Big Creek Lumber’s sawmill, located in Davenport, California, manufactures and wholesales a wide variety of redwood lumber products to independent wholesalers, stocking distributors and remanufacturing facilities. The sawmill produces approximately 20 million board feet of redwood lumber annually. We are well known for producing high quality redwood products and providing an outstanding level of personalized service.
All of the lumber produced at our sawmill comes from timber that is locally grown and harvested from the Santa Cruz Mountain region.
We are known for our sustainable forestry practices that conserve our productive redwood forests for future generations.
California redwood is a softwood that is prized for its ability to withstand a wide range of environmental conditions while maintaining its structural integrity for decades. It is naturally resistant to insect damage and is recognized for its fire resistance. Redwood’s natural durability, stability, strength and beauty make it popular for both outdoor and interior applications.
Big Creek Lumber manufactures many dimensions and grades of redwood. We are noted for producing quality decking, fencing, sidings, fascia and trim. We also offer a wide range of custom cut timbers and carry a limited supply of redwood slabs for specialty projects. We have the flexibility to surface, profile, resaw, trim, custom pull, end-wax or wrap the redwood products we manufacture.
We can custom make beams from 6” x 6” up to 24” x 24” and we offer beams up to 24 feet. Our sawmill can mill longer beams on a special order basis.
Big Creek Lumber’s sawmill by-products are utilized to produce 100% pure redwood mulch products. We produce redwood sawdust mix, redwood shavings and shredded redwood bark. These products are outstanding for use as soil amendments and for landscaping groundcover. They are sold in truckload volumes and are picked up directly from our sawmill location in Davenport.
While primarily a redwood sawmill, Big Creek Lumber periodically mills Douglas-fir lumber as well. Douglas-fir trees grow naturally in our local redwood forests. The quantity of Douglas-fir timber that we harvest and saw varies from year to year, but typically makes up about 5 % of our annual lumber production. When Douglas-fir is milled, we manufacture both dimensional lumber and timbers.
Big Creek Lumber has its own local delivery fleet and also engages or refers reliable logistic carriers.
Wholesale customers may take delivery of their order at our Davenport sawmill location, or we can help arrange to have it delivered. For those customers who might be interested in overseas export, we are located approximately 80 miles from the Port of Oakland. Our loading hours are Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Meet our Davenport Sales Team
If you are an independent wholesaler, stocking distributer or operate a remanufacturing facility contact our Davenport team. Each has decades of experience and will do their best to provide or help you source the right supplier for your redwood product needs.
Jim Busick Jim started working at Big Creek Lumber’s Davenport sawmill in 1980. He worked as a sales person at one of our retail lumber yards and was especially skilled at helping customers source the right redwood for their projects. He joined our Davenport sawmill sales team in the 90s and has become our lead in redwood sales. Jim can be reached at 831-457-5039 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Janet McCrary Webb Janet started working at Big Creek Lumber’s sawmill during the summers as assistant log scaler and in the sawmill. Upon gaining a degree in forestry, she worked as a company forester and then started selling redwood lumber in 1985, helping fill in when Lud McCrary needed extra help. Janet served on Big Creek’s management team and became Big Creek Lumber’s president in 2009. Janet still works directly with the sales team and can be reached at 831-457-5023 or email@example.com
Frank “Lud” McCrary Lud is one of the original founders of Big Creek Lumber and has sold redwood produced by the sawmill for over 70 years. He served as company president for over 6 decades until passing that role on to his daughter Janet. His years of experience, gained while working in all aspects of the business, provides him with a deep level of knowledge about redwood lumber. Keeping an accurate history of our local redwood industry is one of Lud’s passions. Lud can be reached at 831-457-5024 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Kathleen Burson Kathleen has assisted the team since 2003. She is primarily responsible for inventory control and invoicing.
Big Creek Lumber’s redwood sawmill sales office is open for inquiries Monday through Friday between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Our truck loading hours are Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. This location is not open to the general public. If you are a contractor or homeowner, we are happy to direct you to one of five Big Creek Lumber retail lumber and building supply yards.
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