Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions
If you’re serious about building a log home and you think that Pine Harbor might be the right design-build company for you, we invite you to check out some of the most frequently asked questions that we receive.  We’re sure that you’ll have many more questions, so feel free to give us a call if you don’t find the answers you need on this website.

What are the construction costs per square foot?

Even though we have been building log homes and timber frame houses for generations, it’s almost impossible to provide an accurate price per square foot before knowing the full details of your home.  There are many variables that affect the cost of a handcrafted log home. What kind of log, log size, plan details, lot elevations, amenities, heating, flooring and roofing systems are just a few of the variables.  The best way to get an idea of price is to schedule a call or a meeting with one of our team members.  We’ll do our best to provide you with an approximate price and will do our best to help make your log home dreams come true.

What type of logs does Pine Harbor use to build log homes?

Different homes and different locations often call for different tree species.  We’ll help you choose the best type of logs for your project based on your location, preferences and budget.  We often use Western Red Cedar, Douglas Fir, Spruce and Dry Pine. Whatever log species you choose, we will do our best to ensure that your home will last for many generations to come.

Why should I choose Pine Harbor Log Homes?

We think we’re the best…but we’re probably a little biased! Almost every log home company thinks that their homes are the best.  Here’s what makes Pine Harbor different and better.


1)     We listen.  Many companies will try to sell you their plans or their builders.  Our custom design-build process ensures that we listen to you and work with you to design and build a home that reflects the way you live. 


2)     Pine Harbor Log Homes brings the experience and artistry of three generations of skilled craftsmen to build your custom log home.  There’s no substitute for experience.


3)     We offer affordable luxury.  Many luxury log home builders come with luxury price tags.  At Pine Harbor, we offer custom-designed luxury log homes, hybrid log homes and timer frame homes at prices that few other log home companies can match. 


4)     We offer turn-key solutions.  Some companies will sell you plans.  Some companies offer only construction services.  At Pine Harbor, our design-build process ensures that every customer receives our full complement of services. From the first meeting to the moment we give you the keys to your new log home…we’ll be with you every step of the way.


How long does it take to build a log home?

The design phase can take anywhere from 4 weeks to 16 weeks depending on the complexity of the plans. During the construction phase, a 3,000 square foot home will take approximately 12 to 20 weeks to craft. The final details may take 6-12 weeks to complete, depending on the complexity of the project and the terrain at the building site.

Does Pine Harbor build homes outside of Wisconsin?

We build log homes all over the USA and Canada. In fact, most of our homes are built outside of Wisconsin. We’ll build just about anywhere. Call us to discuss your ideas.