Independent Dealer

Why Benchmark Log Homes LLC is an Independent Dealer for Honest Abe Log Homes

Family Owned

What sets Honest Abe Log Homes apart is the company’s longevity in the log home design & manufacturing business.

They’ve been family owned and operated since their founding in 1979.

In four decades they’ve learned which wood species are best, that kiln drying is vital and that the homes that design and manufacture stand the test of time.

In-house Plan Design

Since 1979, Honest Abe has created forever homes. That’s because the designers have a combined 60+ years of experience in drafting plans that encompass customers’ desires and needs. This expertise produces a detailed floor plan that makes manufacturing and construction more accurate and more simple. Whether it’s a modest cabin or a palatial retreat, Honest Abe turns visions of a fantasy home into a tangible reality.

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Wood Species

Honest Abe exclusively use Eastern White Pine for wall logs, log sidings, support posts, blocking, porch posts, porch plates, porch rafters, railings and trim. Douglas Fir is used for heavy timber rafters, collar ties, wall-tie trusses, ceiling beams, girders and timber frame components. After 40 years of manufacturing log and timber home, they’ve found these renewable species to be the most durable, stable, cost effective and energy efficient – not to mention beautiful.

Photo of stairway and kitchen in open floor plan Epps plan with painted white wood ceiling and dark hardwood floors and open staircase to the loft area

Kiln Drying

Kiln drying is not an option with Honest Abe – it is an absolute necessity. Properly dried, white pine and fir materials are more stable and uniform. Kiln-drying kills pests, stops sap and allows for accurate grading. Components are lighter resulting in lower shipping costs and easier construction. Feel confident that every piece of wood we supply for your home has been kiln dried and inspected right in the mill.

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Industry Relationships

Honest Abe is proud of its relationships throughout the log home industry and the business community. The company’s leaders have taken leadership roles throughout its history with the National Association of Homebuilders Log and Timber Home Council. Honest Abe chooses to have all materials that go into customers’ homes and businesses independently inspected by Timber Products Inspection, Inc.’s certified graders. Honest Abe Log Homes has earned an A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau.

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Green Practices

With Honest Abe, good stewardship of natural resources isn’t just a slogan, it’s a way of life. The company and its owners, who founded and operate a number of other businesses,  have a long-lasting commitment to sustainability, like green building design, zero-waste manufacturing and renewable species use, which they employ throughout the process of planning and milling every home.

Honest Abe’s designers are gifted at drawing dreams. The manufacturing team works with precision and pride. The thousands of homeowners they’ve built in 40+ years are happy with their forever homes. And that’s what matters most to the people of Honest Abe.

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The log and timber frame homes sold by Benchmark Log Homes LLC and built by Benchmark Construction are manufactured by Honest Abe Log Homes in the U.S.A. & have been since 1979.