Friday, January 30, 2015

Log home kit buiding pricing....what to avoid.

Patriot is one of the few Log home builders in the industry that builds across the nation, has received accreditation and recognition in the media. When considering buying a log home many factors come in to play, first choosing the log home company. This is an important and time consuming process , Mike Hompertz is happy to receive calls from potential homeowners who are in this beginning stage. As Mike has built for nearly all the major log home companies in the industry , he can compare apples to apples . It is helpful to acknowledge that all offer similar features, most claim they are the best, the most affordable , or can supply all your needs, (one stop shop) yet in this time in our society, as with most avenues, the consumer needs to be self educated to some extent, to avoid the pit falls of an aggressive over eager sales person. The choice of which log home company should fit your needs. Mike can help in this process, offering free consultation to buyers in the beginning stages. Call him direct at 608 547 4129

Patriot is not directly affiliated with any log home company, does not receive commissions or other compensation but rather is completely independent. He is a builder of log homes not a salesmen for log home companies . This is a distinction worth noting. Log home companies refer him to their buyers as a qualified builder because they know he can get the job done , is reliable and trustworthy. Log home companies have Mike Hompertz , Patriot Log Home Builders on their preferred builder list, because they are confident that he is one of the best ! Period.
Most importantly you do not want an inexperienced builder, or one that has only build stick frame housing to build your log home. Why? It may cost less, but this is a highly skilled profession and you don't want the inexperienced , non professional log builder , to build your home. Patriot has built for at least a couple dozen different log home companies in his past 20 plus years experience. Everyone wants to get the most for their money, it is human nature. Clearly if one does diligent research , cost can be reduced and those savings put into other resources, such as upgrades in the kitchen or bathroom. Yet , DO NOT , reduce those building costs in the first stage of building your log home. Reducing costs in the rough phase one, log stack , and roof framing process is not advisable. Initially , it is one of the highest costs other than your kit. But to cut costs here, time and time again, has proved to be risky at best. 

There are hundreds of qualified STICK FRAME builders and general contractors who build stick frame homes or structures , meaning 2 x 4 wood, insulation, dry wall and exterior siding. When researching a bid you will find that they price the cost of their building by square footage and it is substantially lower than a log home builders price per sq ft. Ranging from $4.00 (stick bid) to as high as $ 30.00 or more (log home). There is a reason for this. The old add-age "you get what you pay for " is still true to today for a reason. Many stick frame builders when confronted with their first opportunity to bid on a log home, will clearly underbid to capture the business. DO NOT LET someone who has never built a log home build yours. So much can and has gone wrong, stories abound, and these foundational mistakes can rarely be corrected and then it exceeds and throws your budget out the window. Be prudent. Ask yourself, what is their internet presence, are they recognized, can you see their work on line? Clearly Mike Hompertz meets all these criterion.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Montage video of Patriot Log Home Builders


Coventry log homes Quality full log home kits for all price ranges


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Find Coventry here    find affordable and practical log home kit from this quality company that blends integrity with a no nonsense sales team, in place to solve the solution of wanting a log home and matching it to your budget. There are classic designs to complete custom prints and packages. Patriot log home builders Mike Hompertz highly recomends Coventry log homes!

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Patriot builds for new Log home company in the UP

Patriot Log Home Builders erect 12 x 4 pine dove tail chinking log cabin/lodge in Upper Michigan 

      Warm, inviting, tradional log home kit buildt by Patriot Log Home builders. This is Patriots current project. Pariot has been subcontracted by a new company which offers something very unquie from other companies if it is the taste you are looking for. More old fashioned as these logs have the grooves cut in them for chinking. 
     What is chinking? Chinking is the broad white band you see inbetween  logs in the log stack. I gues you could say the walls look kinda striped.  Historically, chinking was used on  a log home to protect  wind  and icy cold from howling in between the spaces of the  logs. 

As the snow clouds roll in and evening approachs roof felting is finshed up
     Chinking has come a long ways since the inception of log homes. Modern chinking is designed to look like the old time mortar but is much more elastic.  For the most part you should have a Professional chinking contractor do this work as it is not easy and requires skill.

Back of house ! Impressive with walk out basement. deck will wrap around the whole house, the only way to go in my opinion...

This is the proch roof on the back, how lovely! great design... T & G wood makes a great place for sitting under on a rainy afternoon on your deck. This overlooks a great peice of land

This is the front of the house which at this stage does not really look at that impressive and really is deceiving in regards to its size. You need to see the back with its deck, which will extend around to the front...we are working on this project right now and expect it to be complete in a few more days
this is a lovely site to build a log home in the UP...the back is landscaped with large boulders

FIRST days , we scope the site...amazing that after 8 days we almost have a log home up!

Here is some of the shipment of the logs. Again these are 12 inches tall! with chinking grooves...what is chinking?  It is how the old fashioned log homes were made... for a modern distributor Click here

lets talk about the importance of a fork lift! don't let a log home company tell you that you don't need one to build your log home...which is commonly done with Sales people to take off a few dollars in your project. They are imperative to the crews safety and protect your logs.


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Mike Hompertz and new crew build in the hills of TN

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Mike Hompertz of Patriot Log Home Builders went to the hills of TN to build a Coventry Log Home for homeowner pictured in center, Laura. The new crew that joined Mike is from TN as well. Great friendships were formed and Mike found kindred spirits with Andy and Tobby. Check out the videos of this great home.
IMPRESSIVE! Who would not love to have a ceiling like this to look up to ? large round beams set off the tongue and groove. admittedly this was no easy feet to build. but with an experienced team and dedication it can be done.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Covnetry Log Home in TN

Lovely home in Tn quality product from COVENTRY

I started to work with a new crew that lives in Tennessee was so refreshing ...that southern hospitality really is something, even in its toughest men. As I live in Wisconsin and work primarily in the Midwest and out East I can honestly say that personalities differ in regions. I enjoyed working on this home so much .

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Metal roof for log homes

Patriot log Home builders now offering 

nearly competed roof, last details 

Look first hand a the process in this youtube video !

Bucket truck used to heist men up to peek of roof
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Mike in bucket applying facade
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screwing in the green metal roof

Quick look at the process Jake screws in the pre drilled holes while on wood ladder ,  

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