Testimonial List

A log home by its very nature requires a great deal of craftsmanship and the TerBush's were more than equal to the requirement.

In May of 1999, we contracted with Craig and Connie TerBush to build a log home for us on Trouthaven Lake.  Because our unique situation, whereas we would not be present on a day to day basis we needed a contractor we could trust and Craig TerBush Builders filled the bill perfectly.  They worked quickly and with a great deal of professionalism, solved all the problems with dispatch, and finished the project as close to on time as reasonably possible. A log home by its very nature requires a great deal of craftsmanship and the TerBush's were more than equal to the requirement. In addition they and their crew worked safely and efficiently on a building site that was conducive to accidental incidents. We have received many favorable comments and assessments on the finished home and are very grateful to the TerBush's for their expertise and experience in home construction.

  • ~ T.A.W.
  • Richmondville, NY

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

In June, 1998, my husband and I contracted with Craig TerBush Builders to remodel our kitchen.  As we talked with Craig and his wife, Connie, they listened carefully to what we wanted and were able to suggest helpful solutions or attractive alternatives.  The project eventually included removal of all cabinets and countertops, installation of new ones, removing walls, installation of a new kitchen window, a skylight, and two bay windows.  Both Gary and I enjoyed working together with them. We have subsequently hired TerBush Builders to install flooring in an attic crawl space, to put in a drop ladder to the attic, to install a new front door, to do a major remodel of two adjoining bathrooms (including a bump-out of about 3 feet), to gut and redo a downstairs family room (including installation of custom desks and bookshelves), and to expand our laundry room by knocking through a wall into the back third of our garage.  We are VERY pleased with the results and delight in showing friends and family the changes made. Gary and I would recommend Craig TerBush Builders to anyone needing construction work done.  We feel that Craig is a craftsman who will do the best job he can - as if he was working on his own home.  To have Craig and Connie working in our home is like having friends over.

  • ~ Carol Herion
  • Oneonta, NY

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

Extremely attentive to client needs.  They listen intently to ensure they deliver exactly what the client wants. Everyone who builds a home has a horror story, except TerBush clients!  They are dedicated and hardworking, honest and true.  They are always personally on site leading the project and doing the work.  They have my complete trust and confidence and I cannot recommend them highly enough.  I would use them again in a heartbeat! We developed such a close working relationship with them that they have become friends for life! You may be able to find other builders who will quote you a lower price, but you will never be able to find another builder that can compete with them for quality and value for money. Highest quality materials coupled with true craftsmanship results in a home you will be proud of for the rest of your life.  They take the time to do things right.  They build your home like they were going to live in it themselves. They are an incredible resource for design ideas, but never try to impose their ideas on a client.  At the end of the day, it is your project and they will do exactly what you want. They are very true to their estimates.  Any variation in cost from their estimate is usually due to changes in the price of materials or modifications requested by the clients.  If you know what you want and are precise in your specifications, they will bring the project in on budget. They work closely with the regulators and get all the required permits.  They are very environmentally conscious and are able to comply with the most demanding requirements. When they give you advice, please listen closely and carefully consider what they recommend.  They have many years of experience and can save you a lot of time, money, and frustration, if you let them. There are thousands of decisions the client must make in any homebuilding project.  Craig and Connie will guide you through the process ensuring that every possible detail is attended to in a satisfactory manner. 'Old world craftsmanship with modern technology.'  I could not have said it better.

  • ~ Dexter and Robin

From start to finish, building our beautiful log home with the help of the TerBush's was a pleasure.

From planning the design, to picking out paint, fixtures, appliances, stain, trim, tile... everything was done efficiently, collaboratively (actually, it was fun!), and cost-effectively.  The workmanship was meticulous, the work schedule was right on time, and both Connie and Craig gave terrific advice about big and little design details, just as if they were building their own home.

  • ~ C. Heath
  • Titus Lake, NY

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

Craig and Connie built their first Alta Log Home for me in 1994.  It was 50 miles from my home and I was working full time, so I was unable to be onsite except for weekends.  The construction of the house went very well.  It was obvious from the start that Craig and Connie have a high level of integrity and their attention to each detail exceeded my expectations. In 2007, when my wife Cate and I were planning our retirement home, Craig and Connie were our first choice.  Again we found ourselves 50 miles from the site, but we were confident that we had nothing to worry about.  The construction of the new Alta Log Home, as with the first house, turned out great.  Their work is impeccable.  There was excellent communication during construction, with the result being a superbly built house with no detail left undone.  We are delighted to have had another great experience with Craig TerBush Builders.

  • ~ Win & Cate