Get to Know DKS Log Homes, Montana’s Contractor Who Cares.
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How’d you get started in the log home finishing business?
I fell in love with log homes when I was in fourth grade. I had always wanted to own a log home and bought one outside of Bozeman a few years ago. When the home needed work, I struggled to find a contractor.
After this experience, I slowly transitioned DKS from general contracting to log home restoration and maintenance. We were working on log homes full-time by the end of 2021.
What is the biggest challenge you have faced running DKS and how have you overcome it?
The biggest challenge has been finding quality employees that mesh with our team. We have overcome this by including DKS employees in the interview process. We treat employees like family which is especially important when we travel for jobs. I worked in the oil fields for 17 years before starting DKS, which taught me a lot about team comradery.
What do you love most about log home refinishing?
I fell in love with log homes when I was in fourth grade. I enjoy preserving the natural beauty and history of our area’s log homes, while also ensuring their longevity for generations to come.
What do you dislike most about log home refinishing?
Sanding. Ensuring you have removed all the dead wood cells on a log can be very time-consuming. It’s an important process and a labor of love. We take the time to teach our employees the importance of proper prep.
What’s the future hold for your business?
We have grown substantially over the last year and are currently booked through 2023. We are planning to add a second crew soon.
Donnie, thanks for sharing a bit about your business. Feel free to look Donnie up and pick his brain!