About Modulog Industries
PORTLAND, OR - Log homes are part of the American tradition and have always been admired. But there are problems with log homes. They are difficult to wire and plumb. They shift and settle, and they are expensive. Because of these problems, only the well heeled or aesthetically obsessed are able to achieve their dream of owning a log home. This leaves hundreds of thousands of American families yearning for a less expensive way to own a log home.
It was within this context that Ron Berge and his son, Steve, began experimenting with ways to achieve an authentic log exterior that could be applied to an ordinary framed structure.
The single missing ingredient to a believable log substitute was the crisscrossing log corners that give the look of solid logs. With a conceptual leap of faith, Ron and Steve figured out how to configure and bond solid log ends directly to lengths of log siding. Success required right and left hand corners to keep the weather lap up and allow the log end to snugly embrace the curved log surface to achieve a weather- tight joint.
In 1988 they applied for a patent and began marketing their product. The idea caught on quickly as customers discovered they could cut short the expense of erecting cumbersome logs and at the same time enjoy the many advantages of conventional framing. For remodeling, home owners now had an option other than shingles and boards and battens for a rustic look. Ron states that in 2009, sales were split about evenly between remodeling and new construction.
Located in the forested Pacific NW where the world's finest cedar grows, Modulog ships to all points in the U.S. and Canada, and has exported to several foreign countries.
Modulog's position of leader in the industry has been achieved by offering a superior product, and by working closely with each and every customer. Home owners receive a complete cedar log make-over "package" that contains all the components needed to give a true log look and feel to their home. "This combination of a good product and a one-on-one relationship with each customer", says Ron, "is unique in the industry."