PROCESS

Process

Step 1- Call us for a Complimentary preliminary Consult to determine the  right Log, SIPS, Timber or Panel Supplier to meet your Design and Budget needs

Step 2- Determine Budget, pre-qualify financing, finalize lot search and  purchase if you don't already own a building site.

Step 3

a. Sign a Consulting Agreement with Mountain Life & Home to authorize us to  represent you with site and soils engineers, architects, engineers, and log and timber suppliers to get your concept to completed structurally engineered plans. 

b. Trust deposit of $2 per square foot for the proposed home size will be  secured by ML&H for this consultation and design work. 

c. You may qualify for a partial refund of the Trust Deposit if you  purchase a Log or Timber package through one of our Manufacturer Partners. Our income is based on a *Confidential Sales Commission* paid by the Log or Timber Provider, and varies based on the scope of work and manufacturer. Our goal is to match you with the best manufacturer partner to meet your project goals. You do NOT pay more to work with us as a local Distributor/Selling Partner for our Timber Suppliers. We are the local Colorado experts, chosen by our out of state Timber Companies, to assure your home design fits the lot, meets all local HOA Building Codes  requirements and other critical design needs which vary greatly by area. We are the liaison between the homeowner and drafting team with over 15 years experience and over 50 homes designed and built. We are independent construction consultants, and do not work directly for any manufacturer. Our earned commissions replace the Timber Supplier's in-house commission sales person. 

d. Most manufacturers have in-house Drafting and Design, and design  deposits vary by project and will be contracted directly with the Timber Supplier. These design fees are typically non-refundable if you do not move forward to production, however, these design fees will typically get credited to your Log or Timber Package as time of purchase and production. You are free to bring your own Architects plans for package bids in lieu of using the in-house drafting team.

Step 4- Interview & Hire a General Contractor for your build, ML&H will  assist you with the interview process to find the best qualified contractor in your area. Our Construction Consultant will be a liaison for the homeowner, local Builder, and the Timber Supplier. Have your contractor get preliminary local Building Department approval for home design and site plan for permitting. Finalize budget and any construction financing with your lender.

Step 5- Pay Log or Timber Company production deposit. Varies with suppliers  from 20%-50% with a payment schedule determined by your production and delivery schedule.

Step 6- Builder permits the home with the local Building Department, sets a  construction schedule to be communicated to the Timber Supplier to assure a seamless process. He then begins excavation and foundation once weather and groundwater permit. Your Builder works closely with ML&H to coordinate delivery and erection of the package at your site and completes the turn-key construction. Typical building time in the Mountain Resort Communities is 10-16 months depending on elevation and size of home.

We offer Log & Timer Package Sales and Support in the Ski Resort Communities of Colorado

Frisco, Silverthorne, Keystone, Copper Mountain, Steamboat & Routt County, Fairplay & Alma in Park County, Grand County, Winter Park/Grand Lake, Eagle County, Vail & Pitkin County