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Southland Wins 2019 NAHB Design Awards

October 8th, 2018|

Southland Log Homes, designer and manufacturer of America’s Favorite Log Home, has been honored with national awards for excellence in log home design presented by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) at the industry’s annual conference in October. Southland received log home design honors for the “less than 2000 square feet”, and “2000 to 3000 square feet” categories. The award winning log home designs were built in 2017-18. Southland has won log home design awards for the past several years running. Southland Log Homes provides its customers with personalized designs and high quality log cabin kits, as well as support in [...]

Grand Opening of New Manufacturing Facility

April 21st, 2018|

Southland Log Homes, America’s largest designer and manufacturer of log homes, has set the date for the grand opening of its new manufacturing facility in Saluda, SC for April 30, 2018. U.S. Congressman Jeff Duncan is scheduled to attend the grand opening, along with local Saluda officials, and Southland’s executive team. Rather than the traditional ribbon cutting ceremony, a “log cutting” is planned to symbolically open the new mill. In recent months, the company has been ramping up production in the 160,000 square foot facility, which was acquired in 2017, and had been used in years past as a textile warehouse. [...]

Southland Wins 2018 NAHB Design Awards

October 18th, 2017|

Southland Log Homes, designer and manufacturer of America's Favorite Log Home, has been honored with a national award for excellence in log home design presented by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Southland received design honors for “log home of distinction” in the “greater than 4000 square feet" category. The award was presented at the industry's annual conference in October. This award is just the latest in a long string of log home design awards that Southland has won over the past several years. Southland Log Homes provides its customers with personalized designs and high quality log cabin kits, as well [...]

Southland Recognized by Best In American Living

June 16th, 2017|

A log home designed and manufactured by Southland Log Homes has been recognized by the Best in American Living blog. The 3500 square foot log home, located in South Carolina, is used as a hunting lodge, and has many features that have made it very popular with guests, including a full wrap-around porch. The owners specified that only a small portion of the surrounding trees be removed for the construction of the home. They report that the remaining shade trees and the wrap-around porch help keep heating and cooling costs low. “This is a great example of how Southland’s log home designs [...]

Southland Expands to Production Site in Saluda, SC

March 31st, 2017|

Southland Log Homes, designer and manufacturer of America's Favorite Log Home, has announced the expansion of its production facilities at a new site in Saluda, SC. Southland anticipates that log homes will begin to be manufactured at the Saluda site as early as May/June, 2017. Southland’s new facility in Saluda will represent a significant expansion of the company’s precision milling capacity, and will offer advantages in terms of leaner operations, streamlined logistics, and improved product quality. For its entire 40 year history, Southland Log Homes has had both its headquarters and production adjacent to interstate 26 in Irmo, SC. Although Southland’s [...]

Southland Log Homes Supplies Cabin for Boy Scout Camp

January 12th, 2017|

Southland Log Homes has supplied a log cabin that has been built at a Boy Scout camp in Ridgefield, CT. Southland partially subsidized the cost of the cabin, so that it would be affordable for the camp. The Southland cabin, built in Sturges Park in Ridgefield, CT consists of a solid log structure with a wrap-around porch. The cabin will be made available, free of charge, to non-profit groups that support local youth. “Southland is pleased to assist community organizations with structures that provide natural beauty, and that are both durable and sustainable”, said Ken Sekley, President and CEO of Southland. “Southland Log [...]

Rebuild Gatlinburg Program

December 19th, 2016|

Southland Log Homes, designer and manufacturer of America's Favorite Log Home, has launched a special program to assist in the re-building of log homes and log cabin homes lost to wildfires in the Great Smokey Mountain area of Tennessee. The ‘Re-Build Gatlinburg Program’ offers an affordable and straight forward process to allow these homeowners to replace their beloved log cabins.A key element of the program makes use of Southland’s ability to custom design log home plans and log cabin plans at no additional cost. This will allow homeowners to quickly develop log home plans that closely match the home that they [...]

