Building Steps


Concerns about lending when it is a log home are common. Our experience is that in most states, lenders treat log homes the same as conventional construction. Therefore, we find few problems related to mortgages on log, timber frame or hybrid homes.

We suggest that your very first step should be pre-qualification, with any lender, to find out how much you might be eligible to borrow for a new home. It is a simple process and you do not need a plan in order to become pre-qualified.


Arrange with us to come and visit your building site in order to evaluate site development costs and to discuss your ideas for a new home.


We will start by discussing your needs, square footage and floor plans ideas. You may have a floor plan in mind or you may use one our Strongwood designs as a starting point that we can customize to fit your vision perfectly. We would like an idea at this point of what log style, timber frame style or hybrid style you envision at this point.


Our Strongwood design team will create a CAD designed plan for your new home. Then we will assist you in making any needed changes.


When you have approved your preliminary plan, our team will produce a complete budget for your new home.


With Strongwood as your partner, we offer more than great design and building advice and the best log systems in the world, we offer several building options to choose from.

Owner-Builder Program – You should have some building experience or hire a competent local building contractor. We are happy to assist you in locating a good local builder. An Owner-Builder or building contractor does not necessarily need log building experience. An owner-builder should expect to be involved in the building process on a daily basis.

Owner-Partner Program – You do not need building experience but should have some previous home repair or do-it-yourself experience. An Owner-Partner may choose from a variety of levels of participation in their home building project. It may include such things as site clearing, getting permits, purchasing and/or installing cabinets, sinks, electrical fixtures, and plumbing fixtures, staining and painting, or purchasing and installing flooring materials. It may also include other phases of the home building project, too. You choose how much you would like to do according to your time and abilities. Owner-Partners can save some money by being involved in the process of building their home.

Turnkey Owner Program – Strongwood will expertly manage every phase of the construction of your new home for the Turnkey Owner. There are dozens of decisions and choices to make regarding floor plan options, styles of windows and doors, exterior and interior colors, floor coverings, plumbing and electrical fixtures, counter tops, decks, fireplaces among others. We will guide you through every step of the process from start to finish. We hire and manage all subcontractors and suppliers. Strongwood Construction is a licensed Residential Contractor in the state of North Carolina.


We normally expect to deliver the materials for your new home within 4 to 8 weeks after placing your log home package order. Depending on the size of your home, construction may take 4 to 8 months; although larger homes may take up to 1 year.

Our philosophy includes corporate partnerships with the best in the business. Learn more about our great corporate partners such as Pella, and Perma-Chink