WHAT PEOPLE THINK ABOUT US
“My wife and I own a 28 year old log home in Valrico Fl. Over the years we have had rain damage in one specific corner of our house. We were unsure of who to use to repair and restore our home, due to the fact that not everyone is experienced in the repair and construction of log homes, so my wife began a search on the Internet in hopes of finding a suitable, licensed and insured restorer.
What we found was a listing of contractors, builders and restorers located in Central Florida, one of which I called is a contractor/developer. I asked him if he knew of anyone that he could recommend to help us with our situation. He gave me the name of Ian Wenzel of Performance Log Finishers, but did not know specifically about his quality of work, he had his business card and would contact him for us, asking that Ian in turn would contact us. Ian called me soon after and we discussed his experience and the type of repairs we needed. Ian made arrangements to visit our house in order to provide us with a detailed estimate of our repairs.
Ian came to our house, viewed the damaged corner, the type of wood that was needed for repair and how our home was constructed. We spoke for a period of time about his past experience and learning the log home business in construction and restoration from the ground up. He had worked for several builders and from this experience started his own business 12 years ago, and felt that he would be able to repair and restore our home to our satisfaction. During this visit and throughout the work. Ian was respectful, courteous and professional.
Ian and his co-worker Jaypeth came to our home and actually had to remove 13 rows of interlocked logs in the damaged corner and completely replace the 13 rows of logs. Each log had to be hand cut and notched, on site, in order to interlock again, as they had been when the house was new. Removing this corner, doing the cut down work, installing and fastening the new corner was accomplished in a day and half. Except for the newness of the logs versus the original color and age of the existing logs, the corner was rebuilt to be exactly as it was when it was new. Ian and Jaypeth also did some roof repair and some work on the porches, again all due to water damage. Whatever the need Ian was able to accomplish all the necessary repairs as required.
Ian is a “hands on “owner and manager of his business, not just someone who does estimates and contracts out the work. He was on the job site start to finish. He is very fair in his estimates and provides positive feedback on how to help preserve log homes for years to come. Ian and Performance Log Finishers is licensed and insured, including Workman’s Compensation insurance. His company is one that my wife and I highly recommend for log home repairs and restoration. We have a few additional repairs that are needed and we will be using Performance Log Finishers to accomplish this work.
Performance Log Finishers a company that you can use for the “long haul” for maintenance and repairs to all types of log homes.”
— Chet and Leslie L