Shuswap Log Homes

PO Box 1178
Salmon Arm, British Columbia
Canada, V1E 4P3

Tel: (250) 832-4003
Cell: (250) 833-6669


June 21, 2022

What a pleasure having Shuswap Log Homes refinish our log home. Their knowledge, skill and attention to detail has made our home look brand new. The craftsmanship was outstanding. The guys truly took pride in their work. From beginning to end they made this a stress free experience. Thank you for an amazing job that we will enjoy for years to come.

Andre & Eliese
Blind Bay BC

January, 2022

I am pleased to have the opportunity to write this recommendation for Shuswap Log Homes. Patrick Hoelzemer and his staff have been a pleasure to have around in this past year, as they worked on restoring my very tired Panabode log home. The work done was thorough and detailed and my now restored home is beautiful. Patrick and staff were consistantly respectful of me, my home and always accommodating and prompt. Each day upon leaving, all equipment and work areas were stored and cleaned up. I really appreciated this as it minimized the disturbance a big project can cause. Again, it is my pleasure to highly recommend Patrick of Shuswap Log Homes for any restoration needs you have.

Marion Burns,
White Lake, B.C.

Oct 1, 2020

We recently had the exterior of our 30 year old panabode log home refinished by Shuswap Log Homes. Nothing had been done to the exterior since it was built and was definitely showing some signs of wear and weather damage. We chose Shuswap Log Homes for a few reasons. First of all they were a local business but also because they were prompt in returning our request to come to our home and give us a quote. The quote was in line with the other quotes we received and there were no hidden costs. In fact Patrick did a couple of items that were not mentioned in the original quote, at no extra cost to us. Patrick went over in detail what needed to be done and how they would proceed with the job. When the job was finished Patrick went over the house and explained what had been done and what would need to be done in the future to keep our home in good repair. They were very meticulous and took pride in the work they did, the crew was always on time and they were easy to have around.

We highly recommend Shuswap Log Homes.
Polly leNobel & Len Goodridge
Gardom Lake, BC

Sept 15, 2020

Hi Patrick and Rose,

Just wanted to thank-you for the fine work done on our 40 year old log home. Patrick promised it would look better than new - and he was right. The work was done efficiently and on time despite the amount of rain we had throughout the entire job. I’d definitely recommend Shuswap Log Homes for any type of restoration or maintenance. A pleasure to do business with.

Thanks so much,
Russ & Heather

April 29, 2019

Shuswap Log Homes took our 55 year old cedar log cabin and made it look absolutely brand new. Patrick and Rose are extremely knowledgeable about log homes, and are hard working individuals. We live in another city so they kept us updated throughout the entire project with emails and photos. They helped us make color choices and had answers for all of the questions we had. They replaced a few rotting log ends that probably saved our entire cabin. They were considerate of our neighbors, of which have all come over and complemented us on the new look. The timeline and budget were both as quoted.

Ian and Rhonda

May, 2018

Patrick and Rose did an amazing job completely sanding and staining our Pan Abode style log house and garage. After many years of neglect the finish had become very weather beaten and dull. Now everything looks like new! We continue to receive compliments about the dramatic transformation from those in the neighborhood. We had done some investigation with other companies in the beginning, but it was clear that Shuswap Log Homes were certainly more knowledgeable than the rest, and their process was superior.

Thanks Patrick and Rose!

Paul and Denise Bourgeault

June 26, 2017

Shuswap Log Homes have looked after all the maintenance, repairs, and enhancements of our log cabin since 2002. Patrick and Rose are a pleasure to deal with. It is always on time and on budget. Patrick is a meticulous craftsman.

Lori & Steve Frank

October 12, 2016

We had several companies come to quote on what would be required for the sealing and staining of our recently purchased log home. When Patrick and Rose from Shuswap Log Homes came out, I knew within the hour that they would be the ones to do the work for us. They were very knowledgeable about the entire log home restoration process from start to finish and explained the whole process thoroughly. Patrick recommended we use high quality stain and sealing products to get the long lasting and durable results we were looking for. They showed us photos and provided references of log homes that they had restored and invited us to go and see them – which we did. They also explained different looks and helped us with our decisions on colour; a very important aspect of the project. The Shuswap Log Homes team was hard working, punctual, and friendly. The work was done on-time and on-budget with much attention given to detail. Our home looks so naturally beautiful now, it’s like Patrick and his team breathed life into the logs. Thank you again Shuswap Log Homes!