Southland Wins 2017 NAHB Design Awards

October 1st, 2016|

Southland Log Homes, designer and manufacturer of America's Favorite Log Home, has been honored with national awards for excellence in log home design presented by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).Southland received design honors for log home of distinction and best log home in the ?2000 to 3000 square feet", and ?3000 to 4000 square feet" categories, respectively. The winning log home designs were built in 2016. The awards were presented at the industry's annual conference in October. Southland has won multiple log home design awards for the past several years running.Southland Log Homes provides its customers with personalized designs and [...]

Southland Launches Virtual Log Homes

March 1st, 2016|

Southland Log Homes, designer and manufacturer of America’s Favorite Log Home™, has launched Virtual Log Home Tours and Virtual Reality technology on its website at SouthlandLogHomes.com. The technology is designed to provide visitors to the Southland website with an experience that conveys the unique natural beauty, warmth, and stress-free environment of the company’s log homes.   Thirteen of the company’s signature designs can be experienced using the technology. The Virtual Tour technology is complemented by Virtual Reality capability.  Accessing the Virtual Reality feature requires the use of the widely available Oculus Rift, Samsung VR Gear or Google Cardboard goggles.   Southland Log Homes provides its [...]

Southland Wins 2016 NAHB Design Awards

November 16th, 2015|

Southland Log Homes, designer and manufacturer of America’s Favorite Log Home™, received three top national awards for excellence in log home design presented by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Southland received top design honors for best log homes in the “under 2000 square feet”, “2000 to 3000 square feet”, and “3000 to 4000 square feet” categories.  All three winning log home designs were built in 2015.  The awards were presented at the industry’s annual conference in November.Southland Log Homes provides its customers with personalized designs and high quality log cabin kits, as well as support in working with quality log home builders, [...]

New Log Home Model: NW Indiana

February 13th, 2015|

Southland Log Homes, the leading designer and manufacturer of log homes in the United States, announced today the opening of a new model log home and sales office in northwest Indiana.  The new Southland log home model is located directly off of I-65 via exit 193 in Chalmers, Ind. and can be easily accessed from the Chicago and Indianapolis metro areas. Regular business hours for the model home and sales office will be weekdays 9 a.m. - 6p.m., Saturdays 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., and it will be closed on Sundays. It will be staffed by log home experts who can provide people interested [...]

Southland Wins 2015 NAHB Design Awards

November 3rd, 2014|

Southland Log Homes, designer and manufacturer of America’s Favorite Log Home™, received two national Awards for Excellence in Home Design presented by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).Southland received top design honors for best log homes in both the “under 2000 square feet” and “2000 to 3000 square feet” categories. The winning designs were both constructed in 2014.  The awards were presented at the industry’s annual conference in October.Southland Log Homes leads the log home industry in providing its customers with personalized designs and high quality log cabin kits, as well as support in working with quality log home builders, understanding financing [...]

New Log Home Model: Springfield, MA

October 10th, 2014|

Columbia, SC -- Southland Log Homes, designer and manufacturer of America’s Favorite Log Home™, announced the opening of a model log home and sales office near Springfield, MA as the latest addition to Southland’s national network of log home locations. The new log home sales model, which is located directly on interstate 91 in Hatfield, MA, will enable customers to experience the unique natural beauty of log homes, while learning about the wide range of personalized designs and high quality materials offered by Southland.Southland’s log home experts can also provide visitors to the model with information on log home plans, quality [...]

University Expansion Contracts Awarded

April 15th, 2014|

Columbia, SC -- Southland Log Homes, designer and manufacturer of America’s Favorite Log Home™, announced that it has been awarded additional contracts for an expansion of the facilities at Sam Houston State University. Southland is providing design support and materials for a meeting hall and a medical building on the University’s Huntsville, Texas campus. Previously, in 2013, Southland supplied nine other buildings at the University, including a large assembly building and eight residential units. Construction on the new buildings is scheduled to begin in May. “We are excited to continue to assist in the expansion of Sam Houston State University”, said [...]

