Chico, Ca 95928
Larry Trimboli - president
Quality and beauty is the focus of what Sierra produces and designs, but personal service is the foundation of the company. Our credo: "It's all about the client... love how you live!"
"We understand that log homes are something special, and they bring out something different in every person who experiences them. To some they represent the romance of the past, and to others the appeal lies in their warmth and charm. The common element is that each log home is unique in both style and feel, which is the perfect recipe for your log home dream. Our job is to make it happen!"
What makes Sierra stand out?
Over the years, Sierra has developed many unique and proprietary methods and products. Many of these were developed by actually being involved with the building of the log homes. Thus, much of what Sierra designs and produces are driven by the clients' and their builders' needs, such as: more beauty, more efficiency for less money. The following is a list of some very important features that Sierra brings to the market of which some are proudly proprietary:
Personal Service & Good Communication - everybody talks about good service. We live by it. We are passionate about our clients and their projects. We completely believe that personal service is the best added value we can provide. Designing and building a home takes a long term commitment to good communication. We understand it, respect it and live by it. Remember our credo: "It's all about the client!"
Jumbo 13" Swedish Cope Log (proprietary) - the only 12" stacking height log in the market. Developed in 1997 to compete against handcrafted log homes using big logs. This log was a major hit from the start. The ease of wall building came with an easy "1 log equals 1 foot" stacking concept and coupled with our "Smart Cut" became the most sought after log in the market. The look is bold and beautiful and becomes very unique when complimented with natural log posts, ridges and purlins. The home picture above and the log end cut you see below are of the Jumbo 13" log.
Only Full Line Cedar Log Producer in the country - we are the only company in North America that offers a Cedar log option for all of our log & siding profiles from 6x8 to our Jumbo 13" log (developed in 2008). And to make matters even more special, we are the only company that can produce large Cedar milled logs with a "NO BUTTE JOINT OPTION". Probably the most beautiful milled log wall you will ever experience!
NO BUTT JOINT Log Walls - if your desire is to have a no exposed BUTTE JOINT log wall. You have come to the right place. Sierra is one of only a couple of companies in the market that can make logs long enough to do this. Coupledwith our "Smart Cut", method we make a NO BUTTE JOINT optional affordable for our bigger log profiles. This is the most beautiful look you can do!
Largest Choice of logs and log sidings in the market- to have the ability to choose from whatever style of log and/or siding you want and having it available from one producer is a major piece of mind. Sierra prides itself with the largest array of log & timber sidings, some of which are only available from Sierra, such as our T&G full radius log siding from 8" to 13". This is an incredible siding line up.
Natural Log Inventory - Sierra not only produces milled logs but crafts natural log parts for many applications: posts, beams, stairs, trusses, décor etc. Having these logs available could make a home very unique when adding them to a milled log or to just use them in a conventionally framed home. Species available are Lodgepole Pine, Fir, Ponderosa Pine, and Cedar. Lengths up to 50' and tip sizes from 6" to 24".
Non Log Wall Settling System (optional) - licensed in 2009 by engineer Barry Houseal (the inventor of the "non settling log wall system") we are able to offer our clients the ability to incorporate an engineered system that keeps the wall from settling. This system comes in very handy when doing tall log walls. It is always an option and can be used on all wall types and sizes.
3D Photo Realistic Design - Since 1996 (one of the original 3D pioneers) we have been evolving 3D photo realistic design techniques to be a cost effective design & structural tool. Sierra stands alone in its concept of how the 3D model is used (very important market differentiation). The market uses 3D images to render the finished design. Sierra uses the 3D model as a design tool to allow the client to change and evolve the home visually. This technique enables the client to get exactly what they want before it is engineered. This is an amazing process that ultimately saves thousands of dollars at the time of the build.
Full "In-House" Design & Nationwide Engineering Service - we created the Sierra Design group to service our nationwide clientele's need for good intelligent design. Service includes 3D photo realistic modeling, full architectural & structural drafting, energy compliency and structural engineering. For our California & west coast clients. No other company does it better & more completely. Simply stated, we understand how to get the building permit!