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In the early twentieth century, a garage was an afterthought for many American homeowners. Many early car owners initially made use of carriage sheds and barns to house their vehicles. They quickly become aware of the problems a hard winter, a lack of insulation, and a poor understanding of maintenance could cause. In a 1925 Atlantic Monthly article, a writer with some foresight tried to convince readers that a garage could add value to a residential property, claiming that “in the real estate industry, a house without a garage is a slow-seller.”

That writer had insight into what the future would bring. As the combustion engine began to reshape America life in dramatic ways, the demand for commercial and residential garages steadily increased. What was once just a converted carriage house evolved into a modern outdoor structure, specifically designed to protect vehicles, store tools and equipment for basic maintenance, and even serve as an additional work or recreational space. As Americans began to live in their cars, garages became an integral part of the family home.

Today, according to the United States Census Bureau, almost 600,000 of the over 795,000 single-family residences completed in 2017 have either two-car or one-car garages. The same statistics show that in the 613,000 single-family homes sold in the same year, there are 131,000 garages for three cars or more.

Below are the companies that provide today’s best garage and outdoor structures in the country. The list was constructed after careful consideration of awards, professional affiliations, the number of years in operation, and the range of services offered.

 

 


Alabama

North Alabama Construction Specialists

6674 Hwy. 431 S. Suite #1, Hampton Cove, AL 35763

North Alabama Construction Specialists (NACS) combines years of experience with the imagination of its clients to build high-quality outdoor structures that are unique, functional, and—most importantly—custom-made.

NACS is a Better Business Bureau (BBB) certified firm. As a fully licensed and insured contractor, it actively serves Marshall, Madison, and Jackson County. As a custom home builder and remodeler, the firm has been in the business for over ten years under the leadership of Sam Motes, creating quality, affordable outdoor and indoor living spaces.

Many of the firm’s detached garages use a range of materials that match the design elements of its surrounding structures. Wood, brick and vinyl sidings, flooring selections, multi-designed garage doors, and low to high-pitched roofing are all options on the types of outdoor spaces the firm can build. These customized selections add personality to each project, as each individually-designed space is tailored to the specific needs of the client.


Alaska

Great Northern Sheds

2279 Richardson Hwy., North Pole, AK 99705

Great Northern Sheds is an Alaskan firm that builds and installs custom, permanent, and prefabricated outdoor structures. The company’s garages make use of concrete slabs, allowing the firm to put together sturdy and affordable garages of all shapes and sizes. Many of the structures can be customized according to the tastes of its owners.

Anthony Seneca heads this Alaskan garage building firm that has been serving the region for years. While the company is popular for its barns, cabins, sheds, decks, and other indoor and outdoor spaces, its full-service garage build is the primary source of its business.

Wood and vinyl are the most common materials used on the firm’s garages. The affordability of its services, especially in garage-building, does not compromise its structures’ quality. Insulation, concrete slab, driveway leveling, are just some of the variables that the firm takes into consideration when completing any project.


Arizona   

Arizona Garage Builders

15508 W Bell Rd. Suite #101, Surprise, AZ 85374

Quality and professionalism are two outstanding characteristics that make Arizona Garage Builders a leading garage builder in the southwest. From presenting a formal proposal that details everything the client needs about their project, to delegating a team of professionals to get the project done the right way, the firm has it covered.

LEED-certified principal Jeff Felt knows that every builder should focus on quality and customization when taking on a project. By applying this type of business practice, the firm has successfully created an extensive portfolio that makes it stand out from the rest.

Its completed projects showcase custom garages that go beyond the typical four-walled outdoor structure. These outdoor spaces not only provide a safe, well-insulated space for vehicles, but they have been developed to complement the existing materials of the client’s home. Brick, stone, and wood sidings are all available, and many of these custom garages resemble the modern, Spanish, or traditional styles of its neighboring residential and commercial structures.


