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Serving the Community Since 1976

The TerBush TeamCraig TerBush Builders started business in 1976. The business was started by Craig when he became discontented with the retail grocery business and the district managers who contradicted one another.

Craig's Grandfather was a carpenter for the D&H railroad and his Dad built their family home on Goodyear Lake. Craig remembers working with his Dad and Grandfather when he was little, thus the desire to be a carpenter had been instilled.

The business was started as a one man operation but quickly grew to two to four employees as the job demanded.

During the 70's and 80's the business mainly consisted of remodeling, kitchen and bath design and installations, which we still do today.

During the mid 80's the business expanded once again as homes became our primary business. This was done as Craig believed there was a need to construct homes with as few sub-contractors as possible. With fewer people involved, time lapses in construction could be avoided. Communication problems and higher mark ups were often created by sub-contractors, these were now eliminated.
Then and now, only excavation and foundation sub-contractors are all that are required in our business.

During the 90's business continued to grow as Craig TerBush Builders became an authorized Alta Log Home Dealer in1993. This gave our customers yet another option as now Craig TerBush Builders could offer...remodeling, kitchen and bath design, decks, flooring, ceramic tile work, vinyl replacement windows, custom stick built homes and now custom Alta log homes.
In 1995 Craig married Connie Stevens and she became a partner in the business. This offered improved bookkeeping, expanded interior design work with the continued emphasis on quality. She does a lot of the interior finish work such as painting, applying polyurethane finishes by hand or with a sprayer. She spends a lot of time on the job which gives our customers some more options. She will take them shopping for light fixtures, plumbing and in general help with decisions that could be often time stress full.

TerBush's ALTA Log HomeWe have recently completed our second Alta home for ourselves in Schenevus New York. We moved in February of 2007 and are only 400' from our last home. We use our home to show customers the craftsmanship we have become known for. Several of our previous customers are so proud of their homes, we are free to show them at any time, whether it be an Alta log home or a custom stick built.
Our customers become our friends!

Here we are in 2009 and our goal is still the same today as it was in 1976....To give our customers the highest quality work in the area at a fair price. This is done by using quality materials, the newest ideas in technology and the most efficient tools and equipment on the market. This alone will not achieve our goal...skilled carpenters who care about their work are a must.

These ideals led us to our slogan "Old Fashioned Craftsmanship with Modern Technology" this slogan is appropriate now more than ever!

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We are VERY pleased with the results and delight in showing friends and family the changes made.

  • ~ Carol Herion, Oneonta, NY

We are delighted to have had another great experience with Craig TerBush Builders.

  • ~ Win & Cate,

Incredible craftsmanship and attention to detail. They do everything right, the first time!

  • ~ Dexter and Robin,
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