A Modern Log Raising Hosted by Honest Abe Log Homes

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Years ago, a log or barn raising was a common event throughout our country. Neighbors would come from all around to help a friend in need build their home or barn. A whole community would gather, making a big event of it, and erect a structure in a day or so. Honest Abe Log Homes, a leading manufacturer of log homes based in Moss, Tennessee, has taken this age-old tradition and added a modern touch.

Honest Abe Log Home's Log Raising Event

All of our Log Home Specialists and management attend. They are directly involved with the log raising and available for questions throughout. We also have our builders involved, which many find comforting and helpful.

Years ago, a log or barn raising was a common event throughout our country. Neighbors would come from all around to help a friend in need build their home or barn. A whole community would gather, making a big event of it, and erect a structure in a day or so. Honest Abe Log Homes, a leading manufacturer of log homes based in Moss, Tennessee, has taken this age-old tradition and added a modern touch.

In an effort to better educate log home enthusiasts, Honest Abe Log Homes hosts a number of log raising events each year. However, to attend there is no need to bring your ladder and hammer. Instead, the event is hosted indoors so the climate is controlled, and the event may be held rain or shine. The company constructs a small structure, using the same logs and products as with a full-scale home. Attendees have the ability to ask questions and even interact.

Those dreaming of building a log home can gain first hand knowledge of how an Honest Abe Log Home is constructed. Rachel Meadows, Sales Manager for Honest Abe Log Homes noted, “All of our Log Home Specialists and management attend. They are directly involved with the log raising and available for questions throughout. We also have our builders involved, which many find comforting and helpful.”

As the event progresses, logs are stacked to form a small structure. Soon, ceiling beams and a second floor are built. A small roof section is then added featuring exposed interior rafters. Porches, decks, windows, doors and all the other components of a modern log home are previewed and discussed throughout the morning. After the structure is built, everyone is treated to lunch, and immediately following is a tour of the manufacturing facility.

Randy Fudge, President of Honest Abe Log Homes and host of the event had this to say, “We have never wanted our log raising to just be an advertisement for our homes. It’s supposed to be educational, and we hope it helps the log home industry as a whole. We try to keep the mood light and the atmosphere casual.” Randy also commented that the event is open to the public and there is no fee involved.

Honest Abe Log Homes will only host three more log raising events in 2010 that are open to the public. The next will be held on July 24th, with the remaining two dates on September 25th and November 13th. Since the event is held indoors, space is limited, so the company requests that seating reservations are made prior to the date. The log raising starts at 9 AM, CST at their National Headquarters in Moss, Tennessee, and typically ends just after noon.

About Honest Abe Log Homes:
Founded in 1979, Honest Abe Log Homes, Inc. is located in the rural community of Moss, Tennessee. Honest Abe is a privately held, family owned and operated company. From its modest beginnings, the company saw steady and consistent growth, and is recognized as a leading manufacturer of log homes throughout the United States. Honest Abe sells and delivers log homes nation-wide through four company owned models in Tennessee, and through a network of Independent Dealerships throughout the country.

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