Satisfied Cedar Designs/Linwood homeowners share their experiences

Linwood homeowners around the world have trusted us with their dreams. We, in turn, have been inspired to bring their dreams to life – to design and supply the very best package homes or kits for post and beam, cedar, timber crafted, and conventional style homes.

Read customer testimonials to find out how some of our homeowners feel about their Linwood experiences.


Dream to Reality

Paul and Sandy Houston

Something lasting for future generations … “Linwood helped us to achieve our vision of what we wanted in a custom-built home. We wanted to build a home that our children and grandchildren could enjoy – something lasting for future generations.”
– Paul and Sandy Houston, Ontario

Marvel at this home … “I still stand in the house and marvel that we can have this wonderful home. We’re just so proud of the whole thing.”
– Julie Taylor, Scotland

More than we ever dreamed possible … “Our home is more than we ever thought it could be. (Linwood has) taken our dream and putting it into quantum mechanics with the incredible beams and high roof pitches. We really had no clue it was going to look this charming and magical on this site. Thank you for helping to make our home so much more than we ever dreamed possible.”
– Meg and Scott Stouder, Hawaii

Completely exceeded our expectations … “I would like to express our most sincere appreciation for helping us to create our dream home. The house itself has completely exceeded our expectations. We knew it would be a great home, but we didn’t anticipate the extraordinary comfort we would feel living the dream.”
– David and Kristine Deere, Alberta

One of the most architecturally dramatic … “Our home is not the most expensive on our beautiful 300 acre lake in northern Wisconsin, but it stands as one of the most architecturally dramatic cottages on the lake. Our thanks go out to all the Linwood people who helped our dream become a reality.”
– Stephen Albers, Michigan

The end product is an incredible new home … “We all dream of possibilities, projects and goals. But turning dreams into reality is quite an adventure requiring special people to make it happen. Without Linwood our dream would still just have been a dream. The end product is an incredible new home.”
– Jenny and Bob Crawford, Ontario


Quality Beyond Compare

David and Doreen Lander

Materials for a home near the ocean … “I liked the design of my home because I had input on how I wanted the house to be. The materials provided were different in my situation because I am by the ocean and I had to have stainless steel nuts, bolts, flashing and whatever else the city said I needed. As far as the cedar, there was more than enough provided to get the house completed.”
– Connie Kingsbury, Washington

Excellent quality lumber … “Our contractors, including the foreman and individual carpenters, have remarked on many occasions about the excellent quality of lumber that Linwood provided. They are unable to obtain comparable lumber here. This is quite a testimonial from people with many, many years in the business.”
– Stephen Thompson, Virginia

Superior supply of materials and lumber … “Linwood was able to follow through and deliver a superior product with excellent customer service. They delivered a more superior supply of materials and lumber than we could have purchased in Alaska. Linwood also gave us ideas on how to save money without cutting corners in terms of quality.”
– Jerry Koetje, Alaska

Exceptional quality and materials … “The quality and workmanship of the materials were exceptional and much higher than other materials available in our market. Canada has excellent timber still available and it was worth it to have everything imported across the boarder and delivered to our home site. Everyone who comes to visit us is extremely impressed with the design and quality of this house.”
– Steven Thornton, Washington

Excellent quality noted by the building trades … “The quality of materials was excellent as was commented on by all contractors and subcontractors that worked on the project. Some indicated they had never seen wood that nice.”
– Tony Koontz, Oregon

Many comments from our contractors … “Our nearly 3000-sq. ft. home with its large windows and open floor-plan has received many comments from our contactors. They are impressed by the high quality of the building materials provided by Linwood. To this day we still receive compliments about the home and its open feel.”
– Rod and Carol Mourant, Washington

Other contractors came to see the quality … “The materials are amazing. The contractors building other homes in the area kept coming over and checking out the materials that came from Linwood. They told us they were very impressed with the quality of the wood and plywood. The roof rafters accommodated the highest level of insulation – fantastic for a vaulted ceiling.”
– Jacqueline Fowler, Alaska

High quality plywood and lumber … “This has been an excellent experience all around. Various sub-trades and visitors noted that it had been a long time since they’d seen such high quality plywood and lumber.”
– Richard Wilson, North Carolina


An Incredible Team

Dan and Joanne Charlebois

Location wasn’t an issue for their team … “The Linwood team worked very closely with us even though were building our custom home in the Yukon. Location wasn’t an issue for their team.”
– Dan and Joanne Charlebois, Yukon

Kept the project rolling and on budget … “Sometimes we forget that this would not have been possible if were not for you (our Linwood consultant). From helping us develop a design that fit our space, budget, and our needs, to connecting us with our builder. Everyone worked hard to keep the project rolling, and on budget.”
– Devin Barrett, Washington

One of the most enjoyable experiences I’ve ever had … “The quality of the materials supplied by Linwood is the best I have ever seen. In terms of the build, Linwood was first class from start to finish. No issue or concern was left unaddressed. This project was one of the most enjoyable experiences I’ve ever had.”
– Richard Baumann, Michigan

Only Linwood can make your house a home … “We looked at all the major (competitors) before choosing Linwood. They can build you a similar house, but if you want the best materials, the best service from people who care about you, then only Linwood can make your house a home, part of the Linwood family.”
– Paul Jones, Washington

