Our greenhouse kits use the finest redwood available – All Clear Heart Redwood – and American made glass. Excellent materials make our greenhouses naturally durable and beautiful. We can customize any of our kits to meet your specific needs and location. We ship throughout the United States. We are a small, family-owned business that handcrafts the highest quality greenhouse kits using American grown and made materials in our factory in Portland, Oregon. Greenhouses of various sizes and styles are available – lean-to and freestanding greenhouses, large and small. Questions? Contact us via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (503) 244-4100. (Office hours are 8am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday, weekends by appointment.) We provide personal service for each customer. With a Sturdi-built Greenhouse you get a quality product as well as the support to give you years of gardening enjoyment.
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6 Reviews for Sturdi-Built Greenhouse Mfg. Co.
I wanted a small (9'x9') greenhouse to replace half of an old garage and abut against my shed. The location is challenging because the east wall is right on the property line and the greenhouse normally needs 18" clearance in order to be able to installed. I thought of building a 7' tall brick wall for the east wall instead of the normal glass and wood. The company worked with me to customize the Garden Deluxe Greenhouse to fix the space. There was a _lot_ of timely communication, both e-mail and phone to get the measurements just right. I had another contractor build the floor and base walls to their specifications, but I assembled the greenhouse myself. I'm happy to report that the main framing fix exactly in the space (phew!). There was one minor mistake with a trim piece (that they soon corrected by shipping a replacement at no additional cost to me) and they happily answered my many questions during assembly. (The installation manual, while good, had a few minor mistakes.) The most challenging part of the installation was the glass, especially for the roof: it's heavy, fragile, and generally difficult to work with. In some cases, I had to chisel away some wood to make the glass fit (which was the lesser evil between that and cutting a tiny bit off the glass), but that may have been due to my not getting some parts installed _exactly_ right. Hence, the design isn't forgiving. It took me approximately two weeks of both before/after work plus weekends to assemble and stain it. The end result is beautiful. I definitely recommend Sturdi-Built and would use them again (although a greenhouse isn't something that one typically buys more than one of).
I bought an 8 x 10 Deluxe Glass to Ground Lean-to from Sturdi-Built in March of 2020. The cost was a bit more that other companies - but we fell in love with the company and their product when we visited the shop. We did run into some issues when we installed the GreenHouse post-delivery. 1) We had windows in both the door wall and the back wall. The back-wall window section was a bit out of square and we had to cut the glass to fit. Not what you would expect. 2) Over the door there are two sections of glass - the instructions indicate a piece of material is included to create the union between the two sections of glass. This was not in the delivered material - we were able to cut one of the extra pieces of glass to fit the entire section and piece together a frame to go around the window. Again, not what you would expect. 3) The roof vent did not include a screen - which is strange we thought - we made a screen to fit the opening - but not what you would expect. 4) For the installation of the glass walls we had our son-in-law who is a glass professional assist us with the install. The instructions indicated to pin the upper section of glass with brad nails as you do the install. This did not work as indicate and after much discussion we created pinions to fit between the sections of glass. It worked but not what I expected for the install. We have taken on many home projects and we are experienced DIYs I am happy with the result - but sadden that there we a couple of missteps. For the amount of money that I paid, it could have better in my opinion. When I called the company to offer my experience, they did not want to talk directly to me and directed me to this web page - not what I would expect. Bottom
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We purchased the Trillium kit from Sturdi-Built of Portland, Oregon. It required professional assembly and an electrician and irrigation specialist to hookup electric and water. The components are of excellent quality. The greenhouse appearance is pleasing and integrates well with landscaping. The size is just right for a retired teacher turned garden club fanatic. The House is perfectly vented and outfitted with ample workbench space. A greenhouse adds purpose to retirement and encourages projects to share with grandchildren.
Purchased a home with one already there.
In 2007 our family purchased a beautiful home along the Willamette River in Oregon. One of the selling features was that in the back yard there was this beautiful custom built looking greenhouse. We assumed the original owners had it built along with the house. Most people who visited would comment on how perfect it fit into our landscape, and even one of our family friends who is a carpenter took tons if pictures of the greenhouse so that he could "copy" the style for one in his garden back in Idaho. It wasn't until recently we discovered thru Houzz and Pinterest that these greenhouses are made her locally. I've looked at the company website a little bit since finding this out, and they have many different styles and sizes. To wrap it up...we have been impressed. The greenhouse has been extremely functional for starting new seedlings and extending our growing season. Not only that, but it is a beautiful structure and is a conversational peace with friends when we are enjoying our back yard. Still somewhat surprised that you can basically buy these off a website. Such nice quality!
In 1995 I was at a friends house and peeked over the hedge and said, if you ever talk to your neighbor and he wants to get rid of the greenhouse, it was obviously not being loved or used, to let us know. The next day, she called and said come get it this weekend while they were away. After researching the greenhouse, which turned out to be one of the first greenhouses made by your family and Sturdi-built, we moved the greenhouse about 30 blocks down the hill. We took it apart and moved it, of course the internet was just in the beginning stages and very primitive, so we took photos, had the film developed and put it back together according to the photos and with the help of your catalog. The process took us about 3 months of weekend work. We did come over to your showroom many times to purchase minor parts, brads, caulking, poles for the benches and only a few pieces of glass needed to be replaced. I remember you and your family were as nice to us as if had purchased a brand new one and were very excited that one of your original greenhouses was still being used, but at a new location. We enjoyed coming over and looking in your showroom as well as all the photo albums of other greenhouses from all over the USA. Over the years, we have loved and enjoyed the greenhouse each season. A few years ago, the roof panels were at the end of its life, you found somewhere deep in your buildings the original roof material that was used back then, we greatly appreciated that, because we did not want to alter the original with the 4mm panels currently available. Still, inside today we have all of original fixtures, fans, and climate control equipment. It is filled each spring with seedlings and starts. We still love our greenhouse. I have had a few friends who wanted a greenhouse just like mine, they ordered from you , and in a few weeks, I have another friend who wants to come for a visit too.. The photos below are of the greenhouse from 1996 after it had been installed for many years, after it was restored in 2007, and how it looks today. Thank you for everything over the years. Lisa Pridgen
I purchased their product
I bought the Sturibuilt Tropic model greenhouse 10 x 14 feet. The workmanship on the pieces was good and it was a good working greenhouse. We grew flowers in it for about 10 years until it started to rot away. Every place there were iron fasteners installed by their factory the redwood rotted first. The door started sagging and eventually the whole roof line started to droop. The redwood was so completely disintegrated that it could not be repaired. It became an eyesore to the neighborhood and had to be replaced. The experience was very disappointing and Rick at Sturdibuilt was not helpful. This time we are going with aluminum so it will last more than just a few years.
Comment from Sturdi-Built Greenhouse Mfg. Co.:
This greenhouse was purchased in 1988. Correspondence in 1999 indicated that Mr Motz was still pleased with his greenhouse. We did not hear from him again until 2010 when the greenhouse was 22 years old and had sat unused for 10 years. Any structure, left unused and unmaintained, can age rapidly. When he called us in 2010 we discussed several options but were not able to help him repair or replace the greenhouse to his satisfaction. We always try to provide good customer service and we do work with customers who have older greenhouses to make repairs or replace parts. But the customer needs to play a role as well. Asking for help in a timely manner makes resolving problems much easier.