Florida Log Homes

Florida Log Homes

State of Florida Log Homes Company
     Specializing in Florida Cypress Log Homes & Log Cabin Kits 

                                         located In Lake City, Florida  866-306-1697                                   

Log Home Guys State of Florida Company
Log Home Guys is a State of Florida Log Homes Company producing Cypress Log Homes
Benefits of Cypress Wood
St. Augustine School House is one of the oldest in the United States and is constructed of Cypress. It first appeared on tax records in 1716. A true testament to the Benefits of Cypress for building.

History of Florida Log Homes

Florida offers a rich history when it comes to Florida Log Homes. Florida being one of the first places in the United States to be settled by the pioneers showcases some of the oldest Log Homes and Log Cabins in the US. These old Log Homes made of Cypress are a true testament of time.

An excellent example is the Riffee Florida log home that was started in 1929 and completed in 1931. This wonderful cypress log home was originally built for Mary and Oneal Cox of the Cox furniture family in Gainesville, Florida. 

The cypress logs used in the building process were harvested from the local Sweetwater Cypress Swamp. This impressive 3400 square foot Florida Log Home shows that even with all the harsh elements, rain, high humidity, time and insects cypress is the king of log home wood.

1931 Florida Log Home Made Of Cypress In Gainesville Florida | Cypress Log Homes
Mary And Oneal Cox 1931 Florida Log Home | Cypress Log Homes
Mary And Oneal Cox 1931 Florida Log Home

The New Florida Log 

Homes of Today

Although Florida Log Homes of the past have their own pristine, New Florida log Homes have many new benefits. Today’s log homes average a whopping  30 to 45% more energy efficient than a typical standard conventional spec home.

Customers that build log homes today are focusing on lowering their electrical footprint and designing some of the strongest homes on the market today. Log Homes can actually take more stress loads in a Hurricane than a traditional CBS block home. Log Home customers today use state of the art spray insulation and high-efficiency windows and doors, this with a combination of full logs drops their electric utility bills to a fraction of a typical home. Log homes today are able to be heated and cooled with smaller units adding to longterm savings due to their overall efficiency.

Several things have changed over the years; one is the lighting. Log Homeowners today are incorporating lot’s of great lighting which is needed due to wood doesn’t reflect light as well as drywall. In the Log Homes of the past, the log walls on the interior of the home was finished with Tung Oils which darkened over time dropping light levels. In today’s Log Home, most customers use a clear coat water based sealer with UV stabilizers and Low E windows and doors. This allows the interior log wall finish to stay clean and bright.

With today’s new age Florida Log Homes, we are building strong, energy efficient smart homes that will last the family for many generations.

A Florida Cypress Log Home In Central Florida | Cypress Log Homes
A Florida Cypress Log Home In Central Florida
Safety Harbor Florida 1883 Log Cabin | Cypress Log Homes
Safety Harbor Florida 1883 Log Cabin

This is one of the oldest log homes in Florida dating back to 1883, built in Safety Harbor Florida. The Story behind this Log Cabin Home is very interesting and intriguing. We have attached a link to view the story behind Safety Harbor Little Log Home. Click here

Log Home Guys is located in Lake City, Florida 32055

Lake City was once the home of a Seminole Indian village named Alpata Telophka meaning “Alligator Village” Settler’s in 1830 named the town Alligator and by 1859 the town was incorporated and renamed to Lake City.

By the early 1950’s the forestry (turpentine, lumber, and pulpwood) had become a mainstay of the local economy. We are proud to be part of this history, staying with tradition producing quality Florida Log Homes made from Cypress logs, Western Red Cedar logs and Pine logs.

Building the Future with Cypress
“Natures Perfect Wood”

Log Home Guys being proud producer of Florida Log Homes is also happy to produce old time authentic style Appalachian Cracker true hand hewn-logs, post, fireplace mantels, beams and more in Heart-Cut Cypress, Pine, and Western Red Cedar. Balanced in Old Time Tradition using hand tools and methods handed down from the pioneer’s than built this great country.

Below is an old photo showing the different styles of the Adze used in the building of the Original Log Cabin Homes.

Adze

Interesting Facts About Florida

One of the first Florida facts is that “La Florida” was named by Ponce de Leon in 1513. He discovered the state and named it for all of the flowers he saw blooming everywhere he went.

The DeSoto encampment site located east of the Florida State Capitol based on archaeological excavations is believed to be the first place Christmas was celebrated in the continental United States.

The Saint John’s River is one of the few rivers that flows north instead of south.

In 1987 the Florida legislature designated the American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) the official state reptile. Long an unofficial symbol of the state, the alligator originally symbolized Florida’s extensive untamed wilderness and swamps.

Nearly 80 percent of the state’s intake of sweet Atlantic white shrimp is harvested in Amelia Island waters. Two million pounds of shrimp are delivered to Fernandina docks annually.

The first graded road built in Florida was Old Kings Road in 1763. It was named for King George of England.

Islamorada is billed as the Sports Fishing Capital of the World.

Fort Jefferson, a massive but unfinished coastal fortress in the Florida Keys, is composed of over 16 million bricks and is the largest masonry structure in the Americas.

Central Florida Log Home | Cypress Log Homes
Central Florida Log Home

We understand the State of Florida and local zoning requirements

With Log Home Guys you can be rest assured that our plans will be engineered right the first time. Ready for permitting to begin the building process. Most companies will give you a drawing leading you to believe it’s all you need. Then just to find out from the building department that you need to go hire a local engineer who will redraw and stamp costing you thousands. The worst part is after the changes have been made by the engineer of record you realize that the base drawing have changed which now have to go back to log home company. Now the log home company needs more or different materials which cost you more and delays your project.

Not with Log Home Guys, right the first time without the hidden cost.

Your 1st Choice for Florida Cypress Log Homes and Cypress Log Cabins. Call us now for your free quote. See our Home Page for more details of why we’re different.

We are not a satellite office hub doing business from another state like our competitors.

Log Home Guys is a registered State of Florida Company that works in and provides complete Engineered Stamped Certified Blueprints for the following Florida Counties;

Alachua, Baker, Bay, Bradford, Brevard, Broward, Calhoun, Charlotte, Citrus, Clay, Collier, Columbia, DeSoto, Dixie, Duval, Escambia, Flagler, Franklin, Gadsden, Gilchrist, Glades, Gulf, Hamilton, Hardee, Hendry, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Holmes, Indian River, Jackson, Jefferson, Lafayette, Lake, Lee, Leon, Levy, Liberty, Madison, Manatee, Marion, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Nassau, Okaloosa, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Putnam, Santa Rosa, Sarasota, Seminole, St. Johns, St. Lucie, Sumter, Suwannee, Taylor, Union, Volusia, Wakulla, Walton,  and Washington Counties

 

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                               Log Home Guys  – 295 NW. Commons Loop Ste. 115-300 Lake City, Florida 32055             866-306-1697 or 386-269-0369