About the Creators of Log Cabin Homes Magazine

A log cabin home sits beside a tree in the evening sunlight.

Homestead Communications Corp, the publisher of LOG CABIN HOMES magazine, was the founding company of Country’s Best Log Homes, Vacation Log Homes, Luxury Log & Timber Homes, and Country’s Best Log Home Shows. Its sister company, Sovereign Media Company, publishes several special-interest publications and has been in business since 1992.

Publisher Joe Varda was V.P. of the Log & Timber Group for Home Buyer Publications, including Log Home Living, Timber Home Living, Country’s Best Log Homes, and The Log & Timber Home Shows & Seminars. Joe is an NAHB member, and a member of the Building Systems Council Sales & Marketing Committee, is a past member of the Board of Trustees of the Building Systems Council and was Showcase 2008 Chairman. He has also served as a publisher at F&W Publications. 

Editor-in-chief Diane Hintz was the founding publisher of Country’s Best Log Homes, Vacation Log Homes, and Luxury Log & Timber Homes. She was also a former publisher of Log Home Living and Timber Frame Homes and was General Manager of Home Buyer Publications.

The team also includes Mark Hintz and Carl Gnam who were founding partners in Homestead Communications and Sovereign Media Company. Mark started his career with Reader’s Digest Association and Carl was a founder in Empire Press, publishing special-interest magazines which are now owned Primedia.