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Katahdin Cedar Log Homes Earns 'Builder Friendly' Designation

May 24, 2007

Company offers comprehensive training for contractors searching for a more artistic and lucrative niche market

Katahdin Cedar Log Homes Earns 'Builder Friendly' Designation

Oakfield, Maine, May 24, 2007 – More people live in log homes now in the United States than ever before-more than half a million and counting. The log home market constructs $4 billion worth of homes each year, according to the Log Home Living Institute. Because these elegant residences offer a connection to nature that no stick frame home can duplicate, Baby Boomers in record numbers are lining up for these rustic palaces.

But the industry has far more interested buyers than it does builders to construct the homes. Contractors interested in serving this niche market but don't know where to start, can now turn to Katahdin Cedar Log Homes in Oakfield, Maine. Because the company offers a comprehensive construction manual, builder training and a host of other services, it has been granted "Builder Friendly" status from Building Systems Magazine, a nationwide trade publication that profiles innovative construction technologies.

"We understand the needs of builders and have worked very hard to provide the training and services to make their log home enterprises extremely successful," said David Gordon, president of Katahdin Cedar Log Homes. "We are very proud of the extra effort from all our employees to develop our builder-friendly approach." Builders who are interested in learning more about building Katahdin Cedar Log Homes may contact Barry Ivey at 800-845-4533.

"To be considered for the 'Builder Friendly' designation, log home companies have to meet a rigorous list of requirements-more than 20 categories of business development, collateral material and training," says Charles Bevier, editor of Building Systems. "I'm proud to announce that Katahdin Cedar Log Homes is among the first in the log home industry to not only meet but surpass these requirements. With the 'Builder Friendly' designation, contractors can rest assured that the relationship between a log home manufacturer and builder will be comprehensive, detailed — and above all —professional."

The 'Builder Friendly' designation means log home companies offer design services, log grading, a construction manual, construction training, warranties in writing, onsite construction assistance, construction drawings, as well as having a written policy detailing the costs of design services and a host of other support services.

About Building Systems: Since 1980, this trade publication has been profiling innovative construction technologies in the log, modular and panelized industries. Find out more at www.buildingsystems.com

Founded in 1973 by Foster Gordon and two associates, Katahdin Cedar Log Homes is one of the largest log home manufacturers in the U.S. and is the largest processor of Northern white cedar in the world. David Gordon continues his father's legacy by providing high quality, cedar log homes at affordable. Based in Oakfield, Maine, Katahdin Cedar Log Homes is a division of Katahdin Forest Products and has more than 100 employees.

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