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Log cabins for rustic beauty

Ward Cedar Log Homes invented the manufactured log home in 1923 in Houlon, ME and is credited with starting the modern log home industry. The Houlton, ME-based company is among industry leaders selling 25,000 log home annually. These modern log home are sold as packages or kits and use latest energy saving materials and construction techniques.

Dealers for log home kit manufacturers frequently help homebuyers custom design their Ward home, find suitable land and assist with site preparation and construction. They can also develop relationships with builders interested in representing the log home company and building its homes in the state.

Ward Cedar Log Homes manufactures complete log home packages that are containerized and delivered directly to the building site. The pre-cut and numbered Cedar logs are regarded for resistance to insects and decay. In addition to standard models, Ward offers a complete custom-design service and a line of off the shelf, pre-cut log cabin kits for recreation.

Ward Cedar Log Homes has been operating continuously in Houlton, Maine since Bruce Ward founded the company. Ward was a telegraph pole dealer who turned surplus poles into log cabin kits, which became wildly popular. He is credited with inventing the manufactured log cabin at a time when the automobile was beginning to give ordinary Americans access their own vacation place in the country. The cabins evolved into full-time homes. Today, Ward is the nation;s premiere manufacturer of northern white cedar log homes that exceed modern energy and building code requirements. Ward Cedar Log Homes have been built throughout North America Europe and Asia. Ward is a leader in the Log Homes Council of the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) and took part in creating national standards for log construction.

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