“Building a house can be a trying experience for some people, that was NOT our experience working with Log Homes Minnesota. In 1999 we were looking to build a home on Potato Lake in Park Rapids, MN. We had been told that log houses were expensive to build, so we were looking for a conventional builder. A friend of ours was just completing a log home with Log Homes MN and recommended we talk with them. After meeting with Log Homes MN’s sales representative, Steve Larson, we decided to go forward and have them build our home. We had existing floor plan ideas and Log Homes, MN efficiently placed then with one of their foot prints. We completed the house in February of 2000.

In 2002, the beautiful wooded lot next door to us became available. We contacted Steve Larson again and decided to build a second home with Log Homes MN on the new lot. Our second home was a modification of the first, similar in some respects, but also very different in others. The building process, however, was the same – efficient and enjoyable. The second home was completed in May 2003. Building a second home with the same builder within 2 1/2 years of the first building experience says a lot about the builder. I’m not looking to build a third house soon but if we were we would build it with Log Homes MN. We found that their costs were competitive, they completed things when they said they would, their “builders” were craftsmen, their subs were easy to work with and respectful. We couldn’t be happier with the product that we received from Log Homes MN and we do not hesitate in recommending them to anyone considering building a home.”

Peter & Nancy


Thank you so much, Steve. We cannot tell you how much we love and enjoy the cabin. You all did an excellent job! To have done this with us living 425 miles away, it really is something. Thank you so much!

Bob and Judy M.

Just thought you would like to know how much we LOVE our log home that you built for us on the lake. Everyone that visits has nothing but praise. Thank you for fulfilling my dream lake home.

Nancy F.

Dear Steve & Crew:

Jim and I want to say “Thank You”. We have worked with lots of people throughout the years and want you to know we think you are all TOPS!!! From salesmen returning our calls to a friendly secretary (who knows my voice), to your working crew – taking the time to explain, offer advice, ask questions – they are all around fantastic people. Thanks a million, it made our home more fun to watch go up.

-Jim & Sharon Fearing


Dear Log Homes Minnesota,
Just a brief note of thanks for the most fabulous log home ever! We have spent most of the summer there as well as Thanksgiving. A fabulous job and a very special thank you to everyone!

Bob & Pat S.

Dear Steve,
Our log home is gorgeous! Thank you for making this huge project go so smoothly. We have enjoyed meeting and working with you. You have a talented and professional staff, both at Log Homes Minnesota as well as your subcontractors. Thanks Again!

Don & Sandy P.


Dear Kristin & Steve,
Thank you for all your help during our building. You were always so accommodating to all my questions and concerns. We are very happy with our new home.

Joanne & Richard I.

Dear Steve,
We’ve been planning to drop you a note for some time to thank you and your whole team for the terrific job you all did on our lake place. It was certainly a dream come true for us and we thank you so much for making this dream a reality for us.

Everyone we worked with was wonderful and thorough from Darrin, Dick, Kristin and all the carpenters to all the subcontractors. And you, Steve, kept it all going beautifully. It wouldn’t have happened without you!

If we can be of any help in giving recommendations for Log Homes Minnesota, Inc., don’t hesitate to let us know. We couldn’t be more thrilled with the results and would be happy to pass that on to any future clients.

Thanks to all of you and may you and your families have a wonderful Thanksgiving season.

Best regards to all,

Susan and Dave H.

Summer 2007 110

To Whom It May Concern,
Subject: Off-Peak Electrically Heating Homes

I have compared the average monthly electric bill for the off-peak rippled controlled system presently in the log home residence of John Melhus (A/C 70-36-058-02) with comparable homes of standard construction and find that in all instances, the log home had a lower average monthly billing

Don Anderson

General Manager
Beltrami Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Hwy. 2 West, PO Box 448, Bemidji, MN 56601