Once we began searching for waterfront property to build on, we immediately discovered we needed to find someone who could guide us with the design and help us with the details of building the home of our dreams. This was when we found Mike and Judy Flanagan of Cedar Homes of Washington. They were invaluable resources for every part of the design phase, helping with suggestions and guidance as we started on our plans. All along the way, through every part of the process they communicated, reassured and celebrated with us as we settled on what our cedar home would be…and went well beyond what was expected. Our delivery was scheduled and the home package was delivered to our home site. Mike and Judy participated in every detail, actually working on-site with truck drivers, assisting with the unloading and doing an inventory of all delivered product. They were very eager to assist our contractor (new to building a Pan Abode home) with questions he had…offering suggestions / comments from their many years in the industry. We highly recommend Judy and Mike of Cedar Homes of Washington to anyone undertaking a home building project. They are hardworking, honest people who stand by the product they represent.
--Bruce and Teresa Westcoat
Mike and Judy put together a package for us including getting the drawings and plans prepared and getting all of the materials put together. The drawings and plans were spot on and the City of Newcastle had very little to comment on before approving them. The materials package was estimated just right. The materials were top notch. Our builder was very impressed by how well the materials package was thought through and put together - so were we. Every step of the way, we were given advice that we later found to be on the mark. Cedar Homes of Washington's involvement in our project technically could have ended as soon as the materials package was delivered. Nevertheless, Mike and Judy continued to check in on us all the way through the end of the project. We enjoyed working with Mike and Judy and wholeheartedly recommend them to others.
--Taro and Nami Kusunose
It is our hope that this letter will ease your mind that you have found the best place possible to start the exciting journey of building your cedar home.
While driving in North Bend, WA in the summer of 2004, we passed a charming small log home. The owner of this home noticed our interest and invited us to see her home. She was quite proud of it and was used to the attention it received from passersby. She gave us the name and number for Mike and Judy Flanagan (Cedar Homes of Washington).
After meeting with Mike and Judy at their beautiful home, our expectations that they were indeed honest, decent people to work with- were met. We are now nearing completion of our home, and in reality, Mike and Judy's job with us is done. They could move on with other projects. Yet, they still check in with us and will continue to do so until we are complete.
In the course of building our home, we found two big advantages in choosing Cedar Homes of Washington. First, when filing the permit, Mike was there. Mike stayed with us the whole day, answering questions from the building department, enabling us to get our plans submitted in one day. The process would've taken days (and many trips) to and from to finalize this step of the process (if we did this one our own). The second advantage was, if you were to buy a package directly from Pan Abode, or perhaps another dealer, your home package would be literally dropped at your site for you to handle. Mike and Judy were right there at the drop-off, overseeing the placement of all materials, taking inventory of all materials and making sure any discrepancies were rectified.
-- Bob and Laurie Jensen
I am writing this letter to let you know how wonderful it has been to work with Judy and Mike Flanagan on my cedar home. Mike and Judy were so nice and very generous with their time. After a complete tour (of their home) they explained the kiln drying process and unique way in which their homes are constructed. They lent me blueprints to study. They also gave me the names and numbers of other people to visit. I went to at least 8 of their customer's homes during the next few months. Mike and Judy's design experience was invaluable. They were very patient as I made revisions and I appreciated their many creative yet practical suggestions. They came out to my site on many occasions and helped me wrestle with the building and health departments. I couldn't have gotten my permits without them! Mike and Judy always go the extra mile!
-- Diane Weibling