Timber frame barn

“Thank you for all you have done in building the barn for us.
The experience has been just fantastic!”
– C.C.

Timber frame house kitchen

“Thanks for your patience and cooperation while creating
this beautiful addition to our property. Recently I heard delivery drivers
saying as they left: ‘That’s the most beautiful barn I have ever seen!’
It was a tribute to your amazing team.”
–M & S T.

“You’ve spoiled us. We really don’t want to live
anywhere else but in this house.”
– G & D Barmore

“We are so happy we chose your company
to help design, build and construct our timber frame.”
– G&D Tobey

Houses and Barns



Houses and Barns by John Libby has been a beacon of excellence in Maine’s construction industry for over 50 years.  We’ve learned a lot in more than a half century, and we bring that expertise to every project. Whether you’re envisioning a new home, barn, or gathering space, HBJL will design and build a distinctive place that your family will enjoy for generations. We’re not exclusively timber-frame builders, but it is our specialty. Our architects, designers, and crew will work with you from start to finish to bring every detail of your vision to life. We take pride in the range and quality of our craftsmanship and in our customers’ satisfaction.


We have been building custom homes, timber frame barns and specialty structures of exceptional craftsmanship for over 50 years. From new construction to renovations, residences to barns, we earn our reputation for honesty and excellent workmanship with every job we do.

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Whether you’re looking for an authentic timber-frame structure or a hybrid design, HBJL is Maine’s design-build choice.

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