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American Log and Lumber Interview

Today we have a great interview with John Harper, the owner of American Log & Lumber based in Arkansas. John has a great perspective on the business and decades of experience in the commercial and residential sectors of the log home industry.

Tell us about American Log and Lumber; what products and services do you […]

Gastineau Log Homes

A Candid Interview with Lynn Gastineau

Lynn Gastineau is celebrating her 35th year in the log home business and she was gracious enough to give us this interview and share her thoughts on her business, the economy and some tips for people considering building a log home. Gastineau Log Homes has been unique in featuring […]

Attention Log Home Companies...Have you ever sold a log home online?

Have you ever sold a log home online? It wasn’t until the deal was done; money was in hand and the process begun that he realized that he had never spoken to the buyer. […]

Groundhogs and Treehouses

When you harvest standing dead trees and ‘recycle’ them to be used as thermal batteries in the walls of log homes, you’re building using ecologically friendly and self-sustaining green methods. […]

Log Home Boom…in Russia?

I monitor stories about the log home industry daily and most of the news that floats across my monitor is what you would expect. Log homes for sale, solving maintenance problems, log cabins of a historical nature, etc., but rarely does a story jump out at me.

My focus is the log home business in […]

Do log homes inspire you?

I guess the better question is…can an inanimate object serve as as source of inspiration? According to the Merriam Webster dictionary, the word “inspire” means:

to influence, move, or guide by divine or supernatural to exert an animating, enlivening, or exalting influence on to infuse (as life) by breathing

So, would you include a beautiful […]

Germany’s Snow Dome Log Homes

Scott Rouleau of Rouleau Communications, was kind enough to pass this along to me and I thought it was really interesting. Also, with this ‘challenging’ economy, hearing about a log home company that is making news and earning bragging rights deserves some kudos.

Estemerwalt Log Homes is Exclusive Log Provider for Germany’s Snow Dome […]

Log Home – To Build or Not to Build

That is the question…

Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer the ups and downs of an outrageous stock market, or to follow our plan in the face of those troubles, and by opposing, build the home of our dreams?

I doubt that Shakespeare himself could craft such a tale as we have unfolding […]

Side Trip from the Log Home Business

What do log home companies have in common with other companies such as Microsoft and Nike, or a local automobile dealer or restaurant?

They are all businesses that have customers! And they all share a need to maintain relationships with their customers and discover new prospects for their products. Hey, isn’t that what every business […]

Log Home Surprise & 4th. of July Wishes

Injured Marine gets new log home

Monday’s “John Boy and Billy Show”, a radio show in Charlotte, NC, was extra special as they presented a retired Marine with a five-bedroom log home to be built in Jacksonville through a charitable program, Operation Finally Home. Vincent Gizzarelli, left the Marine Corps in 2009 on medical retirement. […]