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High Country Timberframe Reviews

"I became aware of High Country Timberframe from a local building supply company who provided me with a few contractor references. I arrived at the business unannounced and was met by Tom, one of the owners, who showed me some of their work. More than an hour later, I left realizing that HCTF was the company for me. We wanted a home that was built by local craftsmen and that was a "green" built home. Tom was very knowledgeable in this area and we were able to use structural insulated panels, and insulated concrete forms, which created a very energy efficient house. Pete was instrumental in coordinating every aspect of the build, to include keeping me apprised of every situation, especially since I was in Florida most of the time. From the design recommendations, the skill of their carpentry, cleanliness of the site, the incredible work ethic, the knowledge, and most of all, their friendship, was all beyond reproach. They built our dream home with such care, like they were building their own home. We hope to spend many years in our incredibly built "cabin in the woods," by a team of incredible people. I HIGHLY recommend HCTF to be a part of your dream!"

"Our first consultation with HCTF, Owners, Tom Owens and Peter Jankowski, convinced us that we had selected the perfect builder/designer. They were very experienced and had trained their entire team on building "High Performance Homes". We wanted our home to "belong" on the mountain; but more importantly, we wanted our home to be constructed with lessened environmental impact, with leading-edge, safe and durable materials and construction techniques.Even in the coldest weather, our highest utility bill was only $212. French Broad Power Company checked to see how our power bills compared to other homes in similar conditions. They told me that for homes of comparable size, the bills were between $400 and $500. HCTF knew exactly how to build our high-performance home. We are very fortunate to have found them! Thanks to HCTF, we have a beautiful and comfortable, highly efficient dream home that will be a part of our family - and Roan Mountain for many, many years!"

"Our thanks comes not only for the beautiful timber frame, but for the effort you and your crew put in throughout....Your high standards for performance were evidenced throughout; by the tight organization and planning, the careful workmanship, the high work ethic and the quality of people with whom your surround yourselves. Despite the unseasonable heat, everyone carried on in good spirits, doing whatever it took to get the job done."

"The trusses arrived on time (actually a little early) and were set up the same day. Don was very pleased with the trusses and the whole process. Another contractor was on sight and asked who provided the trusses. Don gave him my name. We might be getting some more work from them. He'll provide some pictures to me shortly, will forward to you. My thanks to you and all the good folks at High Country Timberframe."

"VandeMusser Design, PLLC has tested well over a thousand green homes for various certifications over the years and the home we just tested for High Country Timberframe falls into the upper echelon of high-performance houses. With a HERS index of 52 (48% better than code), the house they built for the Greene family in Boone, NC is projected to use approximately 50% of the energy of an equivalent code-built house.

This was done through thorough air-sealing by the builder during construction, the use of cutting-edge materials such as structural insulated panels (SIP's) and insulated concrete forms (ICF's), and the use of ultra high-efficiency HVAC and water heating equipment. What resulted was a beautiful, high-performance house that tested better than 95% of the green houses we normally certify.

The builder was an active participant in the green certification process, asked good questions, and most importantly, listened to the advice we offered to make the house as efficient as possible within the constraints of the construction budget

I would not hesitate to recommend High Country Timberframe to anyone looking for an extremely high quality builder to build an energy efficient house for them. I look forward to inspecting and certifying many more projects from them!"

"The craftsmanship of the final project was beyond what I had hoped. All members of Gallery Woodworking demonstrated outstanding skills and ability in design, construction and carpentry. Their polite dealing with our inquisitive customers also impressed me. In all, it was a pleasure to work with Tom, Peter and Alan. I would not hesitate in hiring them again."

"I love my NEW cabin. Pete A, Pete, Tom the construction staff and support staff took good care of me. They were helpful with all the decisions that needed to be made. I alternated between my home in Florida and the one being constructed in the High Country. I was in Fla. a lot of the time, yet did not worry about decisions to be made in Boone. I knew High Country Timberframe would handle them and look out for my best interests. High Country Timberframe is the BEST."

"We love the basic concept of the building, but the detailing takes it to a different level. The woodworking is a good example (albeit one of many). It was obvious from the first that the vision of the glazing was extraordinary. But the execution of the actual wall is breathtaking. The configuration, the quality of wood, the craftsmanship all go beyond what one would have expected. This is no well done piece of carpentry; this is a fine example of an artist/craftsman's artistry."

"The building turned out great. Thanks to you and your team for the timbers."

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