Getting to Know Dawn
Dawn Smith is a devoted wife, mother of 4, aunt to many, and grandmother of 2. Finding her eating wild mushrooms and edible plants is not uncommon. She passionately believes in the art of self-reliance, wild edibles, medicinal plants, trapping, and survival techniques. Like Nick, she too enjoys diving deep into the scriptures of the Bible and discussions about the LORD.
Dawn loves Colorado and all the many hiking opportunities surrounding Westcliffe, Colorado. Her father would take her hiking as a child to look for arrowheads, and her step-mother awakened her love of rock hunting. She is delighted to be in a good church at Sangre De Cristo Seminary.
By late 2019, Dawn had become the company’s third partner. Her skills helped take Log Masters from a small unknown company into a thriving known company. Due to this increase in online presence, Log Masters Restorations secures its clients without the aid of other companies. The company has flourished under this new management team and permits them the ability to expand beyond Springfield, Missouri.
Future Franchise Vision
Dawn is currently working to make the company a franchise. The vision is for the skilled construction worker to have an affordable initial start-up, low franchise fee, and easy operation. Everyone should have a chance to be their boss. With our company logo and company name trademarked through the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Log Masters Restorations is one step closer to that dream. Learn more…
Experience with Log Homes
Dawn has learned from Nick how to restore log homes. Most of the time, she is the one taking pictures of the work progress when on-site. Her favorite job on-site is chinking and caulking. She enjoys them because it reminds her of icing a cake. However, more often, Dawn is the first voice you are greeted with when you call or make contact with Log Masters Restorations.
Education & Skills
With an associate’s degree in business administration, she brings 20+ years of combined experience of excellence in customer service, human resources, and marketing skills, along with her conflict management certification and strategic planning knowledge.
Dawn is currently enrolled with InterNACHI to become a certified log home inspector. This course teaches valuable knowledge about what areas should concern log home owners.
Before Log Masters Restorations, Dawn increased her training in business administration while working as a TSA Supervisor for the Department of Homeland Security and attending Des Moines Area Community College. She has always enjoyed reading, drawing, painting, and writing in her spare time on a rainy day.
“As the main blog writer for the company, I have had the opportunity to learn a lot about log home maintenance, products, and restoration needs. I never knew owning a log cabin could be a great reward and responsibility.” —Dawn Smith
Dawn worked on Ozarks First and had the pleasure of meeting many great people. It also helped increase her marketing skills through training as an account executive for FOX 27. Working there was a lot of fun.