While no one can be credited for inventing log cabins, Bruce Ward, founder of Ward Cedar Log Homes, America's first manufactured log home company, pioneered modern log home construction techniques. It all started when Bruce Ward built a White Cedar log cabin for himself in the the Northern woods of Maine. Friends and neighbors were impressed with his home and asked him to build homes for them. Due to demand, Bruce Ward's continuous improvement of joinery resulted in the ingenious interlocking milling technique. With this system, which would become known as the tongue-and-groove method of log joinery, the pre-cut, pre-packaged log home industry was born.
Since 1923, Ward has incorporated the latest technology in computer-aided design, engineering and construction. Today, Ward Cedar Log Homes is one of the country's leading manufacturers of custom cedar log homes, having manufactured more than 10,000 buildings across the United States and around the world, with sales representatives throughout the United States.
Ward Cedar Log Homes has been providing homes for primary or secondary residences, log cabins for hunting/vacation retreats, Hybrid homes, commercial buildings, and log accents for over 90 years.
Ward's first milled log building stills stands today in Yarmouth, Maine and is used as an American Legion Hall.