Featured Log Builder: Mountain Ridge Log Homes

If you’re ready to build your dream log house, Mountain Ridge Log Homes in Chilliwack, British Columbia is prepared to help you make that a reality. These log builders are more than happy to help their customers create the design and build the log home they’ve always dreamed of having. From start to finish, the log builders and design team will be right by your side helping you out every step of the way. The log builders at Mountain Ridge Handcrafted Homes build high-quality custom log homes emphasizing every detail. They use Western Red Cedar trees in their projects which is one of the best types of wood to use in building because of its amazing properties. Using these large, sturdy cedars, the log builders can design and build everything from small and simple log cabins to stately and large log chalets. The company was founded by Shane Kutzer, who has always had a passion for log building that was sparked when he was helping his father log in Northern, BC. Now Shane has helped many families create their idea log home or cabin and has 20 years of experience doing so. That’s the type of passion that makes a log home company thrive, and you can see all of it in their finished products. Each of the homes build by the talented and skilled log builders at Mountain Ridge log homes has outstanding character and style. The entire process can also be a lot of fun with the right log builder too, and Mountain Ridge definitely makes sure of that every step of the way. They value their customer’s opinions and their time, putting their needs at the forefront.

They also put the environment at the top of their list of priorities in their business. Their log homes are built to include optimal insulation to keep heating costs as low as possible and to reduce the customer’s carbon footprint. They also only use sustainable materials in the building process as well, which is always a great thing to hear. The log builders have built homes not only in Canada but also in the United States, Europe and Asia so they also export and deliver to other areas. Customers are welcome to share their design ideas with the log builder, and they’ll even create designs from napkin sketches or photos, and designs found online or in magazines. They also have some plans that customers can look at as well as their finished products that have been completed over the years that can be inspiring to look at. After completing the design and construction plans, the highest quality old-growth cedar logs are hand-chosen specifically for your project. Then, they’re scribed and fit together to create the log shell within their own building facility in British Columbia. They do everything by hand, so customers can be sure that these log homes are top notch quality. Once the assembly is completed, they take the entire project apart and then tad it and load it onto flatbed trucks for delivery to the customer’s location. Once the log home package has arrived, the log builders will go over everything with the clients to gain an understanding of how the construction process works and then a local contractor will help them assemble the log shell on your foundation.

Did you know that there are over 80 commercial wood species out there? However, only about 5 or 6 of those wood species can be used in log building. Mountain Ridge did their research before choosing the type of wood they would specialize in using for their log homes. They found that Western Red Cedar wood was the best option and they haven’t looked back since. One of the reasons they use this type of wood is because of how versatile and durable it is. So it’s very easy to work with, and it will also stand the test of time. It’s also very lightweight which reduces shipping costs and makes it easier to build with. These trees also have huge trunks meaning there is lots of wood to work with making them perfect for log building.