A maker of backyard storage buildings, lifestyle structures, log cabins, and tiny houses is making a big move to Fort Worth and a larger pool of workers that can help the company grow.
Ulrich Barn Builders announced that it is relocating its headquarters to the Pier 1 Imports Building in Fort Worth, where it will occupy 22,930 square feet in an office sublease secured by JLL.
“With growth both organically in Texas and recent acquisitions in California, Virginia, and more in process, access to strong talent was high priority.”
Currently based in Cleburne, the company is led by CEO and President Jonathan Ulrich, the son of Jerry Ulrich who began the business in 1990 as Blue Portable Buildings in Kentucky. Ten years later, he and his son, David, relocated to Cleburne and founded Ulrich Barn Builders.
Now, Fort Worth will be the company’s base of operations.
“We chose Fort Worth as our nationwide headquarters as we felt it fit us as a company and also provided a thriving workforce pool to accommodate growth in our Internet Shed Sales and Rent to Own divisions,” Ulrich said in a release. “With growth both organically in Texas and recent acquisitions in California, Virginia—and more in process—access to strong talent was a high priority.”
Costar reported that Pier 1, which has a lease on the building through 2027 for most of the 20-story tower at 100 Pier 1 Place, has been pulling back on its operational footprint.
Ulrich said the move gives the company the ability not only to grow and be the highest-rated shed company in North America, but also to be in the top two or three in terms of the number of families served by its products.
JLL said that Senior Associate Cannon Camp and Vice President Jamie Galati secured the lease on behalf of Ulrich Barn Builders. JLL Market Lead Todd Burnette and Managing Director Pat McDowell represented Pier 1 in the sublease, JLL said.
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