Ulrich Storage Sheds, Garages, and Finished Cabins
Our two goals at Ulrich Barns are to help Texans and their families live more organized lives and to live more memorable lives.
Jerry Ulrich, the founder of Ulrich Barns, served in Costa Rica with his large family. When they returned to the U.S., Jerry and his older sons borrowed tools and used scrap lumber to build and sell storage sheds as a way to provide for his family of eleven children.
Nearly 20 years after that humble beginning, Jonathan Ulrich, Jerry’s next-to-youngest son, is the owner and CEO. Though our storage shed company has expanded a lot from its early days, we keep our mission in sharp focus: to improve the lives of families.
Whether used as home offices for work or relaxing spaces for hobbies, our storage sheds and cabin shells have been used in many different ways by our customers. Take the story of Barry and Carla Green, for example.
More Organized Lives
Barry and Carla Green are serious gardeners. Over the years, they’ve transformed their backyard from a boring suburban backyard into a colorful paradise with an impressive array of flowers, outdoor living areas, and a pool.
The Greens had a generic old shed in their backyard, but they wanted a better shed—one that would be rodent proof and genuinely add to the beauty of their landscape.
They selected a 12x12 Ulrich Elite Gardener. It features a single window, an extra-wide door with a ramp, and a standard-sized single door on the side. Inside, the loft wraps around three sides for additional storage.
Painted green, gray, and white, the shed strikes a balance between blending in with the landscape and being a statement piece in its own right.
“It fits in really well,” says Barry. “It's part of the landscape.”
Barry and Carla store outdoor furniture cushions, pool items, and lawn equipment in their shed.
The Greens report a great experience with Ulrich. “Ulrich did us an awesome job,” says Barry.
More Memorable Lives
Many of our customers go beyond just using our buildings for storage, but fully outfit them as she sheds and hobby studios.
Judy Sand of Ponder, Texas, was an artist whose art had taken over her home. Despite being color-blind, Judy did fluid art at her kitchen table and began accumulating art supplies. Her art began to take over every surface in the kitchen. Using another room in the house or adding onto the garage were not good options.
Judy says her husband Gary had the shed built because “it was necessity. My husband did it in self-defense.” He had her artist’s shed built so her kitchen could be used to cook dinner again.
Gary researches purchases thoroughly, and Ulrich Barn Builders was no exception. He chose Ulrich’s 12x20 Premier Cabin Shell. Since Gary is also an artist, he knew Judy needed plenty of extra windows for natural light. He had a concrete slab poured beside their pool, then the building crew from Ulrich began framing.
“The people they sent were the most pleasant and cooperative and accommodating people I’ve ever seen out here,” Judy says. “I was surprised at how fast it went up.”
The white trim and yellow paint on the shed exterior were matched to the Sands’ house. They finished the interior, adding a full bathroom so the shed can double as a guest house. Gary designed and built plenty of shelving for all Judy’s art supplies and installed a small heating and air conditioning unit.
Judy spends 4-6 hours a day “playing in the paint.” The joy and peace she feels while doing her art help to alleviate some of her chronic back pain. She loves her studio and says she would recommend a storage shed from Ulrich Barn Builders for anyone who needs an artist’s studio.
We are proud to be the only storage shed company with the Dirt Doctor recommendation for quality. Get in touch with one of our designers today, to start creating that dream shed!
Ulrich Barns phone number: 817-402-1929.