Whether you want a classic or contemporary look, natural California redwood fits the bill. Versatile and durable, redwood is the perfect outdoor building material.


California Redwood has a warm, rich color and classic look that is unmatched by any other building product. But redwood is not just beautiful. It contains an inherent durability that allows it to withstand nature’s harshest elements and, with little maintenance, the ability to retain its beauty for many years to come. It is no wonder redwood has continued to be the reliable decking product of choice for decades.

Professionals recommend using redwood for decks, fences and outdoor living areas for many reasons. California redwood is strong and durable, but woodworkers appreciate how easy it is to work with. Redwood’s natural resistance to shrinking, warping and checking make it an ideal choice for any project.


Regardless of your budget, style or project specifications, redwood can meet your needs. There are a variety of grades, sizes, and lengths available ensuring you’ll find the right product for your project. The top three grades of decking are Alpine, Classic Heart and Premium Blend (see graphic). These grades have different characteristics allowing you to tailor your project to fit your own unique style. Using redwood affords you the luxury to create something that is both beautiful and functional but also long lasting.
Family owned and founded in 1890, The California Redwood Company (CRC) is one of the largest manufacturers of high-quality redwood products. When you select a product from The California Redwood Company, know that you’re not just buying a beautiful lumber product; you’re buying something that’s renewable and sustainable. CRC is supplied with wood from the forests of its parent, Green Diamond Resource Company. The company is committed to growing more wood than it harvests and abides by the strictest forest management policies. With its world class nursery to support the tree replanting program, Green Diamond is able to plant over 500,000 trees a year. All wood from Green Diamond’s California Operations is certified to FSC® Standards (FSC-C110720), as is the wood from The California Redwood Company (FSC-C114790).


As a company committed to quality products and service, we choose our partners very carefully. Empire Building Materials, Inc. is a wholesale distributor for The California Redwood Company. Empire was established in 1954. They supply lumberyards and home centers throughout Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, North and South Dakota, and Washington with premium redwood products and other building materials. Whether you are looking for a specific grade of redwood lumber or a specialty siding for just the right finishing touch, Empire can answer the call.

Empire has a full staff of sales (inside and outside), warehouse, delivery, door shop, and administrative personnel to insure your orders are delivered accurately, complete and on time. Their staff will help you make informed decisions to make certain you have the right product to complete the job. A full fleet of trucks and qualified drivers enables them to provide a flexible, yet consistent, delivery schedule so you can be assured of orders being filled when promised.

To learn more about why redwood is the lumber product of choice contact Empire Building Materials at 888.432.7600, visit, or