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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...

For Want of an Air Conditioner Part 3

Our on-site job in Newalla was going terribly. The first day went great until we discovered our trim was cut wrong, and decided to come back and finish on the second day. The second day was going reasonably well until I needed a couple things from the truck, only to...

For Want of an Air Conditioner Part 2

After a stop by the hardware store for a pallet of blocks, we made our way back to our Newalla job site. We had transferred all the necessary tools to the truck with A/C the evening before, so we were confident it would just take a little while to finish up. It was...

10 Things You Need to Know Before Buying a Storage Shed

Who are you buying from? Remember, many shed dealers have very little control over quality, lead time, or warranty issues because they are simply selling for a manufacturer as a retail location. Research the actual manufacturer and ensure they are a reputable company....

For Want of an Air Conditioner Part I

Our on-site truck is getting on up in age and miles and has been for several years. It is a great truck for going out on location and constructing a building. The tool bed allows us to keep our guns, hoses, saws, nails, hand tools, etc., stocked and ready. All the...

Wow! We Have Come a Long Way.

The evolution of the portable building industry from a sideline to a major player with suppliers focused on innovative products has been fun to watch. Today, we use a forklift to place full lifts of beautiful, uniformly cut 2x4s into our cantilever racks. Hinges and...