By 1971 the company landed its first contract for commercial construction. That same year Bob and Jake welcomed two new shareholders into the company: Carl Streuser and Bill Parker. Carl was placed in charge of commercial construction, while Bill was designated for residential. The company flourished throughout the ’70s and early ’80s.
The company was dealt a blow in 1987 when Carl Streuser died suddenly, followed by the planned retirement of Jake Triplett a month later, and suddenly the four owners became two. Needing immediate help Bob Withers asked his son Terry to “help out for a while”. As Woodburn Constructions’ president, Terry has turned “a while” into 31 years.
Under Terry’s leadership, Woodburn Construction sold the residential business so it could focus exclusively on commercial construction. He also focused on two key areas for improvement, retaining great employee and customer service.
It took some time to solve those challenges, but by 1999, Woodburn Construction had hired some key people that a foundation for a great company could be built on. Simultaneously, the company began what would become a nine year, 351 store, relationship with Hollywood Video. An incredibly demanding customer, Hollywood helped teach Woodburn Construction what it meant to provide top-notch customer service.