Honest Abe Log Homes President Josh Beasley was among a contingent of log industry leaders in St. Louis recently to discuss the sustainability of log structures. 

In addition to representing Tennessee-based Honest Abe, Beasley attended in his capacity as 2017 president of the Log and Timber Home Council (LTHC).

Beasley explained that LT​ ​HC​ members are log and timber home manufacturers and producers who have united to develop and promote quality building systems and ethical business practices, adding that sustainability is a priority for the organization. 

“During our meeting we discussed the importance of log and timber structures being built with renewable resources and leaving a small carbon footprint,” Beasley said. “The group identified some key strategies to make sure log structures are recognized and sustained as among the most earth-friendly building methods on the market.”

According to Beasley, the LTHC is working to advance the science behind energy efficiency ratings so that log homes are viable for future generations. 

“Beyond that immediate focus, LTHC members subscribe to a rigorous code of ethics and represent the best options for consumer log and timber home products,” Beasley said. 

Beasley explained that LTHC members utilize a third-party inspection program to evaluate each timber for its structural integrity and placement within the home.

“At Honest Abe we hold ourselves to the highest standard of quality, service and safety,” he emphasized. “We want our homeowners to know that their home is solid, safe and efficient.”

Another important mission of the LTHC is to educate builders and buyers on log home construction. The Council also invests time and money into research that keeps the industry on top of the latest codes, standards and product advancements.

“It is a privilege to lead and direct the efforts of the LTHC throughout 2017, working alongside the Steering Committee to advance the goals of the council for the benefit of members and ultimately the log and timber clients we all serve,” Beasley said.

The LTHC is part of the Building Systems Councils, a division of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), which celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2017. Honest Abe Log Homes, a 38-year-old, family-owned company, has been a longstanding member of the NAHB as well as holding membership in the NAHB’s regional affiliate, the Upper Cumberland Homebuilders Association.

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