Byler Barns & Backyards began in 1972 in the town of Stuarts Draft, Virginia as Byler’s Storage Buildings. As of that time, there were no other shed manufacturers in the state of Virginia, and the only “other” backyard storage alternative was the little tin sheds available from Sears and Montgomery Ward. Bennie Byler was a home builder who realized the need for quality storage alternatives, and began testing the market with some sheds that he bought from a manufacturer in Indiana. He originally 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. (At this early stage of our company’s history, the staple product was the “little red barn.” It is so much a part of our company history that we have incorporated this icon into our logo.) The very next year, in 1973, Mr. Byler built his own shop next to his home on Cold Springs Road in Stuarts Draft.
It was this shop that manufactured (and retailed) nearly all of Byler’s products until the late 1990’s. Growing demand for more available styles and options, as well as a growing market, led Byler’s to attempt a shop expansion project to allow for the construction of more product lines. Because of the rural location of the business, the request for expansion was denied by the County. Also, around this time, Byler’s opened their first “pure” retail location on Rt. 340 between Waynesboro and Stuarts Draft. Rather than purchasing more real estate to expand the production side of the business, Byler’s simply set up a few “sub-contractor” types of relationships to build the buildings. This allowed them to focus more on better client experience and relationships, while at the same time being able to offer more product options with shorter lead times, and yet keep a firm hand on product quality. (During the years when all the buildings were built and sold at the Cold Springs Road shop, it was not uncommon to have lead times between 12 and 16 weeks throughout the summer!) During this process, in 1996, Bennie took his son Steve into the business as a partner, and the company became Byler’s Storage Buildings, Inc.
The last 10 years have brought a lot of growth and changes to our company. In 2004, the retail location was 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.
January of 2010 marked the beginning of a new chapter of our company history. The company name officially changed from Byler’s Storage Buildings, Inc. to Byler Barns & Backyards, and the new logo was designed. We are working harder at making sure that our clients have the best experience possible, and have quantified our goals into three main objectives:
1. Quality Design Process: We’ll take the time to help you find what will work best for you. This may even include coming to your house scoping out your backyard! In an industry dominated by haphazard and confusing sales processes, our company is a breath of fresh air to many of our prospects.
2. Quality Products: This has traditionally been the main thing that our company has stood for, and we’re still working hard to bring you products that are aesthetically pleasing, well-constructed, and designed to last a lifetime.
3. Quality Service and Follow-up: From our free delivery and installation to the re-roofing job 30 years down the road, we will do it all for you. We are a turn-key operation, and this is really one of the main things that sets us apart from the industry standard.
Many things have changed over the years that we’ve been in business. However, our commitment to providing backyard storage solutions that are far superior to the alternatives has not. Today, we are even more capable of bringing you a storage solution that will serve your needs than we have ever been before. Thanks for checking us out, and we look forward to helping you bring beauty and order to your backyard!
Give us a call! (888) 337-1190
Should I be able to get more of your products, I will return! Your customer service is extremely exceptional!
Thank You! :)
Betty - Quicksburg, VA
The Run-in is beautiful! We are totally pleased!
Ellen - Nellysford, VA
I was referred to you by my neighbors, who bought a unit from you a few years ago.
Chris - Charlottesville, VA
I have purchased 4 garages and 1 gazebo and I am satisfied with all….Very courteous and on time.
Charles - Charlottesville, VA
Excellent quality materials and construction throughout!
Personal referral counted greatly in purchase decision...friend purchased one and praised your product highly.
Brian - Palmyra, VA
Byler’s is an A+ company. I recommend them to everyone. I enjoy doing business with you all...hope to do more later!
James - Buena Vista, VA
You could never find a better quality building than a "Byler Barn!"
the Herrings - Scottsville, VA
The service and set-up of the shed was excellent...very satisfied with product and service!
Larry - Palmyra, VA
The two young men who delivered and set the shed were courteous, friendly, and did a fine job!
the Zimmermans - Rockbridge Baths, VA
I was so surprised and astonished that the building was delivered two hours after purchase!
Becky- Fulks Run, VA
See what sets us apart from the big box-stores and the other building lots that promise you a lower price, but compromise on the value.