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Does the Ulrich Warranty Cover This?

Posted by eugene on March 28, 2018  /  in Blog  /  Comments off


John and Stacey Buchanan own a ranch about 4 ½ hours west of Austin, only about 45 miles from the Mexico border.

Built in December of 2016, the couple really enjoys spending time on the ranch in their Ulrich cabin. They loved how easy and enjoyable it was to purchase their cabin, but recently they had the opportunity to put the Ulrich warranty to the test.

The light fixture over the kitchen sink appeared to have quit working, and a couple of the interior doors needed adjustment.

John was ready to work on the light himself, but he decided to call Ulrich in case our warranty would cover the issue.

John was able to schedule the repair for a convenient time when he had planned to be at the cabin anyway.

Gustavo Garcia, one of our skilled builders, hit the road at about 4:00 a.m. to make the 5 ½ hour drive to the ranch.

The Buchanans report that the work was done “Quick, fast, professional.” John is psyched to have his light working again, and his interior doors adjusted as well — free of charge.

“The aftercare, the service after the fact, the warranty work . . . the little things that we’ve had done have been fantastic,” he says.

Twin Cabins Serve as Deluxe Guest Quarters

Posted by eugene on March 27, 2018  /  in Blog  /  Comments off


Steve and Lorrie Freshour wanted a place where they could escape the congestion and the day to day of city life in Houston. They bought a 400 acre ranch near Palestine, TX and built a barndominium as the property’s main residence.


The couple enjoyed hosting friends and family at the ranch, so they begin looking for a way to accommodate guests more comfortably, especially their parents. They wanted something a bit more rustic than their main home — a cabin where guests could have their own space.


Steve and Lorrie began shopping cabin builders. Impressed by the reviews our prior customers had posted online, the couple decided to come to Cleburne to take the factory tour. They loved the detail of the Ulrich cabins and began to work with Ulrich Sales Consultant Tonya Johnson to design the layout. They were pleasantly surprised to find that we didn’t charge extra for the customization.


They settled on two 16×40 Ulrich Bearlake Series Cabins — one for Lorrie’s parents and one for Steve’s parents.

The cabins have been a great hit with guests. Lorrie’s father Charles loves relaxing on the front porch with his morning cup of coffee, soaking in the peaceful morning scene.

Lorrie’s mother Susan is impressed with how much storage space the kitchen has. “We have a nice pantry with roll-out drawers and I just don’t feel cramped at all,” she says. “In fact, I made a turkey and dressing for Thanksgiving in my little kitchen and it wasn’t a problem.”

Lorrie’s says her parents used to visit less frequently, but now that they have their own cabin, they come about once a month.

“From the time we started dealing with Tonya, till we had our punch list taken care of, everything has been done very, very much to our satisfaction,” says Lorrie.

“We really have been impressed to the point where in my mind I’m saying, ‘OK, when are we going to put some more cabins in?’”

“Eventually I’d love to do that.”

Ulrich Cabin Triples Family Time at Ranch

Posted by eugene on March 21, 2018  /  in Blog  /  Comments off

Located about 4 ½ hrs southwest of Austin, Independence Creek Ranch has been in the Buchanan family for over a hundred years. John, his wife Stacey, and son Connor enjoy spending time with family and friends at the ranch.

The existing cabin on the ranch was used by the hunting lessee. The Buchanans wanted a cabin that would be completely their own.

“I wanted to have a place where we could come out, spend our time, have a place to call our own and be able to start to pass along the importance and the meaning that this [land] has to our family, to my son.”

John likes to do a lot of research before buying a big-ticket item. When the couple stepped inside an Ulrich cabin for the first time, they loved the fact that it smelled like wood, not like plastic.

The couple settled on a 16×48 ft Ulrich Rocky Ridge cabin in a two bedroom, two bath configuration. They love the dual loft design, which allows Connor to have one end for a bedroom and the other end for a play space. The second bedroom on the main floor serves as the guest bedroom.

John and Stacey loved working with the team at Ulrich Cabins.

“We’ve been involved now in I don’t know how many construction projects over the past 20 years,” says John. “It was hands down the easiest and most enjoyable.”

Our mission at Ulrich cabins is to help families live more memorable lives. With such a comfortable place to stay, the Buchanan’s time at the ranch has easily tripled or quadrupled since they purchased their cabin.