The Better Than Logs Story

In 2008, while building a new home in Montana, the founder of Better Than Logs, Jon Perry, was struggling with which siding style and material to use. All those involved in the construction project had first-hand experience with the maintenance burdens placed on individuals by “real” wood sided homes and traditional log homes. The founder was committed to finding a better option while still retaining the beauty of wood. After sampling and testing products on the market — including wood, concrete, steel, plastic, and vinyl — it was decided that a better product could be produced at a lower cost. With an extensive background in engineering, building, concrete construction, lamination, fabrication, and manufacturing, the founder developed the Better Than Logs™ products.

After researching and testing product offerings on the market for durability, realistic appearance, cost, and true maintenance-free characteristics, and determining that NO product available met and satisfied Jon’s requirements and expectations — an obvious need for innovation was confirmed. As a result, we began developing our own truly maintenance-free siding products. Better Than Logs™ products were introduced to the siding market with remarkable acceptance and positive reviews.

The products were initially developed for personal use, but rapidly evolved into a marketable and manufacturable product that was determined to have the ability to positively affect others lives.

As a result, the Better Than Logs™ Products were born and have been produced since 2012.
The Better Than Logs™ Products originated in, and the business remains headquartered in, Drummond, Montana. Drummond is a town with extensive history and character, and a population of around 300 people. Drummond is well known in Montana for cattle ranching, excellent hunting and fishing, and an extraordinary sense of community. Better Than Logs has benefited greatly from Drummond, Montana and has played a roll in helping the community through publicity, employment, and commerce.

Better Than Logs has become a component of the Town of Drummond, Montana, and Drummond has become a part of Better Than Logs™.


About the Founder of Better Than Logs™

Better Than Logs was started by Jon Perry. Jon had spent his professional career prior to Better Than Logs managing and/or owning numerous manufacturing operations around the world. In 2012, Jon decided to share the Better Than Logs™ products and developments with others.

Jon’s resume includes:


    • Bachelors Degree
    • MBA in Business and Operations Management
    • Numerous Certifications specific to Manufacturing and Business Management


Varied manufacturing experiences and product development experiences including:

  • Automotive Cooling Products
  • Concrete Product Development
  • Fiberglass Product Manufacturing
  • Exotic Automotive Development
  • Steel Equipment Fabrication and Manufacturing
  • Propriety Performance Engine Management Systems
  • Construction Product Development
  • Commercial Cooling Products
  • Fiberglass Lamination Product Development
  • Hydraulic Tensioning Products
  • Synthetic Counter Top Manufacturing
  • High-End Boat Manufacturing
  • Residential and Commercial Construction
  • Business and Manufacturing Consulting


In all of Jon’s ventures and experiences, he has shown a consistent and unwavering commitment to product quality, customer satisfaction and relations, and valued human relations.

Jon is the proud husband of his loving wife and proud father to five wonderful children. The Perrys call Drummond, Montana home and thoroughly enjoy the Montana rural and nature-focused lifestyle.


  • Better Than Logs

    17 A Street
    Drummond , Montana 59832


    Mon: 8:00AM-5:00PM
    Tue: 8:00AM-5:00PM
    Wed: 8:00AM-5:00PM
    Thu: 8:00AM-5:00PM
    Fri: 8:00AM-5:00PM
    Sat: Closed
    Sun: Closed