Featured Log Homes Builder: Pioneer Log Homes of BC

Custom Log Homes

Pioneer Log Homes of B.C. is fortunate to have better than 40 years of experience doing just what they love best: rolling up their sleeves and hand-crafting noble Red Cedar logs into stunning cabins, homes, and other log-hewn structures. To overstate the obvious, there’s real work involved—just ask them when they’re peeling the bark off a full-size house log—but it’s work that they absolutely relish, day in and day out.

Bryan Reid, Sr. founded Pioneer Log Homes of B.C. back in 1973, and their multigenerational company remains a proudly family-owned one. Their close-knit team—master craftsmen, designers, and salespeople—are dedicated not only to constructing the very finest log buildings but also to satisfying their customers’ hopes and dreams at every turn. Andre Chevigny is the General Manager, and handles the day-to-day running of this multimillion-dollar company with a global client list. He manages more than 120 employees and millions of dollars worth of log inventory in the yard. As refined and time-tested as their building process is, they also treat every client’s commission as a unique—and exciting—collaboration: an opportunity for mutual inspiration as well as the never-gets-old satisfaction of transforming a blueprint into an elegant log-frame masterpiece.

I hope you take a few moments to browse the gallery of stunning images provided by Pioneer Log Homes, as well as additional company information, and invite you to get in touch with them if you’re intrigued by their services!

Log Homes & Cabins

Based in gorgeous Williams Lake, British Columbia, Pioneer Log Homes primarily use Western Red Cedar for their logs. This grand conifer, exclusively found in the coastal and interior rainforests of northwestern North America and hugely important to the region’s indigenous peoples, offers up truly champion-grade wood: fragrant and straight-grained, naturally insulating due to its airy and lightweight character, and famously rot- and pest-resistant. (They do occasionally use Douglas-fir or Spruce for structural floor and roof beams, and they’ve certainly reached for other species when particular projects have called for them—but Red Cedar’s their go-to medium.)

Few trees exhibit the natural character of Western Red Cedar. They love taking advantage of especially beautiful logs, highlighting gorgeous buttressing or unique burls in their design. That’s part of the charm of a log home, after all: the individual grains and contours of the wood create an utterly unique environment and summon the living, breathing forest that provided the building material in the first place.

Log Home Packages & Kits

Besides harnessing Red Cedar’s innate qualities—which also include standout acoustical dampening—they season and air-dry each and every building log to ensure a timber structure that’ll undergo minimal shrinkage, checking, and settling.

At Pioneer Log Homes of B.C., they produce a wide range of log-frame structures: handsome little cabins and elegant rustic-style homes, yes, but also barns, gazebos, playhouses, hotels, and other diverse creations. Besides commissioning a Pioneer Log Home for yourself, you can stay in rental cabins, cottages, and chalets they’ve built at resorts scattered across the globe: from the Wilderness Rim Resort in British Columbia to the Eagle Brae Highland Log Cabins in Scotland and the Woodbridge Luxury Chalets in the Austrian Alps. And via their Pioneer Cedar Living division, they also offer exceptional Red Cedar carvings and furniture—a natural outgrowth of their main focus, and a great showcase for their crew’s chainsaw and hand-tools gurus.

Log Home Plans

Pioneer Log Homes has built as large as 112,000 square feet (the world’s very biggest log structure, in fact), but most of their projects are on the order of 2,500 square feet—a footprint that generally calls for some 100 to 125 logs. Their primary building styles include “full-log” homes, in which house logs are all stacked horizontally, and “post-and-beam,” which alternates horizontal and vertical logs. Each offers its own aesthetic virtues and unique finishing options.

They initially put together their projects on-site in their Williams Lake log yard: hand-peeling the raw logs, scribing notches, insulating lateral grooves, hand-polishing the corner notches, molding and fitting each and every log to play its essential structural and artistic role in the final construction. Once they’ve finished this preliminary log-shell package—and meticulously catalogued all its components—they dismantle it and ship it to the building site for efficient reassembly and finishing touches under the watchful eye of one of the Pioneer master craftsmen.

