About Us

A‌ Family‌ Tradition‌ Since‌ 1969!‌

Margaret and Jim Elliott, Parents

Jim‌ Elliott‌ Sr.‌ ran‌ a‌ very‌ successful‌ family‌ business,‌ ‌selling‌ ‌and‌ ‌building‌ ‌hundreds‌ ‌of‌ ‌log‌ ‌homes‌ ‌in‌ ‌New‌ ‌ Hampshire‌ ‌and‌ ‌Vermont‌ ‌for‌ ‌decades.‌ ‌Each‌ ‌of‌ ‌his‌ ‌four‌ ‌children‌ ‌grew‌ ‌up‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌business.‌ ‌Each‌ ‌took‌ ‌on‌ ‌different‌ ‌ rolls‌ ‌and‌ ‌enjoyed‌ ‌the‌ ‌process‌ ‌of‌ ‌helping‌ ‌people‌ ‌achieve‌ ‌one‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌most‌ ‌significant‌ ‌milestones‌ ‌in‌ ‌a‌ ‌person’s‌ ‌ life—to‌ ‌own‌ ‌their‌ ‌dream‌ ‌home.‌ ‌ ‌

Eventually,‌ ‌Jim‌ ‌decided‌ ‌he‌ ‌wanted‌ ‌to‌ ‌retire‌ ‌or‌ ‌at‌ ‌least‌ ‌work‌ ‌less‌ ‌hours.‌ ‌Jim’s‌ ‌son,‌ ‌Jeff,‌ ‌decided‌ ‌to‌ ‌start‌ ‌his‌ ‌own‌ ‌ log‌ ‌home‌ ‌manufacturing‌ ‌business‌ ‌with‌ ‌the‌ ‌goal‌ ‌of‌ ‌producing‌ ‌homes‌ ‌and‌ ‌shipping‌ ‌them‌ ‌to‌ ‌other‌ ‌areas‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌ country.‌ ‌Coventry‌ ‌Log‌ ‌Homes‌ ‌was‌ ‌named‌ ‌after‌ ‌their‌ ‌New‌ ‌Hampshire‌ ‌hometown’s‌ ‌original‌ ‌name‌ ‌which‌ ‌was‌ ‌ later‌ ‌changed‌ ‌to‌ ‌Benton.‌ ‌Jeff‌ ‌started‌ ‌by‌ ‌building‌ ‌a‌ ‌small‌ ‌mill‌ ‌on‌ ‌the‌ ‌horse‌ ‌lot‌ ‌belonging‌ ‌to‌ ‌his‌ ‌father‌ ‌on‌ ‌Court‌ ‌ Street‌ ‌in‌ ‌Woodsville.‌ ‌He‌ ‌hired‌ ‌his‌ ‌younger‌ ‌brother,‌ ‌Mark,‌ ‌and‌ ‌became‌ ‌incorporated‌ ‌in‌ ‌1993‌ ‌naming‌ ‌himself‌ ‌ president‌ ‌and‌ ‌Mark‌ ‌the‌ ‌vice‌ ‌president.‌ ‌ ‌

Jeff Elliott, President

The‌ ‌first‌ ‌years‌ ‌found‌ ‌Jeff‌ ‌drafting‌ ‌homes,‌ ‌handling‌ ‌sales,‌ ‌and‌ ‌figuring‌ ‌and‌ ‌ordering‌ ‌materials.‌ ‌Mark‌ ‌worked‌ ‌the‌ ‌ mill,‌ ‌and‌ ‌Jeff‌ ‌helped‌ ‌there‌ ‌too‌ ‌when‌ ‌needed.‌ ‌After‌ ‌a‌ ‌couple‌ ‌of‌ ‌years,‌ ‌they‌ ‌hired‌ ‌a‌ ‌sales‌ ‌person‌ ‌who‌ ‌also‌ ‌ performed‌ ‌the‌ ‌duties‌ ‌of‌ ‌a‌ ‌receptionist/secretary;‌ ‌answering‌ ‌phones,‌ ‌organizing‌ ‌data‌ ‌on‌ ‌prospects‌ ‌and‌ ‌stuffing‌ ‌ envelopes‌ ‌with‌ ‌their‌ ‌marketing‌ ‌materials.‌ ‌It‌ ‌was‌ ‌at‌ ‌that‌ ‌time‌ ‌that‌ ‌they‌ ‌won‌ ‌a‌ ‌national‌ ‌award‌ ‌for‌ ‌best‌ ‌follow‌ ‌ through‌ ‌in‌ ‌system‌ ‌built‌ ‌companies.‌ ‌When‌ ‌an‌ ‌extra‌ ‌mill‌ ‌guy‌ ‌was‌ ‌hired,‌ ‌Mark‌ ‌was‌ ‌freed‌ ‌up‌ ‌to‌ ‌work‌ ‌in‌ ‌sales,‌ ‌ prepare‌ ‌materials‌ ‌lists‌ ‌and‌ ‌do‌ ‌ordering.‌ ‌A‌ ‌draftsman‌ ‌was‌ ‌the‌ ‌next‌ ‌hire‌ ‌which‌ ‌freed‌ ‌Jeff‌ ‌to‌ ‌concentrate‌ ‌on‌ ‌ expanding‌ ‌Coventry’s‌ ‌line‌ ‌of‌ ‌products‌ ‌and‌ ‌services.‌ ‌ ‌

