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How to make sure you’re working with a skilled log home craftsman

Choosing the right contractor for your log home project may be the most important decision you make. Expertise is the first and foremost element you should consider when interview contractors. Choosing a general contractor without looking into their experience when it comes to log structures is a sure way to end up with a less-than-satisfactory outcome. Instead, to boost your odds of a successful project, use the following guidelines to help you choose the right person for the job.

Experience: Building, restoring, and maintaining log homes requires unique skills and dedication for these one-of-a-kind structures. Therefore it makes sense to hire a builder with a background in log home construction and maintenance. Look for a contractor that appreciates or understands log homes, with a solid background in general construction, experience with log home building and restoration, as well as a passion for what he does.

Credentials: The best way to gauge a builder’s qualifications and ability to work with you is to talk to other people who have worked with them. Ask to see photos of completed projects. Check online business review sites for third-party testimonials. If able, try to visit the sites of other log homes they have built as well.

Industry Knowledge: When you choose a builder, make sure they are familiar with the local codes and environment of where your log home will be located. They should be licensed and bonded. And check with the local contractor’s board or similar state or regional authority, including your state’s attorney general’s office, to see if the builder has any fines, litigations or other negatives on file.

Communication Skills: This is one quality in a log home builder that you cannot compromise on. Make sure that the person or company you choose provides an open line of communication throughout the process, is willing to answer your questions, provide updates and listen to your ideas. If you are having a log home built in an area far away or where you can’t visit often, make arrangements for regular conversations about progress, and see if they can send digital photos of the work in progress.

If you are planning to repair, restore or even build a brand new log home in the future, we hope you’ll think of us. Here at Prolog Restorations, we provide unsurpassed experience, superior craftsmanship and extensive knowledge for building and preserving log homes and structures. We are a state licensed contractor with 30 years of experience providing service to log home owners throughout California and the Western United States. We are professionally certified, bonded, and insured and our work is 100% satisfaction guaranteed! We have a complete staff of highly-trained professionals including architects, designers and master craftsmen who blend the best of old-world craftsmanship with modern technology.

Please feel free to contact our log home expert, Jonathan Cassaday, at to discuss your project and see how we can help. We can’t wait to help bring your dream to life.


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