Our Story

Moving the Nationwide Needle

Back in 1990, Jerry Ulrich founded Bluegrass Portable Buildings as a family owned business in Kentucky after serving 21 years as Mennonite missionaries in Costa Rica. Starting with a shoestring budget, the business grew very little but the passion for helping families live more memorable lives grew strong on son Jonathan as he watched his father sell and then deliver structures that helped families live the lifestyles they dreamed of! Jonathan helped his dad with the business doing anything he could from a very young age and learned how to build a shed by himself at age 9.

In 2001, Jerry relocated to Texas and he and son, David, rebranded as Ulrich Barn Builders where the Texas factory still is today. In 2003 another son Jonathan dropped out of high school after his freshman year and started as the first full time product design consultant. The company’s sales grew over 650% through 2008 and he made a deal with his father at the age of 18 to buy 50% of the family business and in 2014 he purchased majority shares from his brother David. Today, Jonathan serves as CEO of the 2nd generation lifestyle structures company and carries on his dad’s legacy.

EXPERIENCED BUILDERS

a combined 250 years of industry management experience

The premier solution

Today the Ulrich family of companies is the premier solution for your backyard and lifestyle structure needs.

As a family company, we’re committed to supporting family-owned and operated businesses across the country that share our passion for helping folks bring their life home. By adding local businesses across the U.S. to the Ulrich family of lifestyle structure companies we are able to share the experience of having structures that are built for life, for what fills your life, and for as long as you need them – with as many raving fans and local businesses that share our conviction.

At Ulrich, we have built and sold thousands of sheds, cabins, garages and outdoor living structures in California, Texas, and Virginia. As the highest rated shed company in America, we are strategically expanding into more U.S. markets. With 250 years combined industry management experience, we offer a unique ability to truly understand and solve your needs with a 5-star experience.

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History

2015

TO

2018

CEO and Visionary Jonathan Ulrich, incorporated Ulrich Holdings with a vision to expand nationally. A year later, the first rental lease company was acquired in Bakersfield, CA. And then another year later, a partnership was formed with Willard Martin from Dry Creek Mini Barns a 12-year-old company in CA, as well as Steve Byler with Byler Barns, a 46-year-old company in Harrisonburg, VA.

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Raving Fan

Our Proven Process™ will make you a Raving Fan from Discovery to Installation.

  • Complete a feedback survey to ensure we met your expectations
  • Become an Ulrich Showcase Customer
  • Have your project highlighted on Ulrich TV
  • Submit to win our “Most Improved Lifestyle” award – quarterly
  • Years of memories knowing your invest is back by Ulrich’s best-in-class warranty

Installation

Once your building nears the end of production, your delivery date is confirmed or adjusted for weather complications. Your installation team conveys your delivery window on the day of install. Your building is placed exactly as planned and all accessory items are installed. Final touches and inspections are done to ensure your building is level and ready for you to move in. Once final payment is collected, all keys and documents are left with you, and your “Raving Fan Guarantee” coverage period begins – after which your warranty will start.

  • Confirming your delivery date
  • Onsite Install (or assembly) occurs and final touches (leveling, doors square, ramp installed, etc) and inspection after installation
  • Collect final payment, then hand you the keys & documents
  • Our “Raving Fan Guarantee™” starts and is in place for 2-weeks

The installed solution will be as purchased or a mutually agreed plan will be in place by noon the next business day from install.

  • Your warranty starts after “Raving Fan Guarantee™”

Production

Your design plans are reviewed in detail and then handed off to our production team. Any permits are submitted for review. Pending permit approval, your delivery date is then scheduled and materials are then prepped in our environment controlled facility (safe from the elements).

  • Internal order review and confirmation
  • Project site inspection virtual (or in person as needed)
  • Permits submitted / approved
    • If required, CAD and other engineered docs are drawn and certified at customer’s expense
  • Materials ordered and prepared – change order fees apply at this point
  • Order is checked prior to production completion / onsite build date

Design

Together, we custom design the best solution using our unique process to ensure a Smart Value investment for your lifestyle. 

  • Complete the “Deep Dive Process” to clearly identify all factors and details about the usage, positioning, delivery method, permit requirements, and amenities of your structure
  • Create the blueprint of your perfect structure to precisely fit your property and lifestyle
  • Confirm that this structure is truly your perfect / dream structure and place deposit / sign documents
  • OUR PROMISE: If your structure is permitted and cannot get approved, we will refund you the deposit less any 3rd party fees

Discovery

This is where we sit down and talk about the specifics of your project – including your needs, dreams, wants, and project investment goals as you learn about our proven process and our 3-uniques.

  • Overview of the Ulrich Proven Process to clarify your expectations
  • Project site overview
  • Learn about your needs, dreams, wants, and budget
  • Lifestyle usage and long term goals
  • Identify any known local building codes / HOA restrictions
  • Direct to the perfect team member to design your structure

Discovery

This is where we sit down and talk about the specifics of your project – including your needs, dreams, wants, and project investment goals as you learn about our proven process and our 3-uniques.

  • Overview of the Ulrich Proven Process to clarify your expectations
  • Project site overview
  • Learn about your needs, dreams, wants, and budget
  • Lifestyle usage and long term goals
  • Identify any known local building codes / HOA restrictions
  • Direct to the perfect team member to design your structure

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