Log Homes

A Pioneer log home combines the natural splendor of Red Cedar fibre with the artistry of their hand-done woodworking. They customize and integrate each log into the home through precise dimensioning and fitting work, reinforced with their finely tuned joinery utilizing wood screws and rods. Their approach draws on venerable European woodworking methods that their craftsmen have mastered over years of training and apprenticing. Their hallmark “Pioneer Shrink Notch,” which takes such traditional joinery techniques to the next level, ensures peerless inter-log fastening that impressively seals out moisture.

Timber Kings
HGTV Timber Kings
Timber Kings Homes

Given the quality of their construction and the durability of the their wood, Pioneer log homes really stand the test of time—not just decades, but centuries even. This means holding up against the full force of Mother Nature: Their homes, which you can find the world over in all sorts of different climates, have withstood earthquakes, hurricanes, and tornadoes. They engineer their homes based on their environment, so in a tremor-prone region like California they’ll secure the log shell and roof to the foundation and pursue other structural safeguards—reinforcing the seismic resilience that the wooden, nail-free frame already offers.

Log Houses
Log Cabin Homes

Pioneer savors both sides of the job: the joy and honor of working with some of the finest and most distinctive wood on the planet, and the pleasure of making their customers’ dream homes materialize before their very eyes. Their team brings the Pioneer Log Homes standard, maintained over four decades of dedicated service, to every single facet of their business: from draw-knifing bark and intricately carving log ends to hashing out the perfect home designs with their clients.

Timber Kings HGTV Pioneer Log Homes
Timber Kings HGTV Pioneer Log Homes
Timber Kings HGTV Pioneer Log Homes

Besides their devotion to building the greatest log homes in the world, they’re also intensely committed to environmental sustainability. From carefully honed selective harvesting to the diligent reforestation practices they abide by, Pioneer Log Homes of B.C. is as much about celebrating the health and perpetuity of our magnificent forests as anything else. Really, this craft is a celebration of the beauty and strength of Western Red Cedar (and the other native species used): After all, they can only take partial credit for the rustic grandeur of their homes, given Mother Nature’s done a lot of the aesthetic work for them.

By the way, you can get an insider’s look at their process and their team at Pioneer Log Homes of B.C. on the program Timber Kings, which airs on HGTV Canada. It’s certainly been a whole new adventure working on the show for them—and I would imagine an absolute blast.

Log Home Kits
Cedar Log Homes
Cabin Plans & Home Kits
Log Home Photos
Log Home Bedroom
Log Homes for Sale
Log Home Great Room
Pioneer Log Homes
Log Cabin Kits

Pioneer Log Homes of British Columbia Ltd.
351 Hodgson Road Williams Lake, British Columbia, Canada V2G 3P7
Phone: (250) 392.5577 or 1 (877) 822.5647


  • Girls Farmhouse Bedroom Ideas

Girls Farmhouse Bedroom Ideas

August 10th, 2022|0 Comments

Children's farmhouse bedrooms are cozy and charming and provide easy opportunity to make a few seamless changes as they mature. Farmhouse-style is all about clean lines and classic patterns and is characterized by welcoming whites, a penchant for wood and folksy accents. In this post, I have included a broad range of girl’s farmhouse bedrooms that depict the traditional farmhouse aesthetic to rooms that introduce a bolder color palette. The goal is to create a room that suits your child’s individuality, is attractive, comfortable and flexible enough to grow with your child. That way you won’t have to redecorate for many years to come.

  • Modern White Kitchen Ideas

White Kitchen Cabinet Ideas

August 1st, 2022|0 Comments

Kitchen cabinets come in a wide variety of colors, with white being one of the most popular choices. One of the main benefits of white kitchens is that they never go out of style, they coordinate with everything and create natural light reflection. White kitchen cabinets are timeless and the perfect choice for those who want to create a blank canvas and plant to add interest with flooring, window treatments, artwork, and area rugs. White cabinets can instantly brighten a kitchen and provide the illusion of more space. To avoid creating a kitchen that feels cold, consider adding a splash of color or texture, and mixing white cabinets with contrasting countertops or backsplashes.

  • Cream Colored Kitchen Cabinet Ideas

Cream Kitchen Cabinet Ideas

August 2nd, 2022|0 Comments

Cream kitchen cabinets have increasingly grown in popularity over the past few years – and for good reason! Cream is warmer than white and lends a timeless and luxurious look to a kitchen design. Cream-colored cabinets work in many different design styles, from modern to rustic, traditional, country, and farmhouse. They also are available in a wide variety of cabinet styles including shaker, recessed, and raised panel. Cream is a soft hue that is as timeless as white or gray but warmer, making it easier on the eyes and helping to make any space feel less clinical. It also pairs effortlessly with any accent color or material, from brass finishes to dark woods.

