home was stacked, GreatLand has held true to the integrity we felt the first time we met with them. To us that has made the whole experience fantastic!"
Jim and Shelley Becker
Lake George, Colorado
"When we told others our plan to break ground in Northern Minnesota in July and have a log home dried in before the snow flies, they laughed. GreatLand Log Homes said "let's do it!" They then captured our visions in a custom design, got the log yard rolling, and delivered our log package before the leaves were done changing. We love the look and feel of our log home, and can't believe how quickly GreatLand turned our dreams into reality."
Darrin & Marlys Bergman
“Working with the people from GreatLand Log Homes has been nothing short of a wonderful experience -- from beginning to end. They are so knowledgeable, helpful, and professional. And the finished product is spectacular!
We had never built a log home before and really didn't know anything about what it involved. We did some searching around on the internet and came upon GreatLand Homes. We were immediately drawn to their home designs. The floor plans and the exterior designs were more creative and beautiful, as well as functional, than many of the others we looked at. And those logs! As one of our friends said after he looked at our home, "Now these are logs you really want to wrap your arms around!" And they are. They're grand, authentic western logs -- everyone is unique and looks like it has its own special story.
We chose a plan, and with Eric's help we were able to customize it to our needs. Once the plan was finalized, we were kept informed every step of the way as to the progress of our home. They even sent us pictures of the logs before, during, and after the construction -- which took place at GreatLand before it was shipped out here to New Hampshire. Once it arrived, the crew, together with some local builders, had the exterior and the roof in place in a matter of 4 days. It was like a good old-fashioned barn raising!
Our home is now just about complete, and we couldn't be happier. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend GreatLand to anyone. Even though this is our vacation home, we look forward to enjoying all the New Hampshire seasons up there. We may never want to leave!”
Eric and Katie Martin
North Conway, New Hampshire
“After years of designing and planning, our dream home has become a reality. Without your commitment & dedication, that would not have been possible. You helped us with every step along the way. We have learned that being an owner/builder is a tough task and your help through this process was incredible.
You have a passion for log homes that is second to none and your professionalism was outstanding. We knew all throughout this process that we had chosen the best log home company for us, but when we saw the finished product we were still amazed at the beauty and quality workmanship. The quality of the logs is incredible and you obviously take great pride in your work. We couldn't be happier. Everyone we know thinks we paid a lot more for our house than we actually did.
Thank you for all your help with our project. You will have a lifetime of free advertisement here in little Rhode Island.”
Vicki & Pete Donahue
“Let me start out by saying that if you want to build a log home, GreatLand Log Homes is the company to choose. We researched extensively to find a log home manufacturer/designer that we could feel comfortable with to create/design & build a log home. We were almost ensnared by the hype of promises made by larger companies and their slick marketing brochures, cds showcasing log homes and plan books that are provided to prospective buyers. After meeting with a few companies, we ultimately realized that we wanted a hand-crafted log home and that is the only type that GreatLand Log Homes builds. If you’re interested in turning your dream log home into a real home then GreatLand is the company you want. They took our ideas and at each step in the planning process took the time to make sure that we were happy with our plans. They know how to build a solid home and what works well in the home’s design. GreatLand offers the kind of service that is not found at larger companies (and they don’t even make you pay extra for it!). It is easy to see that GreatLand loves what they do and the result is a true handcrafted, quality log home that you are proud to share with others. Get ready for all the interest from your neighbors & friends, and the compliments you’re going to get. The greatest compliment we received was from a neighbor who said, “if I have to look out my window and see a home, yours is one I like looking at”. Thank you GreatLand for building our log home and what we hope to be a heritage home.“
Dave and Carol Mazza
"Our experience with GreatLand has been something very special from the beginning. All of the people in the organization are extremely helpful, knowledgeable and friendly. The quality of the workmanship on the logs is something to behold and we now have a beautiful, warm and distinctive home because of the special design and expertise offered by GreatLand. These people live and love what they do and it shows in the end product."
Doug and Karen Royse
1st Feb, 2006
We are very pleased with both quality and construction technique of our GreatLand Log Home (GLH), and are receiving positive comments from visitors and trades alike.
The home is nearing completion and is gradually assuming the "Magnificence" that your office exudes. Thank you again.
