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Lincoln Logs delivers first home

On Friday, Kiley Merrett of North River, a Lincoln Logs salesperson, was in Stony Creek to watch the delivery of the log home materials for her customer Leon Lembersky, co-owner of the Harrisburg Lake Club development.

Merrett had been laid off for several months after Lincoln Logs had plunged into bankruptcy in September - but as of March, she was officially back to work, helping customers with home purchases under the new Stephenson ownership.

"The changes at Lincoln Logs are very positive, and I'm very, very excited to be back at work," she said, noting she is now developing blueprints for a home customized for a customer in Illinois. "The Stephensons have a great business plan, and I'm very busy with customers, new and old."

Erin Stephenson Brothers, a partner in the new enterprise, said she is very happy the delivery occurred so soon after the reorganization..

"It's a huge milestone for us, and it's a tremendous accomplishment considering we shipped the first house within three weeks of our acquisition," she said.

Scott Wamsley of Olmstedville, a Stephenson/Riverside Truss employee, offered his comment after he drove one of the truckloads of materials Friday to the Stony Creek site.

"I'm very proud of my company, stepping up to take over Lincoln Logs like they did," he said. "It's not only good for Stephenson Lumber and Lincoln Logs, but it's good for the entire community."

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