If you are in the beginning stages of planning your new home, your first step should be to spend some time with the photography in our Catalogue.  Get a feel for whether you lean towards log or timber frame, or a mixture of both.  This can best be done by looking at our 56-page Catalogue. To order our Catalogue , click HERE.
Once you get an idea about building systems and general aesthetic preferences, start preliminary work on your design


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All situations are different, but a very rough rule of thumb is to start designing a custom home about a year in advance of the start of construction.  Of course, we can move much more quickly than that (particularly with a standard plan) - and some large custom projects take even more than a year of planning and design work.  Call us and we'll help guide you through the process.   At this stage, it is imperative to already have purchased your property, as we need to know the lay of the land, etc...  This stage would put you in the 6 to 12 months range before you begin building.  
View our Design/Drafting/Delivery Scheduling Information Sheet.

Probably one of the most important decisions you will make while planning your new home is where it will be located.  The size of your property & the lay of the land will greatly determine the style & size of the home you will build, as well as determining your overall investment.
  This knowledge also helps us determine which stage of the planning process you are currently in so we can provide the proper service and make you aware of any time sensitive offers or promotions.

I am ready to move forward and receive information to get me started in the planning process of my new log or timberframe home. Please click on the appropriate response.

 YES, I have my property and/or building lot.   

NO, I am still looking for property.


Once preliminary design is submitted to you and a Purchase Agreement is authorized, final planning for your new home can be completed.  Your home will be crafted in Dandridge, Tennessee, transported to your site, and erected by one of our trained crews - or by your crew and our on-site technical assistant.  After the heavy timbers (and panels for a timber frame home) are erected on the foundation that your builder has already installed, your builder takes over and finishes the home employing usual and customary construction techniques and local craftsmen.

John Ricketson
Project Manager
120 Carriage Drive, Macon, GA  31210
(877) 662-6135 Toll Free
(478) 474-9370 or FAX (478) 477-6535

E-mail: hearthstonehomes@mindspring.com

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