Our company name, The Barn Raiser, is based on a very old tradition in the Amish culture called a barn-raising.
Our company name, The Barn Raiser, is based on a very old tradition in the Amish culture called a barn-raising. This is when all the members of an Amish community gather together toward one common goal; to provide their fellow man with a much needed service. For the Amish; whether it is building a barn or plowing a field, the goal is teamwork. At The Barn Raiser, we also work together as a team to provide quality and excellence. We are an EOE (Equal Opportunity Employer).
The founders (2003) were Dave Ortlieb and Michelle Heitmann, who worked in the Amish shed industry for over 20 years. Their Cousin Michael Campbell is the Owner, who assembled the bigger 2-story structures for the past 15+ years while simultaneously maintaining a career in the financial sector at the Mid-Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union. Michael and his wife Ashley dedicate their lives to their children Max, Zoe and their dog Scout. Michael (Owner) and his amazing team members, Lisa (Sales and Office Mgr.) and Mike (Delivery and Lot Mgr.) are involved in every aspect of the business from sales to delivery to ensure everything goes smooth and frictionless. In this industry builders aren’t "built" the same and no, we don’t use the same builders as our competitors. After narrowing down the search for the best candidates to build for us 20+ years ago, we personally met with each builder and examined their craftsmanship before forming a business relationship with them. The result is the high quality, Amish-built structures we’re known for. We have also forged some special friendships with the Amish families we work with, and we love our yearly visits to see new and innovative building ideas and techniques. This personal bond allows us and our builders to have the freedom and versatility to work toward improving the products we offer based on our customers comments, ideas, and expectations, and create what the customers need collaboratively. We can assure you that you are getting the BEST, expertly crafted building available in the Amish shed market at the BEST pricing because of how involved we are in the detail process. We want the building you recieve, to be the exact one we would proudly put in our own yard! Welcome to The Barn Raiser!
When The Barn Raiser opened in January 2004, its primary goal was to offer high-quality Amish-built structures at fair prices along with excellent customer relations. We started out on a 1/4 acre lot in Saugerties, NY with only 6 sheds in-stock and a small office. We sold 1 shed that month. Fortunately, our sales began to grow slowly but steadily as we established a name for ourselves mainly through ‘word of mouth’ advertising. The best kind! Our customers immediately recognized the difference in quality and in our customer service. Luckily, our happy customers told their friends about us which resulted in a phenomenal first year. We were able to move to a larger location in Saugerties which opened in January 2005. As of August, 2015, we got an amazing opportunity and decided to make a BIG change and move the whole business from Saugerties, NY to Highland, NY. This location allows us to stock more inventory, and serve our customers better. We are in a more central location easily reached from many busy highways, the thruway, and the Mid-Hudson bridge.
Our business is family-run and always has been. When it started, Dave, Michelle and their son Trevor were involved in the day to day operations and you'd meet at least one of them when you stopped by. Today, you'll find Michael hands on every-single-day assuring that you receive that red-carpet service you deserve with Lisa and Mike making sure it all flows seamlessly. This is a trio that could never be outworked, and with drive that is unmatched.
As our business has grown; we have continued to introduce new building styles, new options, and new sidings. This is a very exciting time and we are confident we will continue to be innovative and work diligently and personally with all of our customers. Again; the owner of The Barn Raiser is always around the office to take your calls, show you around the lot, and answer your questions. Connect with us today!
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