Serving Bay Area Building Professionals Since 1935

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510 261-6100

Monday - Friday   7 am - 5 pm
Saturday   7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Delivering lumber to Orinda is no problem for our driver as he maneuvers into the job site

Economy Lumber Company

Serving Bay Area Building Professionals Since 1935

What started as a small lumber operation in Oakland has become one of the leading suppliers of quality building materials to the Bay Area. Our seven acre yard is located on High Street just off 880 in Oakland. Easy to get to, plenty of room to park, easy to load and get back to work.

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When you partner with us you get more than a handshake, you get our promise to deliver the best lumber, building supply and hardware available at a competitive price.

General Manager Brian Ettlin, Company President John Bacon, Jr., and Brian Finnley General Manager

From left to right: Co-General Manager Brian Ettlin, Company President John Bacon, Jr., and Brian Fennelly Co-General Manager.

General Manager Brian Ettlin and Company President John Bacon, Jr. in front of Economy Lumber Co., Oakland CA

Brian Ettlin and John Bacon, Jr.


John Bacon, Jr. and Brian Ettlin rowed on the Cal crew team together. They still work side-by-side and it’s still about teamwork and connections made and kept. It’s about working a longer day if it means finding the right solution for a customer. It’s about treating homeowner and contractor equally; it’s about respect. It’s about focus and never forgetting you are why we are here and making what’s important to you as important to us.

John Bacon, Jr. and John Bacon, Sr. visiting one of HRC’s logging operations in Northern California

John Bacon, Jr. and John Bacon, Sr. visit one of HRC’s logging operations.

Always a lumber man

In the early 50’s John Bacon, Sr. began his career in the lumber business at San Bruno Lumber Company. In 1964 he purchased San Mateo Lumber Company with his father-in-law and in 1971 acquired South City Lumber & Supply in South San Francisco. In 1975 he purchased Economy Lumber Company followed by the purchase of Piedmont Lumber in 2010. By understanding the wants and needs of professional contractors, John was able to build one of the largest group of lumber and building material companies in Northern California.

If a load of lumber needs to be delivered on a Saturday morning because you’ve got to get it done, that’s us.
The employees of Economy Lumber Company High Street and Economy Lumber Piedmont group photo

Each year our employees come together for a group photo.

Economy Lumber

Since the beginning we have been aware of the impact a business has on the community and it has been our mission to provide a service that allows families and business to thrive. Our reputation is built on quality customer service, a broad selection of products specific to professional builders’ needs and competitive pricing throughout the Bay Area. Our staff has grown over the years from six to seventy and each one remains committed to meeting and exceeding your expectations. We look forward to the future and the opportunity to partner with you in our mutual success.

John Bacon, Jr.
President, Economy Lumber Company

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This is a great huge lumber yard complete with all your hardware needs. The staff is friendly and they will help you find what you’re looking for. They may be busy but they will make time for you.   ★★★★★   Honest Deb C

A group of loggers sitting on a large log being pulled by a team of horses
The power of a team as seen in this vintage logging photo
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Lumber & Wood Catalog

Our Lumber & Wood Catalog is a handy, downloadable PDF that’s an easy reference guide to the type of Lumber and Wood we inventory, including the sizes and grades. We also list the common Building Materials we stock, the Window & Door Brands we carry and the Contractor Services we offer.

Lumber & Wood Catalog PDF
Economy Lumber Company
Lumber & Wood Catalog

8 pages / 3.3MB PDF

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Since 1935

We’ve been helping builders since 1935

Give us a call or send us an email and tell us what you need. We carry and can source a wide range of lumber and building materials geared for the professional.

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