New Log Home Model: Lake City, FL

February 17th, 2014|

Columbia, SC -- Southland Log Homes, designer and manufacturer of America’s Favorite Log Home™, announced the opening of a model log home and sales office in Florida as the latest addition to Southland’s national network of log home locations.The new log home sales model, which is located directly on interstate 75 in Lake City, Florida, will enable customers to experience the unique natural beauty of log homes, while learning about the wide range of personalized designs and high quality log home materials offered by Southland. Southland’s log home experts can also provide visitors to the model with information on quality log [...]

National Geographic TV

January 16th, 2014|

Beginning in January, log cabins designed and manufactured by Southland Log Homes will be featured on the National Geographic channel’s “Building Wild” television program.  The program, hosted by Paulie DiMeo of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”, follows the construction of dreamed-of log cabins in wild settings.The first episode featuring a Southland log cabin is scheduled to air on January 28.  It tells the story of the construction of a cabin, situated in a beautiful Vermont mountain setting, which is capable of rotating 360 degrees so that the owners can enjoy both the sunrise and sunset from their porch.  The ability to rotate [...]

2013 NAHB Award Winner

October 24th, 2013|

Southland Log Homes, designer and manufacturer of America’s Favorite Log Home™, received two national Awards for Excellence in Home Design presented by the Log Homes Council, part of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Southland received top design honors for best log home plans in both the “under 2000 square feet” and “2000 to 3000 square feet” categories. The awards were presented at the industry’s annual “Showcase” national conference in October. Southland Log Homes is the leader in the log home industry. The company provides its customers with personalized designs and high quality log cabin kits, as well as support in working with quality [...]

SLH Constructs New Dallas Model

October 17th, 2013|

Columbia, SC -- Southland Log Homes, designer and manufacturer of America’s Favorite Log Home™, announced that a new model home and sales office in the greater Dallas area was nearing completion and was open for business as the latest addition to Southland’s national network of log home locations. The new sales model, which is located directly on interstate 20 in Canton, Texas, will enable customers to experience the unique natural beauty of log homes while learning about the wide range of personalized designs and high quality log home materials offered by Southland. Southland’s log home experts can also provide visitors to the model [...]

SLH Opens New Kansas City Model

October 10th, 2013|

Columbia, SC -- Southland Log Homes, designer and manufacturer of America’s Favorite Log Home™, announced the opening of a new model home and sales office in the greater Kansas City area as the latest addition to Southland’s national network of log home locations.  The new sales model, which is located directly on interstate 70 in Concordia, Missouri, will enable customers to experience the unique natural beauty of a log home, while learning about the wide range of personalized designs and high quality log home materials offered by Southland.  Southland’s log home experts can also provide visitors to the model with information [...]

Green Homes: Building with Nature

June 1st, 2013|

Green building grows out of a connection with the natural landscape. It is a set of informed decisions that considers the site and materials to reduce the cost, maintenance, and energy usage of the home. Conservation is central to the green building approach. Green homes are healthier, safer, more comfortable, and cost less to operate. They connect people to the land and community around them. Here are seven green building ideas:Passive solar designPassive solar design involves placement of the home (and its doors and windows) in a way that will conserve heating and cooling resources. Passive solar design is practiced throughout the [...]

Log Home Plan Choice

April 14th, 2013|

You made your decision; you are finally going to build that log home. Not just any log home, but that special creation you've held in your mind 's eye for so many years. You have walked on those knotty pine floors, gazed out from behind those oversized picture windows, cooked dinner, curled up by the fire, and even slept in that special home - using that vivid imagination of yours. Oh yeah, you've been dreaming about your log home for a long time, and you have finally decided to make your dream become your reality.Now the fun begins, and the first [...]

