News From our family to yours, Welcome!

There is so much going on at Lindal Cedar Homes on any given day that sometimes it is hard to keep track of it all! Despite the current economic climate—or, perhaps because of it—Lindal has been releasing new home plans, fabulous online and offline home planning events, and some of the best promotions in our nearly 65 years of business at a rate that can be confusing even to those of us who are closest to the heart of it all here in Seattle.

People, perhaps you, who just want to know what Lindal is all about before making the decision to build a custom home have come across confusing and even troubling information on the internet, and the face of Lindal might be seen as cold and impersonal when the only information available is the Lindal corporate web site and a couple of complaints from people looking for “dissatisfied Lindal customers or dealers” (the proverbial “flies in the ointment”).

This blog is meant to put an end to all of that. You can expect to find down-to-earth commentary about daily business here at Lindal. There will also be information about events, new plans, even non-Lindal-specific topics (“Stuff We Like“) that are closely related to the process of custom home building, such as articles about green building standards. You can participate by adding your own comments at the end of every post.

We here at Lindal invite you to follow our blog also in the hopes that you will learn about the people that make up this family business: our worldwide network of independent dealers, backed up by a support staff in Seattle & Burlington in Washington state (that’s in the Pacific Northwest, home of Western Red Cedar and geoducks – the latter is not included in our house packages.).

Let’s start with me: I’m Trina Lindal, and I’m family in every sense of the word. My grandfather, Sir Walter Lindal, started this company nearly 65 years ago, and as a third-generation member of this family business, I am proud to be working with people who have been with this company since before I was born! I also have a sister and a cousin who work with me, and of course my father, aunt, and uncles are here in the office almost every day. No, I personally do not live in a Lindal cedar home, but grew up in several in Washington and Hawaii, and my office is in a Lindal home, overlooking I-5—which is a huge testament to the efficiency of Lindal homes, when I can work next to a major freeway for 40+ hours a week and barely notice the noise!

As the primary author as well as the administrator of blog.Lindal.com I’ll try not to take it personally if you don’t like what I say, and I promise not to let the trolls in. (If you don’t know what trolls are, consider yourself lucky. If you do know what they are, then you can help me identify them when they appear. Finally, if you are a troll, go away.)

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