Why Us? - Why Jim Barna?

People are the most important ingredient to any industry. Since the log home industry is relatively new, this fact becomes even stronger. Jim Barna Log & Timber Homes is named after its founder, Jim Barna. Who is this man, Jim Barna, and what does he have to offer the industry? This question is best answered in Jim's own words, "When I founded this company in 1976, I made a personal pledge that I would devote my full time and energies to building a company that would become the leader in the manufacture of log homes and products and that I would set the standards for our industry, year after year."

When the company was established in 1976, Jim began his legacy and his first step was to design equipment that would lock the logs together to give the finished home structural integrity. The Jim Barna Log Home building process is a complete system because it integrates the proven log building elements with modern building techniques. Modern techniques, coupled with age-old building concepts, equal a system that will last for many generations to come!

The next important ingredient necessary to assure a completely stable home is the wood species from which the home is constructed. The leading species are slow grown, short-leaf southern yellow pine and eastern white pine. Our timbers are KILN DRIED to aid in the reduction of a high shrinkage factor.

Since Jim Barna Log Homes is utilizing a natural product in the manufacture of its products, we are also concerned about the ecology factor. For this reason, we practice the concept of the three E’s: Environmentally Sound, Energy Efficient, and Economical advantages:

Environmentally Sound: Selective cutting promotes health of forests and re-growth for the years to come. Most timbers come from the thinning of our national forests and we promote and fund reforestation projects.

Energy Efficient: Solid log walls store heat and are up to 35 percent more efficient than man-made materials. Our advanced engineered joining system reduces air infiltration.

Economical: The thermal quality of logs helps save money on heating and cooling and solid wood is more resistant to wear and tear.

The experience of living in a home built from natural products gives the feeling of pride, contentment, and security. Jim Barna Log & Timber Homes is committed to preserving this relationship between man's ingenuity and nature while offering all the comforts of modern-day living. We invite you to join the thousands of satisfied customers who personally live in one of our homes by the purchase of a log home of distinction.