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The Tornado

Oklahoma is a great state to call home. I love many things about the Sooner state, but not everything. Have you ever watched a tornado? Here in Oklahoma, there are people who make a living as “Storm Chasers”. Then, there are crazy people who just like to chase storms...

The People make it Interesting

The shed industry, like all other industries, has its fair share of unique characters. I’ve worked with many different kinds of personality types over the last 15 years. Some of my co-workers have been very pleasant to deal with and some have been, well, not so much....

Gone Fishin’

Back in the “good ole’ days” of Better Barns, when things were simpler, and I didn’t have a family to support, there were a lot of things done that had nothing whatsoever to do with producing storage sheds. Vance and I were both young. I was in my teens, and Vance in...

Three Men and a Barrel

Shed builders are very creative folks. You must be creative to put food on the table every week on a builder’s paycheck! My fellow hammer-swingers have learned a few things over the years to simplify tasks, and to save wear and tear on our bodies and equipment. We...

The Help a Hoot

We all know about hammers, speed squares, tape measures, and tool bags. Many shed builders use nail guns. Our table, miter, and circular saws see a great amount of use daily. Some of us use the flat bar and nail punch regularly. Tools are reasonably standard across...

The Customer is “Always” Right

I’m sure you’ve heard the old adage about customer service which eloquently states, “The customer is always right!” If you’ve been delivering sheds for a while, you know that rule can be broken. Vance and I headed out early one morning to a nearby city to build a...