When I founded Edgewood® over 40 years ago, I envisioned a company culture that not only allowed but encouraged its employees to think outside the box. Together, the team at Edgewood Log Homes® has conceptualized and constructed many incredible projects—ranging in scale from compact, pioneer log cabins on a remote island in Japan, to grandiose 24,000-square-foot lakeside log/timber homes, to huge custom log homes in a commercial setting at 10,000-foot elevation in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. All of this work was challenging and rewarding, however, I am now shifting my focus to product innovation and building a few select custom-built homes and interesting projects each year, one at a time.
Various client projects have empowered us to expand our scope of work, and every time we’ve done so, found it went exceptionally well. I made the decision that Edgewood would take an approach that is a one-of-a-kind in the log building industry. We are unique in that we provide our clients not only with the design, but also with the custom, materials package which our experienced team delivers and fully assembles on-site. While we pride ourselves on precision and creativity, our track record of being on-time and on-budget truly speaks for itself.
Why is this integrated approach Edgewood’s signature style? After 40 years of performing every task individually, I’ve come to the conclusion that is how we ensure every custom, home project Edgewood commits to is a complete success. By working with a singular focus in the design and construction process, we are freed from the constraints of what I call the “manufacturing mindset,” which concerns itself not with meeting the client’s needs, but with production goals, selling pre-designed log home packages, and a constant effort to revise client expectations to fit within a pre-defined, repetitious “cookie-cutter” mold.
My time now is balanced between carefully selecting and designing the projects Edgewood is passionate about, as I steward our team growing the new division of the company, called Big Cabin. I am very proud to announce that the four, revolutionary, architectural solutions previously only available in an Edgewood home, are now offered factory-direct to discriminating architects, builders- developers, and homeowners seeking to incorporate exceptional products into the design of their new custom home.
Edgewood’s and Big Cabin’s architects and craftsmen are encouraged to experiment and offer their input, a process that ultimately delivers a masterful, one-of-a-kind project for each and every client we work with and continues to drive the innovation and inspired architecture for which we have become known.