Virginia Real Estate and Development (VARED) of Ashland, Virginia to Market Ward Cedar Log Homes

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Ward Cedar Log Homes Representatives Bernard Jomphe and Mike Pintz of VARED in Ashland, VA help customers design and build their log homes and locate suitable land. Ward Cedar Log Homes invented the manufactured log home in 1923 in Houlon, ME and is credited with starting the modern log home industry. The Houlton, ME-based company is among industry leaders selling 25,000 log home annually. These modern log home are sold as packages or kits and use latest energy saving materials and construction techniques.

Virginia Real Estate and Development, Inc. (VARED) now represents Ward Cedar Log Homes, America’s first log home company, founded in l923.

Customer contacts are VARED’s Bernard Jomphe, real estate agent and Mike Pintz, president, who were named Independent Sales Representatives at Ward’s national sales seminar. As representatives of the 82 year-old manufacturer of complete log home packages, Pintz and Jomphe help homebuyers custom design their Ward home, find suitable land and assist with site preparation and construction.

VARED is also developing a Ward Cedar Log Homes Model and Sales Center, slated for construction this year. Pintz, a leading residential developer and real estate expert, founded VARED l997. The firm is headquartered at 202 England Street, Ashland. In addition to representing Ward, VARED markets new and existing homes in Central and Eastern Virginia including Fredericksburg, Emporia, Virginia Beach and the Northern Neck.

As developers and real estate professionals, Jomphe and Pintz offer Ward customers access to superb homebuilding sites throughout the state. VARED also recruits and develops relationships with builders interested in representing the log home company and building its homes in the state.

Ward Cedar Log Homes manufactures complete log home packages that are containerized and delivered directly to the building site. The pre-cut and numbered Cedar logs are regarded for resistance to insects and decay. In addition to standard models, Ward offers a complete custom-design service and a line of off the shelf, pre-cut log cabin kits for recreation.

Jomphe grew up in a family of carpenters and worked for many years as a builder in Quebec Province. He is a professional electrical engineer and has held several technical marketing positions with Hewlett Packard throughout the US, Canada and Europe. He relocated to Virginia with Cisco Systems prior to launching his career in real estate development and sales.

In announcing the appointments, Dana Delano, Ward national sales manager, stated, "We are fortunate to have Bernard and Mike as part of the Ward family. They have a deep sense of customer service, knowledge of the area and expertise in home building and design."

Ward Cedar Log Homes has been operating continuously in Houlton, Maine since Bruce Ward founded the company. Ward was a telegraph pole dealer who turned surplus poles into log cabin kits, which became wildly popular. He is credited with inventing the manufactured log cabin at a time when the automobile was beginning to give ordinary Americans access their own vacation place in the country. The cabins evolved into full-time homes. Today, Ward is the nation’s premiere manufacturer of northern white cedar log homes that exceed modern energy and building code requirements. Ward Cedar Log Homes have been built throughout North America Europe and Asia. Ward is a leader in the Log Homes Council of the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) and took part in creating national standards for log construction.

For more information visit or Ward Cedar Log Homes at Contact: Bernard Jomphe at, e-mail: or at 804-798-2440, cell 804-241-5480.

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