Arkansas

Janacek Remodeling

1812 S 26th St., Rogers, AR 72758

For four generations, Janacek Remodeling has continued to deliver quality workmanship and a wealth of experience to the Arkansas custom building market. Tim Janacek and his son Jonathan have been a part of the home-building scene for years, helping to shape the region’s remodeling and construction industry. Aside from being a member of the National Association of Remodeling Industry (NARI), the firm is an EPA LEAD-SAFE certified business.

While the firm is known as a remodeler, its garage-building portfolio is not to be missed. The firm can custom build a garage that fits the homeowner’s property and harmonizes with the surrounding structures. Aside from garage construction, it offers garage conversion services to create functional or entertainment spaces for every member of the household.

Most of the firm’s garage projects are built to go together with the design and structural elements of its attached residence. The materials are often matched with the existing concepts of the structures, creating well-balanced outdoor spaces for every lifestyle.


California    

Backyard Unlimited

4765 Pacific St., Rocklin, CA 95677

When it comes to customizing your single-car or multi-car garages, BBB-accredited firm Backyard Unlimited delivers what its name promises: unlimited choices for your backyard structures. This includes a wide array of options for roofing styles, garage doors, entry doors, vinyl siding and shingles, windows, and other customizations.

The firm’s Amish-built structures are readily available in Northern California including San Francisco and the Sacramento Bay Area. Whether for tools or vehicle storage, the firm can design and build a wide variety of outdoor structures that answer to the most general and personalized demands of its owners.

Nathan Martin is a Lancaster County native and is the current head of the company. Martin’s experience with the Amish community in Pennsylvania has helped him expand his company’s services, with each project promising Amish-built quality and customer-focused affordability. The firm offers sheds, gazebos, greenhouses, and garages.


Colorado    

Custom Garage Co

8700 E Jefferson Ave. Unit #370504, Denver, CO 80237

Throughout Denver Metro, Custom Garage Co is a household name in the custom garage construction business. Positive reviews from satisfied clients can be seen across the firm’s website, giving testimony to how its services in design, construction, and installation of custom garage structures is a cut above the rest.

While the firm specializes in custom garage design and construction services for homes and commercial buildings, its team of designers and builders has extensive experience in driveway, fence, and sidewalk construction as well.

As a garage builder, the firm highlights custom garage doors as one of the most important features of this structure. Aside from complementing the specific architectural elements of a client’s home, the company assures that opting for a unique garage door can generally elevate the design and style of every residential space.


Connecticut

The Barn Yard & Great Country Garages

120 West Rd., Ellington, CT 06029

Established in 1984, the Barn Yard & Great Country Garages has grown into a recognized name in the industry. The firm started out building timber frame homes and commercial projects. Over the years, the firm’s team of designers and engineers has helped New England’s homeowners put together the most ideal outdoor spaces for their home additions.

Custom garage construction is one of the firm’s specialties. In the firm’s portfolio, you can see several styles of garage builds that its clients can choose from. The firm’s attached and detached multi-car garages are built on site, follow industry standards, and are designed to blend in perfectly with the region’s most common residential styles, such as the Cape Cod and the Colonial.


Delaware    

Accessible Home Builders

28412 Dupont Blvd. Unit #103, Millsboro, DE 19966

Accessible Home Builders was founded in 1994 as a custom home building and remodeling company. The firm serves major communities in the state such as Lewes, Rehoboth Beach, Georgetown, and Seaford, to name just a handful.

Providing sustainable homes and additions to the region’s most discriminating clients, the firm provides a three-tier approach to home building. This system ensures that the firm provides energy-efficient structures, stellar customer service, and high-quality buildings that can stand the test of time. The firm’s dedication to following this ideal business practice makes it a recognized member of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the Home Builders Association (HBA) of Delaware.

While the firm is primarily a home builder and remodeler, many of its accomplished works represent its expertise in garage construction. These additions are engineered to protect vehicles from the elements, and the rooms are designed to give homeowners more space for storage or be used as workrooms.


