When we first began looking into the look of a log home, we found there was a way to get the same quality of a traditionally stick built log home, as there is with a modular log home. We came across Zook first, and Matt (the liaison) was wonderful and responded to our questions in such a thorough and timely manner. Of course, it’s been our philosophy to always shop around, so that’s what we did. We came upon another company who really seemed to offer a lot of bang for our buck, yet the missing link was that they talked the talk, but didn’t walk the walk. Everything they said was literally only said, but never in writing. We were so close to being sucked in by lip service, and when we finally received the commitment letter, we read the fine print and realized that the lower price was due to decreased quality. It can be a little scary to buy a home online, and trust us, we got very nervous thinking about the worst possible scenarios. What really helped us was a review we ready by a couple who lived within an hour of our home. We reached out to them and they invited us to come see their home. We asked tons of questions and got to look around at the quality and craftsmanship of their home, and that really minimized any anxiety we may have been having.
The crew that came and built our cabin was wonderful, kind, considerate, and totally non-stereotypically construction crews. They whistled while working, never said anything offensive (if you know what I mean) and cleaned up after themselves. Since they only build the cabin, there are other crews that we had to hire to do the additional work, ie: excavation, plumbing, electrical, foundation, concrete finisher, HVAC, etc. and we found that we had great workers on all levels, but none of them were as neat about things as the Zook crew was. Whenever the Zook crew arrived, our lab/shepherd mix would quietly sit in the window of where we were staying and watch, but when the other crews came to do their work, she would bark like a rabid dog. There was just something calming about the Zook crew.
Anyway, we’ve been in our cabin for just a week now and we are so in love with our new home. If you ever need a reference or want to see pictures of ours, please feel free to reach out and ask…we’d love to share this wonderful experience with anyone considering this route.