Custom Woodcraft Builders News
July 2010 – Custom Woodcraft Builders has been contracted to design a 4,200 square foot hybrid home timber frame home on 128 acre setting of woods, pond and ravines in Martinsville, Indiana. The project is fast tracked with the goal to be ready for construction this fall. The timber frame will be made of oak – some of which will be logged from the client’s property.
March 2010 – Custom Woodcraft Builders raised the timber frame on a 5,200 square home featuring a Douglass Fir timber frame and SIP panels in Bloomington, Indiana.
February 2010 – Custom Woodcraft Builders has been contracted to design a log home on Lake Sweetwater in Brown County, Indiana. The home will be 3,200 square feet on five wooded acres of lake front property with a separate oversized garage and walkout basement. Concept drawings have begun for the architecture portion of the project.
January 2010 – The log trusses are raised for the Jack Craig Foundation project in Greene County, Indiana.
January 2010 – The foundation is completed for the Bloomington, Indiana, residence. Subflooring begins and the timbers are delivered to Custom Woodcraft Builders for handcrafting to begin.
November 2009 – Cooper Hardwoods trusses are completed and delivered.
November 2009 – Ground is broken for the 5,200 square foot timber frame Bloomington, Indiana home.
October 2009 – The Marion University EcoLab project is completed on October 31st – just 60 days from design to completion.
October 2009 – Custom Woodcraft Builders is contracted by The Jack Craig Foundation to provide the log truss system for their new Nature Preserve headquarters on 130 acres in Greene County, Indiana.
September 2009 – Beamery timber frames are utilized in the building of a round timber frame EcoLab at Marion University in Marion, Indiana.
September 2009 – Cooper Hardwoods hires Custom Woodcraft Builders to build trusses for their new home office. This project is unique because the trusses are being milled from trees on their own property in Crawfordsville, Indiana.
August 2009 – Blueprint are completed for the 5,200 square foot home featuring a Douglass Fir timber frame in Bloomington, Indiana.
July 2009 – The Poplar timber frame has been delivered and raised for the Peoria, Illinois Lakeside Custom Homes. SIP panels will be delivered and installed on July 14th.
June 2009 – Custom Woodcraft Builders and University of Log Homes co-sponsor The Outdoor Sports Lake & Cabin Show March 12-14, 2010 in Fort Wayne, Indiana produced by Coliseum Productions. Both will have a booth display in this show.
May 2009 – Lakeside Construction in Peoria, Illinois has contracted Custom Woodcraft Builders to provide Poplar wood Beamery timber frames and a SIP roof for a home in the Peoria, Illinois area. The Custom Woodcraft Builders price was 1/3 less than the local Illinois timber framer that also quoted the project.
April 2009 – Custom Woodcraft Builders is contracted to design a timber frame home to be built on a family farm in Lebanon, Indiana.
April 2009 – The Custom Woodcraft Builders team of architects have designed a timber frame home on a lake in Tennessee which is situated on the side of a mountain with a very steep drop-off.
March 2009 – Custom Woodcraft Builders exhibits in the Indianapolis Log Home & Timber Frame Expo.
February 2009 – Custom Woodcraft Builders now offers an initial consultation with a rough budget at no charge.
February 2009 – Custom Woodcraft Builders is asked to bid on and design a 130′ x 90′ clear span timber frame pavilion for a downtown casino project in Western Missouri.
January 2009 – Custom Woodcraft Builders team of experienced architects have rolled out additional options for plans and designs that fit many different budgets.
January 2009 – Custom Woodcraft Builders has added more drawing and design options to provide experienced architectural service packages for several different budget levels.
December 2008 – David Marquart is hired by the publisher of Log Homes Illustrated and Timber Homes Illustrated to supervise the set up and dismantle of all Log Home & Timber Frame Expos for the spring of 2009.
November 2008 – Custom Woodcraft Builders is contracted to provide timber trusses, decorative beams and the entry facade for a home in Champaign, Illinois – with 3 weeks turnaround.
