Lance Ballard Builders, Inc.

Post & Beam Home Construction • Custom Cabinetry


Lance Ballard Builders, Inc., is one of the leading residential construction companies in central Vermont and the Upper Valley. As a general contractor known for his honesty and professionalism, Lance Ballard will plan and conscientiously oversee all stages and custom designed details of your project, from architectural drawings and engineering to on the job supervision and frequent communication with the home owner and subcontractors, as a team, to ensure smooth running projects completed in a timely fashion and to guarantee customer satisfaction.  

Lance Ballard Builders, Inc., is based in South Woodstock, VT and has been in business since 1976. Lance is experienced in residential construction of all types, including homes, barns, garages, and out buildings such as pond houses, cabins, gazebos, and pergolas. Lance is a master renovator and an expert in constructing Vermont homes and barns in the classic timber frame method, using mortising and tenoning and peg joinery to ensure the most durable of structures. The newer frames are cut from wood harvested from native species of trees. Lance dismantles antique barn frames, then restores and reconstructs them to continue their long life as frameworks for new homes, barns, and additions.

Lance also has forty years of experience in building new homes and renovating older homes using conventional building techniques, and he utilizes energy efficient materials and building methods in all of his projects. Three members of Lance’s construction crew have been with the company for 16, 26, and 36 years, and along with some newer employees, all meet the expectations for high quality and are a talented team of artists who contribute to a clean, respectful workplace where superior craftsmanship is key.

Constructing a high quality timber frame home allows for durability, strength, and beauty, along with a connection to the natural environment in the form of native lumber cut into beams with unique details and versatility. This is a building method that has stood strong in the harsh New England elements for centuries in Vermont barns and farmhouses. A post and beam frame, old or new, can provide the basis for any kind of home, whether it is built as a luxury residence, or a smaller home, the final product is one of natural elegance, beauty, comfort, and efficiency. If you wish for more information about options we offer, and desire a well-built structure that is both artistically and aesthetically pleasing, consider Lance Ballard Builders, Inc. for your next project.