Expedition Log Homes: Honored by national awards program

CONTACT: Jan Koepsell
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Expedition Log Homes received two awards in the 2012 Jerry Rouleau Awards for Excellence in Marketing and Home Design competition, presented by the Log Homes Council and the Building Systems Councils of the National Association of Home Builders

WASHINGTON, DC – Southeast Wisconsin based log home manufacturer, Expedition Log Homes, LLC received two national home building awards in the 2012 Jerry Rouleau Awards for Excellence in Marketing and Home Design, awarded by the Log Homes Council (LHC) and Building Systems Council (BSC).

The first of these two awards presented to Expedition Log Homes was for the Excellence in Marketing Award for their website http://www.expeditionloghomes.com. “It’s quite an honor to be recognized with this prestigious award by your industry peers”, said Jan Koepsell, Expedition Co-Owner. The second Excellence in Design award was an Honorable Mention for log homes under 2000 square feet. “I am very proud of our in-house design team and their accomplishments. They consistently inspire our clients with award winning designs.”

For more than a decade, the awards program has promoted excellence in the systems-built housing industry. This year, the awards were renamed to honor Jerry Rouleau, a marketing authority and longtime advocate of the log home and systems-built industry, who lost his battle with cancer in 2011. The awards recognize excellence in achievement in a range of marketing and design categories.

“Each year, the BSC & LHC honor industry leaders through its marketing and home design awards program. Receiving one of these prestigious awards not only elevates the winning company’s stature, but also enables them to receive national attention for their achievements,” said 2011 BSC Chairman Harry Junk, a leading figure in the concrete building materials industry.

The annual Jerry Rouleau Awards for Excellence are judged by an independent panel of industry experts, and companies like Expedition Log Homes were praised for the quality of their submittals.

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ABOUT EXPEDITION LOG HOMES: Expedition Log Homes (http://www.expeditionloghomes.com) is a Southeast Wisconsin based design and manufacturing firm specializing in kiln-dried, handcrafted, heart-centered, energy efficient log and timber accent homes and commercial buildings. Established in 2000, the firm utilizes a nationwide network of over 40 dealers to deliver homes throughout the United States and Canada.

ABOUT THE LHC: The LHC, established in 1977, is an organization of leading log home manufacturers dedicated to promoting the distinct benefits of log building systems. As the voice of the industry, we educate, inspire and advance the continued use of quality, renewable log products. For more information, visit http://wwww.loghomes.org.

ABOUT THE BSC: The Building Systems Councils of the National Association of Home Builders is made up of manufacturing, builder, and associate members who advocate building with systems. Systems-built homes are constructed with concrete, log, modular, or panelized systems. They are constructed to the same code standards and reflect the same, and often enhanced, quality levels as any site-built construction. The advantage of systems-building is it’s done in a fraction of the time, with a fraction of the waste, reducing costly weather exposure.  Many systems-built homes are inherently “green,” adding an environmentally friendly label to the product.

ABOUT NAHB: The National Association of Home Builders is a Washington-based trade association representing more than 175,000 members involved in home building, remodeling, multifamily construction, property management, subcontracting, design, housing finance, building product manufacturing and other aspects of residential and light commercial construction. NAHB is affiliated with 800 state and local home builders associations around the country. NAHB’s builder members will construct about 80 percent of the new housing units projected for 2010.