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James W. Harbin
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Lost Katahdin Cedar Log Home Dealer
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Recently a gentleman named Rich from Baltimore tried to contact me and could not make contact on 302-945-6706. I'm not sure what happened and I blogged him on his site without success. Rich, Please…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Colorado Log Home Finishing Feb 19, 2013.

Northern White Cedar
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National Energy Codes have given our industry an opportunity to show folks the superiority of solid wood walls and the ease to comply with R values. We have always had good old thermal mass. In our…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by shanny May 5, 2012.

 

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James W. Harbin left a comment for A S Haropulos
"Hello again, I checked out the Haiku homes and they are awesome. We have recently introduced a solid cedar home system with a more contemporary feel that you might find interesting. Please check out www.arborwalls.com and give me your opinion. Thank…"
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James W. Harbin left a comment for I John
"Hello, The researching process is the beginning of a wonderful journey that all log home lovers experience. When we started 28 years ago there was only Log Home Living Magazine. Today there is an unbelievable wealth of information available out…"
Mar 28
A S Haropulos left a comment for James W. Harbin
"Thank you. Actually, I am looking for something closer to Haiku Homes."
Mar 26
James W. Harbin left a comment for A S Haropulos
"Hello, Welcome to the neighborhood. I'm not familiar with Timber Mountain Homes. Can you give me some information please? We are the Katahdin Cedar Log Home Dealer/Builders for the Mid Atlantic States. Please go to www.usaloghomes.com and learn…"
Mar 26
Michele Guido left a comment for James W. Harbin
"Hello James, Thank you for the info. Any info from anyone experienced is greatly appreciated. I want to learn as much as possible and be well informed about every detail in this business. I've actually have been to Katahdin Cedar Log Homes…"
Mar 8
James W. Harbin left a comment for Michele Guido
"Hello Michele, Here's the plan.Go to www.usaloghomes.com and learn all you can from this site.Find a little piece of ground in southern New Jersey and build your own log home. Work with the crew and learn from them. Apply for a Dealership with…"
Mar 7
James W. Harbin left a comment for JR
"Hello again, I'm sorry I missed the last part of your inquiry. During the construction process in different parts of the country the bees come to call. We like to apply our preservative as we build with an additive that repels insects. This…"
Mar 5
James W. Harbin left a comment for JR
"Hello JR, Welcome to the neighborhood. Katahdin Cedar Log Homes has been manufacturing white cedar homes for 40 years. White cedar has a slight scent during the building process when we cut the materials. Once the home is completed the scent is no…"
Mar 5
James W. Harbin left a comment for Arthur Hathcock
"Hello Arthur,Welcome to the neighborhood.For some good information check out www.usaloghomes.com and let me know what you think. Thank you, Jim 302-945-6706"
Feb 21
James W. Harbin left a comment for Vic Burk
"Hello Folks, Welcome to my world. Consider building with cedar and a 40 year old company that is known for their green policies and network of Dealers and Builders. Check out www.usaloghomes.com and compare. You can call me at 302-945-6706. Have…"
Feb 17
James W. Harbin left a comment for Terry Knaub
"Congratulations Folks, Love to see what you built. Thanx, Jim"
Feb 17
James W. Harbin left a comment for Peter Elliott
"Hello Peter,Welcome to the site where you can get lots of useful information about log and timber frame homes. Check out www.usaloghomes.com and let me know what you think. You can call me at 302-945-6706.  Thank you, Jim"
Feb 17
Judy & Lee Peacock left a comment for James W. Harbin
"We keep the house at 55 when we are not there. We arrive up there and the windows are clear as can be, so putting the heat up is useless, IN MY HUMBLE OPINION - not to mention the price of propane these days. Yikes! We now turn on the ceiling fan to…"
Feb 3
James W. Harbin left a comment for Judy & Lee Peacock
"Hello Folks, Whatever happened to your condensation problem? Jim Harbin Katahdin Cedar Log Homes"
Feb 3
James W. Harbin left a comment for Anthony Dolinar
"Hello Anthony, Building a cedar log home is no more expensive than building with pine. Check out www.usaloghomes.com and design your dream home and get a free quote. Have fun. Jim Harbin Katahdin Cedar Log Homes."
Feb 3
James W. Harbin left a comment for Jason thomas
"Hi Jason, Your supplier should be providing a construction manual and technical assistance. Discount or Mill Direct companies may not. The problems may arise from missing materials and excessive waste that you are paying for . When your product is…"
Feb 3

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Tell us about yourself:
My wife Pamela and I are Katahdin Cedar Log Home Dealer/Builders in the Mid-Atlantic region. We have 50 years combined experience in Log homes. We will talk log with anyone who wants to.
Are you lucky enough to be living in a log home?
Not presently.
What timeframe are you looking to start your dream home?
12-24 months

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At 9:30pm on March 26, 2014, A S Haropulos said…

Thank you. Actually, I am looking for something closer to Haiku Homes.

