Hurricane Katrina Forest Recovery

As we work together to tackle the historic challenge that Hurricane Katrina has presented to the forestry communities of Mississippi, Louisiana, and Alabama, we hope that this blog will be a valuable resource and tool.

Thursday, January 19

Southland Unveils Post-Katrina Models

Southland Log Homes has introduced six new home designs created specifically for those who suffered irreparable damage to their residences in the hurricane-ravaged Gulf Coast region. Company offices in Baton Rouge, La., and Jackson are facilitating orders for locals needing to rebuild.

According to Southland, each new design is quick to construct because the package includes building materials now difficult to acquire in the affected area. "In the weeks following hurricanes Katrina and Rita, Southland recognized that building materials would be extremely scarce, yet people would need to rebuild quickly with full confidence in the quality," said George M. Miller, president of Southland. "That's why we immediately put together a team to develop home packages that are affordably priced and include supplemental building supplies, like drywall and hardware, that normally do not come with a Southland design."
The six home designs -- the Bay Minette, the Biloxi, the Dauphin Island, the Lafayette, the Meraux and the Moss Point -- range in size from 1,335 to 2,217 square feet and cost $43,000 to $71,000.

Southland said inclusion of the supplemental materials not only makes the new designs an excellent value, it greatly simplifies the construction process in an area where labor and material costs have skyrocketed. In addition to the standard package materials included in every Southland home, these new designs will include drywall for inside walls and ceilings, interior doors, cabinets, shingles and hardware.

While a typical home can take months to years to construct, a Southland Log Home can usually be built in three-to-six weeks, often by the homeowners themselves. Southland guarantees a delivery date of home packages 60 days from the date of order. The company also provides its customers with an extensive list of qualified area builders and sub-contractors to either complete or assist with construction.


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