Pioneer Log Homes of BC

Bryan Reid Sr is at ConExpo/Agg in Las Vegas, March 4th – 8th

04 Mar 2014, Posted by Paula Freeman in Home Shows

CONEXPO-CON/AGG is happening this week at the Las Vegas Convention Centre and represents all the newest equipment, technology and product breakthrough in construction. With 2,400 exhibitors and 125,000 attendees, it is the biggest construction industry gathering on the planet covering asphalt, aggregates, concrete, earthmoving, lifting, mining, utilities and more. The show also includes a comprehensive education program with sessions emphasizing industry issues and trends, management and applied technology. Come visit our booth and say hi…

Calgary Home & Garden Show – February 27th to March 2nd

27 Feb 2014, Posted by Paula Freeman in Home Shows

With temperatures varying between -19 and -30 today through the weekend, the Calgary Home and Garden show presents a welcome opportunity to get inside and stay warm! With thoughts of spring, DIY projects, gardening, BBQing and warm sunshine, you will float through this year’s show and forget about what’s outside. Starting today, and continuing through to Sunday March 2nd, the Calgary Home and Garden show is your escape from winter at the BMO Centre at…

NHL Alumni Game on The Rock

25 Feb 2014, Posted by Paula Freeman in Sponsored Events

NHL Alumni games are all about nostalgia. Players share stories and fans share memories. The kids in attendance get to revel in the celebrity of it all while the adults amongst them relive their youth. Pioneer Log Homes of BC recently sponsored an NHL Alumni game in St.John’s Newfoundland. Ken Auchinleck, our distributor there and an avid hockey fan, was approached for this event and couldn’t turn it down. As host, Ken got to drop…

Kazakhstan Round 1: Mission Complete

13 Feb 2014, Posted by Paula Freeman in Uncategorized

“Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God, do you learn.” – C.S. Lewis Joel & Shawn are home safe from Kazakhstan and the sauna is installed in its permanent & absolutely stunning location, 10,000 feet above sea level. It would be an understatement to say they experienced some culture shock on their trip but they managed to complete the job on time and in very harsh conditions. With extreme weather, equipment…

Bryan Senior at SCI in Las Vegas, February 5th – 8th

04 Feb 2014, Posted by Paula Freeman in Home Shows

This week, Bryan Reid Sr. is heading to Safari Club International’s (SCI) show at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. This “Ultimate Hunters’ Market” is celebrating its 42nd year in 2014. With over 18,000 attendees, 2,500 vendors, nearly a million square feet of exhibit space, and 6 continents represented, it’s easy to see why this event attracts the world’s biggest gathering of hunters, conservationists, guides & outfitters. The 4-day itinerary for the show is jam-packed….

Maiden Voyage to Kazakhstan

28 Jan 2014, Posted by Paula Freeman in Building log homes

Pi•o•neer: a person who is among the first to explore a new country Although Kazakhstan has indeed been explored for thousands of years, this is the first time Pioneer Log Homes of BC has worked in the country and so Joel & Shawn are our very own “Pioneers” on this project. They have headed off to Almaty, Kazakhstan to install a 920 square foot Sauna. This sauna is our trial run as the next project…

The Chilko Experience Wilderness Resort – Built by Pioneers’ Timber Kings

23 Jan 2014, Posted by Paula Freeman in Contests

The Chilko Experience Wilderness Resort – Built by Pioneers’ Timber Kings The Chilko Experience Wilderness Resort is not far from the town of Williams Lake, BC. Phil Huston, the owner of Chilko & Bryan Reid, the owner of Pioneer, had been fishing buddies since 1997 so when it was time to create the Chilko Experience the partnership was automatic. Built over five years at the start of the millennium by Pioneer Log Homes of BC,…

Come Visit us at the Barrett-Jackson Show in Scottsdale

15 Jan 2014, Posted by Paula Freeman in Home Shows

Barrett-Jackson, January 12 – 19, 2014 – The World’s Greatest Collector Car Events For five years now, Pioneer Log Homes has been an exhibitor at Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale, Arizona showcasing the Finest Log Homes on Earth – a Pioneer Log Home! As the World’s Greatest Collector Car Events, Barrett-Jackson has over 200,000 people in attendance each year. This world-famous Collector Car Auction is a great chance to meet new people and re-connect with old friends…

Western Red Cedar Stands the Test of Time

23 Dec 2013, Posted by Paula Freeman in Uncategorized

Three long time friends, Ernie Gruhs, Ron Teppema and Albert (Bert) Chevigny (André Chevigny’s Dad) spent August through September of 1961 working to contain and extinguish two forest fires: the Crooked Lake Fire and Vunder Fire. These fires raged through the Horsefly Lake area in the Central Cariboo Region of British Columbia, Canada. Bert’s job on the Vunder Fire was running chain saws, carrying water tanks and later on, running a D-7 Cat. His Crew…

Timber Kings Television Series Premier

23 Dec 2013, Posted by Paula Freeman in Uncategorized

Get A Behind The Scenes Look At How World-Class Log Homes Are Built! The new original series, Timber Kings, will take you into the world of home building like you have never seen before. The Pioneer Log Homes’ master log smiths work under intense pressure and rigid deadlines to craft multi-million dollar, elaborate log homes. HGTV Canada follows the builders of this family-run business as they work tirelessly to masterfully craft stunning custom log homes…

Five Myths about Custom Built Log Cabins

14 Dec 2013, Posted by Paula Freeman in Building log homes, Custom Log Cabins

With many contractors taking on unique projects, like log homes, there can be some confusion between what’s commonly known, and what’s actually true. When majorities of people believe and spread inaccurate information, it’s a myth. This is exactly what happens when inexperienced builders jump into the world of building log homes. For almost four decades, we’ve been doing nothing but creating custom log homes for people in Canada, so we know our stuff. The Most…

What Do You Use Your Log Cabin For?

26 Nov 2013, Posted by Paula Freeman in Custom Log Cabins

Log cabins are renowned for their versatility, as they can be used to suit an array of needs. As such, a log cabin’s flexibility is a key buying point for many owners. With that in mind, let’s take a look at 4 ways in which an owner can use their log cabin. 1) As the place to raise a family in; a place to settle down in; or a place to enjoy your retirement years…

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