Florida    

Historic Shed

1212 Ponce de Leon Blvd. Brooksville, FL 34601

Historic Shed combines the charm of traditional craftsmanship with modern practicality, building one-car and two-car garages that are designed to complement Florida’s most historic homes.

In  2013 the Tampa Bay Times praised the firm’s expertise in matching outbuildings with historic structures. As a firm that specializes in historic renovations and additions, especially for clients who want to enhance their properties, its portfolio showcases outdoor structures that share the same design elements with the most common home styles in the region. Be it Craftsman, bungalow, Neoclassical, Colonial, traditional, or Mid-century Modern architecture, the company’s designers and builders can custom-fit and custom-design garages that are functional and aesthetically pleasing.

Craig DeRoin and Jo-Anne Peck are the husband and wife team who founded the company in 2008. Both are historic preservation professionals who have headed Preservation Resources, a historic preservation consulting company that was eventually incorporated.


Georgia

Better Bilt Buildings

42 Wood Rd., Hampton, GA 30228

Better Bilt Buildings has been in the business for over 30 years, offering customized garage and storage buildings across eleven counties in Georgia. With the goal of providing a convenient, customer-focused approach to building, the company manages the permitting process so you don’t have to. The firm is also capable of providing the necessary plumbing and electrical needs for each project.

The company recognizes that most homeowners use garages in multiple ways, not just auto storage. Other than providing garage spaces that are designed according to the residential code standards of the industry, these structures are also built to serve a spectrum of financial abilities and functional needs.  

Josh Woods owns the firm, currently headquartered in Griffin. Its office location accommodates clients who want to walk through and see what the firm can offer in terms of design customization and other function-related specifications.


Hawaii    

Town & Country Builders LLC

115 Hoolako Place, Honolulu, HI 96825

From choosing the materials, creating the design, and finally executing its client’s vision, Town & Country Builders promises renovation, extension, and construction services that are done on time and within budget. Aside from offering basic home construction, its main areas of expertise include home additions such as garage construction and reconstruction.

The firm is a licensed general contractor that has been serving Oahu for over 30 years. The firm is an Americans with Disability (ADA) certified contractor, giving them the skills and experience to create outdoor and indoor buildings that are accessible and functional for the most specific needs of a wide range of homeowners.

John Mowry, Pearl Wolfe, and Edward Yamamoto head the company’s team of dedicated designers, builders, and workers. The company has received great reviews and recommendations from its clients, and its customer-focused business practices have helped it land recognition from the BBB, winning the organization’s 2011, 2012, and 2013 Customer Satisfaction Awards, Winner of Excellence.


Illinois    

Morton Buildings

252 W Adams St. Morton, IL 61550

Morton Buildings believes that a structure will only be as good as the people who build it. This philosophy essentially describes the firm’s determination to provide quality buildings, which is why they employ seasoned professionals, time-tested builders, and craftsmen with an average of 16 years of experience. The company recently became an employee-owned institution, a fitting legacy after being family-owned for over a century. Today, the firm serves 43 states with a total of 103 construction centers.

The firm’s faith in the ability of its crew and the quality of buildings that its team produces makes it a strong player in Illinois’s residential and commercial building scene. Over the years, the firm has won industry recognition for its outbuildings. In 2017, for instance, the NFBA selected five of the firm’s projects—including garage, barn, storage, residential, and commercial structures—as the year’s Building of the Year winners. Additionally, the firm’s achievements have been featured in several publications that include Construction Magazine Network, Hoard’s Dairyman, and Mother Earth News.

As a multiple-award winner for its garage builds, Morton Builders offers fully-customizable garages that blend with any existing structures. Aside from offering traditional outdoor buildings for vehicle storage or additional workspace, its access to several vendors allows it to provide different materials to meet the demands of its clients’ wide range of specifications: from flooring, windows, sidings, and even a variety of door types and mechanisms.


