Timber Homes can be either Post and Beam or Timber Frame structures. The main difference is in how the timbers are connected to each other. Post and beam typically uses half lap joinery with hidden fasteners, and sometimes decorative metal braces; whereas Timber Frame uses mortise and tenon joinery secured with wooden pegs.
Blue Ridge Post and Beam is a family run business in Waynesville, North Carolina, owned and operated by Ron and Ann Cramm and their son Tim.
Ron’s passion is architectural design using heavy timber elements. His designs can be described as open and craftsman, with a classy rustic style. With a degree in Architectural Science, Ron truly offers a design-build service to our clients. His knowledge of structures using timber frame design, along with the ability to cut everything in our own shop, definitely makes the building process and structure more affordable.
Tim graduated from Western Carolina University in 2010 with a degree in Construction Management, and has worked in the business for several years cutting timber frames.
It has been more than 15 years now that you built our timber frame getaway.
We still find that it takes our breath away when we enter our lovely home. It's certainly not the biggest home you've built but it has timeless beauty and charm! We adore it!
Thanks for doing such a wonderful job on our vacation home.
Bob and Carol Kimsey
Ron, It is with great enthusiasm that we write this letter of recommendation in strong support of BRP&B (Ron Cramm - Blue Ridge Post & Beam).
We met with numerous builders before deciding on BRP&B. I’m so glad we decided on Ron’s BRP&B team. I can honestly say that from our first meeting with BRP&B we were thoroughly impressed with the quality of his team’s workmanship, professionalism and integrity. Integrity in a long distance build relationship is extremely important (if not the most important!) and we are so grateful we found a builder with not only professional integrity, but personal integrity too. It made our long distance build process near stress free.
As an ex-carpenter with high construction standards and very tough to please, I looked over their shoulders a great deal during the build process of our retirement home and was never disappointed. We had a lengthy list of specific post & beam build wants and desires, and without any real knowledge of how to make our dream come to life. The entire Ron Cramm and BRP&B Team (including his wife and kids too) helped us to realize our retirement home dream through expert design, planning and exceptional build craftsmanship. No request fell on deaf ears or considered trivial - they respected us and our vision always. They even opened their home (attached vrbo apartment) to us to stay a few times on visits. They were always pleasant and courteous, as well as the subcontractors they brought with them. Ron Cramm was knowledgeable, flexible and listened to our needs. The end result is that our home is more spectacular and stunning than we had ever dreamed of exceeding all our original expectations. As we progressed through each stage of the build, it became crystal clear to us that we had selected the best, most qualified builder for the job!
On a personal and extremely important note for folks building remotely --- BRP&B made our home building experience a pleasurable one especially since we lived in Michigan at the build time. Building remotely can be a terrifying and even a disastrous experience, so finding a builder with Ron’s integrity and honestly created a stress-free build experience. On a related side note, our minds were put at ease since Ron Cramm was reachable 7x24x365. If we were worried about something, we called him and he answered his cell (not a company machine)… at home, on the road and even on vacation.
As you can surmise, we have deep admiration and respect for BRP&B build integrity and their high end build craftsmanship. We would encourage you to share our contact information plus we would gladly open our home to your prospective clients to "showcase" your work (we’ll have a front door key made for you to have).
It has been an absolute pleasure partnering with you to kick-off our retirement dreams!!!
They are certainly outstanding professionals whose excellent work merits recognition.
Thanks so much Ron, Anne and the BRP&B Team!!!!!!!!!!!
Larry and Kelly Tharp
Thanks for repairing my column. It looks great. I want to also thank you for your help with this project. Your vision and guidance were most valuable to me and Angie. The final product turned out better than we could have expected. I’m not that familiar with your trade, but I did feel like you gave good value in your pricing. Even on the items that Angie and I added during the project.
Your guys on the job were very accommodating and skilled. They were a pleasure to work with and were very consciences of our needs for coordinating other subs. Even being scheduled next to the big project for Teresa Earnhardt, you had our scheduling needs prioritized. It was simply a good experience working with you and your staff on this project.
Have a great Christmas
Brett Cannady - Customer
Blue Ridge Post and Beam created the perfect mountain house for us! While we wanted classic style, we did not want the “mountain lodge” look for our primary home. Ron worked with us to create the perfect open spaces with post and beam, but with a clean architectural look. His signature gazebo is one of our favorite places to kick back and enjoy the cool in the summer and fireplace in the fall.
David and Susan Smith - Laurel Ridge
Thanks so much for your recent help and advice. You are always a valuable resource and friend. Reflecting, it has been 13 years since you built our home and 5 years since you added a deck and roof extension. We love them both as much now as we did when they were completed. Your architectural vision and execution truly set you apart. You always seem to match your clients wishes with the final product.
Jeff Neff - Customer