Committed to the Cariboo

05 May 2014, Posted by AleeshaMousseau 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 AleeshaMousseau 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…

Pioneer Log Homes in Regina and Toronto this Weekend

26 Mar 2014, Posted by AleeshaMousseau 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 AleeshaMousseau 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…

Kazakhstan Round 1: Mission Complete

13 Feb 2014, Posted by AleeshaMousseau 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…

Western Red Cedar Stands the Test of Time

23 Dec 2013, Posted by AleeshaMousseau 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 AleeshaMousseau 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…

Welcome to Pioneer Log Homes of British Columbia!

30 May 2012, Posted by AleeshaMousseau in Uncategorized

Welcome to our blog! We are excited to share updates on our world of log homes. As an introduction, we’d like to let visitors know a little about Pioneer Log Homes of British Columbia. Our company was founded in 1973 by Bryan Reid, Sr. The business developed and became a large family operation. Now, Pioneer Log Homes is known as an innovator in the world of log home design. Our handcrafted log homes have been…

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