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Old 04-04-2019, 12:33 PM   #1
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This is way overdue. I need a metal building behind my house for added storage, basic shop/lawn equipment etc, electric and built on a slab. I'm in the Montgomery area and looking for suggestions on who to use? I'm seeing places that do everything and also places like metal mart where you buy the kit and have the work contracted out. Any pointers would be great and thanks!

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Old 04-04-2019, 12:39 PM   #2
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We used Archery Buildings a few years ago and haven't had any issues at all. We have a 20 x 40 on slab put up. It was very painless...nice and courteous work crew...in and out in a few days if I recall...very professional and reasonably priced.
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Old 04-04-2019, 12:42 PM   #3
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Contact Silvis Steel in Huntsville. Eric can quote you out a fully engineered building or a weld-up and also give you recommendations on local contractors to use. 936-295-5804 tell him Larry Pasket sent you.
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Old 04-04-2019, 12:47 PM   #4
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FiveStarr Metal Buildings did mine; best price by far if your ok with wood. They handle the project from start to finish. (Dirt Work, Slab, & Building) Many of the builders (Tomball) in the area will only due 1 or 2 of the job requirements. From the quotes I got the pricing in the area was Bolt Steel>Welded>Wood.

Below is the link to my project:
https://discussions.texasbowhunter.c...d.php?t=646306
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Old 04-04-2019, 12:57 PM   #5
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Happy with my Hawthorne. Slab and building. You pay for site prep and electrical on top.
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Old 04-04-2019, 01:21 PM   #6
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I had a versa-tube metal building put up 10 years ago and am very happy with it. https://www.gaport.com/metal/steel-b...g-kits-diy.htm
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Old 04-04-2019, 02:01 PM   #7
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Happy with my Hawthorne. Slab and building. You pay for site prep and electrical on top.
Johnny, this is THE BEST guy on the planet to do a building for you and he's your neighbor practically. I have a friend who had them put one up out in Columbus. He drove a stake in the ground where he wanted the center of the building and Hawthorne did the rest and it is NICE!!

https://www.hawthornesteelbuildings.com

Check out his standard packages pricing. You might find cheaper, but you won't find better.
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Old 04-04-2019, 02:04 PM   #8
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Contact Silvis Steel in Huntsville. Eric can quote you out a fully engineered building or a weld-up and also give you recommendations on local contractors to use. 936-295-5804 tell him Larry Pasket sent you.

This but I suggest Sam Tackas out of New Waverly for the contractor. Eric Silvis knows Sam well and can be a reference for you.


Text me if you need numbers for either of them.
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Old 04-04-2019, 02:08 PM   #9
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Mueller.
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Old 04-04-2019, 02:19 PM   #10
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Don't do it
You will find that you will buy more things to work on and fill it with stuff..only to spend all your free time drinking cold beer and whiskey in the shop working on said stuff...all while justifying your new space and good times.
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Old 04-04-2019, 07:47 PM   #11
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No suggestions on a builder. But if you haven't been told this 1,000x yet...make it bigger than you think you need. Maybe even go bigger than that.
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Old 04-04-2019, 09:54 PM   #12
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Solid info and really appreciate it. I will be making some phone calls to some of the suggestions over the next few days.

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Old 04-04-2019, 10:30 PM   #13
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No suggestions on a builder. But if you haven't been told this 1,000x yet...make it bigger than you think you need. Maybe even go bigger than that.
Best advice so far on this thread.

Two years ago, I built a 40x60 enclosed, with a 40x20 overhang/carport.
I'm already looking at adding a loft inside to store some of the infrequently use items to make more room on the floor.
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Old 04-05-2019, 07:11 AM   #14
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I have a friend with a building built by Archery out of Willis and its nice, I also know people with a 5 starr and they are nice too.

I will probably go with 5 starr when i get one built.
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Old 04-06-2019, 10:29 AM   #15
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Diamond W specialties is the best around. Awesome prices also.


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Old 04-06-2019, 01:01 PM   #16
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I asked the chief bldg inspector of the town I lived in which he thought was the bast value and he suggested a Mueller Bldg. Said those were the best made backyard shop bldgs that he's ever inspected. That's what I went with and am very happy with it. Got mine erected for $1000 on an existing slab. Mine is 12x21 and total cost with extras was $3500 including erection. I did my own elect. since I already had the wire and panels. I have one 24,000 lumen LED light hung in the center and it's like bright daylight inside.
Shop buildings are like gun safes. The bigger the better
Put in as much lighting and receptacles as you can afford. You won't regret it.
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