Pioneer Log Homes of BC

Preparing Your Log Home for the Winter Months

09 Sep 2014, Posted by Paula Freeman in Log Cabin Home Information, Log Home Maintenance

With the seasons changing, we are naturally taking steps to gear up for the harshness that winter is sure to bring. Warmer coats, car maintenance, heating system services; but what about protecting your log home or log cabin? With the increased precipitation that the fall and winter seasons bring, your log home or log cabin become increasingly susceptible to mold and fungus growth, as well as general weathering. In order to combat these log home…

YouTube Channel Up & Running

08 Aug 2014, Posted by Paula Freeman in Uncategorized

After some technical difficulties, we are back up and running on YouTube. Check out Pioneer’s YouTube channel for lots of exclusive videos on Pioneer Log Homes of BC.

Top 5 Design Tips from our Design Team

24 Jul 2014, Posted by Paula Freeman in Design

Whether you are using one of our sample floor plans or sketching on a napkin, there are some key things to consider when designing your dream home. 1. Keep a list of features and characteristics that catch your eye. They may not all be implemented in your final design, but it’s worth keeping your ideas together throughout the process. 2. Start with the basics: How many bedrooms? Bathrooms? Family areas? Porch or deck? Garage? Open…

New Limited Edition Tshirt Design Selected!

10 Jul 2014, Posted by Paula Freeman in Contests, Design

Our Design Contest has a Winner! This limited edition t-shirt was the winner out of 139 designs by 31 graphic designers over a two week long competition. The t-shirt is now available in our e-store in black, navy & heather grey with bright orange accents. Get yours now as they won’t last long! The e-store also has ball caps, hoodies and a wicking t-shirt. Our e-store is brand spanking new and it will be constantly…

Peter Arnold, 20 Years with Pioneer Log Homes of BC

09 Jun 2014, Posted by Paula Freeman in Uncategorized

One of our master builders, Peter Arnold, celebrated 20 years with Pioneer Log Homes of BC on June 4th, 2014. At Pioneer, long-standing employees are the norm, not the exception and we are not naïve to the benefits that long term employees bring to a company. Their strong knowledge base, incredible skill set, and superior productivity add stability to the workforce and create good morale with new and younger employees. There is hardly anything that…

New Anti-Spam Regulations in Canada

16 May 2014, Posted by Paula Freeman in Uncategorized

If you get an email from us regarding the new anti-spam legislation, we want you to know that it’s legit! In order to comply, we need each of our subscribers to re-subscribe to the newsletter list by clicking on the link in the email. Not signed up to our Newsletter? Visit https://www.pioneerloghomesofbc.com/about-us/in-the-media/newsletter/ & sign up Today! Thank you!  

Committed to the Cariboo

05 May 2014, Posted by Paula Freeman in Uncategorized

[This recent article was published in the newsletter for the BC Log & Timber Building Industry] A Short History Bryan Reid Sr. established Pioneer Log Homes of BC in 1973. The new business owner chose an opportunistic location to open up shop; he decided on Williams Lake, British Columbia, thanks to its proximity to a seemingly endless supply of top notch Spruce, Fir, and Western Red Cedar. Pioneer Log Homes of BC has remained committed…

It’s Always Earth Day at Pioneer Log Homes

25 Apr 2014, Posted by Paula Freeman in Uncategorized

It is clear that at Pioneer Log Homes, we rely on the bounty of Mother Nature to sustain our business. The only way we can succeed is when our forests succeed. Western Red Cedar is one of Mother Nature’s greatest inventions. We take enormous pride in managing the reforestation and renewal of these wonderful trees (In BC alone, about 200 million seedlings are planted every year!). Wood from well managed forests is an excellent environmental…

The key to PLH of BC’s success? Customer-Centric & Passionate

16 Apr 2014, Posted by Paula Freeman in Business

Heather MacLean recently interviewed Bryan Reid Sr. & Joel Roorda to find out a bit more about what makes Pioneer Log Homes of BC tick. Here’s what she found in her two part series: Part 1: How To Be Customer-Centric Like the HGTV’s Timber Kings We all talk about customer service and being customer-centric, but few of us really live up to that standard quite like Pioneer Log Homes, also known as HGTV’s Timber Kings.  If…

Pioneer Log Homes in Regina and Toronto this Weekend

26 Mar 2014, Posted by Paula Freeman in Uncategorized

Pioneer Log Homes will be at the Regina Spring Homeshow this weekend, March 27th to 30th. Mike & Gerald will be manning the booth and will be able to answer any questions you may have.   OR, if you are closer to Toronto, you can drop in to see Rocky, Scott & Bryan Reid Sr. at The Toronto Spring Cottage Life Show in Toronto, March 28th-30th. Buy tickets online here.

A Week to be Proud Of

12 Mar 2014, Posted by Paula Freeman in Life, Uncategorized

Pioneer Log Homes was awarded Business of the Year on Saturday night at the 19th annual Williams Lake Business Excellence Awards. After 40 years in business, it is a testament to our strong and talented employees who have fine-tuned the log home building process and allow us to work as a well-oiled machine. We would like to thank the Williams Lake Chamber of Commerce for recognizing us in this way. We are proud to be…

Timber Kings on Discovery USA this Saturday, March 8th, 2014

07 Mar 2014, Posted by Paula Freeman in Featured in Magazines and TV, Log Home Shows

With the 10th episode of the Timber Kings airing in Canada on March 10th, and the first season coming to an end, it’s time for our fine American friends to have their turn! Premiering March 8th at 10pm ET, Timber Kings will begin to air in the US on Discovery USA. This March, Discovery USA introduces viewers to home building like it’s never been seen before, showcasing massive, multi-million-dollar log mansions in the all-new series…

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