Every cabin we create is built on a firm foundation. That foundation is our family.
Did you know Leland’s Cabins is a family business? Our founder and owner, Leland Ulrich, has more years of experience building durable cabins, sheds, and outbuildings than he cares to count. In 2003, Leland and his cousin Corey founded Leland’s Industries. Under the Leland Industries banner, Leland and Corey began building outbuildings, garden sheds, barns, gazebos, and more.
Both Corey and Leland poured their lifetime of experience into building the very best structures they could. Their philosophy was that the best way to create a thriving business was to start with the highest quality products developed by experienced craftsmen dedicated to quality and durability. The goal was to create outbuildings they could proudly claim as their own.
Something unexpected came from Leland’s Industries, though: Some customers were adapting the outbuildings and barns to become their new homes.
Clearly, there was a need for high-quality, cabin-type homes that were durable and easy to install. In 2006, just three years after opening, Leland and Corey added cabins to their line of products.
Leland grew up learning and working alongside his father, brothers, and cousins. He watched and learned how to create durable buildings by understanding that quality craftsmanship means any job worth doing is worth doing well. It was important to do the job right then, just as it is now.
Founding a business with family was an easy decision for Leland and Corey. Choosing to work with his cousin, Leland was assured he had a true partner who understood that family was the firmest foundation to build upon. Not only did they build their business upon their shared experiences and skills, but they also built upon their shared values.
Leland’s call to its customers is to come home to their very own Leland’s cabin. While Leland’s was built on providing high-quality buildings, it thrives because we don’t stop there.
A family home is a place where you’ll make memories and connect with one another. It’s a place that’s meant to be your space where you can shut out the world and focus on what’s most important—your family.
We work to make sure every cabin has all the nuances you need to turn a building into a home. By providing customization, you’re able to create a cabin that’s made just for you. You can make your own modifications and design decisions to suit you and your family’s needs.
How do you come home to your own custom cabin? Start by meeting with our designers. They’ll talk with you to understand your style, budget, and space needs. Then they’ll get to work on designing you the perfect custom cabin. Once you’ve approved the design, it takes about six to eight weeks for us to complete construction.
While we figuratively build on a foundation of family values, we literally build on firm ground. That starts with a great site for your cabin.
We can come check your site to advise on proper site prep. Leland’s cabins are built to be placed on a permanent footing or foundation. There are no wheels under our cabins. That means either pouring a foundation, arranging for piers, or in some circumstances, preparing a packed gravel pad.
If you don’t already have a site for your new home, then you might want to start looking and purchase the site before ordering your custom cabin. It can take a little while to find the perfect site and prepare it for your cabin.
What do you need to know about choosing a site for your new home? There are several things to consider. If you’re buying property on which to place your new home, then here are a few things to consider when you’re looking at property.
Is the property fairly level? It’s okay if the lot is uneven. But as you develop a budget, keep in mind that an unlevel lot will require additional funds. It will require time and money to level the lot out.
Is there any history of this lot flooding? While the lot may not be in a floodplain, it’s still possible flash flooding could be a problem during sudden, heavy rains. And it’s Texas; sudden, heavy rainfalls happen. Make sure it isn’t at the bottom of a hill or on a crater-like area. The less water under your foundation, the better.
Has anyone filled this lot? Often, land developers will fill uneven or lower-lying lots with fill-dirt to even out the lot and make it more desirable to buyers. The problem with this is fill-dirt might not be just dirt. Fillers such as sawdust, mulch, scrap wood, and other items can be found in fill-dirt. Any wood products in the dirt will attract little critters, such as ants and termites. So stay away from filled sites.
Remember, if a lot’s price seems too good to be true, it probably is. Talk to those who live or work around the lot if you’re unfamiliar. Ask what activity they’ve noticed there. Ask about the area. Use your best judgment.
Leland’s Cabins has expanded and thrived over the years. Beyond Leland and Corey, we’ve grown into an even bigger family. We want to offer you the best experience in choosing and building your home, and that begins with treating you as part of the family, too.
Come see us at the largest cabin showroom in Texas by visiting us in Grandview. We look forward to seeing you and sitting down to discuss your plans over some sweet tea. See you soon.
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