These are exactly the kind of folks I would want building my dream house or trusting to fix a problem with my beloved, family home. Nelson has years of experience working with logs as he is a second generation log home builder. He is passionate about his family, the business and helping others.
"We were facing an extreme restoration project and Nelson had the creative solution which met our situation. Montana Speciality Log Construction is just that special. Other builders offered to adapt their structures but Montana Speciality Log Construction had a vision which started with our historic cabin and site."---John
When did you begin working with logs and building homes?
"I worked with my dad for as long as I can remember. At age 16, I was a foreman for one of his crews."
Have you always wanted to run your own business?
"Yes, I guess it's in my DNA. I am realizing the impact that business owners have on their local community. It is my mission to make a positive impact!"
Do you believe craftsmanship is becoming a lost art?
"Absolutely, in our "instant gratification society" in which we live, craftsmanship is quickly becoming a lost art."
How important are high standards and values to you?
"Very important. Which is why we have a warranty on our work. Good is the enemy great. We are continually seeking out ways to raise our standards of quality."
How do you see MSLC affecting the local area?
"Heron is a rural area with very limited career opportunities. My mission is to create a positive, uplifting work environment where growth is encouraged. Another way MSLC affects the local area is by supporting the local logging industry."
How has the log home industry evolved over the years?
" In early pioneer days folks cut down the trees to clear the land for farming and then used the logs to build their cabin." Sounds like folks used what they had, but did not have a lot of "design" in mind.
Is the log home a thing of the past or a wave of the future?
" In the past there's been a lot of factory milled, cheaply built cabins that were said to not require chinking, thus leaving the cabin drafty with plenty of flies and bugs, and high maintenance. I believe that quality crafted, efficiently designed (for lower maintenance), eco-friendly log cabins, are definitely a wave of the future!"
Thank you Nelson for taking the time for a short interview. I appreciate your involvement with our local community and your commitment to craftsmanship as well as our individual customers.