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Ganahl Lumber Company opened a new facility in San Juan Capistrano, Calif., replacing Ganahl’s previous facility in Capistrano Beach, which permanently closed on August 4.

“We first came to nearby Capistrano Beach in 1995, but even at that time our site was tired so we started looking for a different one. We spent many years looking and finally settled on this one after we were the successful bidder to the City of San Juan Capistrano in 2016. Over the past seven years, we have been working on all the processes from entitling, designing, and construction,” CEO Peter Ganahl said. “It takes a lot of time and patience to bring a project like this to a successful conclusion. This new facility provides another location in our southern California market to make our products and services easily accessible to our customers.”

The facility is over 10 acres and includes a 50,000 square foot main store along with a yard that includes an additional 100,000 square feet of drive-through materials storage, sheds, and operations buildings.

“Our Capistrano Beach facility has always been a beehive of activity but due to the space constraints, we were unable to stock the depth and breadth of inventory that our customers required,” COO Brad Satterfield said. “This required us to ship millions of feet of lumber and other building materials to our local customers from our other locations which cost our customers time and effort.”

Satterfield said the facility also features an expanded delivery fleet to increase the number of same- and next-day deliveries into South Orange County and San Diego markets.