Court Cases

Kevin’s log home construction and log home inspection expertise has been called upon throughout Wisconsin and across the nation as an expert witness regarding log home inspection and construction errors. Kevin is often hired by attorneys for homeowners who have encountered problems with their log home builder. Open hearth is smartly employed by log home buyers for pre purchase inspection of log cabin homes to ensure a sound investment in a sound log home is being made.

High Percentage Win Rate

Twenty Years of Expert Witness Experience

All over the United States

Specialized in Log Construction

Russ Cordle vs. Previous Homeowner

Deposition – April 26, 2006 – Wisconsin Dells, WI

Jeff Swanson vs. Ridgeline Home Inspections

Deposition – May 9, 2007 – Milwaukee, WI

Janet & Benjamin Lacey

No trial; case won by Lacey – November 2007 – St. Joe, IN

Jeffrey Kostusyk vs. C_Log Homes

Deposition – November 2007 – Warren, MI

Charles Carpentry LLC v. Gordon & Pam Egelseer

No deposition; went to trial; case won by Egelseer – November 2008

Lance & Kathy Ferris

Deposition,- won by Lance & Kathy Ferris – November 2008 – Lewisburg, KY

Lancaster Homes LLC vs. Steven McLean

Testified in trial; won by Lancaster – Jan. 26, 2009 – Waukesha WI

Jack Hinds vs Log Smiths of Alaska, Inc

Deposition – December 18 2010  – Anchorage AK 

Thomas and Bridgitte Martin vs. ACA Insurance Company and Casualty Insurance Company

Report – September 2014 

Your Title Goes HeThomas and Bridgitte Martin vs. ACA Insurance Company and Casualty Insurance Companyre

Report – September 2014

Bow Grove vs. Henric Ekehed

Report – March, 30 2106  – Huston, TX

Matthew & Katlyn Greunke vs. Travis a Drollinger and Pine Harbor Log Homes, LLC and Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company and Rick L Parmeter Rustic Redefinde and Integrity Mutual Insurance Company

Ongoing – Started, October 24, 2019 – Rio, Wisconsi

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