July 21, 2016

Designing a Business – Inspired By Nature Part 3

Water Stewardship No water is used in the manufacturing of Bark House® Poplar Bark Shingles and Wall Coverings.  This is a big deal given that the Industry sector uses 5% of US fresh-water according to the EPA and the manufacturing of wood is a major part of that. The US Department of Interior Geological Survey website … Continued

June 16, 2016

Designing a Business – Inspired By Nature Part 2

Clean Energy and Carbon Management 100% of the electricity used in the manufacturing of Bark House® Poplar Shingles and Wall Coverings is renewable solar power, generated at this facility.  90% of the materials are sourced within 50 miles and 100% within 500 miles.  Bark House manufacturing methods are clean and rely heavily on fine hand-crafting. … Continued

June 09, 2016

5 facts about Forestry

Since Conservation began in the U.S. in the mid 1800s there has been an ongoing debate about Forest preservation, conservation and utilization. Scientific Forest management policy led the early conservation movement with the goal to protect natural resources including animal and plant species, to minimize soil erosion and ensure the quality of water and air … Continued

May 19, 2016

Designing a Business Beautifully – Inspired By Nature Part 1

Healthy Buildings Start with Pure Materials – Sourced and Manufactured Responsibly Cradle To Cradle Material Health PLATINUM Certificate Products with the Bark House® brand have been designed following nature’s inspiration since company inception in 1990. Bark House® Poplar Shingles and Wall Coverings are 100% natural and pass California Air Quality VOC Standards.  The bark of … Continued

February 05, 2016

Natural Attraction— 10 Facts You May Not Know

There are 58 national parks in the National Park Service and you will LOVE how you feel when you visit any one of them. 2016 marks the 100th Anniversary of the National Parks Service in the United States.  The federal law that established the NPS is the Organic Act of 1916. During times of great … Continued

December 17, 2015

The Bark House® Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Gratitude

“Our capacity to journey well determines our destination.”  Chris McCurry · Co-Owner -The Bark House® A numeric “25” is an unbiased witness to the anniversary of big dreams built from humble beginnings.  As we look back, we do so with great gratitude for the relationships that have touched us during this journey – the ones … Continued

October 15, 2015

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 … Continued

September 17, 2015

Patagonia and Power and Grace

  part 2 of 2 Vincent Stanley from Patagonia met with a group of B Corps in Asheville, NC in September.  The conversation centered on responsible companies, which echoes the title of his and Yvon Chouinard’s (Founder and Owner of Patagonia) book.  One of the opening quotes shared by Vincent was from writer Norman Maclean … Continued

August 06, 2015

POSITIONED AMONG TREES

Project:  Trees on the Roof Architects: Meditch Murphey Architects General Contractor: Design/Build Location: D.C. Area Style: Modern, Sustainable, Residential-Home Office Product Integration: The Bark House® at Highland Craftsmen Inc® Poplar Panels | Exterior and Interior Project Awards: Washingtonian Award | Washington, DC Chapter of the AIA | Tree House, Washington DC | AIA Maryland Excellence in Design Awards 2014 Magazine Articles: Architecture … Continued

Stay Connected

Sign up here to receive email updates about products, promotions, & stories