Choosing Your Builder
All Cabin Kit
are pre-built "Panelized" packages... at no added cost!
Included are pre-built
exterior and interior wall panels, pre-cut roof system, pre-built
stairs (per model), and complete
plans... for fast and easy
installation. Pre-built "panelized"
packages save time, labor and building costs.
Order your Cabin
Kit plans now. Makes choosing a
qualified builder easier!
Here is where to look for
good builders and contractors:
Local building department - Building
inspectors know the good builders. Ask for two or three names of
good local builders who do most of their own work.
Referrals - Ask neighbors or friends,
or look for new homes nearby. Cabin Kits use standard framing
and construction methods. Any builder or contractor who has built
standard homes can help you.
Local lumber company - Go to the
"builder/contractor sales" department and ask for the names of
two or three good builders who do most of their own work.
Local bank/real estate lender - Local
lenders only make loans to good builders. Ask for the names of
two or three good builders who do most of their own work.
Order your Cabin Kit plans now. Builders are looking for work,
interest rates are near record lows, and now is the perfect time
to build and save thousands!
Want more information on
Tips and secrets some builders
hope you never read about!
Labor costs represent the time spent... hours, days,
Materials Costs: Materials costs represent... the
costs of lumber and building materials.
Builders and contractors use plans to
figure out labor cost to build
your home or cabin. Without plans, you can not obtain reliable bids
or proposals. If you are planning to build this year, this is the time
to order your Cabin Kit Plans.
when you supply the materials?
Your Cabin Kit package includes
all the materials needed to build the complete locked-up weather-tight shell of your home. Walls, roofing, windows, doors, siding, decks,
etc. There is nothing
extra to buy. And the materials cost you thousands of dollars less... at least 31% less... than you
can buy them for anywhere else in the US. In other words, you control your materials costs.
Most builders like having
the customer supply the materials... especially when the materials all come in
one shipment, ready to use, with a complete inventory of everything you
ordered. It saves the builder time, labor costs, and
unnecessary trips to the lumber yard. It also gives the builder a
detailed list of which materials are to be used for each
task... thus avoiding errors and mistakes.
Note: Why do some builders feel
threatened when customers buy the materials? Because the
builder can't add his typical 15% to 20% mark-up. Getting more than one labor bid is the smartest way to
make sure your new home or cabin gets built on budget, at the
lowest cost possible.
about builders that can save you thousands.
sometimes use the old "mark-up"
method, and claim they can buy the materials locally at the
same price. Of course, they can't. But their proposal may try to show lower material costs...
while they make up the difference by charging you higher labor costs.
(Just like the car salesman who offers a higher trade-in allowance... but
gives you no discount on the price of the new car.)
If the builder claims his material costs are less, ask him for
a line-item bid for materials... in writing. We are happy to
compare his costs with ours.
Some builders also "front load" their proposals
for items you can't trace... like excavation,
grading, concrete and foundations.
can also make labor costs appear lower than
they really are.)
Use your Cabin Kit plans to get "labor-only" line-item bids
so that builders can't "front load" their costs. Keep control.
And don't settle
for "lump-sum" labor bids.
hazards of "low-ball" bids and proposals.
and proposals are dangerous. When a builder can't build for the price he
quotes, you could be left with a half-completed home... including thousands of dollars in
liens and un-paid bills... and nobody willing to complete the
project. And regardless of your legal rights, the damages and recovery of lost
money can take years to resolve.
Tip: Enjoy the security and peace of mind that
building your new home or cabin the thrill of a lifetime.
Use your Cabin Kit plans to get written, line-item bids that let you ask questions, get answers,
and compare "apples with apples." Your banker will insist on line-item
bids, and so
comments and questions are always welcome.
Cabin in the Woods!
A very special "Thank You"
to customers like these who have helped us become America's #1 Cabin Kit supplier
We've been customers for years and
there is no better home than a Cabin Kit Home. Top quality, and the
best service you could ask for.
--Patrick & Barbara, Fortine, MT
"We love our cabin, thank you and your company
--Patti & Michael, CA
"We have been customers for seven-plus years and
totally love our new Cabin Kit home!"
Mike & Wendy, AZ
"We have several Cabin Kit homes
in Arkansas and have been very happy with the quality and the big
Gene Eddleman, AR
"PANELIZED" CABIN KIT
"The panelized package is the only way to go!
--Herman Groman. NV
"Cabin Kit materials are top quality, kiln dried
lumber. We saved over $26,000 with their much lower NAFTA
Dan Leeper, AZ
"The quality of materials is terrific.
This is our 4th Cabin Kit package. Your field support is great!"
--Gary Simonsen, Builder, MT
"We really enjoy our Cabin Kit home. The
pre-built panels saved us weeks of building time and thousands of
dollars in labor costs.
David & Molly Vaux, NM
"We love our cabin. Everything arrived as
promised, we'd do it again in a heartbeat. Our builder
said he had never seen such quality materials!"
--Vivian and Pixie, CO
We saved more than $16,000 on our new
Cabin Kit home, and have been customers for almost 10 years."
Scott and Sandy, ID
"We couldn't be happier. Your design help was great,
and the wall panels were perfect. The mountain view from the deck is better than we had
--Cindy & Dan, WA