SOURCE: Hilltop Log & Timber Homes

September 09, 2008 15:59 ET

Acquisition and Expansion Propels Hilltop Log & Timber Homes Forward

SIDNEY, ME--(Marketwire - September 9, 2008) - Hilltop Log & Timber Homes is excited to announce its acquisition of the highly visible model home on Route 95 North in Sidney, Maine, formerly operated as Dostie's Log Homes. On August 29, 2008 Hilltop took possession of the property, including a 5780-square-foot log home model, a 576-square-foot garage, a 3346-square-foot production workshop, and a 5600-square-foot storage and kiln building.

The Town of Sidney granted Hilltop Log & Timber Homes approval to reopen the model and facility on September 2, 2008. Dan McKenna, owner and founder of Hilltop, raved about Sidney town officials, "The Sidney Board of Selectmen were fantastic people to deal with. We are very enthusiastic about broadening our roots in Sidney."

Hilltop forecasts a minimum of 25 new homes per year from this facility and expects to far exceed this number in conjunction with its 3 Model Home Complex and Manufacturing facility in Bowdoinham. Hilltop's expansion supports economic stimulation for Maine, creating new homes and jobs to support a growing population. In 2009, the company will additionally offer a commercial kiln drying service through its new Sidney facility, supporting the construction industry throughout the state. The Sidney location will also operate as a retail log home supply outfit.

Hilltop Log & Timber Homes offers log, post & beam, hybrid, and stick-built homes. The company plans to construct a timber frame on the Sidney grounds facing 95 North that will alert passersby of the range of construction methods and energy efficient techniques available to them. "The visual impact of spotting the large log home model next to this stunning open timber frame will tell people how flexible we are for our clients. In fact, it is our flexibility and ability to give the customer what they want that has helped us survive this volatile housing market," stated Marie Stuckey, Hilltop's Marketing Director. Nate McKenna, Hilltop's National Director of Operations and Sales, spoke in support of the Maine economy stating, "Over the past two years we've observed a growing client preference for buying from a local manufacturer to help keep money in Maine and support our state's economy. With the economy strained, the strongest survive. Hilltop has become Maine's premier log home company with consistent quality and a commitment to meeting a variety of customer needs. There is very little we will not produce for our clients."

Hilltop Log & Timber Homes plans to open its new Sidney model to the public as soon as possible, although no specific date has been set. The Sidney model can be visited from exit 120 on 95 North. After making a left hand turn off the exit, it is located on the right inside the Cole Industrial Park. The Bowdoinham models and production facility are located at 88 Pond Road/Route 125, off exit 37 from Route 295.

Hilltop Log & Timber Homes, a member of the Log Home Council and National Association of Home Builders, designs, manufactures and sells custom log, post & beam, hybrid, cabins, stick built homes and commercial buildings. Celebrating its 25th year since founding, the company has become the premier choice for custom homes within Maine and now sells to a variety of buyers including those seeking smaller first homes, larger second homes, luxury vacation homes and camps or cabins. Its commercial markets include resorts, campgrounds, restaurants, home developments and bed & breakfasts.

To learn more about Hilltop Log & Timber Homes, call 800-622-4608, write hilltop@yourhilltophome.com or visit www.hilltoplogandtimberhomes.com.

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