With‌ ‌over‌ ‌100‌ ‌standard‌ ‌models‌ ‌in‌ ‌five‌ ‌separate‌ ‌categories:‌ ‌The‌ ‌Craftsman,‌ ‌Tradesman,‌ ‌Cabin,‌ ‌Timber‌ ‌frame,‌ ‌ &‌ ‌Adirondack‌ ‌Styles‌ ‌as‌ ‌well‌ ‌as‌ ‌additions‌ ‌and‌ ‌garages.‌ ‌The‌ ‌mill‌ ‌produces‌ ‌three‌ ‌package‌ ‌options:‌ ‌The‌ ‌Pre-Cut‌ ‌ Log‌ ‌Wall,‌ ‌Shell,‌ ‌and‌ ‌Complete‌ ‌Package‌ ‌in‌ ‌a‌ ‌variety‌ ‌of‌ ‌log‌ ‌profiles‌ ‌and‌ ‌sizes.‌ ‌ ‌

The‌ ‌Somersworth‌ ‌model‌ ‌was‌ ‌built‌ ‌on‌ ‌the‌ ‌mill‌ ‌lot‌ ‌in‌ ‌1999‌ ‌to‌ ‌showcase‌ ‌Coventry‌ ‌homes‌ ‌to‌ ‌the‌ ‌public.‌ ‌By‌ ‌2004‌ ‌ an‌ ‌addition‌ ‌to‌ ‌the‌ ‌model‌ ‌was‌ ‌designed‌ ‌to‌ ‌allow‌ ‌for‌ ‌the‌ ‌expansion‌ ‌of‌ ‌office‌ ‌personnel‌ ‌while‌ ‌maintaining‌ ‌the‌ ‌ original‌ ‌integrity‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌Somersworth‌ ‌floor‌ ‌plan.‌ ‌At‌ ‌that‌ ‌time,‌ ‌the‌ ‌sales‌ ‌team‌ ‌was‌ ‌doubled‌ ‌to‌ ‌four.‌ ‌The‌ ‌following‌ ‌ year‌ ‌the‌ ‌mill‌ ‌yard‌ ‌was‌ ‌expanded‌ ‌when‌ ‌the‌ ‌neighboring‌ ‌lot‌ ‌became‌ ‌available‌ ‌for‌ ‌sale.‌ ‌

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Mark Elliott, Vice President

By‌ ‌mid-2008,‌ ‌the‌ ‌entire‌ ‌Cabin‌ ‌Styles ‌were‌ ‌erected‌ ‌next‌ ‌to‌ ‌the‌ ‌Somersworth‌ ‌model‌ ‌giving‌ ‌5‌ ‌more‌ ‌models‌ ‌to‌ ‌view.‌ ‌As‌ ‌of‌ ‌January‌ ‌2020,‌ ‌ construction‌ ‌on‌ ‌a‌ ‌new‌ ‌Style‌ ‌home‌ ‌called‌ ‌the‌ ‌Adirondack‌ ‌is‌ ‌underway.‌ ‌The‌ ‌Hybrid‌ ‌Style‌ ‌home‌ ‌is‌ ‌going‌ ‌to‌ ‌have‌ ‌ many‌ ‌different‌ ‌finishes‌ ‌to‌ ‌showcase‌ ‌some‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌options‌ ‌these‌ ‌homes‌ ‌will‌ ‌have.‌ ‌ ‌

Today‌ ‌Coventry‌ ‌employs‌ ‌over‌ ‌35‌ ‌people‌ ‌at‌ ‌any‌ ‌given‌ ‌time;‌ ‌including‌ ‌a‌ ‌team‌ ‌of‌ ‌sales‌ ‌people,‌ ‌draftsmen,‌ ‌ financial‌ ‌and‌ ‌clerical‌ ‌administrators,‌ ‌technical‌ ‌advisors,‌ ‌production‌ ‌staff,‌ ‌print‌ ‌and‌ ‌web‌ ‌designers,‌ ‌and‌ ‌mill‌ ‌ workers.‌ ‌As‌ ‌a‌ ‌result‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌professionalism‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌Coventry‌ ‌staff,‌ ‌thousands‌ ‌of‌ ‌Coventry‌ ‌homes‌ ‌have‌ ‌been‌ ‌sold‌ ‌ since‌ ‌its‌ ‌inception‌ ‌in‌ ‌1993.‌ ‌In‌ ‌fact,‌ ‌Coventry‌ ‌has‌ ‌homes‌ ‌in‌ ‌all‌ ‌50‌ ‌States,‌ ‌every‌ ‌Providence‌ ‌in‌ ‌Canada,‌ ‌Japan,‌ ‌ Australia,‌ ‌and‌ ‌Ireland.‌ ‌ ‌

Coventry‌ ‌Log‌ ‌Homes‌ ‌is‌ ‌a‌ ‌proud‌ ‌member‌ ‌in‌ ‌good‌ ‌standing‌ ‌with‌ ‌The‌ ‌Better‌ ‌Business‌ ‌Bureau,‌ ‌The‌ ‌Log‌ ‌&‌ ‌ Timber‌ ‌Home‌ ‌Council‌ ‌and‌ ‌The‌ ‌National‌ ‌Association‌ ‌of‌ ‌Home‌ ‌Builders.‌ ‌

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"Our Coventry Log Home has been everything we dreamed it would be. From planning to building, and every place in between, we felt the team at Coventry worked hard to ensure our visions were realized."

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