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 Ken Sekley, Southland’s President and CEO. “The University recognizes 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.”

In recent years, Southland has been engaged to provide design support and materials for a number of college and university construction 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 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; Dallas, TX; Fredericksburg, VA; Greensboro, NC; Greenville, SC; Houston, TX; Kansas City, MO; Lake City, FL; 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.