Original Log Homes East is a full service company that has been custom designing, building and finishing log homes in the Western Pennsylvania area for more than eighteen years.  Founded in Ellwood City in 1985 by Dave and Sally Fornataro,  we strive to offer one of the finest quality custom log homes that the industry has to offer.

At Original Log Homes East we are committed to satisfaction.  We will work with you one on one to design a home of of your dreams.  Each log home we build is unique in it's style, size and beauty.  A preliminary plan can be worked up and presented in full scale.  Design changes can be made to the preliminary plans before going to the final full set of plans.  Each log home is built according to plans, in one of our four building yards, then numbered and shipped to you, and is ready for reassembly.  We do have a plan book available, with thirty log home designs for you to choose from or modify to fit your needs.

At Original Log Homes East we are committed to quality.  We start each custom log home by hand selecting live healthy, mature trees - never bug killed or fire killed.  Engleman Spruce is the most common type of log we use.  Lodge Pole Pine, Douglas Fir and Western Cedar are also available.  The logs we use are old growth timber.  They are harvested in the winter months, when the sap is low, from the dry belt of British Columbia, Canada, then air dried or seasoned for twelve to eighteen months to achieve a moisture content between 15% and 19%.

At Original Log Homes East we are committed to craftsmanship.  Your unique and beautiful handcrafted log home is now ready for our highly skilled and dedicated craftsman, using large natural full length, full round logs.  An average size diameter of 14" (16" to 24" logs are also available).  We carefully lay out the home according to plan and fit the logs using a Swedish cope, full scribe method, with a shrink to fit Norwegian saddle notched corner.  A V-Shaped lateral is cut out along the length, which is filled with fiberglass insulation.  This is a chinkless style log home construction, with the option of adding chinking if desired.  All this craftsmanship is done using only chainsaws, chisels and axes with very limited use of power tools (such as a power sander for the logs ends).

At Original Log Homes East we are committed to full service.  We will arrange for the shipping and re-erection of the log shell on your site by our experienced crew.  We have been re-erecting log homes in the eastern United States area since 1986.  We have re-erected log homes in Pennsylvania, New York, Maryland, Ohio and Tennessee.  We can be involved in all aspects of the complete log home construction in the Western Pennsylvania area.  A turnkey log home, completed by our experienced crew is available in and around the Ellwood City, Pennsylvania area.

Whatever size or style log home you choose, we will ensure that we meet or exceed your expectations thereby fulfilling your dream of a custom log home.

For a no obligation quote of your custom log home or project, please contact us at 724.758.7879 or fill out our contact form.