Enjoyed working with the Linwood team … “After doing some research, I figured out that Linwood’s product was indeed superior. I thoroughly enjoyed working with the Linwood team. We had a lot of fun together. They worked to create a dream, and they got it.”
– Gary Mainor, Colorado

You were always available to help … “Our Linwood representative didn’t walk away once the materials were delivered and paid for. He was always available to help when there were issues or questions.”
– Pat Lenahan, Washington

The door to my cabin will always be open … “We love our little cabin in the woods. I want to take time to acknowledge my Linwood consultant for his part in my little slice of heaven. The door to my cabin will always be open when he walks up to it.”
– Micki Hazen, Washington


Better Value

Mark and Penny Waghorne

Natural and of great quality … “The quality of the Linwood product speaks for itself. Our Linwood home sits on two acres of property. We were able to created something that was natural and of great quality.”
– Mark and Penny Waghorne, Ontario

We will have lots of equity the day we move in … “It would have been a lot harder to general the job without Linwood. Due to the fact that we built the house ourselves we will have lots of equity the day we move in. We could not have done it without you. I can’t remember the last time I had as much fun.”
– Michael Myers, Washington

Home withstood hurricane Ivan … “I thought I would let you know how our Linwood home fared during hurricane Ivan, the worst hurricane to hit Cayman Islands in over 70 years. My husband stayed in the house during a battering that lasted over 24 hours with gusts of over 220 mph. I cannot express how happy I am that my home withstood this disaster and after seeing what happened to many of the concrete homes on the Island, I am certainly impressed with Linwood.”
– Liz Mayne, Cayman Islands

Affordability and flexibility … “(Linwood offered) affordability and flexibility – being able to choose the foundation and design changes, and to work with our Linwood consultant to customize the house to our specifications and needs. We recived good customer service and a salesperson who we trusted and relied on, and who was patient with our concerns and walked us through the rough spots.”
– Georgia Matterson, Washington

Equity vs. investment will be substantial … “The design of our home is beyond expectation. People drive by and just stop and stare. We are extremely happy with everything about our home. We have a lot invested in our home and it is really hard to evaluate equity at this point due to the market situation but I expect that in the future our equity vs. investment will be substantial.”
– Harry and Trudy Borst, Washington

The exact home we wanted … “My husband and I searched several months for a company to entrust with our dream home. We had difficulty translating it onto paper. Our Linwood consultant’s unsurpassed knowledge of the design process culminated in the perfect working relationship. We got the exact home we wanted rather than having to settle for a ‘ready made’ home package.”
– Therese Dunphy, British Columbia

Expertise without hiring an architect … “Linwood offered the ability to change our design without the extra expense of hiring an architect.”
– Christine Stallard, Oregon

Quality, price and enthusiasm … “Quality, price and enthusiasm were three reasons we chose Linwood. We highly recommend them.”
– Phyllis Walton, Ontario


Rave Reviews


Barb and Al Harrington

“Linwood was able to provide a design that would grow with us and be our home for life.”
– Barb and Al Harrington

“I’ve wanted a wood home ever since I was a teenager. And now, this is it. It really is a dream come true.”
– Trevor Kidd

“Linwood was helpful in every sense. They were a real partner in our building experience.”
– Lucy Carman

“We’re extremely pleased. I’d highly recommend Linwood to anyone. We really had fun building it.”
– Paul Melnuk

“With out Linwood renovation, there’s no comparison between ‘before’ and ‘after’. I’m extremely pleased.”
– Jacquie Mackie

“Linwood took special care to understand the significance of this place in our lives.”
– Stephanie Horning

“We wanted a truly special place to spend time with our family.”
– Susan Billes

“I’d build another one in a second. But I’m not going to because this is it.”
– Capt. Martin Holt

“We love our home. It’s everything we dreamed of for retirement.”
– Bev King

“(With Linwood) I could trust someone to build my house while I was far away.”
– Peter Boughner

“Everybody loves our Linwood home. It’s the talk of the lake.”
– David English

“We couldn’t be happier with our Linwood dream home.”
– Diane Kearns

“Careful planning with Linwood resulted in a design that really meets our needs.”
– Ron Lalonde

“Our Linwood sales and design consultant was superb throughout the entire process.”
– David Kayser

“We couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome. I would work with Linwood again and highly recommend the Linwood team.”
– Brian Fulwiler

“People stop and comment on the beauty of our home.”
– Ed Hawkinson

“Our experience with Linwood was excellent in all aspects, including the purchase and building process.”
– Scott Little

“The quality of everything in our home is exceptional.”
– Norm Orbell

“Wood is a lovely, living product. It will age with us and never go out of style.”
– Alma Kloosterman

“We could call Linwood any time we wanted to and they were very helpful to us throughout the whole process.”
– Dr. Susan Carlson

“Our Linwood sales and consultant was great. He took our idea and worked with us the way nobody else would.”
– Roy Speers

“I find it hard to leave, and easy to come back to.”
– Gary McClean

“We chose Linwood because we liked the ability to design our own cottage.”
– Linda Moffatt

“Building a Linwood home with my own hands was the dream of a lifetime. Linwood lumber is exceptional to work with. I loved every minute of it.”
– Nick Lane