Thursday, June 14, 2012

Time Delayed Thank You

It seems like I'm going to have to fight to keep from having a 'time delay' aspect to this blog. It's been over a month now since our last job finished and we moved full time back into the Tareski/ Mazama cabin. Maybe it's just the aspect of getting up to speed on the whole thing, wanting to kind of fill in the blanks about 'Smarter Than The Wood'. And then there is the split personality of the early part of it's development. Much of the energy in the beginning came from the revitalized website.  Going forward, posts that relate more to the original smarter than the wood premise should begin to dominate. I'm looking forward to posts about the recycled wood flooring we'll be using in the "cabin" and the carriage style garage doors Nick and I have been creating over the last 10 years. Maybe a post or two about log posts and different ways to highlight them in a covered porch or even some of the wrought iron details we've been able to incorporate into our projects.

Anyway, I wanted to give a shout out to Jim & Kristi, owners of the beautiful home we recently completed near Winthrop. If all client/owners were as easy to work with as they have been everyone would want in on the action. If you're familiar with the portfolio page on my website, Jim & Kristi's home is the 'work in progress' icon (talk about time delay). I'll be moving them into their own spot soon so that the new Tareski cabin can begin being featured as well.

'another satisfied customer'

So, here's to you, Jim & Kristi. It's been great getting to know you and working with you to create one of the nicest homes in the Valley. Your considered way of allowing the place to evolve and grow to more than it originally was, made for a most positive experience for all of us. Thank you!


  1. Don completed our piece of paradise this Spring which is featured in some of the pictures. The entire process was a wonderful experience, unlike so many stories you hear about when building a home from some distance away. Even though we only visited the building site 3 or 4 times, we were always kept up to date on the progress. Don was always very helpful when we were having trouble making a decision and was always willing to put in the extra effort to assure we had exactly what we wanted on completion. Last but not least, the extra effort was put in during the estimating process to assure the cost came in as quoted. I highly recommend Don as an architect and contractor for any project in the Valley.

  2. Thanks, Jim and Kristi, for the complimentary post. And as you guys know, but for the record, I am not an architect but a designer/builder, Don