At 4:36pm on March 8, 2014, Michele Guido said…

Hello James, Thank you for the info. Any info from anyone experienced is greatly appreciated. I want to learn as much as possible and be well informed about every detail in this business. I've actually have been to Katahdin Cedar Log Homes website quite a few times, but I will definitely check out arbor wall site and let you know what I think.  Thanks again! -Michele

At 1:30pm on February 3, 2014, Judy & Lee Peacock said…
We keep the house at 55 when we are not there. We arrive up there and the windows are clear as can be, so putting the heat up is useless, IN MY HUMBLE OPINION - not to mention the price of propane these days. Yikes! We now turn on the ceiling fan to keep things moving. We also have a couple of smaller fans going since they are pretty quiet. We do have a dehumidifier but it is rather noisy so I would rather not use it all the time. When we cook it seems to get worse. After showers we keep the bathroom door closed and the fan on. We are still working on it. Thanks for asking!
At 4:01pm on December 16, 2013, Cindy Castro DiRusso said…

Thank you James. I am searching for people that have projects that are already planned and budgeted in 2014. Please refer anyone to me that want to be featured on TV!

At 1:57pm on April 7, 2013, Cynthia Gugg said…

Thanks Jim - I'm hearing all positive things about cedar, I think we're pretty much locked in on that part.  Beautiful wood and with great benefits.  I appreciate your support on that!

 

At 1:58pm on March 9, 2013, Carl said…

i am working with local species to Virginia Beach. White and red oak, Southern yellow pine, gum, and occasional cedar, walnut, cherry, pecan and locust. i have a 1000 Sqft kiln so i dry anything I cut unless otherwise specified. check out the website www.rustictimbercompany.com

At 11:20pm on February 25, 2013, buildbeautiful said…

no noishing

t a log home builder but will be doing all the inside and outside fin

At 5:08pm on February 25, 2013, Marty said…

thanks

we have our land in N Arkasas ans currently looking at a satterwhite design, but hoping for more input at the lopg an d home show this weekend in Branson

At 4:37pm on February 25, 2013, Carl said…
Sure can. Im working with everything from pine to oak
At 1:15pm on February 10, 2013, shanny said…

Yeah...my mistake...I thought you tried to reach this person in Baltimore at a 302 area code...forgot that is your area code...so I deletred my message.

My folks used to live in Lewis.

James W. Harbin's Blog

Log Home Pricing

Hello Folks, Love the blog on square foot pricing. As a Dealer/Builder that question is usually the first one asked. I don't easily volunteer that information except to say that all log homes are custom and can vary according to the bells and whistles. We like to help them find a design so that we can give them a turnkey estimate. Our package supplies all the components needed to build up to cabinets and mechanicals. The package price reflects close to one third of total costs to build a…

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Posted on April 9, 2013 at 12:36pm

General Contractor

Hello Everyone, I see folks saying they are talking to general contractors to get prices to build their log home. If they are not talking to a log home general contractor they are opening themselves up to all kinds of problems. Dealer/builders are the most qualified to do your project. Some dealers have general contractors that have experience with log homes who can save you money and time. You don't want your project to be a training ground for a contractor and neither does your…

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Posted on February 11, 2013 at 11:51am

New Log Home Project near Baltimore

We have all first floor logs laid and it took three days. Come by and see us. Call 302-249-3485 and we will see you there. Jim and Pam Katahdin Cedar Log Homes

Posted on October 19, 2012 at 12:33pm

New Log Home Project near Baltimore

As Katahdin Cedar Log Home Dealer/Builders we are exited to begin our first project. The panelized full basement should start in a week. Anyone who is interested can visit the site during construction. Call Jim at 302-945-6706 for details.

Posted on October 2, 2012 at 12:49pm

 
 
 

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