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What Sets Council Members Apart!

Discover Why Log and Timber Home Buyers Have Been Entrusting Their Dreams to Council Members Since 1977!

Building your dream log and timber home is likely one of the largest investments you will make in your lifetime. But you’re not the only stakeholder in this project. Your local building department requires the home be constructed to code. Your lender wants the home to be valued correctly. The builder wants to earn more business through word-of-mouth, as does the log and timber home producer.

Doug Terrell vice president of manufacturing at Blue Ridge Log Cabins.
Doug Terrell is the 2014 Chairman of the Log and Timber Homes Council, part of the National Association of Home Builders. Doug is also vice president of manufacturing at Blue Ridge Log Cabins.

With so much riding on this decision, who do you trust? We suggest limiting your choices to members of the Log and Timber Homes Council. Why? Because for decades now, log and timber homes buyers have trusted members of the Log and Timber Homes Council to make their dream home a reality. That’s because all council members must:

  • Abide by a strict code of ethics
  • Grade their logs and timbers to ensure structural soundness
  • Provide construction manuals to ensure correct construction techniques
  • Sponsor scientific studies that advance log and timber building technologies
  • Provide information to help consumers make smart choices

“This means when you buy from a Log and Timber Homes Council member, you are getting quality building materials that will stand the test of time,” says Doug Terrell, 2014 Chair of the Log and Timber Homes Council and a log and timber home manufacturer from Campobello, South Carolina.

But those aren’t the only advantages in choosing a company that belongs to the Log and Timber Homes Council. While member companies compete fairly for your dream home while adhering to the membership requirements, they are united in their passion for their work.

“When was the last time you bought anything from anyone who not only harvests the raw materials, but also designs and crafts the finished product?,” asks Terrell. “You will find everyone from the sales rep to the owner of the company have something in common with you: They share the same passion for living in a log and timber home as you do.”

You can get started shopping for your dream home using our Tell Me More search feature on this website.

Learn More About the Council
The Log and Timber Homes Council is a national organization with membership comprised of manufacturers of log and timber homes. The council is part of the National Association of Home Builders.

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