October 2008 – Custom Woodcraft Builders has a booth at the Chicago Log Home & Timber Frame Expo in Schaumburg, Illinois.
October 2008 – Custom Woodcraft Builders exhibits in Indiana’s first ‘Green’ trade show in Fort Wayne, Indiana – The Good Life Show. Custom Woodcraft Builders featured SIPS (structural insulated panels), reclaimed lumber and timber frames from dead standing trees.
September2008 – Custom Woodcraft Builders and SLW architects offer added options for home design and construction blueprints. Several packages are now offered at a variety of price points.
September 2008 – Custom Woodcraft Builders and The Beamery join forces to streamline timber frame design and construction all under one roof.
August 2008– Custom Woodcraft Builders is contracted to design and build (turnkey) a 5,000 square foot home featuring a Douglas Fir timber frame on 20 acres in Bloomington, Indiana. This Douglas Fir timber frame home boasted a wine cellar basement, three car garage and geothermal.
July 2008 – Custom Woodcraft Builders is asked to consult on the construction of a 10,000 square foot log conference center for the US Military at Camp Atteberry in Southern Indiana.
June 2008 – David Marquart has been hired by the publisher of Log Homes Illustrated and Timber Homes Illustrated to supervise the set up and dismantle of all Log Home & Timber Frame Expos for the fall of 2008.
June 2008 – Custom Woodcraft Builders negotiated a log package of 12″ hand hewn spruce out of Canada for a 40% cost savings from the next comparable bid for a project in Fishers, Indiana.
May 2008 – Custom Woodcraft Builders has been contracted to design and draw blueprints for a timber frame home which will be located west of Indianapolis, Indiana on 42 acres in Putnam County.
May 2008 – Custom Woodcraft Builders has negotiated an additional 8% discount on SIPS from Eagle Panel for orders placed in the next 90 days. This 8% on top of the 8% dealer commission that is passed directly on to the client makes energy saving SIPS even more affordable.
April 2008 – Custom Woodcraft Builders has been contracted to build a 3,600 square foot home featuring hand-crafted logs (18″-20″ logs) on 26 acres in Brown County Indiana.
March 2008 – Custom Woodcraft Builders has taken bids from eight different log manufacturers from around the country to make sure the client always receives the absolute best price for their log home.
February 2008 – Custom Woodcraft Builders has been contract to design a timber frame home which will be settled on twelve wooded acres located north of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
February 2008 – Custom Woodcraft Builders will exhibit at the Log Home & Timber Frame Expo March 14-16, 2008 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds – Blue Ribbon Pavilion – Indianapolis Indiana.
January 2008 – Better Business Bureau issues Custom Woodcraft Builders its Accredited Business Certificate.
January 2008 – WIBC Radio – The Big Show (with Dave Wilson & Joe Staysniak) featured the timber frame building industry and interviewed David Marquart, President of Custom Woodcraft Builders, live on the air during their afternoon show.
January 2008 – The Topics and Indy Star featured articles on the recent timber frame raising by Custom Woodcraft Builders in the Indianapolis and Fishers Indiana area.
January 2008 – Custom Woodcraft Builders has been contracted to design and build a 3,600 square foot log home with three car garage and two studios. The project will be nestled on a beautiful wooded lot on the north side of Indianapolis, Indiana in Fishers, Indiana. The project includes the demolition and removal of an existing home.
January 2008 -The Oak timber frame is raised for the 2,200 square foot timber frame barn in Indianapolis, Indiana.
January 2008 – David Marquart supervises the stacking of two log homes at the Atlanta Log Home & Timber Frame Expo at the Georgia International Convention Center Jan. 18-20, 2008.
January 2008 – Test fitting for all the joinery for the 2,200 square foot timber frame barn in Indianapolis, Indiana is completed.
January 2008 – The Slab has been poured and design cuts are scheduled for the 2,200 square foot timber frame barn in Indianapolis, Indiana.
