Customer Comments

“It's been just over a year since Bear Country completed our home. The house is as beautiful as we had hoped, and we treasure our many memories of working together with Bear Country to get the home designed and built so quickly. We especially appreciated the creativity of the Bear Country team and the strong commitment to quality workmanship, attention to detail, and staying within budget. We also valued the responsiveness and cooperation of the team and the great communication in making sure we knew what was happening and always getting back to us. These things were very important to us because we were living 275 miles away. Again, thank you for making our home building experience so positive and special.” - Jim & Dorothy Wahner

More Testimonials from our Customers:

"Thanks for your hard work and friendship -- it means a lot to us" - Chris and John McConachie

"Thank you for all of your advice, hard work, patience, and friendship. You built us a gorgeous bunkhouse -- we love it!" - Katyie and Jim Butman 

"We love the house and are proud to have any prospective clients of yours see it." - Jim and Jan Meyers 

"We look forward to enjoying our Bear Country / Stratford home for many years to come and hope in addition to a new home, we've gained new friends." - Bob and Kathy Hansen 


“We are so grateful for the loving attention you gave to our log cabin when we're so far away. You keep us worry free!” - 

                          Don & Carol Taylor

  • “Thank you Tom and all of the crew for helping Mike and I fulfill our dream of building our “Northwoods Get-Away” We love the unique, rustic log mantle you found for us and the character railings, and three log beams. Everyone who sees the special effects that Bear Country created, loves it-“ - The Bowles Family   

  • “Thank you for everything that you and Tom did to make this a great experience. Everyone talks about the nightmares of building, but you guys made it easy. We would definitely recommend you and Stratford to anyone who would ask.” - Bob & Marnie Page     

  •  "Bear Country Builders was a pleasure to work with during all stages of remodeling and building an addition on to our home. From the beginning, Bear Country gave us good advice on whether our plans could be carried out. They also gave us other ideas to consider, many of which were incorporated into the project. We felt that we could trust them to make decisions in our absence. Valuable guidance was given on product selection and all subcontractors seemed well chosen. Construction was carried out with pride in their workmanship. When mistakes or problems arose that were construction or subcontractor related, Bear Country corrected the problem with no additional cost to us. We feel we made an excellent decision in choosing Bear Country Builders to help us turn several years of planning into a beautiful reality." - Regards, Dick & Sharon Deiber     

  •  "It really was nice working with you. You got me everything I wanted, always had things lined up, and took care of any problem I had. We decided to try to stain the house ourselves next year, if I run into problems, I will call you. Thank you for a great job, it was fun." - Dick Sauve  
  • "Dear Tom, Just a big thank you for doing a great job placing the trusses. You certainly did a professional job, but I think your attitude is outstanding. It places you at the top of my list of craftsman." - Jack Brishot      

  • "We hired Bear Country Builders to construct our half log home back in 1997. We are very pleased with the quality of the work done. Tom Kramer had some very good suggestions in adding some 'special touches' to the design. The log work was exceptional. We are already putting on an addition: and once again, hired Bear Country Builders to take care of that for us also. We would recommend them to anyone wishing to have a quality-built home here in the Northwoods." - Don and Valerie Kuechler Northern Enterprises, LLC     

  •  "Dear Tom and Barb, Pat and I would like to thank you for the great job you did in building our home. We couldn't be happier with the results. I have recommended you to everyone who has seen our home and you can give this letter to any perspective customer. They can call us anytime if they wish to discuss our building experience. All of your carpenters did beautiful work as did your sub-contractors. As a customer we always felt good about selecting Bear Country Builders. After finishing the house we feel an important part of the project was your selection of the sub-contractors. They also play an important part in the total building process. I still enjoy hearing my wife say she 'enjoyed building our new home'. When it comes to building a home there are few who can say that. Considering that we lived 300 miles away I think it says a lot about how you brought the entire project together. We wish you well in all of your future building projects. Thanks again for all of your efforts. Tom was very easy to work with from beginning to end. If we had to do it all over again, we would make the same choice of contractors." - Sincerely,Bob Becker