Serving The Storage Shed And Backyard Needs In The Shenandoah Valley And Beyond Since 1972.
In 1972 Bennie Byler began selling sheds as Byler’s Storage Buildings in Stuarts Draft, Virginia. At that time, there were no other shed manufacturers in the state of Virginia, and the only backyard storage alternative were little tin sheds available from Sears and Montgomery Ward. As a home builder, Bennie Byler realized the need for quality storage alternatives, and began testing the market with some sheds that he bought from a manufacturer in Indiana. He set a few sheds beside the road in front of his house, and when it became apparent that there was a good market for these sturdy little buildings, began building them himself in a friend’s chicken house. The staple product was the “little red barn” storage shed, which is so much a part of our company history that we have incorporated this icon into our logo.
To Meet Local Demand, Byler Expanded To A Full-Time Shop To Serve The Valley From 1973 To The Late 1990s.
In 1973 Mr. Byler built a shop next to his home on Cold Springs Road in Stuarts Draft. This shop manufactured and retailed nearly all of Byler’s storage shed products until the late 1990’s. Growing demand for more available styles and options, as well as a growing market, led Bennie to open their first retail location on Rt. 340 between Waynesboro and Stuarts Draft. Bennie worked with local craftsmen to construct the storage sheds as he focused on attending to the client experience. He was able to offer more product options with shorter lead times, and keep a firm hand on product quality. In 1996, Bennie took his son Steve into the business as a partner, and the company became Byler’s Storage Buildings, Inc.
In the 2000s, Byler Expands To Offer Storage, Playgrounds, and Gazebos In New Retail Locations.
In 2004, the retail location moved about a mile north on Rt. 340 to its current location. In 2007, a new retail location was opened just north of the city limits in Harrisonburg. In the fall of 2009, company founder Bennie Byler retired from his position as President of the company, but still serves as a design consultant in the Waynesboro office. His son Steve is now CEO of the company.
2010 Began Another Expansion of Services Across the States of Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland.
2010 marked the beginning of a new chapter of the company history. The company name changed from Byler’s Storage Buildings, Inc. to Byler Barns & Backyards. During the 2010s, we have expended to 5 retail locations in western and Central Virginia, and supply storage shed and backyard solutions to Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland. We strive to offer a quality design process, quality products, and quality service and follow up.
A New Partnership with Ulrich Barn Builders
In 2018, Ulrich Barns became a part of the Ulrich family of companies. Ulrich is a Texas based lifestyle structures company focused on helping families live more memorable and organized lives. Ulrich’s focus on customer satisfaction as well as its aggressive plans for nationwide growth offered Ulrich Barns a unique opportunity to grow as an organization, while staying committed to serving the families in Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland.
In 2020, Ulrich Barns and Backyards officially rebranded as Ulrich Barn Builders of Virginia.
We strive to offer a fun design process, quality products, and prompt service. We want to help your family create more memories and live a more organized life!