Looking back 20 years ago next month, my wife and I were putting the finishing touches on our log home and preparing to move in. Over the previous 18 months, we planned, sketched, met with banks, met with builders, scheduled the work to be done and prepared for our journey in to the building process. We started construction in March of 1992 and by mid-September were moved in. Building a log cabin home in South Carolina during the summer months is NOT the best of planning but we pulled it off.
Along the way we learned quite a few things about building a log home and the construction business in general. Over the past 20 years I’ve been willing to share these experiences and assist several hundred homeowners to successfully move in to their log home.
There are several employees, including myself, at Appalachian Log Structures Inc. that live in log homes and have done so for quite a few years – over 200 years combined in total. My father, the founder of Appalachian Log Structures, who passed away in 2010, lived in two log homes (my mother still does), the President of Appalachian personally built both of his log homes (lots of sweat equity there!), our VP of Marketing has lived in two log homes, our VP Sales lives in #13, the 13th log home to roll off our line over 32 years ago (see photo above). The Manager of both our production facilities in Princeton, WV built his home in 1992 as did my sister and her husband who since has moved in to my Grandmothers log home and remodeled it. Over the years we’ve had other employees and family members build log homes and they are still living in them today.
In addition to employees most all of our Independent Representatives either live in or work from a log model home (or sometimes both!).
So you see, when you contact someone at Appalachian Log Structures you have the opportunity to speak with someone that has first hand experience of building and maintaining a log home – experience that is valuable to someone just starting the process. In addition, all of us are willing to share our knowledge and experience so that you too can have the opportunity to live the log home life like so many us have been blessed to do.
When you are ready to start your log home, we’re here and waiting to assist you. We’re only a phone call or a short drive away so come on by for a visit and let’s get you started on your dream log cabin home. Contact your Local Sales Representative today!