February 2021


Tools, Tips and Information from our business to yours – Building better business together!

Thank you for 75 Years of Business!

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On February 13, 1946 Big Creek Lumber was founded by Frank McCrary, Sr., his brother-in-law Homer Trumbo, and two sons, Frank “Lud” McCrary Jr., and Homer “Bud” McCrary. Big Creek Lumber got its official start when Frank and his two sons returned from overseas service in World War II, and, in partnership with Homer Trumbo, formed the Big Creek Timber Company. With $7500 in cash and war bonds, surplus military equipment modified to fit their needs, a homemade mill nicknamed “The Termite”, axes and cross-cut saws, the quartet set out to log portions of Mill and Scotts Creeks.

Needless to say they never guessed Big Creek would turn into what it is today. The company remains locally owned by the McCrary Family with five lumber yards, a wholesale division, forestry division and a sawmill. They are stewards of the environment and are grateful to be a part of the community.

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Kevin Seavers, Heavy Equipment Mechanic in Davenport

How long have you worked at Big Creek? 3 months

What is your favorite part of working for Big Creek? Working on, maintaining and servicing all the equipment.

What’s your favorite product that we sell? Redwood beams and Trex decking.

What do you like to do for fun? Spend time with my family and build hot rods.

Market Report

The Green Douglas Fir market softened, then firmed back up in January. OSB and Plywood were firm. Look for all 3 markets to remain firm in February.

Text Us!

Did you know that you can text any of our branches for assistance? Now you can text our Credit and Customer Service Department as well.

Atwater: (209) 381-5500

Half Moon Bay: (650) 560-9749

Paso Robles: (805) 238-7922

Santa Cruz: (831) 477-1231

Watsonville (831) 722-7137

Credit/Customer Service Department: (831) 761-7912

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