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LogHome Manufacturers, Dealers, and Builders

Arrowhead Log & Hybrid StructuresArrowhead Log & Hybrid Structures of Kodak, TN - "Arrowhead Log & Hybrid Structures wants to work with you in building your new log home sanctuary. We don't believe your new log home floor plan is just a log home kit, which is why Arrowhead can also build your log home correctly, from start to finish."
Arowhead Log & Hybrid Structures
3139C Winfield Dunn Parkway
Kodak, TN 37764
Phone: 866-375-4647 (toll-free)

Precision Craft Log & Timber HomesPrecision Craft Log & Timber Homes of Meridian, ID - "...we believe our clients deserve custom designed log homes and timber homes. With this focus on custom log home design, you get a home that matches your lifestyle and vision."
Precision Craft Log & Timber Homes
711 E. Broadway
Meridian, ID 83642-2659
Phone: 800-729-1320 (toll-free)   Fax: 208-887-1253

Hirsh Log HomesHirsh Log Homes of Port Carling, Ontario - Log Home construction from the ground up. Our Design Concept is to create a Log home that is like an original work of art, where people can come together, to spend time and to enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the space and the property. What are you waiting for?
Hirsh Log Homes
63 Joseph St., Box 257
Port Carling, ON P0B 1J0
Phone: 705-765-1588   Fax: 705-765-1590
E-mail: info@hirshloghomes.com

Munsey Log Homes of Newport, TN - Dedicated to producing high quality handcrafted custom log homes and providing excellent customer services to the log home buyer.
Munsey Log Homes, Inc.
825 Red Hill Road
Newport, TN 37821
Toll Free: 877-613-5647

Log Home Center & Supply of Noblesville, IN - offers a wide range of log home options form turn-key solutions to shells. Log Home Supply is also a dealer of log home maintenance products.
Log Home Center & Supply
16907 Mystic Rd.
Noblesville, IN 46060
Toll Free: 800-773-6223
E-mail: Sales

Woodworking Shoppe Skylinewoods, product line of The Woodworkers Shoppe of Comins, Michigan are leaders in quality tongue-n-groove log siding & paneling. We manufacture all of our siding and paneling products with end-match design for a no-waste installation. Custom knotty pine interior doors and log kitchens are available from our custom wood shoppe.
The Woodworkers Shoppe
3308 N. Abbe Rd.
Comins, MI 48619
Toll Free: 800-818-9971
Mobile: (770) 722-5098
Fax: 989-848-5535
E-mail: Gary Gee

Jim Barna Log Homes Barna Log Homes, of Lookout Mountain, TN - Log home living provides a place that brings balance to your life. In a world of urgent schedules, deadlines and distractions, coming home to a place filled with the warmth of nature allows you to recharge and refresh. At Barna Log Homes we call this "modern rustic living".
Inside Bennett Wholesale & Interior Décor Center
2880 Amnicola Highway
Chattanooga, TN 37406
Office: (423) 443-4638
Mobile: (770) 722-5098
Toll Free: (877) 521-8401
Fax: (678) 530-1058

Walden Log Homes Walden Log Homes, of Lookout Mountain, TN - "We build new log homes from reclaimed, hand-hewn timbers that we salvage from original structures that are at least 100 years old." Check out their new book, "Authentic Log Homes".
Walden Log Homes
P.O. Box 366
Lookout Mountain, TN 37350
(423) 821-8070
E-mail: info@waldenloghomes.com

Rustic Appeal Log Homes Rustic Appeal Log Homes, of Western Michigan can take your home from excavation to turn-key or they will be more than happy to work with you as your own General Contractor and answer any questions that you or your subcontractors may have.
Rustic Appeal Log Homes, LLC
4257 16 Mile Road
Kent City, Michigan 49330
E-mail: Joe Clement

Natural Log Homes
"We feature premium Douglas Fir, Cypress and Port Orford Cedar log homes. From cozy cabins to expansive dream homes, we will build your custom plans according to the highest standards of quality and artistic craftsmanship that our customers have come to expect."
Natural Log Homes
421 North Main Street
River Falls, WI 54022
877-456-4466 toll free; (715) 425-1739 main line; (715) 425-1746 fax
E-mail: Robert L. Chambers

Connor Construction
Manufacturer of pre cut and panelized log homes and cabins.We build or ship anywhere.
Connor Construction
12476 Hwy 515 North
Ellijay, Georgia
(706) 276-2550 / (706) 273-9867
E-mail: John Connor

