Yellowstone Log Homes
The Yellowstone Log Homes family has been manufacturing log and timber homes in Idaho since 1962. Nestled in the quiet Snake River Plain, about 90-minutes south of Yellowstone National Park and 90-minutes southwest of Jackson Hole Wyoming and the Grand Tetons, lies Yellowstone Log Homes national headquarters, and large manufacturing facility.
Yellowstone Log Homes is owned and operated by a strong and close family. The company takes great pride in it’s customers who have helped build the organization into a nationally recognized name for top notch quality, selection, and distribution.
A Little Bit of Our History
Yellowstone Log Homes traces it’s roots back to 1935 when Lewis Youngstrom started building sawmills and machinery for the wood working industry.
In 1949 Lewis Youngstrom started a sawmill and logging operation in Spencer, Idaho. Although from the early years the sawmill was cutting some house logs, its main product was lumber, which was shipped throughout the intermountain west. By the mid 1950s the business had been moved to Dubois, Idaho and was looking for a new challenge.
In 1962, the first machined house logs were produced. This type of log with it’s superior fit and finish, would forever change the business. Youngstrom Lumber would become Youngstrom Log Homes.
In 1976 Lewis was preparing to retire so he asked his sons Lynn and David what they wanted to do when he stepped down. The answer was simple — continue to make Log Homes! They knew the business and had made many contributions to the business over the years. Yellowstone Log Homes was then started in Rigby, Idaho.
Lewis never did retire, but as he put it, “got re-treaded”. Lewis continued a very active life of making house logs & inventing machinery until his passing in 1987.
In the new millennium, we are still doing what we always have, while embracing future innovations, providing quality logs, and log and timber home products for you, our customers.