The Benefits of Having a Local Craftsman Build Your Log Cabin
We’ve all heard the mantra to “shop local,” but what does that mean when it comes to modular cabins? Here at Leland’s Cabins, we embrace that local perspective every day and with every member of our Leland’s family.
Texas log cabins are a distinct style. We’re proud of the craftsmanship that goes into each of our nine cabin models. And we’re proud of the craftsmen who build them, too. Why? Because they’re not living on the other side of the world when they pick up a hammer and start to construct one of our prefab log cabins. They’re living in our community. They’re people we know, people who know their neighbors in towns nearby. They know Texas weather, they know Texas terrain, and they know Texas traditions.
Here are a few other benefits to having a local craftsman:
Local Bolsters Local
Recent studies have shown that locally owned, independent businesses keep the money in the community compared with big-box businesses whose owners are outside the community. Going local can generate more local wealth as well as jobs. In fact, one study demonstrated that $100 spent at your local indie store can generate $45 of secondary spending in local businesses. This compares to just $14 for shopping at chain stores.
And local businesses often turn to other local service providers and store owners for purchasing goods as well as for personal engagement. Local owners have an incentive to support their own, which in turn bolsters the economy across the entire community, while chain and big-box stores often source their supplies overseas or outside the community, or manage from afar. Their care and concern for the local economy tends to be less passionate than that of local managers and employees.
Local Knows Local
When you choose a cabin made by Leland’s, you’re supporting a local craftsman. Buying Texas log cabins from a Texas-owned and -operated independent business like Leland’s, you get to know the people who make up that business. Leland’s Cabins was founded by family and is staffed by family, and those who aren’t blood relations quickly come to feel like they are.
We get to know our customers from the moment they walk in our door, whether they’re just browsing or ready to commit. “I grew up in Oklahoma, but I am now a proud Texan,” explains Sales Representative Dalton Foster, who knows we won’t hold things like geography against him. “If you buy with us, you really are part of the Leland’s family.”
Local Makes Things Interesting
We’ve all had that feeling, driving through a town and seeing the same fast-food restaurants and chain stores. Sometimes the similarity from one city to the next can be disconcerting. What makes a place distinct are the independent businesses and locally owned shops and restaurants.
With Leland’s Cabins, we aren’t fans of the cookie-cutter approach to life. That’s why we encourage customization with every cabin we build. Like the windows off one cabin? We can incorporate them into the design of another. Want the closet moved over a few feet? We can slide it to the left or right.
Just as variety is the spice of life, we see local businesses built by local men and women as key to creating an interesting and engaging community.
Local Gets Personal
There’s a certain music that plays when you’re on hold waiting for a customer service representative to take your call. It can get into your head and drive you to distraction. If it doesn’t drive you to hang up the phone, you might be rewarded with a human on the other end who can help you with your problem. But chances are, you’ll just reach a phone tree asking you to press a few more buttons and wander deeper into their empty labyrinth.
With a local business like Leland’s, we’re all about getting personal — as in speaking to our customers, person-to-person. Because Leland’s offers customization of our cabin designs, we work with our clients to ensure that every T is crossed and I is dotted throughout the design process.
“There’s a lot of interaction with the customer during that time,” explains Steven Jones, Cabin Sales Manager at Leland’s headquarters in Grandview. “Because of that, the relationship becomes a friendship.”
Working with our craftsmen, design team, delivery crews, and more, you get to know lots of Leland’s employees and connect with us professionally and as community members. And this leads to personalized service.
“Leland’s has been great working with us,” says Kay Jupe, a Leland’s customer. “They answered all our questions.”
We hope you contact us today with your own questions. Or stop by our Grandview super center, the biggest cabin showroom in Texas. We look forward to meeting you and showing you around our cabins so you can see the pride in our craftsmanship as well as the pride in our community.