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February 02, 2019
BRLC Named One of the Best Builders in U.S. by Home Builder Digest
For the second year in a row Blue Ridge Log Cabins was ranked one of the top three Log Home Builders in the nation by Home Builder Digest. The unique building process that Blue Ridge pioneered has propelled them to the industry leader in innovation.
October 05, 2018
BRLC Receives 2019 BSC Jerry Rouleau Awards of Excellence in Home Design for Luxe 1
We were recently honored to receive a national award! The 2019 BSC Jerry Rouleau Award for Excellence in Home Design was awarded to us for our new Luxe 1 home.
2019 BSC Jerry Rouleau Award for Excellence in Home Design
This entry was in the Log Home (under 2,000 sqft) category.
This was awarded for our New Luxe 1 model home located at our model center in Campobello, SC. It features a clean, modern look with large windows and high-end finishes. The Luxe 1 is the first in a new series designed by Sarah Smith.
Our New Luxe Model Featured in Cozy Cabins & Cottages Magazine!
The next time you are at a newsstand look for a copy of Cozy Cabins & Cottages Magazine. Inside you will find a feature article about our new Luxe Model. The article is about the innovative design and has a few blurbs from the Luxe designer, Sarah Smith. Sarah’s unique twist on a traditional log cabin will certainly open the possibilities as you plan your project. Cozy Cabins & Cottages is a publication by the editors Timber Home Living.
If you want more information on the Luxe Model visit the exclusive website at www.LuxeLogHomes.com
Oct 6, 2017
Introducing Our New Model and Architectural Style!
Blue Ridge Log Cabins (BRLC) is pleased to introduce the Luxe 1. The new model home at their sales center in Campobello, SC is catching everyone’s eye and creating a buzz across all demographics. This home is the first design from BRLC’s in-house designer Sarah Smith-Davis and is a fresh, contemporary take on the traditional log cabin. This 1,417 sqft home features an open living area, two large bedrooms, two designer baths, a second floor living space with balcony, and is offered fully upgraded for a comfortable lifestyle. The designer incorporated high-ceilings along with large windows to give this home a sense of space beyond its size.
The Luxe 1 model grand opening was October 6th, 2017 and is open for visitors Mon-Fri 8am-5pm, Sat 9am-5pm, and Sun 12pm-5pm. If you want more information visit the website at www.LuxeLogHomes.com
April 4, 2017
Safety Recognition for 1,000 Days Without a Lost Time Accident
Blue Ridge Log Cabins (BRLC) was recognized at the SC Chamber of Commerce’s Safety Luncheon for no lost time accidents for 3 consecutive years. This is such an amazing achievement – many people do not fully understand what “Days Without A Lost Time Accident” actually means or why it is important…but did you know that- “Every year, more than 4.1 million workers suffer a serious job-related injury or illness.”(OSHA.gov) So the fact that BRLC has 1,000 days-almost 3 years WITHOUT A LOST TIME ACCIDENT, that is pretty amazing and shows how committed to safety BRLC workers and their supervisors are! Congratulations to everyone at Blue Ridge and thank you for continuing to follow the high Blue Ridge Safety standard!
March 13, 2017
Awarded one of “America’s Favorite Log Homes”
Earlier this year, Log Cabin Hub, ran the award for America’s Favorite Log Homes 2017, and Blue Ridge Log Cabins was nominated with their Custom Jocassee V log home along with 41 other beautiful log homes.
The contest was the first of its kind and opened up the vote to everyone across America rather than a set panel of judges, with the aim that the competition results would truly reflect the American public.
In total more than 11,000 people voted, and we’re delighted to announce that Blue Ridge Log Cabins made the top ten and are pleased to award the Custom Jocassee V as one of ‘America’s Favorite Log Homes 2017’.
The Custom Jocassee V is designed, first and foremost, for maximum family comfort. The A-frame styling, expansive glass and vaulted ceilings welcome the sunshine in to warm your home, while optional expansive decking offers plenty of privacy and lots of space.
David Woods, Founder of Log Cabin Hub, commented that “Blue Ridge are well deserving of this award, they have an impressive production plant and produce some beautiful homes as reflected by winning this award.”
We would like to extend our sincere thanks, to all our customers and supporters who voted for The Custom Jocassee V!
About Log Cabin Hub
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October 06, 2016
BRLC Receives 2017 Jerry Rouleau Awards of Distinction
We were recently honored to receive two awards of distinction from the 2017 Jerry Rouleau Awards for Excellence in Marketing and Home Design.
Doug Terrell (BRLC VP of Manufacturing) receives the Log Home of Distinction Award
from Dan Mitchell (Past Building System Council Chair, Owner of Eagle CDI,Inc.)
The first award was the 2017 Jerry Rouleau Award for Excellence in Home Design, Home of Distinction.
This entry was in the Log Home (3,001 – 4,000 sqft) category.
This was awarded for our 3,414 sqft lake side home located in Cashiers, NC.
It features dove tail log, cedar shake, stone, and board and batten siding.
