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Early Adopters of Log Home Construction
Demand for Log Homes Grows
The log home alternative caught on quickly. After building just six log homes in his first full year of operation, Allaire tripled his deliveries in 1972 and 1973. It seemed that the more log homes that were built, the more legitimate the idea became for both homebuyers and finance companies.
In the winter of 1972, Allaire built a second model home, also in Uxbridge. This ranch style model would provide a home base for sales and construction for the next twenty-five years.
The housing boom of the late 70'â€™'s saw an incredible surge in log home construction. Lead times from order to delivery were often more than a full year. Allaire built over 200 log homes between 1976 and 1980. Log homes were coming of age.
Log Homes Never Go Out of Style
With interest rates up and housing starts down, the early 1980's produced a slow period for both the company and the housing industry as a whole. However, log home popularity spiked again later in the decade along with the overall resurgence of the construction industry. The late 80's, in fact, produced perhaps the greatest period of log home construction ever.
The 1990's have seen a very steady demand for log homes. More emphasis seems to be on custom design and personal service than in prior years. The Real Log Home's product has changed with the times. For the first 15-years Real Log Homes offered just one log style - a "rustic" log style that was rounded on both sides. Now there are over twenty different log profiles available.
In 1996, C. M. Allaire & Sons opened a new model home in Mendon, MA. The new model, a 2200 square foot Cape Cod design, utilizes the type of open floor plan which is popular with today's home buyer. And business has never been better. In fact, in both 1999 and 2000 C. M. Allaire & Sons passed the $1-million mark for log home sales within a single year, the first time that any Real Log Homes representative had ever done so.