A Four-Generation Tradition of Craftsmanship
When Beaver Mountain Log Homes was created in 1982, we built our business on a foundation of strong family values, a passion for custom-built homes, and a focus on creating the highest quality custom-crafted log homes and timber homes. Our goal is not to mass-produce the most homes, it is to design and build the best personalized, one-of-a-kind homes.
LET OUR EXPERTISE WORK FOR YOU
We promise to bring everything we’ve got to the table – expert guidance, exceptional client services, and outstanding craftsmanship – to help make your experience easier, more enjoyable, and infinitely more memorable. In every situation, we consistently strive to always do the right thing, a practice that results in quality relationships that stand the test of time. In fact, our business was built on the Golden Rule. We treat others the way we would want to be treated. It’s a simple concept, but it seems pretty rare these days.
Creating the Exquisite Level of Luxury our Clients Demand Takes Real Teamwork
In business, as in life, Ken and Karen are the best of partners. They started Beaver Mountain together with the Clark family and have been through it all, side by side. Together they have raised 4 daughters and have a large gaggle of grandchildren that they enjoy doting on. Ken loves coming to the office every day, looking forward to what the day might bring. Karen is our resident interior designer, decorating the offices and organizing company events. You might even be lucky enough to grab one of her famous chocolate chip cookies during an Open House!
Every day, as our Business Manager, Drew leverages his Architecture degree and 20+ years of experience in manufacturing and business management. As well as being responsible for accounting and human resources, he acts as our IT Coordinator, Database Programmer, and oversees Beaver Mountain’s website. Drew spends countless hours researching the best insurance companies, employee benefits packages, and energy-saving programs that will ensure our company is running as efficiently as possible. He’s also very involved with the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce and is on the Board of Directors, networking with other local businesses and promoting small business in New York.
Kimberly Clark Prochazka grew up in the log home industry. As one of Ken and Karen’s 4 daughters, she spent many years recording radio commercials for Beaver Mountain with her sisters. Some of her fondest childhood memories are of playing in the huge sawdust pile after everyone went home for the day. Today, Kim is our Director of Marketing and Photography. She combines her love of architecture with her love of photography and videography to create the stunning images and videos you see of our homes.
Kim spent her early career working in Radio on-air, and then in Public Relations on Long Island – using her BAS in Communications – before joining us here at Beaver Mountain over 20 years ago. She creates most of our printed materials and is also in charge of our social media accounts. Her award-winning photography has been featured in publications such as Family Circle and Log Home Living.
At Beaver Mountain, every home is unique and custom-designed for each client. As we never create two homes that are exactly alike, someone has to oversee every detail of every drawing and quality-check each piece of material we produce. As Operations Manager, Todd Parsons does all of this and much more.
With an AAS from SUNY Delhi and a BA from Binghamton University, Todd is well qualified to manage the day to day operations here at Beaver Mountain. After joining our team in 1997, Todd began his career with us by working in manufacturing. Later, he moved into the engineering department. His daily responsibilities include reviewing drawings, ordering building materials, keeping up to speed with building codes, researching new products to enhance clients’ homes, and making sure production runs smoothly and on time. Todd also oversees our Customer Service Department to ensure we provide superb service throughout the design/build process and well beyond completion of construction.
JoAnn’s career at Beaver Mountain begain in 1996 and has included roles in administration and customer relations, experience that has proved to be a valuable asset in her role as Beaver Mountain’s Customer Administrator. Her customer service knowledge, understanding of payment schedules, and finesse in scheduling homes for delivery helps smooth our process and ensure timely delivery.
JoAnn understands that for clients building their dream homes, communication is key. Throughout the excitement of the process, questions are bound to arise. Who can we speak with about scheduling an appointment? Who can update us on the timeline for our new home? With her welcoming smile and kind demeanor, JoAnn takes pride and pleasure in answering questions, addressing concerns, and solving problems.
Since 1999, Chris, a Binghamton University graduate with a passion for log homes and a sincere desire to help others, has worked tirelessly and passionately to promote Beaver Mountain’s core values. He is responsible for business development in both our Eastern New York and New England markets. During his tenure, Chris has consistently been a Top Sales Performer and has been recognized with several Million Dollar Circle Awards from the National Association of Home Builders. One of a handful of professionals who have been recognized by the system built industry, he once earned a coveted spot in “The Class of 2009: Top 30 under 40.”
