“…staff super helpful, patient, and friendly…”

I walked in with only questions since we’re still trying to decide on what sort of decking material we want to use. Not only was the staff super helpful, patient, and friendly, the product looked great. My experience at other lumber yards in the area pale in comparison.

Eric K. North & East, Richmond, CA

“…staff is helpful and knowledgable and the wood is beautiful.”

If you’re looking for wood for an old house or similar structure, I recommend this business. The staff is helpful and knowledgable and the wood is beautiful. Yes, it costs a bit more than off-the-shelf products but using reclaimed wood makes an ENORMOUS difference in the final product. Older wood is more durable, has greater depth, and fits with the look of the historical structures. Lumber Baron provides quick turn-around, easy access, back-to-the-basics kind of service. We should all support this type of operation in the Bay Area especially when such critical resources are becoming harder and harder to find. These folks deserve my 5-star rating without hesitation.

Jez M. San Francisco, CA

“When I need top quality redwood or cedar they are my first choice due to the selection and knowledge.”

I have done business with Max and his Father before him for almost 20 years. I own and operate a wood turning and millwork company. When I need top quality redwood or cedar they are my first choice due to the selection and knowledge. For me it is worth driving the extra mile and have always been satisfied. They are always busy which is a pretty good indication that they are a first rate operation.

Harry K. Placerville, CA

“…great customer service!”

Just had the best experience with Lumber Baron!  The guy (I didn’t get his name, but he was super patient and helpful) who helped us pick out 10 2×6 redwood boards, Isais, Max, and especially Andrew, who went (way) above & beyond in the delivery.  Just a super group of guys and great customer service!

J.j. A. San Francisco, CA

“Our contractor thinks they have the best quality lumber in the East Bay.”

This place is my favorite place for lumber.  I love going to Ashby lumber for everything else they sell, but their attitude is almost always: don’t waste my time.  This place explains everything.  We are building a deck, and our crew had to ask about exactly one piece of wood, that had some knots.  The other pieces had a few knots, but nothing noticeable.  Our deck is big, and much of the wood we ordered was 20′ pieces, so it’s impressive to have such good quality.  We had the store select the wood, because we didn’t have time.  Our contractor thinks they have the best quality lumber in the East Bay.

Julia G. Berkeley, CA

“Specialty redwood, friendly staff.”

Zeke Sikelianos

“…these guys will also take care of you.”

Went in last Saturday. Within an hour I had two custom-milled 2.75″ x 9.5″ x 12′ for a parapet wall railing. It’s faster if you know what you need and know wood. But fear not, these guys will also take care of you. There is limited parking outside but you can pull into the yard, where there is more room. They also carry a smart selection of wood fasteners, much superior to Pastime Hardware, which due to poor selection and quality I haven’t been able to use for quality wood fasteners for years (even before they recently and permanently lost my business).

Tarek Milleron

“The selection of wood is very good.”

I loved my experience shopping for some interesting wood for my redone den/multipurpose room. Max is friendly, straightforward and easy to work with. The selection of wood is very good. We had a charge card snafu that was quickly correctly. Delivery was prompt. I am very happy.

Randy Lopez

“I had a great experience and high quality lumber.”

I was able to correspond via whatever mechanism was easiest for me (email/phone/text) I changed my order a few times and everyone was super easy to work with. My delivery person (Andrew) was great. We had an issue with the order, he got on the phone resolved it and delivered the remainder that afternoon. I’ll be back when I need anything.

Joey Selim

“The delivery was scheduled quickly and they helped us unload to the back yard… above and beyond!”

At The Lumber Baron we found high quality lumber at a great price. The staff were friendly and helpful. The delivery was scheduled quickly and they helped us unload to the back yard… above and beyond! All round a great experience, thank you!!

Dawn Jedkins

“Very helpful service…”

Very helpful service over the phone and the delivery driver did a great job of unloading the materials. Great job.

Steven L Johnson

“…reasonable lumber & delivery prices, …”

Great folks, good selection of honest redwood lumber grades, reasonable lumber & delivery prices, easy access off I-80 in El Cerrito, California. I have bought all my redwood from Lumber Baron since 1990, as a licensed contractor as well as for our own home improvement projects.

Dave Mandel, Stony Broke Music & Records

“…really good product at very fair prices.”

Great old school redwood lumber yard. Can be a bit tricky to navigate, but they have really good product at very fair prices.

Zak Steigmeyer

“Great customer service and awesome redwood!!!!”

Matt Zimbalist

“Great assortment of all grades of wood.”

Very pleasant folks to do business with.

Martin Tibor

“Awesome staff and lots of choices between good lumber.”

Staff helped load our posts into the truck.

Crystal Ramie-Adams

“Max and his team are great to work with: Very professional and responsive.”

And I love the quality of the wood products they provide.

Fred Hyer

“The driver that delivered our order was great, helpful and kind.”

Max at The Lumber Barron is helpful and straight forward. Great to work with. The driver that delivered our order was great, helpful and kind. Can’t thank them enough. Recommend them to anyone.

Ian McWethy