Katahdin Cedar Log HomesKatahdin Cedar Log Homes
Log Cabins, Log Homes, Log Houses, manufactured building kits, designs & log home plans. A dealer & manufacturer of quality log homes, buildings, lodges, cabins, luxury chalets & timber frame homes. Build your own home with our Do It Yourself Kits.
Katahdin Cedar Log Homes
P.O. Box 145
Oakfield, ME 04763
(800) 845 - 4533 / (207) 757 - 8278
E-mail: barry.ivey@kfphomes.com

Hunter Mountain Custom Log Homes
Offering a full range of log home services, from design to construction to continued quality customer service after you purchase your log home.
Hunter Mountain Custom Log Homes
Hunter Mountain, NY
(917) 545-0529
E-mail: info@hunterloghomes.com

Hartman Log Home Builders of Virginia
We are experienced independent log home builders.
Hartman Log Home Builders
206 Little Whim Rd.
Fredericksburg, Virginia 22405
(540) 371-6962 Voice/fax
E-mail: info@hartmanloghomes.com

Hunter Log Homes
A full-range of log home services from design to construction and continued quality customer service after the sale.
Hunter Log Homes
560 Sylvan Ave.
Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632
(917) 545-0529
E-mail: info@hunterloghomes.com

Red Willow Rustic Log HomesRed Willow Rustic Log Homes
Hand-hewn log homes in the Scandinavian tradition, handcrafted in Northern BC Canada, and shipped across North America. We design and build using logs from our own woodlot.
Red Willow Rustic Log Homes
14550 Fawn Rd.
Telkwa, B.C., V0J 2X2 Canada
(250) 846-5699 Voice/fax
E-mail: info@redwillowrustic.ca

Tomahawk Log & Country Homes, Inc.Tomahawk Log & Country Homes, of Tomahawk, WI – builds and design custom insulated log homes. Log packages can also be delivered anywhere in the United States. All logs are hand-hewn and provide the beauty of traditional log construction while providing the flexibility and ease of modern construction practices. Several types of log siding are available and we can build anyone’s dream.
2285 County L
Tomahawk, WI  54487
Phone: 800-544-0636 (toll free)   (715) 453-3265 (local)
E-mail: sales@tomahawklog.com

Fall River Log Homes, of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada - uses Eastern White Cedar, a premier choice for log cabin construction. Quality at an affordable price. Many to choose from. Build your dream today!
2090 Hammonds Plains Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia  Canada  B4B 1P3
Phone: 866-835-4180 (toll free)   (902) 835-4180 (local)   (902) 835-5170 (fax)
E-mail: info@FallRiverLogHomes.com

High Mountain Log HomesHigh Mountain Log Homes, of Clinton, B.C. Canada - specializes in hand-crafted, custom-made log homes using your choice of Lodgepole pine, Engelman spruce or Douglas fir logs with an average mean diameter of 12–16 inches.
Box 10 Sorley Rd.
Clinton, B.C.  Canada  V0K 1K0
Phone: (250) 459-7059 or (250) 459-2671
E-mail: highmountainloghomes@direcway.com

Stevens Point Log Mfg., Inc.Stevens Point Log Manufacturing, of Mosinee, WI - a manufacturer of hand peeled, kiln-dried log home components. You can buy from the sawmill direct, no middleman, no salesman.
1203 Stans Drive
Stevens Point, WI  54482
Phone: (715) 544-4024   Fax: (715) 544-0512
E-mail: pointlogs@g2a.net

Eagle Log Home Builders of Loudonville, OH. We are log home builders. We do not sell log home kits. We build log homes to the weather tight stage nationwide.
16079 Twp. Rd, #454
Loudonville, OH  44842
Phone: (419) 994-1217
E-mail: Cabins2@bright.net

Southside Cedar Log Homes, from Vernon Hill, VA - a distributor for Cedar Knoll Log Homes.
3166 Asbury Church Road
Vernon Hill, VA  24597
Phone: (434) 476-1608
E-mail: ssc@halifax.com

Aspen Log Homes & ConstructionAspen Log Homes & Construction, of Pleasant View, UT.

"We build more log homes a year than any other builder in the western United States."

