Historic Preservation – Pros and Cons of Different Methods

Mark Nelson of Nelson Restoration was recently working on a job up in Grand Teton National Park. Mark needed specific information to share with key decision makers that compared preservation of log structures using older methods of mortar and linseed oil with modern products. Sashco was honored...

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Here to Help! Proper Maintenance Planning

Everyone knows that a $30 oil change two or three times a year beats a $2,000 mechanic’s bill or a $5,000 new engine (eek!). Similarly, creating a proper routine maintenance plan for your log home will keep it looking beautiful and help prevent unnecessary and costly repairs. In this month’s ...

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The Importance of Creating a Strong Vision Statement

A company vision statement is an important part of any business plan. Do you have one? If not, today’s the perfect time to get started. Grab a pen, paper, and maybe a pair of Mickey Mouse ears for inspiration. You’re about to create a marriage between the dream you have for your company with a...

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Capture the Moment: The McGraths, Center Hill Lake, Tennessee

Ever since I was a young girl, I dreamed of having a place on a lake. I had fallen in love with water skiing at the age of nine when I got up on my first attempt. Before we “jumped in with two feet” and took the plunge to buy a place, we tested the waters by buying a condominium to see if we...

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Capture the Moment: Gary & Robin, Big Bear, California

The best years of my life have been in the mountains of southern California. A world away in just a couple of hours. Leaving behind the hustle and bustle of the city, you’re among the trees, animals, blue sky, and fresh air. I got this love of the outdoors from my dad. He had an old cabin right...

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Capture the Moment: Ray and Ingrid, Airtight Chinking & Sealing, Pagosa Springs, Colorado

A trip to the southwest and the beauty of the Rocky Mountains were the catalysts for our "love affair" with log homes. We knew we would not be happy until we had one! Having a construction background, I decided to build our dream log home. That was thirty-three years ago, and the rest, as they...

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Don't Forget the Sunscreen!

Most people understand the importance of applying good skin care products that include sunscreen to help minimize sun damage, reduce skin discoloration, and keep skin protected and moisturized. Well, applying a maintenance coat of stain on your home does the same. Here’s an easy comparison for...

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Up in Your Business: Marketing Tools

Listen, you may be a master of your trade, but are you rocking your marketing? If not, taking your business to the next level can be challenging. Your marketing is the “face” of your business, so it’s important! Sashco has tracked down some of the very best low-cost and free marketing resources...

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Capture the Moment: Manfred Nolywaika, Northwoods Enterprises, Nenana, Alaska

Shortly after my wife and I married in 1989, we attended a log building school in Canada (kind of a different honeymoon). Six weeks later, in the dead of winter with all our possessions in the back of a pickup truck, we arrived in Alaska and established a business constructing custom handcrafted...

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