the burro boys

THE ORIGINAL

Jim Frey built Burro Brand into a trusted and well-respected company that has provided quality contractor grade sawhorses for over 45 years.

JIM FREY

THE GENUINE

Jame Frey grew up around Burros since birth. He also studied business in college, and today has his hand in everything Burro Brand from saws to business and more.

JAME FREY

THE WORKHORSE

Dave Shipp manages the shop and the amazing Burro crew. He ensures all of our Burros ship out on time and in top shape – and he has for over 25 years. 

DAVE SHIPP

We Know How to Build a Sawhorse

Jim Frey started building and distributing Burro Brand sawhorses over 45 years ago. He didn't have a manufacturing plant or a top level crew of employees yet – just a desire to build a genuine American product with integrity, quality and craftsmanship. By 1978, with occasional help from family and friends, Jim grew Burro Brand into a well-respected local company that saw Burros being sold in over 20 lumber yards throughout the San Diego, CA area. But that was only the beginning! Within 10 years Burro Brand sawhorses became available in national Home Improvement Centers across the west.

Fast forward to today - Burro Brand has expanded into two American manufacturing plants that service the entire USA and abroad, all while taking pride in remaining the small family business that Burro Brand still is today.