Indiana    

Raber Portable Storage Barns

5692 900 E, Montgomery, IN 47558

According to Raber Portable Storage Barns, buying outdoor structures should not be a chore; it should be fun. With the firm’s extensive portfolio of Amish-built portable buildings, the company is able to deliver high-quality, skillfully crafted structures throughout Indiana. Aside from its headquarters in Montgomery, the firm has several locations where homeowners can visit and compare the quality and cost of the available products on-site.  

Raber Portable Storage was founded in 2000 with only two employees: Marvin Raber and his wife. From this small partnership, the firm has grown into one of Indiana’s top builders of outdoor structures. Today, the company has a full staff of builders and designers. Additionally, its focus on customer satisfaction and consistent product quality have helped it secure membership in the BBB.  

Some of the firm’s offerings include storage buildings, one and two-car garages, horse barns, garden sheds, and cabins. As portable structures, the firm makes use of light, sturdy woods and vinyls, providing quality outdoor spaces at affordable prices.


Iowa    

Premier Construction

3120 Jordan Grove, West Des Moines, IA 50265

Premier Construction is Iowa’s one-stop shop for building services and quality renovations. As a full-service design-build firm, it provides construction remodeling, room additions, garage building, siding additions, repair, and custom home construction.

The company makes use of 3D virtual design technology to help its clients get a full experience of their newly-designed spaces. This step introduces future owners to a full three-dimensional walk-through tour that will help them get a picture of what to expect from the finished product before even beginning construction.

Adam Sieren founded the company in 2008, just a few years after starting his career in the real estate industry as a house flipper. Today, the firm is a leading provider of detached, multi-car, and two-story garage services. With its goal of delivering products at affordable prices, the company has secured its standing as a BBB-certified builder, boasting several commendations from Iowa’s most demanding clients.


Kansas

Southwestern Remodeling Contractors

134 N Elizabeth, Wichita, KS 67203

Publications such as the Wichita Business Journal and Qualified Remodeler have written about Southwestern Remodeling Contractors. These features celebrate its success as an ideal place to work, highlighting its principal’s leadership and commending its unique industry practices.

The firm has been around since 1970 as a custom builder and remodeler of indoor and outdoor spaces, and its garage building services are one of its specialties. Whether it is for an attached or detached structure, the firm promises homeowners quality, attention to detail, and structural integrity.

Art Bryan started the company as a one-man roofing and siding provider until he expanded the business to form the organization that it is today. Currently, the firm is supported by over 35 full-time workers, completing one of Kansas’s largest remodeling firms. The firm’s accomplishments helped it secure its affiliations with multiple organizations such as the NAHB, NARI, and the BBB.


Kentucky    

Heartland Garages

1104 Paris Rd., Mayfield, KY 42066

Garages with the highest quality at the lowest possible prices are what Heartland Garages offers to Kentucky’s most discriminating clients. The firm’s outbuildings are not only well-built, but customizable in terms of color, size, and materials.

Aside from choosing from a wide variety of garage types, homeowners have the option to select from two kinds sidings: vinyl and hardboard. These sidings also come in different colors such as saddle, pearl, ivory, harbor blue, driftwood, country beige, tan, and bone.  Additionally, the company offers other maintenance-related services such as electrical wiring, concrete driveways, brick foundations, window insulation, dimensional shingles, and more.

Davin Burnett founded the company in 1997 and served as the president until his brother, Chad Burnett, took over as principal in 2012.  A few years after its establishment, the family-owned company earned the much coveted BBB accreditation for consistently reaching an impressive rating in project quality and customer satisfaction.


Louisiana    

Custom Built Garages

805 S Al Davis Rd., New Orleans, LA 70123

Custom Built Garages specializes in new garage construction and repair, serving New Orleans, Metairie, Harahan, Kenner, and other cities and parishes across the state. With a crew of carpenters, designers, and tradesmen, it has been a go-to builder for the region’s residential market since its establishment in 1994.

