Big Creek Lumber, headquartered with a sawmill in Davenport, Calif. and the operator of five retail lumberyards on the Central Coast of Calif., recently celebrated its 70th Anniversary.
Big Creek was founded in 1946 immediately following World War II, and was built using surplus military equipment and war bonds. The company was started by Bud and Lud McCrary and their father and uncle when they realized they needed to support themselves after the end of the war. Little did they know that at 89 and 87 years old respectively, Bud
and Lud could celebrate the 70th anniversary of the business that they created.
Currently, the fourth generation is working at the company, and two of Lud’s daughters and Bud’s son lead the company. They’re proud of their forestry stewardship including growing, selectively harvesting and milling California redwood and Douglas fir. They also manage the only known operating sawmill with a coast-side view of the Pacific Ocean. Bud, Lud, the McCrary family and Big Creek Employees look forward to the next 70 years.
Source: Big Creek Lumber