Congressman Recognition

April 11th, 2013|

Columbia, SC -- Southland Log Homes, designer and manufacturer of America’s Favorite Log Home™, was recently visited by Congressman Joe Wilson, who represents the district in which Southland’s headquarters is located.  The Congressman toured Southland’s facilities and met with employees to offer his congratulations on both the company’s resilience during the extended housing downturn, as well as the new expansion plan that Southland has embarked upon. “We are pleased to be recognized by Congressman Wilson”, said Ken Sekley, Southland’s President and CEO. “Southland’s employees showed great dedication in helping the company to come through the housing downturn with our key strengths intact. [...]

University Expansion Contract

February 1st, 2013|

Columbia, SC -- Southland Log Homes, designer and manufacturer of America’s Favorite Log Home™, announced that it had been awarded a contract for a major expansion of the facilities at Sam Houston State University. Southland is providing design support and materials for nine structures, including a large assembly building and eight residential units.“We are excited to be working with the University on this project”, said Ken Sekley, Southland’s President and CEO. “The University and their architects recognize the natural beauty, durability, and sustainability of the log and timber materials that Southland provides. Southland’s precision milling technology will also greatly facilitate the [...]

New Expansion Planned

October 30th, 2012|

Columbia, SC -- Southland Log Homes, designer and manufacturer of America’s Favorite Log Home™, announced that it was planning a major expansion of its business in conjunction with an investment made in the company by Morningside Private Investors. Southland is planning to extend its leadership in the log home industry by strengthening its presence in both US and international markets.“We are excited that Southland will be even better able to take advantage of the improving conditions in the housing market”, said Ken Sekley, Southland’s President and CEO. “Morningside’s investment in the company is also a recognition of the key advantage that [...]

A to Z Workshop

October 24th, 2012|

Please mark your calendar and make plans to join us for our A to Z Workshop at one of our beautiful log home model showrooms. We will cover everything that you need to know to build and move into your dream Southland Log Home. Topics that will be covered include:Planning: Southland sales consultants and designers are the best in the industry at helping you design a plan that achieves your dream and fits your budget. We have an extensive library of beautiful log home plans which we can help you to customize at no additional charge.Land for Your Log Home: If [...]

Southland Wins 2013 NAHB Design Awards

October 8th, 2012|

Columbia, SC -- Southland Log Homes, designer and manufacturer of America’s Favorite Log Home™, received a national home building honor as part of the 2013 Awards for Excellence in Home Design presented by the Log Homes Council, part of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).Southland Log Homes is the industry leader in the log home industry. The company provides its customers with custom-designed log home designs and materials, and a total solution of services and support, including assistance with land acquisition and financing, as well as a Preferred Builder Program.“This award highlights the strength and versatility of our log home [...]

Stands Up to Severe Storm

July 26th, 2012|

Columbia, S.C. – A powerful storm destroyed a steel and wood frame storage building at the corporate headquarters of Southland Log Homes, Inc. on Monday, July 26 near Columbia, SC. The log buildings that house the company’s offices and model homes were undamaged by the reported “micro-burst” which created winds estimated to be in excess of 85 mph. There were no injuries reported from the Southland incident.The storm, which caused power loss and flooding for many Columbia residents and businesses, tore the roof off and collapsed the walls of the Southland storage building and blew large pieces of the debris onto [...]

Going Green

June 1st, 2012|

“Going green” seems to be on everyone’s minds these days, especially with the struggling economy and the news about global warming. What many people don’t know is that log home living has always been environmentally friendly. Log home owners not only save money on energy costs but also do their part to promote the health of our environment.What exactly does going green mean? It means using less energy, using more renewable resources and limiting greenhouse gas emissions. Log homes accomplish all of these goals and more.Log homes are more energy efficient than the average home. Solid wood walls have natural insulating [...]

Build Now to Save

May 1st, 2012|

Despite the current housing market, log housing is gaining popularity. As a matter of fact, surveys show that building a log home is preferred by a large portion of the baby boomer population.Now is the best time to buy. Every day we hear about the housing market. Houses are sitting on the market longer. Land is not selling well. Buyers are finding it harder to obtain financing. Because of these trends prices are down. That makes it a buyer’s market.Land costs have diminished. With the greater burden of more land and homes on the market prices on raw land have gone [...]

