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Mike Goes
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  • Pocahontas, IL
  • United States
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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

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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…


Posted on September 30, 2014 at 9:28pm — 3 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…


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 and get what you want in cedar. Good luck. Jim Harbin



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