Why We’re Different

What sets us apart is our longevity in the log home design & manufacturing business

We’ve been family owned and operated since our founding in 1979. In four decades we’ve learned which wood species are best, that kiln drying is vital and that our houses stand the test of time.

We recognize that our people are our greatest asset. Our Sales Staff and Dealers care about our customers’ ideas, concerns and budget. Our designers are gifted at drawing dreams. Our manufacturing team works with precision and pride. Our homeowners are happy with their forever homes. And that’s what matters most to us.

Wood Species

We exclusively use Eastern White Pine for our wall logs, log sidings, support posts, blocking, porch posts, porch plates, porch rafters, railings and trim. Douglas Fir is used for heavy timber rafters, collar ties, wall-tie trusses, ceiling beams, girders and timber frame components. After 40 years of manufacturing log and timber home, we’ve found these renewable species to be the most durable, stable, cost effective and energy efficient – not to mention beautiful.

Kiln Drying

Kiln drying is not an option with us. Properly dried, white pine and fir materials are more stable and uniform. Kiln-drying kills pests, stops sap and allows for accurate grading. Components are lighter resulting in lower shipping costs and easier construction. Feel confident that every piece of wood we supply for your home has been kiln dried and inspected right in our mill.

In-house Plan Design

Since 1979, Honest Abe has created dream homes. That’s because our designers have a combined 60+ years of experience in drafting plans that encompass our customers’ desires and needs. This expertise produces a detailed floor plan that makes manufacturing and construction more accurate and more simple. Whether it’s a modest cabin or a palatial retreat, Honest Abe turns visions of a fantasy home into a tangible reality.

Green Practices

With us, good stewardship of our natural resources isn’t just a slogan, it’s a way of life. We have a long-lasting commitment to sustainability, like green building design, zero-waste manufacturing and renewable species use, which we employ throughout the process of planning and milling your home.

Industry Relationships

We are proud of our relationships throughout the log home industry and the business community. We’ve taken leadership roles throughout our history with the National Association of Homebuilder’s Log and Timber Home Council. We choose to have our materials independently inspected by Timber Products Inspection, Inc.’s certified graders. Honest Abe Log Homes has earned an A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau and we support business development in our region with memberships in local chambers of commerce.