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Company History

A Family Business Founded On Technology, Steeped In Pride

Robert A.Wrightman, C.E.O.

True North Log Homes is the manufacturer of the best engineered log homes in the world today -- homes of exceptional quality, beauty
and durability. Located in Bracebridge, Ontario, deep in the heart of the ruggedly beautiful Muskoka region,
True North Log Homes is
a 100 percent Canadian
company. The True North Log Homes story is one of technical innovation, hard work, and a steadfast commitment to being the undisputed leader in the construction of high quality log homes.

A Family With Dedication And Innovative Spirit

Ron Wrightman made his start in the log home industry in 1979, founding his first successful log home company, which is still in operation today. Ron's son, Rob, managed the original plant while acquiring his carpenter's papers. After the sale of the initial company, Rob worked with the new owners, teaching them how to operate the plant and then spent the following year building homes on their behalf. Rob then moved on to attain his real estate license and after a highly successful five years of selling cottage properties, approached his father Ron with a plan to re-enter the log home industry.

In 1986 the father and son team co-founded True North Log Homes. After ten years, Rob assumed control of the company when his father retired.


As C.E.O., Rob is busy taking True North Log Homes from a family-run business to a reputable international company. He oversees a proficient management team that takes responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the company. Over the past 20 years, True North has grown from a small group of dedicated staff members to an employee group of close to 50 people, who share the Wrightmans' passion for the True North quality. True North's relentless quest for improvement continues today, with the launch of a new product that will further enhance the performance of the True North technology. The patent-pending, "Thermo Groove™ Six-Seal System" is another industry first and an example of the kind of research and creativity that keeps True North at the forefront among log home buyers.

Innovative Technology

At the heart of True North technology is the patented Keylock Air Seal Corner®, which has revolutionized log home construction. This joinery system is what distinguishes a True North log home from every other. The absence of nails, screws or lag bolts in the True North joinery system is the trademark of this superior construction method. True North is the only log home company willing to offer a 25-year warranty against air infiltration -- a testimony to the confidence that the Wrightmans have in their log home system.

World Class Recognition

Through an untiring dedication to excellence, along with their passion for the log home lifestyle, the Wrightmans have brought True North to the forefront of log home technology and design. Their patented system is widely acclaimed in the log home industry and their reputation for outstanding quality and innovation has resulted in an impressive list of referrals and word-of-mouth sales. True North log homes can be found in most every U.S. state, including Alaska, as well as Great Britain, Ireland, Continental Europe, Mexico, Korea, Bahamas, Japan and throughout Canada.


Our Patents: 4,599,837 1,242,558 1,265,024 1,273,468
1,684,448 1,685,584 5,325,645 2,002,665
4,938,263 5,247,389 4,392,520 1,260,655
5,020,289 1,264,644


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