Since our family began this business back in 1938, the focus has always been on providing quality customer service. We believe if we consistently achieve a superior level of customer satisfaction, our entire organization will prosper.
Bruce Bauer opened his lumber company in Medford, Oregon in 1938. After doing some developing in the San Francisco Bay area, he saw the need for a lumber yard and opened his second store in San Carlos, California in 1946.
Originally opened as a contractor lumber yard, over the years we developed into a do-it-yourself home center with strong emphasis on practical advice to home owners while offering quality merchandise and top of the line customer service.
Don Thom bought the lumber yard from his father-in-law Bruce in 1966. In 1971, he bought out Bickell Brothers Lumber at San Antonio Circle in Mountain View, our current location. Don had two of his sons, David and Darryl, working with him.
Don Thom retired in 1989 and the business was passed on to Darryl and David. In 1991, the San Carlos store was forced to close due to railroad expansion. In 1993, an award winning Andersen Window Showroom was added to the current Mountain View location.
Both of Darryl’s sons have continued working for the family business. Brian runs the window and door department while Joel handles the company's IT and marketing. We currently have over a dozen employees who have been with us for more than 10 years who feel like family as well!