Bringing Full Log Western Red cedar out of British Columbia to Eastern United States for special custom homes

Paul Valeri Builders of Connecticut is proud to announce its representation in eastern United States of Lake Country Log Homes from Salmon Arm, British Columbia.  Our Big Log Home division simplifies it for folks on the east coast of the USA to seriously consider the wonderful option of living the “full log life”.  Try starting your journey today by giving Paul a call.  If it entices you further, and it fits your pocket book, consider visiting “The Logs” in Bridgewater, Connecticut, where you can judge for yourself the exceptional hand craftsmanship in a true scribe-fit, full log home.  Paul will help you take the mystery out of building top-shelf, full-log that is First Nation harvested from islands off the west coast of British Columbia.  Originating from what was formerly known as the Queen Charlotte’s, Haida Gwaii is home to some of the world’s absolute finest specimen full logs of western red cedar.  Fabricated by the incredibly talented log crafters of Lake County Log Homes in BC, each log is hand scribed, and fit strictly to your custom set of plans.  Once thought of as only being feasible to own in the Rocky Mountains, come work with Paul and see how he can help you make it all possible here on the east coast.  And why not do it now, at a time when the strength of the US dollar against Canadian offsets your transportation costs!

 Prior to committing to build his own full log residence, Paul, an avid outdoorsman, had built many award winning stick-built homes in Connecticut.  Having been exposed to the natural lure of log homes in Canada, where he has a fly-fishing camp on the Miramichi River in New Brunswick, it had always been Paul’s dream to someday be able to live in his own full log home, not unlike what he had witnessed during his Army tour in Colorado, and camping in Yellowstone.  What seriously aided Paul to turn that dream into reality has been his operation of Paul Valeri, REALTORS since the 1970’s, which gave him access to a supply of land of appropriate size to support a custom full log home.  Added value, for sure, to utilize Paul’s expertise to help fit your plans onto your choice of land.  With proper guidance thru Big Log Home & Lake Country Log Homes, together we can help you create a custom plan for your own full log home that should fit like a glove to the contours of your chosen site.  Our logs will stun the senses!  They are practically not available for harvest in the USA per se.

 On this website,, take the time to peruse actual pictures of our western red cedar full log personal home, The Logs, in Bridgewater, Connecticut.  Additionally, feel free to visit the website of our mother-ship in British Columbia,  Look up plans to 4,500 square feet, and you will see our Bridgewater Plan.  We are especially proud of how our design makes full use of its living space on three levels in a most efficient manner.  Take special note in the pictures of our king trusses, plus the sheer dimension and high quality of our hand-crafted full logs.

Paul will walk you through all steps to make it a truly enjoyable family experience.  We provide architectural team support.  The sky’s the limit, from hunting camps to amazing full log mansions, that defy the senses!  Reach out to Paul Valeri, fully licensed builder of exceptional full-log homes.  Reach him directly today by calling 203-948-7899.

We now have family in Canada!

Let Paul walk you through to simplify the process.  Discuss your interests, your concerns.  Delve into important topics like log species, design-to-actual build process, energy, log settlement, scope of trim-work, masonry, custom kitchens & baths, site placement; you name it!  Learn how friendly it is to work with the Gervais family at Lake Country Log Homes, British Columbia.  Simply put, Big Log Home Builders is here to help you take the mystery out of the process so you too can someday soon enjoy life in a wonderful full log home of exceptional high grade, superbly hand crafted to your custom plans.



Licensed New Home Construction Contractor in CT since 1995
Licensed Real Estate Broker CT since 1973

Graduate of the University of Notre Dame, 1970
Vietnam Veteran, Bronze Star

Founder of Vet House in Danbury, CT, home for formerly homeless veterans
President of the Non-Profit Development Corporation of Danbury, Inc. since 1983
Trustee on the Canadian Board of the Miramichi Salmon Association
Founder of First Cast MSA
Trustee of the Danbury Museum and Historical Society
Trustee of the Skitch Henderson Museum & The Silo

Married to Denise, two sons (registered nurse and a chef), two daughters, four grandchildren.
Avid fly fisherman for Atlantic salmon.
Oliver, the English Springer Spaniel, keeps us busy.

We love mountain hiking, ocean swimming in Maine, snow shoeing, + just plain having friends over to The Logs.

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