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  1. March-April 2004 – Washington Briefs

    Washington Briefs March/April 2004President Bush’s Strategy Praised by LandersPresident George W. Bush traveled to New Hampshire at the end of January to push his administration’s domestic agenda. At a Jan. 29 roundtable to discuss the state’s economic outlook, Bush met with Joseph Landers, president and chief executive officer of Customized Structures (Claremont, NH).Landers offered strong […]

  2. July-August 2003 – Modular Briefs

    Modular Briefs July/August 2003Genesis Expands Into Apartment DevelopmentsGenesis Homes, a member of the Champion Enterprises (Auburn Hills, MI) family of homebuilders and the only nationwide producer of modular homes, is celebrating Genesis’ venture into the production of a new modular residential housing product for builders and developers. Genesis began construction of its first major multi-family […]

  3. Preview of Showcase 2003

    Preview of Showcase 2003 Learning is a treasure that accompanies its owner everywhere. If you want to get your hands on more treasures in life (and who doesn’t?), then you should slip into Showcase 2003, the annual convention and trade show for the building systems industry. This is the place where systems manufacturers, builders and […]

  4. July-August 2003 – Forecast and Trends

    Forecast & Trends—July/August 2003 Modular Home Sales Soar 11% In 2002 Industry grabs more market share in nearly every region, thanks to improved designs and growing consumer awareness of its quality.The good news is that modular home construction is reaching new heights. The bad news is if your particular boat isn’t rising on the same […]

  5. July-August 2003 – Advertising and PR

    Advertising & PR July/August 2003Dealer Cooks Up Book To Battle CancerWhen a friend or family member is diagnosed with cancer, one often wants to do something to help. When Crystal Horne, a dealer for Honest Abe Log Homes in Elysburg, PA, learned her father had cancer, she cooked up an inspiring idea. Why not create […]

  6. July-August 2003 – Industry Briefs

    Industry Briefs July/Aug 03 USG Names Industrialized ManagerAt United States Gypsum Company or USG (Chicago, IL) Ted Kellam has been named manager, marketing and technical services for the industrialized construction division, which serves the building systems industry.A 19-year veteran of the company, Kellam joined USG in 1984 as a light steel framing engineer. Since that […]

  7. July-August 2003 – Log and Timber Frame Briefs

      Log & Timber Frame Briefs July/August 2003 Upgrade Your Design Departments, Survey SaysLog and timber frame producers need to invest more money in software upgrades and training for their designers and system technicians to speed up the design process, if they are to capture more of the custom home building market nationwide.That’s the conclusion […]

  8. July-August 2003 – Panel Briefs

    Panel Briefs July/August 2003 Panel/Modular Tour A SuccessBased in Fishkill, NY, this year’s BSC Panel and Modular tour was regarded as success, with attendees visiting PDJ Components, Signature Building Systems, Simplex Industries, Chelsea Modular Homes, Northeast Panel & Trust, and Superior Walls. BCMC Oct. 8-10 In PhoenixMark your calendars for Oct. 8-10th. That’s when The […]

  9. March-April 2004 – Panel Briefs

    Panel Briefs – March /April 2004 Panel Modular Plant Tour May 23-25Want an in-depth look at some of the most cutting-edge panel and modular producers in the United States? Then attend the Building Systems Councils annual spring tour of factories, tentatively scheduled for May 23-25 in South Bend, IN.Please note the actual dates of the […]

  10. September-October 2003 – Log and Timber Frame Briefs

    Log & Timber Frame Briefs September/October 2003 Lincoln Acquiring Companies, Taps Industry VeteransIncreasing its marketing and manufacturing reach and quickly becoming one of the largest players in the industry, Original Lincoln Logs (Chestertown, NY) has added talented veterans to its staff and is acquiring additional milling operations in the West. Original Lincoln, a leading supplier […]

  11. September-October 2003 – Forecast and Trends

    Forecast & Trends Sept-Oct. 03 Economic Indicators Jump For JoyWith Saddam on the run in Iraq (reportedly in drag, what a warrior, eh?) and his two evil offspring reduced to grease spots by our Special Forces, U.S. consumers are turning their attention to domestic issues and rediscovering the joy of spending on hearth and home. […]

  12. July-August 2003 – Washington Briefs

    Washington Briefs July/August 2003 Showcase Bound for Hot Springs, VA Nov. 2-5Mark your calendars for Nov. 2nd-5th. That’s when Showcase, the annual convention and trade show for the building systems industry, is bound for Hot Springs, VA. This year’s event will be held at The Homestead, one of the finest spa and recreational resorts on […]

  13. September-October 2003 – Advertising and PR

    Advertising and PR September/October 2003Simplex Featured This Season On Bob Vila’s ‘Home Again’ Film crews provided the lights and cameras. Simplex Industries (Scranton, PA) provided the action in August, as camera crews descended on the company’s facilities to film the construction of a custom 3,300 sq.ft. home. Cameras captured images of the very latest modern […]

  14. March-April 2004 – Industry Briefs

    Industry News March/April 2004 Peebles earns accolades at Sashco Paul Peebles, a veteran of the log home industry and frequent speaker at educational events and seminars, earned salesmen of the year at Sashco (Brighton, CO). A nine year veteran at Sashco, Peebles has earned a reputation for his professional integrity, impeccable sense of humor and […]

  15. September-October 2003 – Modular Briefs

    Modular Briefs September/October 2003 Haven Homes Looks SouthHaven Homes (Beech Creek, PA), known as the extreme modular company for its custom construction capabilities from its manufacturing facilities at its Beech Creek headquarters and in Bellafonte, PA, is looking south to expand its reach—specifically in South Carolina. Steve Bassett, vice president with the 50-year-old company, is […]

  16. March-April 2004 – Modular Briefs

    Modular Briefs – March/April 2004Genesis Introduces Custom, Affordable Designs at IBSOver at the Genesis model home, “off-site construction” is the preferred nomenclature for explaining how the company can add technology to a builder’s tool belt. This year, Genesis sought to educate builders and developers that their designs are both custom and affordable.Genesis, a division of […]

  17. March-April 2004 – SIP Briefs

    SIP Briefs – March/April 2004 SIPA Conference Boston Bound May 3-5Think there’s no better place to plan a revolution in home building than in Boston? That’s the theme for the Structural Insulated Panel Association or SIPA’s annual meeting and conference. A valuable networking event for both longtime veterans and newcomers to the SIP industry, this […]

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    How To: Build a Log Home Quickly | 8 Steps to a Quickly Built Log Home

    How To: Build a Log Home Quickly 8 steps to a quickly built log home by: Charles Bevier Your Log Home Now We want it all—fast. In a world where online shopping, instant messaging and cell phones are all the rage because of quickness and convenience, it’s not surprising that some consumers want the same […]

  19. Contents – June 2004

      FEATURES GORGEOUS HOMES Georgia, Remembered Memory is a powerful thingâ€â€?especially when it leads to a dazzling new home in Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. A story about an old fishing trip, dreams fulfilled and a new lifestyle. A Mammoth Proposal You’ve got to love a guy who pops the question in the lush UT forest. […]

  20. May 2004 Log Home Living Cover

    A Home for the AgesA modern North Carolina home has its foundation in tradition.Located deep within 30 wooded acres in Winston Salem, North Carolina, sits what appears to be a traditional 19th century farmhouse. But not everything is as it appears. More than just a simple cabin, this 3,900-square-foot home is rich in detail and […]


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