Project Manager for Hearthstone, Inc., the nation's oldest and largest handcrafter of authentic (Appalachian-style) log homes. Has worked as Erection Crew Chief, Project Coordinator, Designer, and Customer Service Steward. Based in Macon, GA and has been closely involved with over 1,600 log home and heavy timber projects across the nation oiver the past 34 years. Very familiar with the design and construction of log homes, timberframe homes, heavy timber commercial structures, and structural insulated panels (SIPs).
Favorite area of home improvement:
Helping people to understand the correct way to maintain exterior wood because 99% of what I hear (that homeowners relate to me) is pure conjecture or old wives tales. Probably the most misunderstood area of maintaining an exterior is how wood reacts to different chemicals and treatments. Also, the price of maintenance materials has almost nothing to do with the cost of maintaining an exterior. Quality materials, proper surface prep, and correct application will have the greatest benefit for the longest protection at the lowest cost.