California Riding Magazine • May, 2011

Kendison Barns & Manufacturing
Small company offers significant advantages.

Kendison Barns and Manufacturing owner Matt Deskovick says his company's relatively small size is one of its greatest strengths. A veteran barn builder, horse owner and competitor, Matt sticks with projects from start to finish. "I do the bids, order the material and am involved in the installs," he explains. Between being a general contractor and a professional rodeo cowboy with the PRCA for over 15 years, Matt brings a valuable mix of experience to his clients' projects. Even as his two-year-old company grows bigger, Matt says he will never give up the day-to-day, hands-on quality control that his role in every phase of barn planning and construction gives his clients.

Based in San Diego County's Ramona, Kendison can build everything from a simple shedrow barn to an elaborate, fully customized stable set-up with stalls, paddocks, covered arenas and anything else the owner desires. The company can also upgrade, expand or refurbish existing barns.

Kendison specializes in affordable barns that are built to last and to look good while doing so. By going with Kendison, clients can be sure they won't make one of a barn builder's biggest mistakes: sacrificing long lasting quality for the sake of a few bucks. "The biggest mistake is when people try to find a deal by going for an inferior product," Matt says. In such scenarios, the savings are often small from the start and non-existent over a few years. "A cheaper barn might look good when it's finished, but not so much a year later," Matt asserts. "The barns I build look the same 10 years later as the day they were built." And by "looking good," Matt means functioning well, too. "The doors work right, the wall materials hold up, etc."

With the exception of roof sheeting, Kendison Barns manufactures its own barn components, assuring their high quality. The manufacturing nicely complements another business Matt owns, CATT Farm and Ranch Supply in Ramona.

As a longtime horse owner, Matt enjoys the process of helping clients design their stables. A lot of his customers know exactly what they want and come to Kendison with very specific requests. Even in those cases, Matt's experience is an asset in many lay-out features. Tack rooms, for example, are usually best located in the middle of a barn and feed rooms at the end of the barn for convenience sake. "It's generally better when every stall is relatively close to the tack room and to be able to drive the feed truck to the end of the barn for unloading, rather than having to drive inside the barn or haul feed a long distance," he explains. "I like to recommend options that make the barn user friendly and make the barn look nice and tidy," Matt concludes. "I'm always going for a look and lay-out that will make clients happy over the long haul."

For more information on Kendison Barns & Manufacturing, visit or call 760-789-2280.