Log Home Building Timeline

March 19th, 2012|

Rome wasn’t built in a day, and your log home won’t be either. But with careful planning and attention to detail, homeowners can turn a potentially daunting task into an enjoyable and manageable milestone.Many homeowners have in mind a specific date by which they want to be moved into a new log home. Meeting that goal requires a realistic understanding of how long each step of the planning and building process will take. Davies Merry, Vice President at Southland Log Homes, says prospective homeowners should consider their timeline in two main categories—pre-delivery and post-delivery.Pre-delivery TimelineProspective homeowners should consider the following factors [...]

Featured Plan: The Florence

February 20th, 2012|

Southland Log Homes, provider of America’s Favorite Log Home™, is pleased to announce that the Featured Log Home Plan of the Month is the Florence, a design produced in collaboration with Donald A. Gardner Architects. Images and floor plans for the Florence can be found at the company’s web site, www.southlandloghomes.com. Donald A. Gardner Architects is a leading provider of house plans that incorporate unique custom features in a diversity of styles and a broad range of square footages. Their designs are routinely featured in fine magazines such as Southern Living™ and Better Homes and Gardens™.The featuring of the Florence is [...]

Ranking in South Carolina 100

December 5th, 2011|

Columbia, SC -- Southland Log Homes, designer and manufacturer of America’s Favorite Log Home™, has been ranked in the 2011 Grant Thornton South Carolina 100?. The ranking reflects Southland’s position among the largest privately-held companies in South Carolina. This is the fifth year in a row that the company has appeared on the list.Southland Log Homes, Inc. is the industry leader in the log home industry. The company provides its customers with custom-designed log home designs and materials, and a total solution of services and support, including assistance with land acquisition and financing, as well as a Preferred Builder Program.“We are [...]

SC Green Building Council

October 1st, 2011|

Columbia, SC -- Southland Log Homes, designer and manufacturer of America’s Favorite Log Home™, recently hosted the annual meeting of the South Carolina Chapter of the US Green Building Council (USGBC SC) at the company’s Columbia, SC headquarters.At the meeting, the USGBC SC thanked outgoing Board members for their contributions and welcomed new members. The meeting also included “open house” tours of Southland’s log home models and administration building. The green and sustainable qualities of Southland’s log home materials and designs were a key focus of discussion during the open house portion of the program.Southland Log Homes, Inc. is the industry [...]

Going Green! in Your Dream Log Home

July 1st, 2011|

Say “goodbye” to the green home of the 20th Century – simplistic, ultra modern and cold – and meet the 21st Century green home, a stylish, healthy, high-performance home perfectly suited to any lifestyle. “Green building” – society’s buzzword that refers to environmentally-sensitive construction – was once the dream of a select few forward-thinking environmentalists. Now, it’s gradually becoming a reality and infiltrating every facet of life, rewarding green homeowners with a healthier home for both their family and the environment.BenefitsThe benefits of a green home are diverse, but the most widely recognized outcomes are environmental. Reducing the environmental impact of [...]

Southland Log Homes Lender Day Event

June 10th, 2011|

Columbia, S.C. – Southland Log Homes will be holding a Log Home Lender Day event on Friday June 18th and Saturday June 19th, featuring the latest lending updates, foremost industry experts, and informative seminars on how to successfully obtain log home financing in these challenging economic times. The seminars will be held on Saturday, June 19th at 11 AM and 2 PM at the Southland Log Homes model near you.Southland Log Homes designs and manufactures America’s Favorite Log Home™.“With over 25 years in the mortgage business, I’ve never seen a better time for new home construction. Due to the recession, interest [...]

