history of Oregon Log Homes. We have come a long way.
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
Oregon Log Homes began.
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.
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.
early years of Oregon Log Homes.
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.
our log home production capabilities.
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 Homes --- from development to world class log home builders.
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.
Log Homes today.
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.