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The history of Oregon Log Homes. We have come a long way.

We've come a long way in the last 30 years. There was a time when building a log cabin meant felling some trees with an axe, peeling the bark off, then roughing the corners as closely together as possible for a finished structure. As our company and craft have progressed, innovative artistic design has become a primary element of our log homes and structures. Oregon Log Homes strives to blend the best of today's log and timber technology and construction methods with traditional craftsmanship.

How Oregon Log Homes began.

Prior to starting Grown in Oregon, Inc., today known as Oregon Log Home Company, Mike Neary built a few private cabins. While operating several different tourist oriented businesses in Oregon, he gained knowledge and experience by building log facilities to enhance his operations. Realizing the love people had for log structures, Mike decided to start a log home business. He was able to utilize his talents and love for log building to provide a quality handcrafted product at a time when not many options were available to those interested in log homes or cabins. As Mike's experience and reputation grew, so did the business.

In the beginning one or two cabins were produced each year. In the early 80's Mike built a beautiful model cabin out of Lodge pole Pine in a high visibility location in Bend, Oregon and the business began to grow.

The early years of Oregon Log Homes.

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Grown in Oregon, Inc. purchased a forty-acre parcel of land in Redmond, Oregon to provide the space necessary for production to meet the increasing demand for homes. The focus of the business was primarily on small homes and cabins, turning out four to six per year. The company grew to include about ten employees. In 1986, the Neary's negotiated a great deal on a ten acre parcel of land outside Sisters, Oregon and relocated the business to this highly visible location on a major highway. This move proved to be a good one - word got out and production increased to thirty homes per year.

Expanding our log home production capabilities.

In 1992, Mike Neary expanded his potential tremendously by acquiring a sawmill operation in Maupin, Oregon. This facility, centrally located between many prime logging areas, allowed the company to greatly expand the options available to customers and provided Oregon Log Homes with over 24,000 square feet of indoor production facilities. Mike and his staff designed and built specialized equipment to produce a one of a kind type of building and notching system that allowed customers to purchase and construct a home more easily with less expense and more options.

Log Cabin Home Entrance
Oregon Log Homes --- from development to world class log home builders.

Oregon Log Home Company was selected as the primary log contractor for the Disney project at Fort Wilderness Lodge in Orlando, Florida. This project was the first of many large commercial projects. This was followed by another major success with the Universal Studios Jurassic Park project. Oregon Log Homes successfully rose to the challenge and completed these ventures, a successful expansion of our commercial structure business.

Oregon Log Homes today.

Custom homes continue to be the biggest offering of the log homes in Oregon Log Homes portfolio. Ranging from a 1,000 square foot second home in the mountains of Japan to a 27,000 square foot private lodge in Aspen. In 2000 another project was completed for Disney, the Grand Californian Hotel, in Anaheim, California. All production has been consolidated in the Maupin facility, with sales offices in Sisters and Portland.

As Oregon Log Homes looks ahead to the next challenges, the construction resources and experience gained will help to continually improve our ability to meet your log home building needs. Whether small or large, simple or complex, we're up for the challenge.


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