The Stickley Museum

November 18th, 2010|

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Southland Log Homes, provider of America’s Favorite Log Home™, is pleased to announce a new agreement with The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms, the former home of early twentieth century designer Gustav Stickley. Stickley was a major proponent of the American Arts and Crafts movement, which emphasized the value and beauty of well-crafted design that used natural materials and was in harmony with the environment.Southland and The Stickley Museum will work together to develop a portfolio of Arts and Crafts-inspired log home designs, which will be marketed and manufactured by Southland. Southland and The Stickley Museum will also [...]

Monarch Windows and Doors

September 2nd, 2010|

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Southland Log Homes, provider of America’s Favorite Log Home™, is pleased to announce a new strategic sourcing relationship with Monarch Windows and Doors. Monarch, a Woodgrain Millwork Company, based in Anniston, Alabama, will provide its Majestic line of wood and aluminum clad windows to Southland Log Homes’ customers.Monarch windows are precision crafted to meet the most stringent energy standards. All Monarch windows meet the latest Energy Star® certification requirements and qualify for federal energy tax credits.“Our log homes are on the leading edge of green, energy efficient, new home construction. Our customers demand that we offer premium quality, energy [...]

Logs Across America! Event

July 16th, 2010|

Columbia, S.C. – Southland Log Homes will be hosting Logs Across America, a series of log home raisings across the country, on Saturday July 24th, showcasing our custom log homes in various stages of construction. This event will provide an up close and personal look at the beauty and strength of America’s Favorite Log Home™.Southland’s log home experts will be on site at each location to answer questions about log homes and log home construction. In most locations, a locally-licensed and insured Southland Preferred Builder will also be available for consultation. This is a great opportunity to see the quality, precision, [...]

Featured Plan: The Mountain Laurel

May 5th, 2010|

(Columbia, SC) -- Southland Log Homes, provider of America’s Favorite Log Home™, announces the release of its newest custom log home design. The Mountain Laurel plan embodies many of the design elements of the Arts and Crafts Movement popularized by Gustav Stickley in the early 20th century, while featuring the modern conveniences demanded by today’s homeowner.The simple but efficient layout of this 1,279 square foot home reflects a harmony of craftsmanship and nature. Abundant windows enhance the warmth and beauty of the natural log walls. This three bedroom, two bath, home features easy main level living. A rocking chair front porch [...]

New Design Album

April 5th, 2010|

(Columbia, SC) -- Southland Log Homes, provider of America’s Favorite Log Home™, has announced the publication of the Southland Log Home Design Album. The Southland Design Album is the essential starting point for any log home enthusiast, featuring 96 full color pages of log home plans, photographs, and other information on log home living.In addition to the beautiful photography and artwork, the new album contains 35 signature log home designs to inspire custom log home and log cabin dreams of every variety. Southland’s Total Solution approach of helping from start to finish on every log home dream is also featured. The [...]

The Unreal Randy Blog Review

January 11th, 2010|

I met Randy Lynch 2 yrs ago here at our Fredericksburg model. Mr. Lynch has a soft, easy smile and would gladly stop to update me on the progress of his log home planning.During the months it took to build his log home Mr. Lynch would stop in the model periodically giving us updates. I asked him to make sure he took pictures so we could put him in our photo album here at the model and he happily agreed to give updates and get me those pictures.I hadn’t had a progress report from Mr. Lynch in over a year so [...]

Building and Construction Magazine

January 11th, 2010|

Columbia, SC -- Southland Log Homes, provider of America’s Favorite Log Home™, has been featured in Building and Construction magazine’s southeast edition for the fall/winter issue.Southland, the leader in the log home industry, was featured in an article entitled “The American Dream”. The article highlights Southland’s 30-year history of supplying thousands of high quality homes to satisfied customers. The article goes on to profile Southland’s mission of providing customers with custom-designed log home designs and materials, and a total solution of services and support, including assistance with land acquisition and financing, as well as a Preferred Builder Program. Also discussed were [...]