The second award was the 2017 Jerry Rouleau Award for Excellence in Marketing, Entry of Distinction.
This entry was in the Builder/Dealer Marketing Materials category.
This was awarded for our 20 page Builder Development Booklet.
This booklet highlights noted past projects by our Builder Development team.
July 18, 2016
Friday Plant Tours – Every Friday
Join us on Firdays for our FRIDAY PLANT TOURS! Our plant tours give you a behind the scenes look at our controlled process. Attendees should arrive at our model center at 1:15pm and tours begin at 1:30pm. Call today to reserve your spot! 1-888-563-3275
May 31, 2016
Blue Ridge Log Cabins Home of the Month- Mountain Architecture Series Blowing Rock II
This gorgeous home is located 10 minutes from the Tryon International Equestrian Center and was one of the first exciting homes we built from our Mountain Architecture series.
“Breezy View” is a great vacation rental! Click here for its listing on VRBO https://www.vrbo.com/840891#
January 14, 2016
Blue Ridge Log Cabins Home of the Month- Custom Jocassee V
-Photo Credit- Suzanne Moore of Moore Construction Services, Inc
December 18, 2015
Blue Ridge Log Cabins Wins Grant Thorton Award for being one of the Top 100 Private Companies in South Carolina!
November 7th, 2015
Blue Ridge Log Cabins Wins TWO National Awards
Campobello, SC, November 7, 2015—Campobello- based log home manufacturer, Blue Ridge Log Cabins, received two national home building accolades as part of the 2016 Jerry Rouleau Awards for Excellence in Marketing and Home Design presented by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Building Systems Councils (BSC) and the Log and Timber Homes Council. Blue Ridge Log Cabins was honored on Nov. 6, 2015, during the BSC’s Building Systems Showcase, the only national conference and educational event focused exclusively on the systems-built industry. Winning an award in the category for Modular Home Design with its 1,300sqft poplar bark home and also winning the award for Best Marketing Print Ad featuring the 2 page spread that was created for “Untacked” Magazine.
December 10, 2014
Blue Ridge Log Cabins Homeowners Mike and Beverly Roseman are featured in Log Home Living Magazine
The article titled “FLOOR PLANS: Real People. Real Solutions” was featured in the December 2014 issue of Log Home Living Magazine.. Starting on page 40 with the subtitle “Place of Their Own” the article goes into great detail of the Rosemans’ situation, “Tired of renting, the Rosemans want a home designed to fit the whole family, plus friends”. The two page spread features their 3,800 square foot log home with the floor plan along with two 3d renderings and some design bullet points that Mike and Beverly wanted to make sure were incorporated into the home. To see their whole journey with Blue Ridge Log Cabins by their side from foundation to furniture go check our Beverly’s blog http://lovemybrlc.wordpress.com/
June 27, 2014
Managing Partner of Tryon Equestrian Partners, Mark Bellissimo and Blue Ridge Log Cabins President/Owner Chip Smith at the ground breaking press conference for the Tryon International Equestrian Center
June 25, 2014
March 8, 2014
Congress Recognizes NAHB Member for Helping Homeless Women Veterans
NAHB.org – October 27, 2011
Home builder Chip Smith and his company Blue Ridge Log Cabins of Campobello, S.C., were recognized from the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) on Oct. 26 for building a home for women veterans. The home was donated to the Steps-N-Stages Jubilee House, a non-profit agency that provides housing for homeless and disabled women veterans and their families in… Read more»
In the News: June 22, 2011
Blue Ridge Log Cabins and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition will Change the Life of One Lucky Fayetteville Family
Blue Ridge Log Cabins First Ever Facebook Photo Contest Concludes with Outstanding Success
Press Release – March 17, 2011
The first ever Blue Ridge Log Cabin Facebook contest ended with great success and many happy Blue Ridge customer participants.
Not only did their Facebook page fans double in size (approx. 524-1029) in less than a month but the world got to see the uniqueness and love each individual puts into their own log home. The members of the BRLC Facebook page enjoy the personal interaction and communication they get to encounter with other fans of Blue Ridge Log Cabins… Read more»
Realtor, Log Cabin Builder Join Forces
The Mountaineer – February 18, 2011
Blue Ridge Log Cabins (625 East Frontage Road, Campobello, South Carolina) and Beverly-Hanks & Associates Real Estate (local office at 124 Branner Ave., Waynesville) have formed a business relationship to expand the log cabin lifestyle. CEOs Chip Smith and Neal Hanks of Beverly-Hanks have formed a synergy that takes buying a log home to a new level of convenience and quality… Read more»
Log Home Living Finally Made Simple
Press Release – February 15, 2011
“Log home living really can be simple,” says Chip Smith. “And our association with Beverly-Hanks is such a good idea.” The idea to which Mr. Smith refers is the relationship of his Blue Ridge Log Cabins (625 East Frontage Road, Campobello, SC 888 -563-3275) with Beverly-Hanks & Associates (real estate offices throughout Western North Carolina, 866-858-2257).
