In May of 2018 my wife and I purchased our Zook Cabin through Matt Albrecht, their very knowledgeable and helpful salesman. He walked us through the entire process and responded immediately to every question we had. He was very respectful, professional and is an asset to this company.
My wife and I took a trip down to Pennsylvania to tour their models as well as the warehouse where they build these incredible homes. Building in a controlled environment, out of the elements, is such a wonderful way to build. Seeing the top quality materials that they use and the craftsmanship of the workers had us sold. That same day we sat with Matt and picked out the options and upgrades, gave him a deposit, and excitedly went home to start finalizing the floor plan. Their architect was very helpful and had excellent suggestions. The design freedom at no extra charge was so beneficial. After a few back and forth with ideas, we settled on the Musketeer model with our own custom options.
We prepared the lot and had Zook construct a 3 car garage for us while we waited for our home to be built. A small crew arrived with a perfectly packed trailer full of all our materials. Within 3 days they were out done. The workers were very focused and polite. They were young men, but their skill levels were well seasoned. The garage came out great.
Throughout the process we were told of every move along the way and within 5 months of placing our deposit, our home arrived. The house was set within hours by Levi and his crew. They were all outstanding workers. The talent of these men was just what we had hoped for. They worked from sun up to sun down and always kept us informed of what their plans were. Raymond’s knowledge of porches and decks helped us to be able to make a slight adjustment on-site to our original plan. The weather conditions were horrendous for these guys, yet they never complained about the cold, snowy and windy conditions. They focused and got the job done…and did so above our expectation level.
This is our third log home we have owned. We had a hand-peeled, a milled log, and now a Zook Cabin. We loved all our homes, but the Zook Cabin is far superior in so many aspects. We built in the White Mountains of NH where the weather is extreme, so energy performance and insulating qualities played a huge part of our decision to go with Zook. This home offers much more energy efficiency and has much less maintenance. We have now been in our home for a little over two months. We have had some strong winds, heavy downpours, blustery snow, and way below zero temperatures…some good tests on a new home. Let me tell you that it withstood it all. There are no drafts, no leaks, just a cozy cabin!
The Amish quality is outstanding. It is hard to find a good builder, especially one that will show up when you aren’t there to watch over them, one that will do quality work, and get it done in a timely manner. Not having to deal with this along with multiple subcontractors was a pleasure. When Zook tells you the house comes completely done, it does. No hidden costs, no hidden extras, it is all spelled out. We are so blessed and couldn’t be happier! On a scale of 1 to 10, we’d rate them a 9.8, only the good Lord gets a 10.
We love our new home and we are both so glad that we put our trust in Zook to deliver all of this to us. We highly recommend a Zook Cabin to everyone that wants low stress, top of the line, well insulated, quality workmanship, well built, quick turnaround, home with no headaches associated with the construction.
Final words…if you are looking for a log home, do yourself a favor and buy a Zook Cabin. It will be the best investment you ever make.
Paul and Angela Selfridge