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Jonathan Ulrich resides in Cleburne, TX and has over 12 years experience in a second generation company. Jonathan serves as President of Ulrich Barn Builders, LLC. Ulrich Barn Builders is a storage shed and log cabin manufacturing company and he also serves as President of Ulrich Barn Rentals, LLC. Jonathan built his first shed at age 8 and has worked through all positions in the company, giving him invaluable experience. Since he was 16, he has worked full time in the family business and started in sales, where he sold 523 storage sheds his first year.

Prior to serving as President, he served as Vice President for over 6 years. Jonathan has recruited a management team who have over 160 years combined experience in the backyard products industry. Jonathan was born as a missionary child while his parents served in Costa Rica and later met the love of his life, Raquel, to whom he is now married and together they have 4 children. Jonathan is fluent in English and Spanish and has extensively traveled to Central and South America. His hobbies are fishing, golf and, of course, his beautiful kids!

Jonathan is passionate about Servant-Leadership and growing the organization with biblically based leadership principles. His life was greatly influenced by Zig Ziglar at a young age and he adopted the mantra, “You can have everything in life you want if you just help enough other people get what they want.

JONATHAN ULRICH

President/CEO/Owner

Willard Martin

Owner – UHB Brand President

Willard Martin serves as President of Ulrich Horse Barns LLC. and resides in Godley, Texas. Willard was born in Pennsylvania in a rural farm community but his childhood memories are from the 4 years he spent with his parents on the ranch they built while spending time as missionaries in Paraguay S.A. His family then moved back to Pennsylvania where he spent time on the family farm and later working alongside his father in the construction of residential homes and land development. After moving to California, Willard with his brother as a business partner in 2004 founded Dry Creek Mini Barns offering sheds, playhouses, garages and horse barns. After many years in the storage shed and wood products manufacturing he purchased Ring-O-Steel Barns formerly based in Torrance, CA. In 2018 he joined the Ulrich Lifestyle LLC Team of Ft. Worth Texas and in 2022 after having spent 20 years in California relocated to Texas to manage the expansion of Ulrich horse Barns LLC.

Willard has over 30 years experience with horses, cattle and construction giving him unique insight and understanding into the needs and expectations of his customers. He has made many improvements to the steel barn design and available options over the years to bring to you a product we are proud to manufacture and represent. Call his team today to design and quote your dream horse barn!

Mr. Sandstrom has been a CFO and board member for more than 30 years to private equity, venture capital and family wealth backed small and middle market enterprises. In these positions, he has developed and professionalized back offices for accounting and finance, human resources, technology and administrative functions, and has served in significant operating roles. He has also completed more than 40 M&A transactions. Steve achieved his BS in accounting from Bradley University and is a CPA.

STEVE SANDSTROM

CFO

Verlin Yoder

VP of Technology

You might say that Verlin was born into the construction industry. When he wasn’t helping on the farm, he stayed busy, doing construction, building his first shed after school hours when he was only 9 years old. Along with his five brothers and three sisters, his family moved a lot, between several states and Costa Rica. At 21, he decided to leave his family and head to where he heard everything was bigger – Texas. His passion for quality and excellence led him to join Ulrich in 2009.

Verlin’s critical thinking and left-brained personality helped him rise through the ranks to his current position as Vice President of Finance. When he is not watching the bottom line, Verlin spends his time enjoying the outdoors, from hunting and fishing to cycling, and most recently completing the Cowtown Marathon.

Growing up with a father who had an undeniable passion for horses, I fondly remember his skilled hands, shaping raw steel into horseshoes as a gifted farrier and horse trainer. This deep-rooted love for horses became vividly etched in my memory one poignant evening in Scottsdale, Arizona, when, despite his battle with cancer, we watched Secretariat together – the awe-inspiring true story of a horse that overcame incredible odds to clinch the Triple Crown.

After the movie, my dad mustered strength, a monumental task given his condition, and slowly rose from his chair. His feeble steps slowly came my way, and in a soft voice that held a world of meaning, he said, “I just have to give you a hug.”

Today, I carry forward my late father’s legacy – the founder of Ulrich Lifestyle Structures – by channeling his passion into providing top-quality barns befitting these majestic creatures.

