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Mike Goes
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  • Pocahontas, IL
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James W. Harbin left a comment for Mike Goes
"Hello Mike, You owe it to yourself to call Dave Gordon the President of Katahdin Cedar Log Homes and see why the experience you had is not the way we do business. The number is 800-845-4533,Tell them Jim Harbin sent you. Thank You,-302-945-6706 "
Oct 8
Mike Goes commented on Mike Goes's blog post My experience...........
"James, Thank You for your response. I attended a Log Home Show in Branson, Mo 2-3 years ago and talked with a Katahdin Cedar rep. at the show. What struck me was how he "belittled" the other manufactures. I left there thinking this is how…"
Oct 4
James W. Harbin commented on Mike Goes's blog post My experience...........
"Hello Folks, Before you make your final decision you owe it to yourself to check out Cedar. Katahdin Cedar Log Homes will give you a free quote and plug you into their Dealer/Builder Network to get a turn key price. They have been in business for 40…"
Oct 3
Mike Goes posted a blog post

My experience...........

I have been researching log home manufactures for 3 yrs now. I have boiled it down to 4 Log Home Council Members: Appalachian Log Home Structures, Gastineau Log Homes, Hochstetler Milling and Honest Abe Log Homes.I have visited all 4 and cannot put forth a bad word for any of them. They all have their "niche" that separate one from another thru there experience in the industry over the years.Customer service is at the top of the list at all of them for sure. All I can do is offer up a floor…See More
Sep 30
Mike Goes replied to Chet Broski's discussion Most durable exterior seal?
"When I visited Hochstetler Milling the salesman brought me to the north side of the mill where they had a wall with different sections of wood nailed to it. Each section was stained with a different stain manufacture. All of the stain was applied at…"
Sep 17
Mike Goes replied to Lynn bean's discussion fireplace location
"That's my plan, free standing wood-stove also. It seems to be just another piece of furniture that is natural to the setting in a log home. Something you may want to consider is a soapstone wood burner. Absolutely beautiful and do a great job!…"
Mar 28
Mike Goes left a comment for Shelley Martinez
"I'll do that Shelly. She's got the body of a Basset and the color of the retriever. My wife and I adopted her from the Humane Society in Oct/2007. The following summer somebody "dumped" a Basset Hound about 2 miles north of where…"
Mar 5
Shelley Martinez left a comment for Mike Goes
"Mike - would love to see a photo of your dog! What a mix! Thanks for the compliment about Scout!  Shelley"
Mar 5
Mike Goes commented on Shelley Martinez's blog post A dog made for winter
"What a pretty dog! We've had close to double the amount of snowfall than normal here in Southern Illinois ourselves along with bitter cold to. My Golden Retriever/Basset Hound mix (yes that's right LOL) loves to swim in the creek no matter…"
Mar 5
Mike Goes commented on Sherri Brake Queener's blog post Little Log House on the Hill- West Virginia
"This will be fun to watch as everything takes shape. Look forward to future posts!"
Jan 30
Mike Goes commented on Whitney Richardson's blog post Home for the Holidays
"The first paragraph says it ALL. Log Homes heighten that experience!"
Nov 30, 2013
Mike Goes commented on zac sloan's blog post Is this project worth taking on?
"Pay for what the land is worth. The cabin has no value in my eyes. If it's going to be a place to live for a couple of years until you build a new place than make sure all support points are sound. That would hold you over long enough for the…"
Nov 30, 2013
Mike Goes commented on Tracy Ralls's blog post Choices choices choices......
"I forgot to add below they are on Facebook so scroll thru the comments maybe you'll find helpful reviews there. I'm not a Facebook participant so I don't know if that would be a good source."
Nov 26, 2013
Mike Goes commented on Tracy Ralls's blog post Choices choices choices......
"I looked at their web-site and see they use Cypress. That will be a beautiful log home! Look forward to some pics when your dream is fulfilled. http://mccustomloghomes.com/"
Nov 26, 2013
Mike Goes commented on Tracy Ralls's blog post Choices choices choices......
"Ask for names and numbers of past customers. If you can arrange it, see if a past customer would let you see their work of a log home. MC Custom Log Homes should have no problem with that if they take pride in their work."
Nov 26, 2013
Mike Goes left a comment for Tracy Ralls
"Ask them for phone numbers of past customers and see if they have customers who would be glad to show off their work of the past. Any hesitation may be a red flag.........."
Nov 25, 2013

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Tell us about yourself:
Married w/1 daughter. Living on a beautiful piece of property where I" ll be building the Log Home and tearing down the old farm house. A creek forms the back border of the property and I utilize a spring for my source of water and plan to continue that. It totals 10 acres and is 95% woods.
Are you lucky enough to be living in a log home?
No, but plan on making that happen soon!
What timeframe are you looking to start your dream home?
12-24 months

Mike Goes's Blog

My experience...........

I have been researching log home manufactures for 3 yrs now. I have boiled it down to 4 Log Home Council Members: Appalachian Log Home Structures, Gastineau Log Homes, Hochstetler Milling and Honest Abe Log Homes.

I have visited all 4 and cannot put forth a bad word for any of them. They all have their "niche" that separate one from another thru there experience in the industry over the years.

Customer service is at the top of the list at all of them for sure. All I can do is…

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Posted on September 30, 2014 at 9:28pm — 2 Comments

Log Home corner profiles

My wife and I have decided on the "corner/log style" of our log home. We like the saddlenotch style because it starts with a full log all the way around the foundation instead of 2 full logs and 2 half logs to begin the initial course of logs. It's just a cleaner look in our eyes.

Gastineau, Honest Abe and Appalachian Log Structures offer such a corner. All are members of the Log Home Council which is important to me (us).

Is anyone aware of any other manufacture that offers…

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Posted on June 11, 2013 at 7:08pm — 1 Comment

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At 1:31pm on October 8, 2014, James W. Harbin said…

Hello Mike, You owe it to yourself to call Dave Gordon the President of Katahdin Cedar Log Homes and see why the experience you had is not the way we do business. The number is 800-845-4533,Tell them Jim Harbin sent you. Thank You,-302-945-6706

At 8:24pm on March 5, 2014, Shelley Martinez said…

Mike - would love to see a photo of your dog! What a mix! Thanks for the compliment about Scout!  Shelley

At 11:47am on June 13, 2013, James W. Harbin said…

Hey Mike, Check out usaloghomes.com and get what you want in cedar. Good luck. Jim Harbin

 
 
 

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