Builder Comments:

October 8, 2014

Walking into a house that Jim Cammer has built, you immediately notice the quality; his meticulous attention to detail is evident everywhere. Jim’s home package of choice is Beaver Mountain.
“Beaver Mountain provides quality materials: I stress it to anyone inquiring about log homes.[The pre-cut and numbered logs] simplify everything for us,” Jim says. “I can’t say enough good things about Mike and the customer service team. They go out of their way to make sure we have what we need. When problems do come up – and they always do in a project where you’re working with literally thousands of components – they are quick to fix them.”
When people are lookIMG_5339ing at other companies, Jim encourages them to compare them to Beaver Mountain in terms of professionalism, sales staff, products… and quality. “Anyone shopping for a log home needs to compare apples to apples regarding the packages. If a company says they are offering a package that’s “Just like a Beaver Mountain” for a lot cheaper, then you know something is probably missing from that package,” Jim warns. “I tell my clients they need to focus on the finished turnkey price rather than get caught up in comparing package prices. A Beaver Mountain package has such quality materials that it means we, as builders, end up spending less time shopping and traveling about and more time at the job site constructing a top quality home.”

Ext.-2Gary and His Wife Lynn had been looking at houses in the Catskills with a broker for a while. While waiting in her office one day, he started thumbing through books. He saw a photograph of land, pretty non-descript, but somehow he felt he should go see it. It was winter on top of the mountain and the views were spectacular; it didn’t take him long to realize that was it.

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Why Western Red Cedar?

August 6, 2014
Western Red Cedar Customized Home
Custom-Built Western Red Cedar Home 

What makes Western Red Cedar the right building material for your next project? Well, for starters, this highly-valued, durable wood is naturally resistant to rot, decay and insects, which means anything you build with it will last longer and will require less maintenance. But there’s more:


BEAUTY & ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN – Aesthetically, there really is no substitute for the natural beauty of Red Cedar. It compliments any architectural design – from turn-of-the-century to contemporary.cedar dry stack2


DIMENSIONAL STABILITY – Red Cedar has a very low shrinkage factor and is superior to all other coniferous woods in its resistance to warping, twisting and checking.


THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY – Wood is an excellent thermal insulator, which is an important characteristic – good thermal insulators keep buildings cool in the summer and reduce heating costs in the winter. Western Red Cedar is the best thermal insulator among the commonly available softwood species and is far superior to brick, concrete and steel.


VERSATILITY – Western Red Cedar is pitch and resin-free, which means it’s ideal for accepting and holding a wide range of beautiful finishes. It also offers a wide range of lumber dimensions, surface textures and grades.


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SUSTAINABILITY – Renewable and biodegradable, Red Cedar is also sourced from the most sustainable managed forests in the world.



AROMA – Red Cedar’s unique aroma comes from naturally occurring substances in its heartwood. These compounds resist moisture and are toxic to decay-causing fungi and insects and preserve the wood to give it long-lasting appeal.



At Beaver Mountain, we’re proud to offer Western Red Cedar and Eastern White Pine. 

Please call (607) 467-2700 for more information!




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In their own words…

July 12, 2014

February 23, 2012


Dear Ken,


Yesterday we had a home energy survey sponsored by the State of Connecticut.  As you probably know, the survey focuses primarily on outside air that is unintentionally entering your home, as well as the heat inside your home that is escaping.  Our home, a Beaver Mountain Log Home, is an insulated 2,960 square foot chalet-style that was built 12 years ago.


In summary, the gentleman doing the test concluded their work by stating that they had a new ‘first place home.’  They said that our home was the tightest home of any that they had tested.  They claimed that the test results of our home by far exceeded all the homes that they had tested to date.  They also said our numbers were exceptional and that the first place home that now dropped to second place was not even close to the results completed for our home.


I understand that some of the praise also goes to Chris Engelhardt, our builder.  It is my belief that a well-engineered, well-designed and precisely manufactured home will not be satisfactory if it is not built well.  In addition, a good builder can only build a good house if it has been designed and manufactured professionally.


We have been extremely happy in our Beaver Mountain Log home. Believe me when I say that that is an understatement.


I personally spent many hours performing the responsibilities as the general manager throughout the construction process and I must admit the whole project went smoothly.  I have encouraged others to do the same, especially since Beaver Mountain Log & Cedar Homes is so accommodating and easy to work with.




Kevin and Elizabeth