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 designs”, said Ken Sekley, CEO of Southland. “Southland’s custom design team is expert at turning our customer’s log home dreams into reality, ranging from beautifully rustic traditional plans to the latest in modern design trends and sustainability.”

“We are proud to honor the year’s best marketing and home designs in the systems-built industry,” said 2012 Building Systems Council (BSC) chairman, Dwight Hikel. For more than a decade, the BSC’s awards program has promoted excellence in systems-built housing. The awards were renamed in 2011 in honor of the late BSC member, Jerry Rouleau, a residential-housing marketing authority and longtime advocate of using building systems, such as precision milled logs, in new home construction.

About Southland Log Homes: Headquartered in Columbia, South Carolina, Southland Log Homes was founded in 1978 and is the largest log home company in the United States. Southland operates model home sales offices in ten states and has authorized Southland dealers located throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. Model homes are located in Atlanta, GA; Baton Rouge, LA; Birmingham, AL; Charlotte, NC; Christiansburg, VA; Columbia, SC; Fredericksburg, VA; Greensboro, NC; Greenville, SC; Houston, TX; Jackson, MS; Louisville, KY; Macon, GA; Memphis, TN; Nashville, TN; and San Antonio, TX,. For more information about Southland Log Homes, call 800-641-4754 or visit

About the BSC: The Building Systems Councils of the National Association of Home Builders is made up of manufacturer, builder, and associate members who advocate building with concrete, log, modular, or panelized systems. Systems-built homes are constructed to the same code standards and reflect the same, and often enhanced, quality levels as any site-built construction. The advantage of systems-building is it’s done in a fraction of the time, with a fraction of the waste, which can significantly reduce costs. Many systems-built homes also are inherently environmentally friendly adding a “green” label to the finished home.

About NAHB: The National Association of Home Builders is a Washington, DC-based trade association representing more than 140,000 members involved in home building, remodeling, multifamily construction, property management, subcontracting, design, housing finance, building product manufacturing and other aspects of residential and light commercial construction. NAHB is affiliated with 800 state and local home builders associations around the country, as well as internationally. NAHB’s builder members will construct about 80 percent of the new housing units projected for 2012.