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 construction process.”

Construction is scheduled to begin this month. In recent years, Southland has been engaged to complete a number of academic residential projects.

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; Memphis, TN; Nashville, TN; and San Antonio, TX,. For more information about Southland Log Homes, call 800-641-4754 or visit

About Sam Houston State University: With a main campus in Huntsville, Texas, the University has over 18,000 enrolled students, representing 60 countries. The University has been recognized with a number of awards, including as one of the “Best in the West” by the Princeton Review, “Most Wired” by PC magazine, and with an “Innovative Technology” award from the Wall Street Journal.