1) The local builder is a reverse flow- and heavy duty. The build quality is awesome
2) The local builder is a little more spendy b/c I have to customize it a bit- a few hundred bucks more than the Klose
3) The Klose I have to have shipped in from Texas to Colorado, so that may wipe out the difference in price
4) The Klose is obviously money- an extremely well built smoker but I've never seen one in person, just rumors on the internets..
Anyone have any thoughts?