Welcome to Dakota Log Home Builders, LLC.
Dakota Log Home Builders is South Dakota’s independent representative for Golden Eagle Log Homes. Since 1971 brothers Craig and Scott Connell along with their wives Kathy and Linda have brought custom homes to over 300 families in the Dakotas. We are now applying this experience to families who want to live the log home lifestyle.

The reasons for our success are pretty simple:

  • We build long term relationships; ones that last far past the day you move in.
  • We listen to the customer; we pay attention to detail.
  • Every home is different; we work to fulfill the individual needs of our clients.

Whether your dream is for a year round home or a vacation retreat; we are the builder of choice for log homes in "The Dakotas".

For over 45 years we have built a solid reputation on dependability, craftsmanship and a commitment to service. We are here to guide you through each step of the process from inception to the day you move in. We will be there to make it an enjoyable and satisfying experience. We can offer our services for a owner built shell, all the way up to a complete turn-key luxury lodge; and anything in between.

Through Golden Eagle Log Homes we offer full-log, half-log, cabin and hybrid homes. With a library of over 2000 plans that can each be customized we can quickly point you to the style, size, and price range that meets your needs.

We have two locations to serve you; Craig & Kathy in Pierre, SD and Scott & Linda in De Smet, SD. Feel free to check out both this website and Golden Eagle Log Homes’ website. When you have questions, we are just a phone call away.

We understand that building a home is a “big deal”. That’s why we take such care to make sure your needs are meet with the respect and professionalism that all our client deserve.

We look forward to hearing from you real soon.

Craig & Kathy, Scott & Linda Connell