Bob Smith, EcoExpress Builders
“Most important are the people behind the product. GreatLand Log Homes provided great guidance for me as an owner/general contractor. The product was better than promised, and was at the promised price and delivery date. During the process I received attention like I was their one and only client. They are responsive, pay attention to detail, and know the business. They were great to work with, and I would contact only them if I built another log home.”
Dear Williams Family,
It was a great pleasure for Frank and I to meet each of you when you came to do the log-set on Wallatolla. After over two years of planning, wishing and hoping, it all came together the second week of January, 2006.
As you are aware, Wallatolla went through many changes from start to finish, and at each turn, every member of your family was professional, caring and courteous. Working with you all, but especially you, Zane, who was my designer, was like a breath of fresh air. There are so many log manufacturing companies out there, we feel truly lucky to have found you. We were so gratified to know that we had chosen the right company for the tremendous task of fashioning our hand-scribed log home. There was not a single detail overlooked; nothing was left out. It was a pleasure doing business with you.
Your family's "can do" attitude made everything from the initial design to the setting of the logs as easy...well, as easy as falling off a log! When I had questions, you answered them quickly and knowledgeably, and in such a positive manner that I was immediately set at ease. It was obvious that you cared as much about Wallatolla as Frank and I do.
As New Yorkers, we had thought we had seen it all, but we were truly awestruck by how incredibly smooth the re-erection of Wallatolla went. All the many hours of planning and re-planning and "going back to the drawing board" and starting again, paid off when the logs arrived and were laid on the foundation. It literally took my breath away. The site and the weather gave us a few problems, but everything was dealt with in a professional, imaginative way.
Work is progressing well on the house, and we can't wait for it to be done. Every time we go to visit, we are still awed by the sheer beauty of the log work, and my contractor is working hard to keep everything else on a par with the logs! It will be the most beautiful, satisfying home when it is all finished.
I know that if we have any problems down the road that you will be there for us, helping us to figure out any difficulties. I have the utmost respect for and confidence in your company and your family. You have truly revived my flagging belief that people are good and do good, honest work for fair wages.
May God bless you and keep you always. Your new friends in Pennsylvania,
Ed Walthall & Frank Dattolo
Delaware Township, Pennsylvania
After a life long dream of building a log home in Colorado, and almost two years of research, we chose Greatland Log Homes to make our dream come true. From the first time we visited their Gunnison office, and met the Williams family, we knew we had found the right log home company. The warm, friendly atmosphere and willingness to work all our ideas into our budget, made us feel right at home.
From the early design process, through many revisions, all the way to the setting of our logs, the entire Williams family treated us as if our project was their only one. Upon delivery and setting of our gorgeous logs, we realized that this home far exceeded our greatest expectations.
We owe a special thanks to Eric Williams, our designer and confidant, who put his heart and soul into our custom project. Without you, Eric, our dream home could not have become a reality. Greatland Log Homes' motto, "building dreams is our business" certainly was true for us, and could read "building dreams is our entire family's commitment."
Thank you Greatland Log Homes,
Connie Gable and Doug Bruce
Overland Park, Kansas
"I appreciate the way you do business. It would be great if every one was as honest and dedicated as you and all who are in your company. I've read articles about business and integrity or lack thereof. You and your company are a great example of integrity in business."
Grand Junction, Colorado
"Jane and I want to thank you for the great job you did with our new home. You guys are a class operation. We certainly were blessed to find you!"
Bill and Jane Chaney
"ï¿½your staff went above and beyond to get things rightï¿½ The home is 1st class workmanship. Thanks for everything."
Dick and Marilyn Dana
"I just wanted to say what a very nice job your company did with our project. It is just what I had imagined."
"Months of clipping pictures and sketching rooms were turned into an actual dream home by your talented company."
Bill and Melody Young
"GreatLand Log Homes built my dream house. The quality of work was second to none... What great people to do business with."
"The quality of the workmanship is outstanding. The construction was also timely and within the budget. GreatLand Log Homes made our dream get-away a reality and we couldn't be any happier."
Don and Judy Gurney
Grosse Ile, MI
"GreatLand Log Homes was extremely helpful in the design... They are easy to work with and have a great knowledge and expertise in log home building. Their craftsmen were second to none. Our house actually finished better than we had dreamed."
Joe and Peggy Falasca
Ohio City, CO
"We're still impressed with the quality of the logwork, as are those who see the house."
"What a pleasure it is to have chosen your type of construction rather than a sawed log type. Those large purlins give a feeling of security and drama that cannot be matched."