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Safari Club International Convention February 4-7, 2015 Las Vegas, NV

04 Feb 2015, Posted by Paula Freeman in Log Home Shows

We are back on the road for more home show action this week. Bryan Reid Sr. will once again be attending the Safari Club International’s (SCI) Convention from February 4th to 7th 2015 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada. This four day event is packed with a variety of vendors, informational seminars and entertainment ranging from Joe Nichols to Matt Hughes and Archie Manning.   SCI is committed to educated hunting and conservation…

Barrett Jackson 2015 Scottsdale, AZ

09 Jan 2015, Posted by Paula Freeman in Home Shows

Our 2015 home show season is scheduled to get underway this Saturday, January 10th in Scottsdale, AZ! We will be attending the Barrett Jackson Auction as a vendor for the sixth year in a row. The show runs from Saturday, January 10th until Sunday January 18th, 2015. Barrett Jackson is the World’s Greatest Collector Car Events, specialising in collector and classic automotive products and services. The 2014 Barrett Jackson event saw over 300,000 attendees and…

Timber Kings: André

30 Dec 2014, Posted by Paula Freeman in Timber Kings

With only four days left before the premier of Timber Kings Season 2 we are finishing up our blog series with the man who brings method to the madness: André! Don’t forget to tune in to HGTV Canada this Sunday, January 4th at 10PM ET|PT!   Q: When did you start working at Pioneer Log Homes? A: Peeling logs in 1978 for Bryan Sr., then graduated in 1982 and wanted to build my own house….

Timber Kings: Peter

23 Dec 2014, Posted by Paula Freeman in Timber Kings

He may look serious, but don’t let him fool you! The prankster Peter is full of surprises! We’re just under 2 weeks away from the premier of Timber Kings Season Two – January 4th, 2015 at 10PM ET|PT on HGTV Canada. Q: When did you start working at Pioneer Log Homes? A: I started with Pioneer Log Homes on June 4, 1994 at 6:00am.   Q: Have you always wanted to be a “Timber King”?…

Timber Kings: Beat

16 Dec 2014, Posted by Paula Freeman in Timber Kings

With just over two weeks left before the premier of Timber Kings Season 2, we’re bringing you another exclusive Timber King interview! Be sure to tune into HGTV Canada, January 4th at 10 PM ET|PT for Timber Kings Season 2!   Q: When did you start working at Pioneer Log Homes? A: After finishing my carpentry apprenticeship in Switzerland, I came to Pioneer in 1993 for a one year work exchange which turned into a…

Timber Kings: Bryan Sr.

10 Dec 2014, Posted by Paula Freeman in Timber Kings

With the premier of Timber Kings Season 2 just a few weeks away, we here at Pioneer Log Homes are bringing you a special treat! Over the next weeks leading up to the premier, January 4th, 2015 at 10 PM ET|PT on HGTV Canada, we will be revealing exclusive behind the scenes Timber Kings interviews!   What better way to start things off than with the one who started it all?!   Q: When did…

Rustic Holiday Décor Tips for Your Log Home

03 Dec 2014, Posted by Paula Freeman in Rustic Cabin Decorating

There’s nothing cozier in the dead of winter than a log cabin with the fire place ablaze. To add to the ambience this holiday season consider some rustic holiday décor and these décor tips. Natural décor tends to fit best with the Western Red Cedar of our log homes and log cabins. Items like seasonal fruits, pine cones, twigs and greens mix well with traditional holiday ornaments to give a more rustic, homey feel. Sticking…

Avoiding Common Oversights in Design

20 Nov 2014, Posted by Paula Freeman in Design

This time of year here at Pioneer Log Homes of BC we are starting our log home and cabin builds for the 2015 spring and summer season! It’s a busy time of year for our design team, luckily I was able to catch up with them just long enough to get a good idea of what goes on in the design room and get some of their “what not to do” design tips. Working in…

Timber Kings Honoured: Ducks Unlimited Prince George

04 Nov 2014, Posted by Paula Freeman in Timber Kings

On October 24, 2014 two of the Timber Kings, Joel Roorda and Bryan Reid, Sr., were invited to be the guests of honour at the Ducks Unlimited banquet in Prince George, BC. Bryan and Joel had an excellent evening at the event. The carvings (a bear, duck and salmon) and tables were a huge success, as was the “Timber Kings” theme. Bryan remarked that attendees were even decked out in logging attire! We are thankful…

Environmental Influence: Keeping Your Build Green

21 Oct 2014, Posted by Paula Freeman in Building log homes, Log Cabin Home Information

One of the biggest concerns here at Pioneer Log Homes of BC is our impact on the environment. We use green building practices from design to construction to create the custom log home of your dreams. Building with logs is the most environmentally friendly form of building; but we realise that our environmental responsibility reaches beyond just manufacturing ecofriendly homes. We understand that it is the obligation of our generation to conserve our ecosystem. We…

Log Home Maintenance Checklist

08 Oct 2014, Posted by Paula Freeman in Cabin Maintenance, Log Cabin Home Information, Log Home Maintenance

To continue with the theme of preparing your log home or log cabin for winter, we bring you our maintenance check list. In six easy steps your home can be fully protected and ready for winter!   1. Clean gutters – Having clean gutters will help to keep water from running down your logs. Additionally, cleaning the gutters will help prevent damage to the gutters themselves, avoiding an unwanted mess and expense come spring.  …

Fall Update!

23 Sep 2014, Posted by Paula Freeman in Building log homes, Custom Log Cabins

While some may be enjoying the slower pace fall brings, we here at Pioneer Log Homes are still going in full force. Here’s a look at some of the projects we’ve been working on lately, as well as a look at where in the world we’ve been! Bryan Sr. spent the final week of August in the great state of New York, along with Beat and his son Eli.  The trio finished an existing log…

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