A Tradition of Collaboration


Lane Ranch
Sun Valley Idaho

Over the past 22 years, our architectural firm has designed and overseen the construction of scores of very large log and timber buildings like the ski lodges at Sun Valley, Idaho, Snowbasin Ski Resort near Salt Lake City, and many private custom residences for our discriminating Clients.

Montana Idaho Log and Timber is our favorite choice to construct and furnish the handcrafted log and timber portions of those projects. Their quality is superior, they are very competitive and they deliver on time. We will use them again. We highly recommend their work.

Jim Ruscitto, Nich Latham and Thadd Blanton - Ruscitto/Latham/Blanton Architectura P.A., Sun Valley, Idaho


Pilcher Home
Malad, Idaho


We are finally home!  It all started with Montana Idaho Log & Timber.  You put our dreams on paper and have certainly played a part in the reality of it.  We want to thank you and your great crew for their fine craftsmanship.  People who look at our logs are amazed at the way they fit.  We are indeed proud.  Thanks again.  We will surely recommend you should the time come…

Ken and Judy Pilcher, Private Home Owners


Oak Creek Canyon
Sedona,  Arizona


The handcrafted advantage became clear to me when the team at Montana Idaho Log & Timber was able to use my truly one-of-a-kind Post & Beam design (generated in Aspen, CO), preassemble the entire log structure at their facility in Montana, and follow the log package to Sedona AZ for reassembly.  My clients and I are extremely happy with our experience…

David Finholm, Architect, Aspen CO


Cross Creek Lodge
Sun Valley, Idaho


We build high-end homes and structures.  Montana Idaho Log & Timber provides the highest quality structural packages, or log and timber accents, for our very discriminating clients.  They are on time at reasonable prices…

Tom, Helen & Preston Ziegler, Sawtooth Construction, Sun Valley ID


Private Montana Lodge


Jim Cain and Mark Richie of Montana Idaho Log & Timber Company own and operate one of the finest log construction companies out there.  They have constructed several unique and innovative projects for Ewing Architects over the years.  I interviewed numerous log constructors before finding Montana Idaho Log & Timber Company and selected them to build Shining Mountain Ranch Lodge in Montana because of their superior knowledge of logs and demonstrated craftsmanship capabilities.  This extremely complex natural log post & beam structure extensively published and awarded was a challenge they eagerly accepted, and they completed it exactly per the plans and on budget.  Jim and his crew have exhibited great skill and interest in each project they have built for me, and Ewing Architects will continue to use them on current and future projects...

Douglas Ewing, AIA, Ewing Architects, Pasadena CA


View Forever
Bitterroot Valley, Montana


If you’re looking for a builder for your log or timber structure, you can’t beat Montana Idaho Log & Timber for quality, price and timing.  W chose to work with them since we wanted the dovetail cornered flat log style with timber trusses and round log purlins.  They do it all and have the real hands-on log crafters.  Jim and Fred helped us through the design part, then Mark and crew prebuilt the structure at their construction facility.  After we had the foundation in and the floor on, Mark and his crew came out and assembled the structure.  It only took them five days.  Their workmanship is top notch, and their price was fair.  We love our log lodge…

Nick and Carol Spencer, Hamilton MT


Puddle Lake Cabin
Buchanan, Michigan


We love our “Hideout Cabin”.  We are in Michigan and couldn’t find the big Douglas Fir and Lodge Pole Pine logs we wanted or any handcrafted log builders in the Midwest.  Montana Idaho Log & Timber has the right timber and log-art builders.  Jim, Fred, and Mark made the design process simple and helped getting through the local county permit process.  Their price stayed the same as originally quoted, and they were ready with the preassembled structure ahead of time.  The on-site reconstruction was uncomplicated and everything fit correctly and went together smoothly.  They even helped us find three bidders on the staining and chinking.  It was a great experience.  We highly recommend Montana Idaho Log & Timber...

Mary and Tim Sharpe, Puddle Lake, MI


Forest Hill Barn
Hamilton, Montana


I can still recall the first project that Jim Cain and I did together in 1998.  I have been working with Montana Idaho Log & Timber ever since.  Jim, Mark, Fred and the crews are Great People to start and  finish any project you can dream up or wish for.  I have NO hesitation recommending them  Their work speaks for itself.  SIMPLY THE BEST!!!...

Robert Louviere, RL Custom Design, Darby MT


Porte Cochere Structure


Over the 15 or 20 years we have worked together, Montana Idaho Log & Timber has always shown a no-nonsense approach to building quality log and timber structures.  Their craftsmen do a great mix of traditional joinery practices and innovative approaches.  I’ve enjoyed consulting for them as they build solid, high quality dependable work from this structural engineer’s standpoint...

Jeff Sharpe, PE, Ashland OR