Year: 2016

Accidents Happen

Even the most careful folks are bound to run into the law of averages eventually. No one ever plans to have an accident; they just have one. I’ve had a few of them myself. In the early days at Better Barns, we weren’t very sophisticated. Our scaffold was two ladders[Read More…]

Cleary Building Corp. Opens New Branch in Virginia

Cleary Building Corp. opened a new branch office in September in Warrenton, Virginia, the company reports. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held September 23 at the Grand Opening Celebration for the new office, Cleary says. The Warrenton office will offer the company’s building applications, including commercial, residential, suburban, farm and[Read More…]

Having a Positive Mindset

Henry Ford once said, “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t—you’re right.” Maintaining a positive mindset in your shed business and in general is vital to a happy, successful, and productive life. After 21 years in the shed industry, I can attest with 100 percent assurance that[Read More…]

Reviewing the Top Selling Shed Options of 2016

              Traditional and Aesthetics Still Tops Although homeowners are embracing backyard buildings for a wide variety of unique new uses—from home office to man cave to backyard retreat and, yes, the occasional tiny home—traditional products remain top sellers. For Stor-Mor Sheds in Meridian, Idaho,[Read More…]

Marketing your Business Better

You run a successful manufacturing operation. Your retail lot teems with beautiful sheds. You may have remote display lots, giving you a stronger physical presence with a greater geographic reach. In short your business is good, but how can you make it better? On the pages of Shed Builder Magazine,[Read More…]

Builder Donates to Pennsylvania- New Jersey Locations

Elite Outdoor Structures, in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, has been providing Pennsylvania and New Jersey areas with quality outdoor structures and installation for many years, according to the company. The company says it was integral to the finalization of the Perkasie Dog Park in Perkasie, Pennsylvania, with a donated shed. The Perkasie[Read More…]

From Shed Builder to Retail Entrepreneur

Many shed builders got into the business because they found demand for their skill. But to keep that demand coming, it’s critical to have a solid retail component connected to your shed business. If you’re looking to sell your work yourself, consider these five tips for expanding your building business[Read More…]

Current Issue

June/July 2024