  • Modern Farmhouse Home Tour

Modern Farmhouse Home Tour

July 22nd, 2022|0 Comments

Sean Anderson Marries Rough & Refined in a Vestavia Hills Residence: This modern farmhouse home tour is the work of Sean Anderson Design who grew up in Tupelo, Mississippi. Anderson’s home in Memphis, where he runs a burgeoning interior design firm, is moody, cerebral, and compact. It took many years for him to discover what his form of artistic expression would be and after dropping out of college he worked as a bartender, a janitor, and a house painter for most of his 20s. It was in his early thirties that he made the decision to give his passion for design a shot.

  • Modern Farmhouse Home Office Ideas

Modern Farmhouse Home Offices

July 21st, 2022|0 Comments

Whether you are working from home in the country, or just want to infuse a bit of farmhouse vibe into your existing space, here are a few farmhouse home office decorating ideas with stunning images. The farmhouse style is all about keeping things simple, organic and bringing in elements of nature. A well-designed home office increases productivity and happiness. Modern farmhouse style evokes warmth, comfort and is cozy without being cluttered. Common design elements include reclaimed wood, wrought iron accents, barnboard details, wide wood plank floors and vintage accessories. Modern farmhouse home offices provide the opportunity to bring in a variety of textures, layer mixed metals and add a few well-placed accessories for added character.

  • Modern Farmhouse Bathroom Ideas

Modern Farmhouse Bathroom Ideas

July 14th, 2022|0 Comments

A well-designed modern farmhouse bathroom adds charm and sophistication to your oasis, while providing the perfect spot to start your day and unwind in the evening. Farmhouse-style emphasizes practicality and simplicity with a touch of rustic charm. A few elements of a farmhouse bathroom are wood floors, free-standing tubs, farmhouse sinks, wood ceiling beams, shiplap wall panelling and traditional style faucets in aged brass or copper. Although farmhouse design typically lends itself to a neutral palette, a modern farmhouse bathroom is the perfect spot to add either a bold splash or subtle hint of color.

  • Country Cottage Dining Room Ideas

Country Cottage Decorating Ideas

July 11th, 2022|0 Comments

Cottage-style homes are known for their cozy charm, casual comfort, and sense of warmth. This style is very versatile and not at all limited to cottages nestled deep within the English countryside. It's a style that also goes hand in hand with rustic homes as it embraces the antique aesthetic that lovingly pairs the old with the new. It’s easy to infuse your own home with the quaint character associated with country cottage style by introducing moody and soft colors, natural textures, plush furniture, and chunky textures. The primary goal is to create a home that inviting, homey, and reminiscent of decades past.

  • Rustic Bedding Sets

20 Beautiful Rustic Bedding Sets

December 7th, 2021|0 Comments

This post features one of the top brands in rustic bedding designs. HiEnd Accents has exceptionally well-designed bedding ensembles that make it easy to mix and match everything from duvet covers to comforters, pillow shams as well as hand-knitted and faux fur throws. Their bedding collections range from Coastal Life to Farmhouse Savvy, Modern Urban, Refined Traditional, Rustic Chic, Southwestern Sophistication and Western Life. I’ve chosen a few of my favorite items from their extensive collection to share with you.

  • Farmhouse Kitchen Backsplash Ideas

Farmhouse Kitchen Backsplash Ideas

April 15th, 2022|0 Comments

Farmhouse kitchen backsplashes are an important design element in any kitchen and contribute to the over-overall appearance. A backsplash can take a kitchen to an extraordinary level by enhancing the design aesthetic and increasing the value of your kitchen. Backsplashes add visual appeal while also protecting the drywall, preventing down-wall drips and they are easy to keep clean. Farmhouse backsplashes work perfectly with different wood textures, apron front sinks, and neutral color schemes. This post covers everything from beardboard backsplashes to mosaic tile, full-height backsplashes, dark backsplashes, honeycomb, diamond shap and shiplap.