My new supervisor my English Black Lab, Coal.

My niece and nephew helping with a small project on their summer vacation. 

I routed the back of the handrail for comfortable grip.

Pacific Top Soils at Gray Barn Garden Center 


You cannot walk the property at Gray Barn Nursery  without seeing the talents of Rob Umbeck.  As the Manager of Gray Barn Nursery, where Rob has worked part time for many years, I have  directly benefitted from his wood working talent time and again. Over the years Rob has built us custom rustic birdhouses, including one large birdhouse made as a miniature replica of the Gray Barn itself.  He has made beautiful large pieces such as a custom potting bench and arbor along with the less glamorous jobs of repairing our tables, tents and planting beds.  He rebuilt us a wonderful cedar fence along with a large gate that works for our unique needs.  He is not only creative  but also understands the importance of good design and function.  Besides he is an incredibly nice person and easy to work with ! Do yourself a favor and have Rob make you next custom project, you too are sure to be a satisfied customer. Check out the finished job under the Gray Barn Garden Center tab.

Hilary Forman


Notes from some of my clients.

I built this custom tool shed for my brother in law. It just so happened to be around my birthday. I guess he was happy with it. there at the step my little helper Black lab, Coal.  Pre  primed cedar ready for paint.

​Little Knife Quality Carpentry

Rob Umbeck is a very capable carpenter!  We hired Rob this summer to construct a long (185 ft) complex cear fence.  Our experience was amazing along with the finished product.  We have had many contractors work on our home, and none are as honest, reliable and communicative as he has been.  Our estimate was spot on, along with the timeline of the project.  Rob listened well to what our needs were, made suggestions that were appropriate, had pictures of ideas he had that would work, and worked well navigating around our neighbors needs.

Five Stars - would use him again and again

Check out the finished job on the exterior work tab.

Amy Whelan