Most of its custom-built detached and attached garages make use of sturdy materials that ensure longevity and provide reliable protection for vehicles and equipment, and can even serve as an additional workspace. The firm is not just a garage builder but a full-service provider of cabanas, barns, tree houses, patios, and other indoor and outdoor home additions.


Maine

Fortin Construction Inc

35 Markarlyn St, Auburn, ME 04210

Fortin Construction’s expertise in garage-building is the product of four generations of craftsmanship, skills, and a passion for the business. Don Fortin founded the company in 1990 and used his basement as a home office. He soon realized his vision for his company and—with a steadily growing customer base— successfully completed thousands of new homes in Maine.

The firm’s certifications as an EPA Lead-safe certified builder and an Energy Star Partner are testaments of its use of quality materials and its commitment to construct structures that are safe, sustainable, and energy-efficient.

The company’s current services include new home construction, home additions, garage additions, home remodeling, and commercial construction. With every home building and remodeling project, it observes a standard process that addresses the budget, design, and construction needs of its clients.


Maryland    

Owings Brothers

1912 Liberty Rd., Eldersburg, MD 21784

Owings Brothers is a full-service general contractor that has been in the business since 1983.  The founders’ experience as builders and remodelers can be traced to their early years when they were taught to remodel, repair, and update their own 200-year old family home.  This project was one of the most memorable accomplishments of their lives and led to the foundation of this company.

Despite being one of the oldest firms in Maryland, Owings Brothers makes use of the latest in construction and design technology in every building project. The office is equipped with a dedicated design studio where clients and aspiring homeowners can help select, discuss, and design future home building and home addition with the company’s experts.

Over the years, the firm has been an active player in the industry, winning numerous awards and being featured in several publications. In 2017, for instance, the firm won the Chrysalis Award for Remodeling Excellence for a basement remodel. A 2017 issue of Baltimore Magazine documents the Owings’ story of success.


Massachusetts    

Platt Builders

31 Adams Ave., Groton, MA 01450

Platt Builders specializes in four major services that make it one of the highest-caliber building firms in the region: custom cabinetry and millwork, finish-level carpentry, partnered design, and project management. The firm believes that focusing on these factors can ensure turn-key custom home construction and remodeling.

Focusing on this range of expertise helped the firm establish a solid reputation in the industry. The company has been featured in several industry magazines including Design New England and the New England Home Magazine. Impressively, the firm was the Gold Winner in the 2017 Prism Awards. In the same year, it was named the Contractor of the Year (CotY) National and the Regional winner in the residential bath and residential interior categories, respectively.

Aside from renovations and custom homes, the firm proudly highlights its work on garages and carriage houses. The firm’s outbuildings are customized to blend with the architectural elements of its surrounding structures. The team’s garage spaces are functional and uniquely stylish.


Michigan   

Jay Bilt Construction

34038 Glendale, Livonia, MI 48150

Jay Bilt Construction is a family-owned and BBB-certified builder and remodeler in the Metro Detroit Area. Jim Hall founded the company in 1995 after working in the field for almost 20 years. Today, the firm has completed hundreds of houses and put together a long list of satisfied homeowners.

Custom Garages, additions and dormers, kitchens, sidings, and windows fill out the firm’s extensive portfolio. As a custom garage builder, Jay-Bilt has constructed dozens of custom garages, serving clients in Livonia, Plymouth, Northville, and other areas of Southeastern Michigan.

To ensure quality service and build structures that will endure, the firm works with premium products supplied by local and national brands such as James Hardie, Andersen Windows and Doors, Mastic Home Exteriors, and Paradigm.


