French Creek Log Homes
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In 2003, while trying to decide who would build our new log home in Custer, SD, we decided Golden Eagle Log Homes could give us a complete, quality package for a reasonable cost. Once we decided to select Golden Eagle Log Homes, we discussed the possibility of becoming a partner with them to represent them in our area. This is when French Creek Log Homes began in late 2003. We began building our dream log home the spring of 2004 to serve as our model home to show others what we could offer them as well as our guidance throughout the entire process. We now are beginning our 14th year representing Golden Eagle Log Homes. In 2008 we began the process of build our second model home with more exposure. Since then We have had frequent visits from many people who were interested in building their own log home. After receiving a generous offer from a couple who fell in love with our last log home, we decided to try something new that has been trending. We found a charming 75 y/o cottage style home that we fell in love with & could vision changing it into a "hybrid style" of home. One major factor was the pretty piece of property it sat on which had everything we desired. We set to work to add details using Golden Eagle Log Homes ideas as well as some of our own & have been transforming this home over the past year. We are about 3/4 finished, but love the rustic style and extra touches that remind us so much of our past log homes. It has truly been a labor of love. It comes complete with a completely made over office where we can show you our log profiles & a wealth of information. This is where we all put our heads together to come up with your dream reality.
When we began with Golden Eagle Log Homes, we were the located the furthest from the company. Now the company has grown so much through the years there are people representing Golden Eagle Log Homes throughout the country and internationally. They have added more options for log styles, automated equipment, and kiln drying. Golden Eagle has kept pace with the latest in milled log production. When we first started, they had a smaller model at their site. They air dried their logs for several years. Since then they have added much more sophisticated equipment. There is really so much that they provide for you.
Through the years the best part of being French Creek Log Homes. was meeting so many wonderful people, helping them plan their dream home and being there through the entire process. We find log home enthusiast are such down to earth and caring people. We have made many friends through the years and continue to learn to better inform our customers.
We have 2 adult children, 2 grandchildren and a rescue dog named Sadie, who entered our lives over a year ago. We originate from Two Rivers, WI and moved to Sioux Falls, SD in 1982. Through the years we have also lived in other parts of the country as Dwight was in the military but South Dakota has been our "home" for some time now. We love our little town of Custer where we live in the beauty of nature with such a friendly atmosphere.
We hope you take time to look through our website to see some of the many homes we have built as well as the area we live in. We have a number of clients that will allow us to show you their wonderful homes. You will get a first hand look at the awe inspiring beauty of their log homes. You will also get many decorating ideas from these already built homes. We also have links to some of our favorite places here. Please feel free to contact us at any time.
Mary and Dwight Klein