It all started with a surf trip.
In 2004, two college friends Jeff Goldberg and Tanner Haigwood set off on a year-long surf trip in search of good waves, good times, and a plan to find an idea for a company that could make a difference. To help fund the adventure, they took up part-time work while living on Kauai, HI. One of the odd jobs was chopping down bamboo, leading to an epiphany: the realization that bamboo could and should be used as a building product in place of traditional trees. Not only is bamboo the fastest growing plant on earth and rapidly-renewable, it could also help reduce global warming and save animal habitat loss – the number one cause for extinction. Cali Bamboo was born!
Jeff Goldberg founded Cali Bamboo to have a positive impact on the planet and expand the use of green building materials. In-depth research confirmed his notion that bamboo is not only an economically viable source of fiber and construction material, but is also one of the most environmentally-friendly materials available today. Raised in Columbia, Maryland, Jeff earned a B.S. in Biological Resources Engineering from the University of Maryland before moving to California.
Also hailing from Maryland, the second friend, Tanner Haigwood has lived and worked around the world including Alaska and Argentina. His personal pledge to have a positive impact on planet Earth led to his partnership with Goldberg and the formation of Cali Bamboo to promote greater use of renewable resources.
How Cali Bamboo has grown?
Founded in 2004 with a single delivery van and a garage full of bamboo fencing, Cali Bamboo has grown as fast as the bamboo we supply. Adding new products like flooring, plywood, panelling and composite decking, Cali Bamboo has met the market’s growing demand for high quality green building materials. As a testament to this growth, 2011 marked Cali Bamboo’s third consecutive year as an Inc 500/5000 fastest-growing company and a local fastest-growing company according to the San Diego Business Journal.
Not all bamboo flooring is created equal, Cali Bamboo flooring undergoes a proprietary manufacturing process that makes Fossilized® strand woven twice the density of any other hardwood floor in the world with a score of more than 5000+ on the Janka hardness test.
Preferred by contractors, builders and DIY homeowners, Cali Bamboo brings a contemporary, fresh look to bamboo flooring with the perfect union of sustainability and durability to last a lifetime. Available in easy to install click lock or tongue & groove options with the ability to install over any subfloor, including radiant heat; Cali Bamboo offers a large variety of hand scraped, distressed and antique floors backed by an industry-leading 50-year residential warranty.