3727 N, Patio Springs Dr.
Pleasant View, Utah  84414
Phone: (801) 475-5431   Fax: (801) 391-1919
E-mail: aspenlog@aspenloghomes.com

 Cedar Homes of Washington, Inc. - Snohomish, WA.
23209 131st Ave. SE
Snohomish, WA  98296
Phone: (360) 668-8242
E-mail: cedarhomes@chwi.com

Tamarack Log and Timber HomesTamarack Log and Timber Homes of Jane Lew, WV. "Handcrafted" Naturally. Relax and enjoy your "Handcrafted" Log Home. You will be living in a work of art.
1750 Hackers Creek Road
PO Box 570
Jane Lew, WV  26378
Phone: (304) 269-4344
E-mail: info@tamaracklogandtimberhomes.com

Rustic Creations - Log Home Builders in Georgia. We are builders with over 25 years experience. We are log home builders not log home dealers.
2684 Stable Gate Dr.
Blairsville, GA  30512
Phone: 706-781-7910     Fax: 706-781-1434
E-mail: stripey@alltel.net

Little Cedar Log Homes imageLittle Cedar Log Homes of Rockville, MO & surrounding states. Log home owner resources!

1985 NW 801 Road,   Rockville, Missouri  64780
Phone: 800-388-6072 toll free
E-mail: Debbie Smithey

Avalon Log Homes logoAvalon Log Homes of Boise, ID. "Our machinery is the latest design in technology to produce only the closest of tolerances and quality of production. Our handcrafters are only the finest in their field."

Phone: 866-330-5647 toll free
E-mail: logman@cableone.net

Log Crafters of Maryland Log Home Builder. "We are log home builders; we do not sell log home kits."
P. O. Box 211
Dunkirk, MD 20754
Phone: (301) 855-6100

Dennis Construction, Inc. of Greenville, NC - Log Home Builder. "We build to the weather tight stage; we do not sell log home kits!"
1621 Old Fire Tower Rd.
Greenville, NC 27858
Phone: (252) 355-2622

Jim Nichols Construction Co.  Log home construction in and around Winchester, VA.  "We are log home builders, not log home dealers."
619 East Main St.
Berryville, VA 22611
Phone: (540) 955-4743    E-mail: bhcedarlog@erols.com.

True North Log Homes LogoTrue North Log Homes of Bracebridge, Ontario. "Our 14 log home patents are testimony to our technological excellence."

P.O. Box 2169, Winhara Road
Bracebridge, Ontario P1L 1W1
Phone: (705) 645-3096    E-mail: info@truenorthloghomes.com.

Jefferson Log HomesJefferson Log Homes of Victoria and Brentwood Bay, BC Canada. Builders of Custom Handcrafted Log Homes. We are committed to providing top quality workmanship, honesty and reliability. Specializing in building log homes using "century old" logs.

Phone: 250-514-3363    E-mail: John or Lynn.

B & H CEDAR LOG HOMES, L.L.C. of Fredericksburg, VA. "Life-Styles in Solid Cedar" They have over 15 years experience in the manufacture, sale, design and construction of log homes (or as some prefer, log cabins). Since first entering the business, over 2,000 Cedar log home kits have been delivered in the US, Japan and Korea.
65 Nottingham Dr.
Fredericksburg, VA 22406
Phone: 540-752-4106
E-mail: info@cedar-log-homes.com.

Wholesale Logs & LumberWholesale Logs and Lumber, of Scottdale, PA, "Specializes in log home components on a wholesale basis to contractor-builder customers. Retail sales are also made to anyone requesting them. Send an e-mail.

Crooked Tree of Texas Log Cabins & HomesCrooked Tree of Texas Log Cabins & Homes  "We offer a full line of Handcrafted Texas Style Log Cabins & Homes built on location, anywhere."
Michael L. Mayo, Owner

Northern Log Homes, Inc. Custom Log Homes of Northern New York, Lorraine, NY.  "We promise to you, the consumer, 'More Bang for your Buck' and at the same time providing you with a Log Home Package with the highest quality materials!" Contact Dan Smith.

Pariso Log HomesPariso Log Homes of Dover, OH. Custom log home builders for more than 20 years.

Silver Creek Log HomesSilver Creek Log Homes of Wauseon, OH. "Western Red Cedar and Eastern White Pine milled logs. Shell to turnkey. Renovations, additions and repair work to existing log homes."  Contact Sales

Sisson Log Homes, "America's Factory Direct Log Home Source, is one of the largest manufacturers of log home and timber products in the Southeastern United States. We purchase raw materials in bulk quantities and sell them to you factory direct without the added costs of log home dealers or middleman."

Town & Country Log Homes Town & Country Cedar Homes has been factory crafting log, cedar & timber wood homes for over 50 years. Their Project Directors and Design Managers help you with the whole process. They have a CD-ROM available of finished home photos and floorplans for just $10.00. Order online or get more info at www.cedarhomes.com or call 1-800-968-3178.