Chris’ strong work ethic, organizational skills, and keen eye for detail have won him respect from coworkers and appreciation from clients.
Having grown up in the log home industry as the daughter of Ken and Karen Clark (owners of Beaver Mountain), Kourtnie has first-hand experience with just what it takes to create a dream home from the inside out. She understands that the design & build process can be an amazing experience, chock full of great expectations, incredible anticipation, and many questions.
While earning her degree in Interior Design, Kourtnie had the opportunity to work with a well-respected kitchen and bath designer, as well as a prominent interior designer. After listening to your individual wants, needs, and overall lifestyle plans, she will shepherd you through the entire design process, from conceiving the initial floor plan to deciding on the smallest details in every room. Kourtnie is always eager to help Beaver Mountain clients envision their new homes in ways that enable them to achieve their personal goals.
Josh’s many years in sales, coupled with his passion to build customer relationships, provides the perfect opportunity to help our clients who are looking to build their legacy log home. His primary focus is assisting clients in Upstate New York, The Adirondacks, and Finger Lakes regions, as he fulfills his role as Regional Sales Manager. Josh focuses on the needs, wants, and vision of our clients which are fundamental to the core values of Beaver Mountain.
When he engages with a client about building their log or timber home, his attention to detail and his desire to be more of a guide or personal assistant is clear as he takes them through the building process. From the initial project discussion, visiting and walking your build site, introducing you to contractors, and staying involved during construction through to completion of your home, Josh is there to help you navigate the building process.
John has been a member of the Beaver Mountain family since 1996. His clients benefit from his extensive background in drafting and CAD design, as well as his years of experience working in the home building arena.
Serving as the Project Designer, John develops bid specifications, helps solicit competitive builder bids, and generates a bid analysis to help our clients accurately assess and compare quotes. With the help of John’s professional guidance and insight, Beaver Mountain clients are able to plan for and visualize each element in their custom log home or timber frame home. Upon design approval, John works hand-in-hand with our in-house engineering department to turn his conceptual designs into more formal construction, assembly, and detail drawings.
At Beaver Mountain, we are dedicated to making your home building process as smooth and stress-free as possible. John Place is one our Project Designers who conveys technical support throughout the entire building process.
Primary job responsibilities for John include developing Design, Construction and Assembly Drawings. Beaver Mountain projects along with associated documentation to comply with permits and building requirements. This documentation includes structural, engineering, building and energy code compliance, material specifications, shop drawings and shipping lists. John also provides training and mentoring for employees new to the Engineering Department.
As Certified Green Professional Project Designer, John works personally with customers and builders providing in-house technical support through-out the entire building process. We aim to make sure that no question regarding your project goes unanswered.
John has been a member of the Beaver Mountain family since 1989 and brings with him an A.A.S. in Architectural Technology from SUNY Delhi and over 40 years of experience in engineering and architecture including steel, laminated beams and log construction.
To guarantee the quality of your pre-cut and pre-numbered Beaver Mountain home, John Thomas provides on-site Technical Assistance. In construction since he was a teenager, John is no stranger to the industry. He joined the Beaver Mountain family in 1994 and has been a valuable asset ever since.
Although our homes are “Builder Friendly”, John will explain our log building system and demonstrate the procedure while the first two rows of logs are installed. He also explains the installation of the pre-cut window and door bucks, corner posts and timber framed components. If your home has a panelized wall system, John will assist with the wall panel installation. This one-on-one time ensures that your home gets off to a great start!
When not in the field, John hand crafts panels for our timber homes and lends his expertise to custom crafting log and timber frame components with quality as the number one priority.
THE BEAVER MOUNTAIN PLEDGE
In order to put forth our best ideas and opportunities, we won’t ask you to buy anything until we’ve taken the time to learn about and understand your needs and dreams. We do not make people feel pressured to do business with us. We promise to listen more than we talk, and not waste anyone’s time. And, although we will never demean or criticize our competitors, because gossip contributes nothing of value to a purchasing decision, we believe that truthful comparisons are educational and important.