Creating a Company with a Triple-P Mission

William McDonough, the Founder of Cradle to Cradle had this to say about Highland Craftsmen back in 2011: "If you look at what's going on at Highland Craftsmen… you are looking at a product that is almost a sacred thing…. People are being honored with jobs, forests are being honored with sustainable forestry, and the buildings that use these materials are being honored with safe, healthy... Continued

The Rare and Elusive Bark Panel

For years, Ryan and I have tried to explain to folks how incredibly difficult it is to harvest our Poplar Bark Panels. I have always said “one in a thousand trees” to push the point. Last year we decided to follow one of our favorite logging crews into the forest to try to film the procurement of this nearly unobtainable product. They had just procured a hard-fought selection of panels that met a... Continued

gb&d Magazine Features Bark House® Poplar Bark Shingles

Project: Child's Play at U of Chicago Childcare Center Architect: Larry Kearns, AIA, Principal, Wheeler Kearns Architects, Chicago, Illinois General Contractor: Leopardo Companies Magazine or Media Feature: gb&d Magazine Blog: gb&d Material World Location: University of Chicago, Childcare Center Style: Modern-Rustic / Urban-Nature Product Integration: Poplar Bark Shingles, Laminated Project... Continued

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