Jim Barna is one of the most experienced US log home manufacturers internationally.
Jim Barna started manufacturing Kiln-Dried, Milled, Pre-cut log cabin kits in 1976 and started to deliver to international destinations in 1983.
Quality & Brand:
Jim Barna Log & Timber Homes offers superior quality, original American Log Home products that meet or exceed the strictest international code requirements.
Our location in the United States saves customers money. Since our headquarters and manufacturing facility are located in East Tennessee the closed containers don’t have to travel far to get to the nearest port.
Variety of building systems, Unique products:
High quality products including a variety of log profiles, wood species and conventional materials. Due to special requirement in different areas of the world, Jim Barna Log & Timber Homes also offers special items and building systems including:
- Eastern White Pine with the best insulation value amongst all softwood species;
- Up to 30 cm diameter solid, milled, kiln dried Round logs with saddle notch corners;
- Up to 24 cm diameter solid, milled, kiln dried Square logs dove-tail corners;
- Insulated half log systems with full log corners for areas with the toughest building Regulations (as an example, this system, available in both Round and Square profiles, also fulfills the requirements of one of the newest regulations in Denmark that has come into effect on January 1, 2011;
- Special surfaces such as draw-knifed surface for round logs or unique, hewn surfaces for square log profile upon request;
- Matching log siding for the different log profiles, with or without full log corners.
Our products are kiln-dried, pre-cut, TPI (Timber Product Inspection) certified, and inspected by the USDA (US Department of Agriculture) before the delivery. Jim Barna has also created a special loading method for international containers that significantly reduces the loading time. This method saves customers hundreds of dollars per container during the loading/unloading process.
International distributor network:
We have a seasoned team of professional, international distributors who are available in your country for direct support. Most of our distributors own and operate their businesses from their own Jim Barna Log Home sales models. Our distributors are ready to answer your questions, help you through the process and address the issues that are part of buying a home.
International department at the headquarters:
Our international department has full time designated personnel who provide full support to all of our international distributors, new distributor applicants and prospective customers from countries where we don’t have international distributorship established yet.
90 percent of our high quality log homes are custom built, prefab homes and primary residences. Jim Barna Log & Timber Homes has also been involved in large log-home development projects as well as restaurant, hotel and other commercial projects. While most of our international distributors offer planning services through trusted local architects, Jim Barna’s drafting department also offers design and drafting services that first captures on paper your dream log home and then translate these into accurately milled and manufactured products. We work from sketches or floor-plans provided by customers. We also customize standard models upon request. Please submit any special code requirements so that we can incorporate those into your design. Our process is also friendly to the revisions that are normal as you continue to refine your house plans.
You get answers promptly, in a timely and thorough manner. Buying a home or starting a distributorship is a learning process. You can except to learn how things are done, why they are done, and what the benefits are to you as a customer.
Standing behind our products:
We own our mistakes. Should we ship an incorrect item, we replace it at no cost to you.
Jim Barna Log & Timber Homes welcomes new international log homes distributor applicants. Our international distributors will also work with you and pay you a referral fee for leads that result in sales and deliveries.