The log home company, Appalachian Log Homes, had a representative in their area, Pete Pyles of Country Comfort Homes.
When they saw Pete's own model home in Tobaccoville, they were sold.
They would have the same rugged square-cut log and chinking, a style historically authentic in this region.
got into the log home business, he
says, when he
decided to build one himself 15 years ago.
knowledge of construction a commitment to doing things "the best way possible," he
offered guidance to the Britts at every stage.
"By using just the heartwood, you get minimal shrinkage," says Pete
, "and the chinking we use provides the flexibilty needed to stay weathertight with atmospheric changes."
, who planned the wiring and plumbing as part of the design process, stresses the importance of location key furnishings before the building starts: "That way, the people living in the house get exactly the functions they need - - wiring in a beam, for instance - - and the workings you don't want to see are hidden.