About Us

Big Creek Lumber is a family-owned and operated lumber company that has been serving central California since 1946.  We currently operate five Pro Dealer retail lumber yards, sawmill, wholesale division, forestry department, and logging operation.

Big Creek Lumber takes great pride in a long history of superior forest stewardship.  We utilize a framework of progressive and conservative forest management practices, like selective harvest, to cultivate viable redwood forests that will remain productive and enjoyable for future generations. Big Creek Lumber is the first wood-products company operating within a redwood forest to have company lands awarded the “Well Managed Forest” Certification by the Forest Stewardship Council® Certificate Code: SCS-FM/COC 00009N.

Family Photo of the Big Creek Leadership Team with the Ocean in the Background

Three generations of the McCrary family work in the business today.  Our Big Creek Senior Leadership team: Janet McCrary Webb, president, Frank “Lud” McCrary, founder, Ellen McCrary Rinde, vice-president, Homer “Bud” McCrary, founder and Ken McCrary, vice-president.

Big Creek Lumber's sawmill and wholesale divisions manufacture and sell a wide variety of redwood lumber to lumberyards and manufacturers.  Big Creek Lumber's sawmill produces approximately 20 million board feet of redwood lumber each year.  We have a long-standing reputation for the high quality of the product we produce.  Our mill produces a range of different grades suited to a wide variety of uses and applications.  Our highest grades are well suited for moldings, interior and exterior trims, exterior sidings and sauna parts.  Other grades are typically used for exposed beams, fences, decks, arbors, patio furniture and planter boxes.  In addition to our sawmill, we operate a separate remanufacturing facility, where all stock we produce can be surfaced, profiled, resawn, trimmed, custom pulled, corbelled, end-waxed or wrapped to customer specifications.

Big Creek Lumber’s five Pro Dealer retail yards offer a wide variety of lumber and building materials and services to professional builders, landscapers and home-owners.  In partnership with our wholesale, logging, and sawmill divisions, Big Creek Lumber is able to offer the highest quality and most competitively priced selection of redwood products in central California.  Customers at our retail locations can expect expertise and extensive product knowledge from our employees.  We aim to foster meaningful relationships with our customers that result in mutually beneficial business interactions for years to come.

Family Photo of multi generations of the McCrary family on a hike with redwood trees in the background.

Four generations of the McCrary family visit a timberland owner’s property one month after a Big Creek timber harvest.

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