January 2008 – Custom Woodcraft Builders is listed in the annual show workbook under builder and general contractor for all Log Home & Timber Frame Expos in 2008 as well as in the annual buyers guide for Log Homes Illustrated, Timber Frames Illustrated, Country’s Best Log Homes & Custom Wood Homes.
December 2007 – The foundation has been dug for the 2,200 square foot timber frame barn in Indianapolis, Indiana.
November 2007 – SIP panels and tongue & groove ceilings were successfully installed in the Zionsville, Indiana project in the middle of a snow storm. Custom Woodcraft Builders works year round in all kinds of weather.
November 2007 – The 3,600 square foot timber frame home raising project in Zionsville, Indiana was completed in two and a half days. Invitations for a hard hat tour of the SIP panel installation will be sent out next week.
November 2007 – Custom Woodcraft Builders was successfully granted two variances petitions from the Division of Planning and Metropolitan Development of the City of Indianapolis IN for a timber frame project in Indianapolis, Indiana.
November 2007 – There will be a frame raising the week of November 12th for a Custom Woodcraft Builders project in Zionsville, Indiana. To set up a time to see the traditional mortise and tenon timber frame being installed, call Custom Woodcraft Builders for an appointment.
October 2007 – Custom Woodcraft Builders has been contracted to add a custom deck, roof and skylight to an existing log home in Fishers, Indiana. The timber from the customer’s property was utilized as the main post to match the rustic look of the existing cabin and setting.
October 2007 – David Marquart has been contracted to supervise the stacking of two log homes at the Denver Log Home & Timber Frame Expo at the Denver Merchandise Mart. David has worked this event for over a 10 years.
September 2007 – Custom Woodcraft Builders sponsored the exhibitor lounge at the Log & Timber Frame Expo in Chicago, Illinois. As President of Custom Woodcraft Builders, David Marquart was on hand to meet with exhibiting manufacturers and various industry suppliers as well as meet with customers to help choose the log or timber style to fit their needs.
July 2007 – Custom Woodcraft Builders has been contracted to build a 4,200 square foot log home as a company retreat along Zion Lake outside of Seymour, Indiana.
June 2007 – Custom Woodcraft Builders has been contracted as the general contractor for a 3,600 square foot home featuring an Oak timber frame on 10 acres just outside of Zionsville, Indiana. The timber frame is being provided by Timbersmith and the frame will be erected this fall.
May 2007 – Custom Woodcraft Builders has been contracted to build a 2,200 square foot barn/carriage home featuring an Oak timber frame in Marion County, Indiana and will start the first of December.
April 2007 – Custom Woodcraft Builders is listed in the classified adds in the following magazines under ‘Indiana Dealers’ and ‘Builders’: Log Homes Illustrated, Timber Homes Illustrated, Luxury Log Homes and Country Best Log Homes.
February 2007– Joining Custom Woodcraft Builders’ booth at the March 16-18, 2007 Log Home & Timber Frame Expo will be Indiana’s exclusive dealer for Shirestone Custom Countertops – Artistic Stone Counters Inc. Custom Woodcraft Builders will also host booth Eagle Panel Systems, Deep Creek Log Homes and Long Creek Timber Framers.
February 2007 – Custom Woodcraft Builders offers clients the absolute best in log and timber frame home financing. Chase Bank, Merrill Lynch and American Log Mortgage all offer potential home owners the understanding and flexibility needed to make construction financing a reality.
January 2007 – The University of Log Homes is the industries’ leading web site for detailed log and timber building knowledge and information. This web site has listed Custom Woodcraft Builders exclusively under General Contractors and Consultants.
January 2007 – Custom Woodcraft Builders becomes the Indiana dealer for Eagle Panel Systems – the midwest premier SIP panel manufacturer.
January 2007 – Visit Custom Woodcraft Builders in booth 620 at the Indianapolis Log Home & Timber Frame Expo – March 16-18, 2007 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds – Blue Ribbon Pavilion.
Visit us at the following 2013 Shows:
Visit us at the Outdoor Sports, Lake & Cabin Show
January 25-27, 2013
Ft. Wayne Memorial Coliseum, IN