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Hayward Lumber Centennial

Celebrating 100 Years

Homer T. Hayward Lumber Company, a full-service building material supplier, is celebrating its 100th year anniversary in 2019. Hayward Lumber has been at the forefront of innovation, a leader in sustainable building and indoor air quality; and has been named one of the top 50 lumberyards in the country. We have a year-long series of events planned to celebrate their anniversary and thank customers, employees, suppliers and the community. We are inviting our customers and vendors especially to save September 7th on your calendars for our celebration.

Our History

Homer T. Hayward was not new to the lumber business. After World War I Homer decided to sell his interest in the Los Angeles based Hayward Lumber and Investment Company to his brother and moved his family to the Central Coast. On September 19, 1919, Homer T. Hayward established the company in Salinas, California and over the years purchased existing lumberyards in Pacific Grove, Santa Cruz, Watsonville, Hollister, Paso Robles, and Atascadero.


“Our company has grown up on the Central Coast and we are proud to be part of its history” states fourth generation owner Bill Hayward, current CEO, and Chief Innovation Officer.  “My great grandfather understood customer service. He said to treat your customers right and they will always come back.”


Hayward Lumber has been providing building materials to professional builders for a century. Customer satisfaction is our number one priority and that will never change. One hundred years later with over 200 employees, seven lumberyards and 6 design centers, we have built a solid foundation and are proud of the Hayward brand. Hayward Lumber has been a dependable supplier for professional builders blending “old fashioned values, a square deal, and a handshake”.

100 Years of Great People

Our people have always been at the foundation of Hayward Lumbers’ success. The Hayward team of employees share our commitment to our Mission, Vision, and Values. The employees are guided by the core values of honesty and integrity and love working for a company that believes “The right people, given the right resources and freedom, will achieve greatness.” Our hardworking employees will continue to take on challenges, proactively deliver solutions to our customers and work as a team to drive Hayward into the next century.

100 Years of Proven Results

In 1919 Hayward Lumber established itself as a lumber yard on the California Central Coast.  Since then it has expanded by supplying building materials, partnering with national brands, opening design showrooms, and being the exclusive supplier of the Hayward Building System – Fast Floor® and Hayward Roof Trusses® a pre-cut system that saves builders time and money.  Hayward recently launched its Healthy Home initiative featuring the innovative Zehnder Comfosystem. A whole house air management system distributed exclusively by Hayward in California. To learn more about this initiative go to www.haywardhealthyhome.com.

Hayward Lumber has grown to include seven lumber yards in Redwood City, Pacific Grove, Salinas, San Luis Obispo, Santa Maria, Santa Barbara, Goleta, and six design centers. For more information about the company visit haywardlumber.com

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