CEOs Smith and Neal Hanks of Beverly-Hanks …. Read more»
Core Competency in the Modular Home Factory
Modular Home Builder – January 27, 2011
Core Competency is a term used by many modular home factory management teams to set their company apart from the competition and to help attract new home builders and their customers. Management will focus on the one thing that makes their factory better than anyone else. They want to make their strategy difficult for any competitor to imitate and also keep the company from wasting time doing things that they’re not good at…. Read more»
BRLC Website Rated #3 in the Industry
Modular Home Builder – January 10, 2011
I’ve wanted to rate modular and log home websites for quite some time but never quite got around to doing it. Then out of the blue, friends of ours called and said that their daughter and son-in-law were thinking of building a new home and wanted my opinion of the different companies that built them.
One thing led to another and before we knew it, they were sitting in front of my computer along with my wife, my son and his girlfriend and our friend’s daughter and her husband… Read more»
Candidate for SC Governor, Gresham Barrett, visits BRLC
Gresham Barrett recently visited Blue Ridge Log Cabins to address the employees about his run for South Carolina Governor.
John Moore Announces His Candidacy from BRLC
John Moore recently visited Blue Ridge Log Cabins to announce his candidacy for South Carolina House District 38. This district serves the area that includes Blue Ridge Log Cabins and is home to many of it’s employees. John addressed the employees of Blue Ridge to announce his intentions to seek office and later provided lunch for everyone.
Each One Unique
Building and Construction Magazine – Winter 2010
Chip Smith, Owner of Blue Ridge Log Cabins, does not want people to think that log cabins are just secondary homes. With the quality Blue Ridge builds into its homes, he says they exceed typical building standards. “Our homes are built in a controlled environment inside our factory,” Smith states. “This ensures quality without the problems of… Read more»
From the Ground Up: ADT Secures Log Cabin Dreams
Security Dealer & Integrator Magazine – December 2009
Securing your home with a state-of-the-art security system seems like a no brainer today but what about when it comes to those facilities with large investments in construction equipment and materials, as well as a large workforce and frequent visitors?
For many of these facilities theft is a key issue alongside worker’s compensation and other timely topics. In fact, according… Read more»
Blue Ridge Log Cabin sales on fire, quadrupling business with Internet
Herald Journal – 08/23/2009
In order to avoid a panic, Milton “Chip” Smith never says the word “fire” while he’s at work.
That is, unless the owner of Blue Ridge Log Cabins in Campobello is describing how hot business has been recently. Since his company began production at its new state-of-the-art, 110,000-square-foot manufacturing plant off I-85 last July, sales have nearly quadrupled, Smith said.
But even in a year filled with personal accolades and new company milestones, he still is looking for future success. Read more»
USC Upstate Alumni Receive Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce Honors
Four graduates of the University of South Carolina Upstate were honored at the Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting as the organization hailed the county’s top business leaders from 2008.
A Cabin Is Not a Shack
New York Times – November 14, 2008
Greg and Linda Corless were two of those people. Seeking relief from sweltering summers at their home in Altamonte Springs, Fla., the Corlesses bought land in the hills of western North Carolina in 2006. After casting about for an easy way to oversee the project from nine hours away, they bought a modular cabin from Blue Ridge Log Cabins in Campobello, S.C. Mr. Corless, 40, the chief financial officer for a car dealership group in Orlando, served as long-distance general contractor, knowing there wasn’t much for him to do beyond preparing the site and hiring sub-contractors to connect the electricity and plumbing.
The Corlesses purchased an 1,800-square-foot… Read more»
Glenn Springs dedicates 3 cabins
Spartanburg Herald Journal
Mike Raney, CEO of Glenn Springs Academy, formerly the Spartanburg Boys’ Home, remembers standing on the densely wooded hillside behind campus a little over a year ago with a picture in his mind.
“I remember looking out and thinking this would be the perfect setting,” Raney said. “The land wasn’t being used, and it was a tremendous opportunity for the kids and for what we’re trying to do here.” Read more»
Log homes get extreme makeover
GSA Business Magazine
Dreaming of a serene lifestyle in a natural setting? If so, that flatbedtruck ahead of you on the interstate could be carrying your next home.
Log homes have been reputed to be strong and sturdy, but with large price tags and lengthy construction estimates. Now, modular home-building technology is helping to streamile the construction process and trim costs.Read more»
Blue Ridge Log Cabins earns rank on Inc. 5000 list
We are pleased to announce that Blue Ridge Log Cabins has earned a rank on Inc. Magazine’s 2008 Inc. 5000 list, which celebrates the 5000 fastest-growing private companies in America.
For more than 27 years, the Inc. 5000 list has served as a benchmark for the most innovative, dynamic, and successful companies in the nation. As an Inc. 5000 honoree, Blue Ridge Log Cabins is now a member of the most influential business club in America. Inc. 5000 alumni include Bill Gates of Microsoft, Larry Ellison of Oracle, and many more.
To read about Blue Ridge Log Cabins meteoric growth click on an article.
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Log Home Design – Cover » 11-2008
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