Building Green

Your log cabin, timber frame house or log home is created with respect for our planet

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Eastern White Pine, which is used for Honest Abe’s log homes, is a major species for reforestation, making it a plentiful and renewable resource.

Eastern White Pine, which is used for Honest Abe’s log homes, is a major species for reforestation, making it a plentiful and renewable resource.

As part of a group of companies committed to natural resource stewardship, Honest Abe Log Homes can truly say, “We were green when being green wasn’t cool.”

With us, good stewardship of our natural resources isn’t just a slogan, it’s a way of life.

Our parent company, Green Forest Wood Products, was started in 1970 to supplement the income from a family farm. That family farming operation and all the conservation measures associated with it continues with another generation today on several thousand acres in Tennessee and Kentucky.

Along the way, Honest Abe founder, the late Doug Smith, operated the company under the philosophy, “If you’re going to make your living in wood products, you must have practices in place to keep renewing those raw materials, and you need to use every part of a log you can.”

That’s not just a good business practice, it’s proper stewardship.

And it’s just a part of Honest Abe Log Homes’ commitment to stewardship and sustainability measures.

We practice what we preach, and also preach what we practice.

We not only do these things as a part of our everyday business, we encourage homeowners, our sister companies and our suppliers to get involved, too.