Federal Tax Credit

January 4th, 2010|

IRMO, SC -- Southland Log Home buyers looking to realize their dreams of log home living, may be eligible for a fully refundable federal tax credit of up to $8,000.A new law enacted last week expands the federal tax credit to move up homebuyers on purchases of qualifying new homes completed before July 1, 2010. In addition to this expansion, the program has been modified to extend the allowed time for first-time homebuyers and military personnel. Home buyers are eligible for a fully refundable federal tax credit of up to $6,500 on the purchase of a new residence, if they have [...]

Workforce Training Grant

September 11th, 2009|

IRMO, SOUTH CAROLINA - Southland Log Homes, provider of America’s favorite log home, has been awarded an employee training grant by the South Carolina Workforce Investment Board. The grant will be used to enhance the company’s training and investment in lean manufacturing techniques.Lean manufacturing is a process management philosophy derived mostly from techniques developed at Toyota. ™ The core concept is to understand and maximize customer value while minimizing waste.“Investing for the future is crucial during these challenging economic times”, said Ken Sekley, CEO of Southland. “Our adoption of lean manufacturing methodologies has improved our competitiveness. This grant will help us [...]

Furnitureland South

September 11th, 2009|

IRMO, SOUTH CAROLINA – Southland Log Homes, provider of America’s favorite log home, and Furnitureland South, the world’s largest home furnishings showplace, have recently announced a strategic alliance.Together, Southland Log Homes and Furnitureland South bring customers’ log home dreams to life by offering an unparalleled selection of custom log homes and home furnishings.With more than one million square feet of furniture, rugs, and accessories, Furnitureland South provides acres of appealingly designed vignettes, expert designers and a white-glove national delivery service. The North Carolina showroom is a multi-day destination for discerning consumers from every state and many foreign countries.“Our alliance with Furnitureland [...]

South Carolina Business Review

September 3rd, 2009|

IRMO, SOUTH CAROLINA – Southland Log Homes, manufacturer of America’s favorite log home, was recognized for having the South Carolina Web Site of the Week by the South Carolina Business Review. The Business Review is a radio program heard each weekday morning on South Carolina’s ETVRadio Network, which includes eight NPR affiliate stations. The web site, SouthlandLogHomes.com, was named when Southland was featured on the September 2 edition of the program.Southland CEO Ken Sekley was interviewed by Business Review host Mike Switzer in a discussion that included Southland’s status as the nation’s largest log home manufacturer, as well as the role [...]

Energy Star Certification

August 10th, 2009|

IRMO, SOUTH CAROLINA – Southland Log Homes, Inc. America’s favorite log home, is pleased to report that recent independent testing of a Southland Log Home indicates that Southland’s materials and designs can be used to qualify Southland Log Homes for ENERGY STAR certification. ENERGY STAR is a widely recognized U.S. government program that certifies homes (and other products) that achieve significant energy savings.The independent testing of a Southland Log Home was done to support the company’s recent efforts to promote the energy efficiency of its log homes and the green building practices that they represent. The test results confirmed that, when [...]

Putting the Fun in Homebuilding

April 15th, 2009|

Southland Log Homes' rustic creations can be found right here in Madison County.When Scott Lee was a child, he enjoyed building houses with toys. Today, he says, life isn’t terribly different than it was then, as Lee helps to make “grown up” houses with Southland Log Homes.“I tell my friends that I’m really just playing with a big boy’s Lincoln Logs,” laughs Lee. “I suppose it’s a bit more than that.” In early 2006, Lee was in the homebuilding business when he says he “lucked up” when an opportunity arrived that he couldn’t pass up. He joined Southland Log Homes and [...]

Dunbars: Selma, AL

April 1st, 2009|

Birmingham resident Bruce Dunbar searched far and wide for hunting land to call his own. Five years ago he found what he was looking for in a spot just outside of Selma known as the Todd Place. After buying up a total of 2,600 acres, with low lands for duck hunting, two 20 acre lakes for trophy bass and brim fishing and plenty of forests and fields for deer and turkey hunting, it was time to have a house on the property that Bruce, his wife Ida and their family and friends could enjoy.The Dunbars built a new log cabin and [...]

