The Barnyard was started in 1993 by Dale Martin and was originally located next door to the property it is on now.  Dale owned the business for 9 years until his employee David Horst bought the business.  Dave owned the Barnyard until Feb of 2016 at which time the current owners John & Tammy Hershberger purchased the business.

The business has steadily grown since its inception & has thrived by providing quality sheds at affordable prices and by making each customers buying experience a excellent one. John & Tammy enjoy working with every customer to provide them a shed that will fit their needs & last for years to come.  Each shed is built at our facility in Fruita to ensure the high standard of quality that was set when the business first opened over 26 years ago.  


John & Tammy Hershberger

John grew up in the Amish faith in Minnesota and left when he was 17 years old.  John met Tammy shortly there after & they started to build a life together.  They later moved to Wyoming, got married and John worked in the oil field and Tammy worked as a office manager.  After living there for 6 years they decided it was time to make a change and so they moved to Colorado and was excited to see what the Lord had in store for them.  After meeting with the previous owner, John & Tammy decided that this was the next chapter of their lives and they purchased the business and got right to work.

Since purchasing the business they have continued to grow the business by continuing to build quality sheds and providing excellent customer service. 

They have enjoyed getting to work with the previous owner Dave and his family as he still works as the delivery man and his son DeLayne still does the on-sites.  They look forward to growing their business and serving the storage needs of this community for years to come. 

Our Team

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John Hershberger

John has co-owned the Barnyard since 2016. John grew up working at his fathers saw mill and later became a framer for a local home builder in Minnesota  With years of carpentry experience under his belt he is our lead builder.  He also works with customers to design their perfect shed.
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Brian Parker

Brian joined our team at the end of 2017.  His dedication to doing things right the first time and his creativity make him a great asset to our team.
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Richard Rounds

Rich has worked part time for us building trusses and assisting our builders where needed since 2016.  His fun loving personality and work ethic make him a perfect fit for our business.

DeLayne Horst

DeLayne starting working part time for The Barnyard in 2007.  DeLayne does all of our on-sites and site prep work.  DeLayne's work ethic and dedication to building a quality product makes him a irreplaceable.



Aspen has been with us since 2016 and works as our security guard between naps.
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David Horst

Dave previously owned The Barnyard for 13 years. Dave currently does all of our shed deliveries and shed moves.  Dave's prior experience owning The Barnyard and his dedication to keeping our customers happy makes him the best shed delivery man in the business!

Tammy Hershberger

Tammy has co-owned the Barnyard since 2016. Tammy does all the office work. She is dedicated to keeping the office running smoothly & efficiently. She also works with customers during the sales and ordering process to make the buying process effortless.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide excellent customer service while building quality storage sheds at an affordable price.  We take pride in each building we build & treat each customer we serve like family.


Our promise is we will use quality building materials while maintaining the same craftsmanship that The Barnyard has been known for the last 25 years.  All while making your buying experience easy and hassle free.

Check out how we do deliveries!