Our Story

When our founder, Tom Foster, started this business in 2005, he brought decades of business management and skilled trade experience to the table.  Running successful businesses since the age of 17, he cultivated a network of trustworthy, knowledgeable partners in the construction industry.  Bigfork Valley Log Cabins LLC specializes in log and custom home construction. Northwoods Carpentry specializes in construction framing from additions and new home builds to multifamily complexes and commercial buildings.  While our onsite crews consist mainly of framing and carpentry experts, our foreman and contractors can help plan and organize every facet of construction from land selection and design to the finishing touches.

Our Services

  • General Contracting
  • Custom Home Builder
  • Architecture
  • Design & Build
  • Multifamily Framing
  • Residential Framing
  • Commercial Framing
  • Stick Framing
  • PreFab Framing
  • Carpentry
  • Residential Homes
  • Commercial Homes
  • Remodeling
  • Site Prep
  • Land Clearing

Do you need something not listed?

Don’t worry! If we don't provide that service internally, we have spent decades building relationships and vetting partners in every niche of the construction industry that we can connect you with.

The Bigfork Valley Advantage

Bigfork Valley Log Cabins LLC offers several competitive advantages to our clients.
Learn more about Bigfork Valley Log Cabins & Custom Homes.

Personal Contact

From your first call to the final walkthrough, our knowledgeable staff will gain your confidence by answering all your questions promptly and efficiently. Every interaction and decision we make is aimed at ensuring you are highly satisfied with both your experience working with us and your new home.

Land Selection

We privately own thousands of acres across Minnesota and can help you find the perfect parcel for your project. We want to help you create a legacy for your family that will last for generations.

Local Lumber

We are known for using high-quality, locally sourced logs from the deep northern forests. Our lumber is cut, milled, and processed in state, ensuring every log meets our expectations for quality, endurance, and beauty.

Specialized Lending Partnerships

Each of our lending partners specializes in recreation land. They uniquely understand your needs for both construction and mortgage loans. Our partners understand the value we place on putting your peace of mind and concerns first when guiding you through the financing process.


Limited Lifetime Warranty

Bigfork Valley Log Cabins provides a Limited Lifetime Warranty to the original purchaser on all wood products produced by Bigfork Valley Log Cabins LLC*.  The warranty guarantees that our wood products will be free from manufacturing defects. **

Claims can be made in writing to our office:

1275 W 4th Street
Rush City, MN 55069

*Items not included in our warranty are windows, doors, sealants, caulk, hardware or other like products that Bigfork Valley Log Cabins LLC does not produce.

**Bigfork Valley Log Cabins LLC.  Shall not be held responsible for any warranty claims associated with maintenance issues, example, lack of rain gutters, improper staining etc.  The buyer is responsible for proper maintenance records.  Buyer must send maintenance records and receipts for stains and preservatives approved by Bigfork Valley Log Cabins LLC.  to our office or warranty will be void.

1-2-10 Home Warranty

Minnesota State Statute 327A.02  requires a 1-2-10 Warranty as a minimum level of protection for all consumers. This warranty stays with the home, even if sold to a new owner.

1 Year Warranty

This applies to the entire home and protects against defects caused by faulty workmanship or materials due to noncompliance with building standards.

2 Year Warranty

This applies to all installations of plumbing, electrical, heating, and cooling.  It protects against faulty installation of these systems due to noncompliance with building standards.

10 Year Warranty

This applies to the major structural parts of the building.  It protects against major construction defects due to noncompliance with building standards.


While it is not a requirement to finance with our partners to work with us, we do offer financing solutions through our network lenders. Due to our long-standing relationships with several financial institutions, we are able to offer construction loans that roll into mortgage loans, saving clients the second set of closing costs and fees that are common with these loan transitions.  

Let Us Build Your Dream

We look forward to working with you to build the perfect home or cabin for your family to create memories in for generations.