11 May Client Spotlight: Crenshaw Lumber Company, Inc.
Q: Please tell us about your business:
A: Established in 1949 by Lloyd Olson, Crenshaw Lumber Co., Inc. has been successfully serving the professional contractor in the greater Los Angeles area since its inception. Brothers Larry and Lindsay Olson now run the family business throughout Southern California. Over the past 10 years, Crenshaw Lumber has emerged as a leading provider of building materials and services to professional contractors throughout the region.
Q: What type of markets does Crenshaw Lumber Company specialize in, if any?
A: Although framing lumber is our core business, Crenshaw Lumber Co., Inc. has grown beyond being a framing lumber company. Since opening the doors to our first lumber yard in 1949, we’ve remained committed to providing quality products and services. With this philosophy, the company continuously seeks to better serve our loyal customer base. Over the years, our company has developed 3 distinct, yet integrated businesses: Crenshaw Lumber Company, Crenshaw Builders Hardware, and Crenshaw Door & Windows. And since 2017, Crenshaw Lumber has been manufacturing and distributing prefabricated arches. With onsite manufacturing, we can receive the builder’s plans, calculate the arch dimensions, then manufacture and deliver to the job site.
Operationally, Crenshaw Lumber Co., Inc. has much to offer. The company has an extensive mill, which includes band saws, rip saw, resaws, cut-to-length saws, table saw, and a unit saw. Our yard team is very adept at building load packages, whether for custom or tract homes, multi-family jobs and commercial work. We maintain a fleet of 14 trucks, giving us the ability to deliver effectively and efficiently throughout the region.
Crenshaw Builders Hardware has been a fixture at the company since 1992. We are proud to be a Simpson Strong-Tie distributor. In addition to our Simpson line of structural hardware, we distribute an extensive array of hardware for both the concrete contractor trade, and the framing contractor.
Crenshaw Doors & Windows has partnered with the industry’s highest quality manufacturers. We are proud to offer products from La Cantina, Marvin, Milgard, Western Windows and others. Our sales staff is both experienced and consultative, always seeking to meet and exceed the customer’s value expectations.
Q: What is one of your company’s biggest strengths?
A: From its beginning as a lumber and milling business, Crenshaw Lumber Co., Inc. has always sought to provide value to its customers, and this philosophy continues today. In addition to the vast array of products, services, manufacturing, and remanufacturing, we feel that one of our greatest strengths is our sales team. Our experienced sellers are devoted to servicing the needs of our customers, by providing competitive solutions to the many challenges our professional contractor customers face.
Q: If someone is interested and can benefit from your services, what is the best way to reach you?
A: We are located at 1860 West 166th Street in Gardena, California. James Cederholm is our Gardena Manager, and he can be reached at 310-323-1337. The best place to contact us is by using email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, check out our website: https://crenshawlumber.com/