“Honestly, this is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made”
A Workshop That Brings the Whole Family Together
At Armstrong Steel, we like to think we employ a bunch of problem solvers. When customers contact us looking for more space or a better storage solution, it’s our mandate to step in and lend a helping hand. Immediately, Randy P.’s conundrum became our challenge.
“I had a bunch of double wide commercial buildings on my property. Unfortunately, my property isn’t classified as commercial, so I wasn’t allowed to park those doublewides on the land,” said Randy P., Wade, North Carolina. “The neighbors weren’t too fond of those eyesores, and made me get rid of them. But I still needed the storage space. At that point, I started to look at a permanent steel building.”
Shopping for a pre-engineered metal building shouldn’t be difficult, and that’s why Armstrong set out to change the user experience. Randy had his pick of steel building providers, but wasn’t sure where to turn. Randy said his choice was made after a few minutes on Armstrong Steel’s website.
“Your site was the most informative and friendly. Plus, I could actually build the building with your website. I’d pick my colors, along with the height and length,” said Randy. “When I got done, it showed me a picture of what I could be buying. I thought that was very cool. It was so much better than pencil drawings other suppliers provided.”
A day later, an Armstrong Steel building consultant, Robert G, contacted Randy and learned about his project, and more importantly, his building goals.
“I like to learn every customer’s story, and really understand where they’re coming from,” said Robert G. “This building was going to shelter ten of Randy’s trucks, and I wanted to make sure he was getting enough space while staying within his budget.”
Producing a one-of-a-kind building
No two Armstrong Steel buildings are alike. That’s because every steel building designed by Armstrong is custom made specifically for each customer’s location, building codes and loads. Randy decided on a unique 39 x 57 building with a 3:12 roof pitch.
While working with an Armstrong project manager, Randy decided he wanted to make a few changes, adding a bigger awning, two big garage doors, a few windows, and insulation. “Working with my project manager, I was able to completely tailor the building to my liking,” said Randy.
Randy’s workshop was shipped out of Armstrong Steel’s manufacturing facility in Englewood, Colorado.
“The delivery was as easy as it could be. Armstrong made everything super simple. Everything showed up exactly when they said it would, and that simple fact made all the difference.”
A Not So Small Business
As the owner of a small trucking company, Randy’s initial reaction was to make his building a workshop for all his work vehicles, as well as an office and place for storage. The forethought to build bigger than he initially needed turned out to be the right decision.
“I really needed the big doors and high ceilings,” exclaimed Randy. “If you decide to buy a building and your only intention is to “get by,” you’re setting yourself up for failure. I’ve always said it’s better to have and not need, than to need and not have. Now if I want a lift in the future to expand my business, I can!”
“Everyone is a farmer around me. Everyone has a building to house their tractors, there is a lot of them around me, but I have the best looking building around, I can tell you that,” said Randy. “One of the hog farmers even asked me where I got this building, and I was happy to tell him about Armstrong.”
A Workshop Turned Family Building
An Armstrong Steel Building is more than four walls and a roof. As Randy started to spend more time in his new workshop, the rest of the family started slowly migrating away from the house. Randy’s wife even set up shop under the custom awning – designed by Armstrong Steel in-house engineers - to watch their kids and grandkids play in the surrounding area.
“It’s a warehouse. It’s a playhouse. It’s a working area, really a multi-use building. Even my wife loves it, that’s the big plus right there! She’s the one who wanted the awning, so she can watch the kids play outside. It’s become an extension of the home.”
That’s the reason Armstrong Steel continues to go the extra mile for our customers. We set high expectations for ourselves, not just to provide a simple building, but to give people a venue where they’ll make family memories for a lifetime.
“This is really the best move I’ve ever made. People don’t understand what a building will do for you. I didn’t realize how much I needed this building until I had it right here in my land.”