Senty Handcrafted Log HomesSenty Handcrafted Log Homes. A husband and wife team, Mike and Laurie Senty have been building high quality handcrafted log homes for nearly 20 years. Not only do they offer design services, but also valuable information on log construction methods, information on types of finishes to use, insight into building codes, and much more. They are high quality, eye-for-detail type of builders with their work in such high profile establishments as Lutsen Resort of Minnesota.

Eagle Panel SystemsEagle Panel Systems offers a unique method for builders to finish their shell with a roof system that applies directly to their rafters or purlins providing interior sheathing, insulation, structural members (if required), and exterior sheathing.

Superior Logs logoSuperior Products, Inc. of Anchorage, Alaska, USA. Want to build a do-it-yourself kit? Here's a great place to find just the right kit.


Log Homes Council logo The Log Homes Council is a national organization with membership comprised of manufacturers of log homes.

National Association of Home Builders
1201 15th Street
Washington, D.C 20005
1-800-368-5242, Ext. 576    FAX: 202-861-2141
E-mail: pdcrampton@nahb.com

Log Home Maintenance Companies & Products

MM Wood RestorationMM Wood Restoration and Protection of Bellingham, WA serves Washington, Idaho, and California customers in our service businesses and supports other Certified Applicators nationwide with professional grade products and experienced technical advice.
2506 No. 2 Canyon Road
Wenatchee, WA 98801
Toll-Free: 1-877-966-3476   E-mail: mmwood2@charter.net

Log Home Store logoLog Home Store - we sell finishes, tools, chinking, restoration supplies, and more for contractors, owners, and builders of log homes.
P.O. Box 244  Sheridan, OR 97378
Phone: (503) 843-3608    Toll free: (800) 827-1688   Contact: Sales.

American Building Restoration Products, Inc.American Building Restoration Products, Inc. of Franklin, WI, is the manufacturer of strippers, cleaners, sealers and preservatives for wood, masonry, metal and glass.

Schroeder Log Home Supply

Schroeder Log Home Supply of Grand Rapids, MN.
"Ask Us!  Specialty products for the Log Home."

Log Home Restoration Companies

Nationwide logoNationwide Log Home Restoration, Inc. of Enola, PA. "With over 15 years of Restoration Experience...There's no need to look any further for someone to prep, stain, chink and seal your new log home or maintain and restore your existing log home."
216 W. Shady Lane
Enola, PA 17025
Phone: 877-683-8182 (toll free)
E-mail: mail@nationwidelog.com.

Log Home Building Schools

The William M. Lasko School of Log Building, Sparta, WI.
" Hands-on training is the best way to learn these skills and will save you the cost of attendance many times over. Come and learn the 1500 year old craft of Scandinavian Full-Scribe-to-fit log construction from a master builder! We put an emphasis on building debt free and present some ideas on how you could reduce your need to borrow, or eliminate it all together!"

"Classes are now being scheduled for the next 18 months! There are several two week and three week courses to choose from! Sign up on-line!
"  Contact William M. Lasko.


Butcher blocks counter tops and kitchen islands. Lafor, supplier of butcher blocks counter tops, kitchen counter tops, bar tops and kitchen islands. Species available: hard maple, oak, beech wood, cherry, walnut, whitebeam, acacia.
Contact: Adrian

Tools 4 Flooring - The #1 source for flooring tools and supplies. We carry everything from grout to floor removal machines. Secure online ordering.
13735 Lakefront Dr.
Earth City, MO 63045
Phone: 866-634-1189

Maine Timber WorksMaine Timber Works - Hardwood flooring & other custom milled wood products including hand hewn beams, countertops, and clapboards created from Pine, Maple, Oak, Cherry, Cedar, other native and exotic woods, antique reclaimed lumber.
Maine Timber Works, LLC
823 Augusta Road
Rome, ME 04963
Phone: (207) 778-1745

KitchenCabinetsdesign - online design and ideas. Offering free referrals for kitchen designs and estimates. Click link for more info!
950 Tower Lane, 6th floor
Foster City, CA 94404
Phone: 877-333-0986
Contact contact@kitchen-cabinets-design.com

Realtors Specializing In Log Home Listings

Realty Executives - Smoky MountainsRealty Executives - Smoky Mountains - Vacation Chalet homes, log cabin and investment cabins for sale. Real estate property in Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, TN.
Contact: Autumn or David Hackney
163 E Wears Valley Rd Suite 15
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
(865) 250-3219

Architects/Designers/Design Software

MossCreek DesignsMossCreek Designs, "Possibly the Most Desirable Log Home Designs in the World!" The Art & Craft of Log Home Design from Knoxville, TN. Offices throughout the U.S. and the world.
127 West Jackson Ave.
Suite 202
Knoxville, TN 37902 USA
USA: 800.737.2166 x202  Europe: 00.865.637.2166  Fax: 865.637.2188
E-mail: info@mosscreek.net

Kibo Group LogoKibo Group Architecture of Hamilton, Missoula, and Victor, MT. "WHAT WE DO: Log homes, single- and multi-family designs, resort lodges and retreat structures, log- and timber-frames, rock/masonry, feasibility studies and site selection, commercial development and tenant remodeling, ranch buildings that work, affordable housing, alternatives, recyclable materials...Big Things, Old Things, New Things.
Contact info@kibogroup.com.

