Greg and Jan Buhler of Atlantic Custom Homes were handpicked to take over Hudson Valley distribution of Lindal Cedar Homes. "We built our Lindal [home] in 2002," says Greg, "and we love it—the warm secure feeling of post and beam, the magnificent wall of windows letting the outside in, the energy efficiency. When the Cold Spring dealer was ready to retire, he reached out to us, and it saved me. I was a lawyer, I was trudging to the city every day, and I loved my house so much it killed me to leave."
No more trudging. Now they're certified-green professionals working with a curated list of local contractors, helping customers achieve that same customizable love affair with their homes, so well that their Atlantic Custom Homes was named Lindal's Top Worldwide Dealer at the company's 2016 meeting. "It used to be this Russian dealer building Lindal dachas for nouveau-riche Russians," says Greg. "But we've been up near the top pretty consistently since we started in 2006." Hudsonvalleycedarhomes.com