Joann and Luc,

January 19, 2016

Hello Patrick & Rose,

Kathy and I are pleased with the work that you did on the cabin. It looks great. The teak stain makes for a nice rich appearance. We would recommend your services and professionalism to any who would inquire. Having not owned a log cabin before, I hadn't realized how labor intensive the refinishing of the log service would be. Therefore I can say unequivocally that your charges are more than reasonable.

Sincerely Yours,
Bert & Kathy Hall

August 25, 2015

We were lucky enough to find Patrick and Rose when we were planning on having our wood house cleaned and stained. They tested different colours of stains and now that it is finished we are delighted with the results.
Patrick and his assistant Greg, were very professional and accommodating. No question was too much trouble for them. The job was finished on time and as quoted.

We highly recommend this fine company, and will be happy to use them again in the future.

D and M,
Enderby BC

August 14, 2015

To Patrick & Rose @ Shuswap Log Homes

Looking for someone to work on your log home is a difficult task in itself. If you talk to 10 different people on ways to restore your log home, you will probably get 10 different answers.. Patrick & Rose took the time to get the job done right. We had Shuswap Log Homes completely sand the exterior of our house, stain and energy seal inside and out.
The results were beyond expectation in every area. We felt that the project was treated as if it was their own home. The final results were unequivocally better than its original new state, and will remain so for many years to come. There are many choices in stain and we were shown samples and provided suggestions. They even went out of their way to stain small sections in various colour choices to make the decision painless. When the entire project as done, Patrick & Rose even came back to fill a small rot hole with a new product a few weeks after. We didn't ask them to do this.
Thank you for taking on our restoration project. We will most certainly pass along our positive experience.

Jordon & Sandra
Scotch Creek, BC

October 11, 2014

My wife and I have a log home which was in need of a major refinishing,
But not to fear, Shuswap Log Homes came a visiting.
They told us about their quality products and craftsmanship.
Their quote was so great we went on a trip.
So off we went with smiles and fishing rods in hand,
When we came back the place looked grand.
We can't thank you enough for a job well done,
Shuswap Log Homes is definitely number one.
Their pride in quality and craftsmanship shows,
So once again thank-you very much Patrick & Rose.

Darcy & Shelly

June 23, 2014

Shuswap Log Homes restored our log home, and did a fantastic job. It looks like a new home now, after being refinished inside and out. Their suggestions on what kinds of products to use were spot on, the work was absolutely top tier in every regard and was done exactly as discussed in advance. Our house is more comfortable as it has been sealed up from the elements and there are noticeably fewer bugs getting in, and it has extended our home’s life. The front step was also a great addition too. The fit and finish were exactly what we were looking for.

We would not hesitate to refer Patrick and Rose to anyone considering having any sort of work done to their log home.

Bill and Kari Roberts

White Lake, B.C.

August 6, 2009
In reference to Lacasse home in Sicamous, B.C.

There is no need for us to elaborate on the excellent craftsmanship that is provided by Shuswap Log Homes. Simply view any of their homes and the quality of work will speak for itself.

We also found Shuswap Log Homes to be very flexible and accommodating to our personal preferences. Thanks to his years of experience with handcraft log construction, Patrick could foresee the pros and cons that any requested change in plans would entail and advised us accordingly, prior to going ahead. We were never faced with any unpleasant surprises or unexpected costs.

Both Pat and Rose were always ready to go the extra mile! Their consistent work ethics and integrity are indeed exceptional.

We love our new timber home!

In appreciation,
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Lacasse
Sicamous, B.C.

March 25, 2009

Shuswap Log Homes
PO Box 1178
Salmon Arm, British Columbia
Canada, V1E 4P3

To Whom It May Concern,

Reference: Clark Home on Shuswap Lake

This letter is to confirm that Shuswap Log Homes fabricated and erected the timber frame structure and the log stairs with railings in our home. The leadership they showed in the timber frame design was most helpful but they were also eager to help in the overall design of our home. Their communication, cooperation and assistance in every regard was excellent.

Being a CEO of a major construction company, I paid a lot of attention to the quality of the work and I was very pleased in every regard, including their commitment to schedule.

In summary, it was a great pleasure to have them play a major role in the construction of our new lake side retreat. I would recommend them highly for anyone looking to build a log or timber frame home.

Sincerely yours,


Andrew Clark
Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Patrick Holzemer
Shuswap Log Homes
Salmon Arm, B.C.

Dear Patrick:

We want you to know, that we are extremely pleased with the purchase of our hand crafted log cabin. It is well built and we are proud to show it to anybody.

You kept your timetable for construction, delivery and errection of the package as agreed.

We can heartily recommend your firm.

F.W. Becker, Dir.
Becker Management Ltd.