To Buy or Not to Buy…Used vs New Buildings

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storage barn

After 14 years in the storage shed business, I think I can pass on a little bit of knowledge. Hopefully, I can help you make the right decision for your storage needs! We have so many customers who come to us looking to purchase a very nice storage shed for a fraction of the cost. Many good folks believe that … Read More

Storage Sheds all Across Oklahoma

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I’ve mentioned before on this blog that I’m proud to be an Oklahoman, haven’t I? Oklahoma has been good to me personally, and to Better Barns as well. We have served the state from the Red River to the Kansas border, from Tulsa to Lawton, and from Idabel up to the Panhandle. Thousands of our fellow Okies have allowed us … Read More

We’ve Added a New Product Line!

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buy a shipping container

Our goal at Better Barns is to be Oklahoma’s choice for all things storage. We have provided top-notch wooden storage buildings for about 15 years. During most of that time, Better Barns has also provided carports, garages, steel buildings, and other assorted backyard structures. Now, we also have shipping containers!!   We offer new and used 20′ containers, and used … Read More

The Summer of the Skunks

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Excerpt from my June/July Shed Builder column How many skunks does it take to make too many? Let me tell you about the summer of the skunks at our shop in Byars, Oklahoma. First, you should know that Byars is not a bustling metropolis. The population hovers around 250. Better Barns, where I have been gainfully employed for all of … Read More

Things to Consider when Purchasing Your New Shed


For many people, their shed purchase is one of the largest expenditures – after a home, a couple cars, and maybe a boat or RV. On average, our customers spend about $3500 on a shed. We realize it is a big deal and it is our goal to help you make the best possible decision for your needs and your … Read More

Oklahoma Tornado Relief

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Our hearts go out to our friends and neighbors who have been affected by the recent tornadoes. Lives have been devastated. Thankfully, there are good people like Tanner and Cyndee Weston who are willing to give of their time, money, and effort to pitch in and help. We were approached by Tanner with a request to help the Parks family … Read More

An Introduction



After writing a few of these blog posts, I realized I haven’t introduced myself properly. My name is Tyler Mayhan, and I am the general manager of Better Barns. I have worked for Better Barns in several capacities since July 2003. I started as just a general laborer as a young man out of high school, and began learning the … Read More

We Just Keep Getting Better!

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Once again, we have raised the bar for the portable building industry! Our vision for continual improvement and our commitment to excellence drive us to always reach higher. We are not satisfied with simply being the best. Our own company standards compel us to add to our already phenomenal quality and customer service. We are the only company in Oklahoma … Read More

Let our sales team help you!

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We just recently held a meeting at our Noble office for all of our sales team members scattered across Oklahoma. They reminded me of one of the things that I love about Better Barns. Our sales team is made up of people who have a sincere desire to meet the needs of our customer. We don’t play the high pressure, gimmicky … Read More

What A Year!

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Whew! 2015 is almost over, and it seems like it only began a few days ago. Just when we get comfortable putting that ’15’ at the end of the date, it’s time to change to a ’16’. I know you are familiar with my feeling that time has travelled much too quickly. My children turned 7 and 3 this year, … Read More