Monthly Archives: February 2013

Not Your Little House On The Prairie

A lot of times the thought of a log cabin conjures images of a primitive rustic log home nestled in the woods complete with a wood burning stove and outhouse. However, log homes have come a long way from their meager beginnings.

Another Energy Star Log Home

Energy Star Rated Log Home

Great Lakes Carpentry boasts beautiful homes offering all the traditional comforts of home while protecting the environment as well. From custom designed homes unique to your sense to style and desires to remodels improving the comfort and energy efficiency of your already existing home, as a Certified Green Professional (CGP), Great Lakes Carpentry integrates energy and cost saving elements into your new home or remodel without driving up the cost of construction.

This is a finished Strongwood log home, built in Northern Wis.

Front Porch Elevation

A company cannot become a CGP by merely adding sustainable concepts to a house. In order to be certified, a company must:

1. Complete a curriculum of two required courses
2. Have a minimum of two years of building industry experience
3. Submit an application
4. Adhere to the CGP Code of Ethics

Because technology is constantly changing, education is an important key to being up to date on current trends and emerging techniques. In order to maintain our Certified Green Professional certification, we must complete 12 hours of continuing education every three years.Logo_CGP_2C

Great Lakes Carpentry pioneered building Wisconsin’s first Energy Star Rated and Green-Built Certified Full Log Homes. We strive to provide you with the most energy efficient and athletically pleasing log cabin offered. We know you’ll love your new Great Lakes Carpentry built log home. Welcome home!