The Log Connection logo"Steve Hancock and the staff at The Log Connection know that a professionally designed and constructed set of blueprints will look like the home of your dreams. We take pride in the ability to show you your home before you build."

Logmaker logo CAD software by Design Imaging Services, a wonderful tool to see the results of your project before it is even built. If you or your company have been looking for that one program that will best help you automate your design phase, then you need to take a look at Logmaker©.

Log Home Magazines & Directories

Log Home Net

Log Homes on the InternetLog Homes on the Internet - a high traffic site with links to log home manufacturers, designers, log home components, log home building schools and other related sites. This site's highlight is its Q&A forum with megabytes of archived information. You won't want to pass this one up!

Rustic Furnishings

There are literally hundreds of rustic furniture companies out on the net. Hopefully this list will help you find some of the best quality sites.

Frontier Log Furniture of Somers, MT. Montana log furniture and rustic decor from Frontier Log Furniture since 1973.
815 Hwy 82
Somers, MT 59932

Basket Weaver logoSusan Ashley Basket Weaver of Joshua, TX. Custom designed hand-made baskets in unique shapes that include antlers, feathers, beads, leather, and sometimes polished stone -- perfect for log-home rustic decor. Custom orders to create a special basket to include your own supplied antler are also accepted.
617 Rosewood Place
Joshua, TX 76058
Contact: Susan   Ph: (817) 295-6624

Plé Designs logoPlé Designs - Rustic Elegance in Leather. They offer you a line of handcrafted items created from top quality leathers, in rich full colors, that will give you pleasure for many years to come.
508-B North 20th Avenue
Yakima, WA 98902
Contact: Lynne   Ph: (509) 469-2700

Log Cabin Furnishings logoLog Cabin Furnishings of Wrightwood, CA sells lodgepole log furniture and metal art to compliment any country home or log cabin interior.
1271 Irene Street, Box 338
Wrightwood, CA 92397
(760) 980-1802
Contact: custservice@lodgepolefurniture.com

Smith Industries logoSmith Industries of Wilson, KS blends Nature with Creative imagination to create wonderfully unique log furniture.
436 Ave. H
Wilson, Kansas 67490
(785) 658-2618

Appalachian Designs logoAppalachian Designs of Asheville, NC has for several years provided custom, high-quality, fully guaranteed hand-made furniture, accessories and art.
12 Smith Farm Road
Fairview, NC 28730
(828) 628-9994
Contact: Lang Hornthal

Horns-A-Plenty product imageHorns-A-Plenty Antler Art & D Bar X Lighting, of Ely, NV. Antler chandeliers, sconces, lamps, furniture and much more at reasonable prices! 100% satisfaction guaranteed. UL-approved.
Contact: Kristi Fillman
Phone: 800-467-6599   Fax: (775) 234-7126

Timberline GroupTimberline Group, of Belgrade, MT.  "Bringing the Rocky Mountains indoors. The finest selection in Western and Cowboy furnishings and accessories."

PO BOX 895
Belgrade, MT  59714   Ph: 800-781-0260  Contact: timberlinegroup1@hotmail.com

Roughing it In StyleRoughing It In Style, of Madison, WI.  The Roughing It In Style collection reflects our attention to excellence and originality, with a North-woodsy flare.

5262 Verona Road
Madison, WI 53711
Ph: (608) 274-5559
Contact: info@roughingitinstyle.com

Kauffman Wood ProductsKauffman Wood Products. Delbert Kauffman is a truly unique individual with a wonderfully creative imagination. Just look at the pole furniture he builds and you will agree.

Blue Ridge LightingBlue Ridge Lighting of Canton, GA. "Enjoy the Comforts of Home." Rustic lighting of all sorts.
Rustic Ventures
Canton, GA 30114
Ph: 866-528-9215

Log Cabin ArtsLog Cabin Arts: Vintage Outdoor Art Prints for Your Log Home or Cabin.
Contact: Tami or Dan Amundson
(651) 407-8504
10251 Wilderness Point Road
Brainerd, MN 56401

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