New CEO

March 16th, 2009|

IRMO, SOUTH CAROLINA (March 16, 2009) – Southland Log Homes, Inc. America’s largest log home company, today named Kenneth S. Sekley to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer. The appointment is effective as of March 19.Mr. Sekley’s career includes nearly 30 years in consumer and industrial products, including over four years with Patio Enclosures, Inc. in Cleveland, Ohio, where he first served as president and chief operating officer prior to his appointment as Chief Executive Officer in 2007. Before Patio Enclosures, Sekley was an executive vice president with ICI / Glidden Paints in Cleveland. In addition, he served as [...]

Family Memories

March 1st, 2009|

More than 20 years ago, a young couple wandered into a model log home at Southland Log Homes close to where they lived. “It would be so neat to have one of these one day,” they agreed. That dream stuck long after Sally and Graham Taylor got married and started their family. But it wasn’t until three years ago, after purchasing a piece of land as an investment, that this vision blossomed into reality.Big House, Little HouseThe Taylors’ property is in Gilbert, South Carolina—not too far from the bustling art and culture hub of Lexington. “But once you head down our dirt [...]

Featured Plan: The Willow Creek

February 2nd, 2009|

Columbia, SC – Southland Log Homes, America’s largest log home company, has recently introduced a new log home design, The Willow Creek.The Willow Creek design, which is one of Southland’s newest log home plans, makes the ideal getaway or retreat in the woods. It has a large front porch, perfect for two rocking chairs, along with two bedrooms and an open living/ kitchen area.Along with The Willow Creek, Southland is introducing four more new log home designs: The Lakeshore, The Lexington I, The Lexington II, and The Pine Lake. Please visit our website to learn more and see rest of our [...]

National Land Partners

January 6th, 2009|

Southland Log Homes, America’s largest log home company, and National Land Partners/National Timber Partners, one of the largest and most successful buyers and sellers of recreational and residential land in the United States, have recently announced their strategic alliance.By working together, Southland and National Land Partners bring customers the most popular homes on the most desirable land in America, allowing families to realize their dream of log home living. National Land Partners/National Timber Partners has been purchasing large tracts of highly desirable land and developing them into ready-to-build, affordable parcels for almost four decades, while Southland Log Homes has been producing [...]

Donald A Gardner Architects

September 8th, 2008|

Columbia, SC - Southland Log Homes, the largest and most established log home company in the United States and award winning and nationally recognized Donald A. Gardner Architects, Inc., based in Greenville, SC announce their alliance.Both founded in 1978, Southland Log Homes and Donald A. Gardner Architects have been integral parts of the home building industry for over 30 years. While the Donald A. Gardner firm designs home plans for today’s families, Southland has been making homeowner’s log home dreams come true. By working together, Southland’s log home plans now have all the best features modern homes have to offer.The Florence, [...]

New Sales Model: San Antonio, TX

September 6th, 2008|

San Antonio, TX – America’s largest log home company, Southland Log Homes, has announced the opening of their newest sales model near San Antonio, Texas. A ribbon-cutting event is scheduled for October 1st, 2008, at 10 am at the model.The sales model is located about ten miles north of San Antonio’s city center on I-35 at exit 172 in Live Oak. It is open from 9 am to 6 pm on weekdays, 9 am to 4 pm on Saturday and 1 pm to 5 pm on Sunday.The fully furnished log home model is Southland’s most popular design, The Grand Lake. It [...]

New Federal Tax Credit

August 25th, 2008|

Columbia, SC -- Recently enacted legislation that provides a tax credit of up to $7,500 to first-time homebuyers makes now the perfect time to buy a Southland Log Home.Southland Log Homes, headquartered in Columbia, SC, has been making log home dreams come true for 31 years. Their log homes are durable, sustainable, energy-efficient and competitively priced. Now, with the introduction of the tax credit, these homes are even more affordable.The full tax credit, $7,500, is available for single taxpayers with incomes of $75,000 or less and married couples with incomes of $150,000 or less. The tax credit works like an interest-free [...]

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