EUGENE

Sales

George Bobbitt Sr.

President/COO

George S. Bobbitt, Sr. is the President / COO / Integrator of Ulrich Lifestyle Structures. He joined the company in February of 2023 and is responsible for day-to-day operations of the company. Mr. Bobbitt is an experienced EOS Integrator having first served as COO / Integrator for CMIT Solutions, Inc., an IT Services Franchisor with over 180 offices across North America, in 2015 and has since served many other technology and service companies as a consultant CxO / Integrator.

Prior to CMIT Solutions, Mr. Bobbitt spent nine years in the Defense and National Intelligence industry, holding several board, corporate development and operations roles while serving as Camber Corporation’s Corporate Vice President. During his time at Camber, he led the company, along with their Private Equity Partner New Mountain Capital, through eight acquisitions helping grow the company to over $500M in annual revenue.

In the twelve years before joining Camber Corporation, Mr. Bobbitt held several Product Management and Business Development positions for telecommunications manufacturers Westell, Inc. and Adtran, Inc. Mr. Bobbitt also served five years in the US Army as a Cavalry Officer and had the privilege of leading a reconnaissance unit during the first Gulf War and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal.

Mr. Bobbitt earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering (Major: Computer Science) from West Point in 1989 and his Master’s of Business Administration in Economics and Marketing from the University of Chicago in 1997.

Ulrich Horse Barns:
Our Proven Process

Design Consultation

  • 15-30 minutes
  • About you
  • About us & our process
  • Your barn goals & needs
  • Site requirements

Collaboration

  • 30-90 minutes
  • Change it ‘till you love it
  • Select color
  • Spot 2D architectural plans (output after deposit)
  • Engineering if needed (up to 4 weeks)

Fabrication & Shipping

  • 14 weeks to completion
  • Initial manufacturing draw
  • Set completion date
  • Manufacture barn kit
  • Final balance paid
  • We ship or customer pick up

Client Installation

  • 2 days to 3 weeks
  • Installation manual
  • Phone support
  • Bolt together installation
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Lifetime Guarantee

  • Enjoy for lifetime
  • Lifetime kickthrough guarantee
  • 20-year warranty
  • Enjoy your dream barn
  • Flexible design for future use

Ulrich Horse Barns:
Our Proven Process

Design Consultation

  • 15-30 minutes
  • About you
  • About us & our process
  • Your barn goals & needs
  • Site requirements

Collaboration

  • 30-90 minutes
  • Change it ‘till you love it
  • Select color
  • Spot 2D architectural plans (output after deposit)
  • Engineering if needed (up to 4 weeks)

Fabrication & Shipping

  • 14 weeks to completion
  • Initial manufacturing draw
  • Set completion date
  • Manufacture barn kit
  • Final balance paid
  • We ship or customer pick up

Client Installation

  • 2 days to 3 weeks
  • Installation manual
  • Phone support
  • Bolt together installation
Love it for life Love it for life

Lifetime Guarantee

  • Enjoy for lifetime
  • Lifetime kickthrough guarantee
  • 20-year warranty
  • Enjoy your dream barn
  • Flexible design for future use

OUR CORE VALUES

Grow or die

Continuously improve and push boundaries, take responsibility, learn from mistakes, and never give up.

Golden Rule

Create Raving Fans in a positive and fun environment by treating others as I would want to be treated.

Stewardship

Be accountable for all entrusted to me with integrity, tenacity, and focused discipline.

No Gossip

Address issues immediately and directly with the person accountable; escalate until solved while avoiding gossip and rumors.

Latest Blog

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Welcoming a New Horse! Know How to Prepare the Prefab Horse Barns
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A Step Above: Exploring the Benefits of Raised Center Aisle Barn Design
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Riding the Safe Circle: A Guide To Round Pen Safety Measures
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Must Have Essentials in the First Aid Kit of your Horse Barn
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In the Saddle: Exploring Horsemanship and the World of Equine Mastery
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Beyond the Basics: Shed Row Horse Barn with a Twist
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Exploring Equine Therapy: How Horses Heal Minds and Bodies
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Tips and Tricks for Drafting an Efficient Horse Barn Plan
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