The Lumberyard App was developed in 2016 by Mike Hartrich, a licensed general contractor specializing in residential building and remodeling in Santa Cruz, CA. Mike had previously built an App for the Santa Cruz Construction Guild, a local organization he founded in 2009 aimed at helping local builders and tradespeople find work.

As a builder and long-standing lumberyard customer, Mike quickly recognized the value that an App could bring to lumberyards as a way of extending a yard’s reach to customers and making it easy for customers to access their accounts and send orders while out in the field. Mike put a team in place to develop and launch the App and quickly got his first customers.  The team continues to build out App features and provides ongoing support to lumberyard customers.

Mike and the App were featured in a 2021 Webinar titled “Why Apps are becoming the hottest tech expansion in LBM” sponsored by Epicor and Webb Analytics. Click on the link below to watch the video. (You’ll be asked to fill out a short form on Epicor’s website to do so).

Our Lumberyard clients love the App. It expands and simplifies key interactions with their customers. Everyone agrees it’s a great idea. It’s “Dog Simple!”