Minnesota  

Mill Creek Construction Co

3558 174th Ave. NW, Andover, MN 55304

Efficiency and functionality are adjectives that perfectly describe Mill Creek Construction’s design and construction approach. The family-owned firm has been in the Minneapolis building industry since 1986. The company has secured memberships in the industry’s prominent organizations, including the Builders Association of the Twin Cities (BATC).

Being an Energy Star Partner and a certified LEAD Safe EPA business, the firm’s approach to home safety and energy-efficiency makes it a choice builder in the state especially for remodeling, home construction, custom garages, and home additions. As a follower of BATC’s Minnesota Green Path, the company makes use of holistic and green features that promote sustainability and performance.


Mississippi  

Snyder’s Buildings

5034 Old Highway 11, Hattiesburg, MS 39402

Garages, carports, cabins, and storage sheds are the specialties that this Hattiesburg builder offers. What makes Snyder’s Building’s services stand out from the rest is its commitment to cost-effective alternatives, offering economical yet practical solutions to building sturdy outdoor structures.

The firm’s garages are designed to protect vehicles and other equipment from the elements. All of the firm’s outbuildings make use of diamond-plate threshold and standard wooden doors that can reach as wide as 70 inches. The final products are coated with urethane for a smooth, durable finish. The process protects structures from abrasion, corrosion, and chemical exposure.

These outbuildings are not just spaces for storage; they can also serve as additional workrooms able to cater to the different needs of every member of the household. Additionally, the structures are designed to match the most common home styles in the region.


Missouri    

Coach House Garage

700 Mill Street, Arthur, IL 61911

Amish craftsmanship is at the heart of Coach House Garage but the firm is not just focused on quality. While it is headquartered in Illinois, it builds great garages across Indiana and Missouri that are designed to answer to the needs of its midwest clients. It provides outdoor structures that fit the life, the budget, and dreams of its future owners.

The company was founded by Willis Miller in 1973 and since then it has been providing outdoor spaces that provide protection from vehicles and serve as reliable storage and workspaces for homeowners. Through its years of operations, the firm has constructed over 25,000 indoor and outdoor structures.

Today, the firm is under the leadership of Jim Yoder, the principal who purchased the company back in 2005. Jim helped the company increase the firm’s production and improve its material handling.


Montana    

Montana Custom Sheds

1516 N Montana Ave., Helena, MT 59601

Helena-based Montana Custom Sheds was founded in 2010. Since its establishment, it has been on a mission: to be the best in the industry, especially when it comes to design, function, durability, and price.

Principal Gary Gavin and the firm’s team of builders and designers handpick the products that it sells, ensuring that every structure exceeds the firm’s rigorous standards.

The firm’s portable garden sheds, garages, cabins, and cottages are designed to provide homeowners with a sense of security, ensuring that whether these structures are used for storing tools or vehicles, they are built to provide maximum performance and ensure longevity for years.


Nebraska  

The Garage Company

8301 Q. St., Omaha, NE 68127

Since Garage Company’s founding 15 years ago, it has been true to its name as a quality outdoor building firm that specializes in designing and constructing top-tier garage structures for Nebraska homeowners. The company completes over 100 garages a year and serves locations across Nebraska and Iowa, including Omaha, Lincoln, Council Bluffs, and Des Moines.

The company’s initial process includes free estimates for previous and first-time clients. The firm will also obtain the necessary permits during the pre-construction stages. While the company is a full-time garage builder, it provides other related services such as renovation and reconstruction for similar types of structures.

Mark Taylor leads the firm’s concrete and building teams, as well as its shop crew, and together they cater to the outbuilding needs of the region. Following a solid business strategy and a customer-focused approach, the company has been certified by the BBB and currently holds an A-plus rating.


Nevada    

MB Lewis Construction

1890 Purina Way Suite #1, Sparks, NV 89431

MB Lewis Construction recognizes the need for a team of experts that homeowners can trust with their home addition projects. For this reason, it has focused its efforts on creating outdoor spaces that are designed and engineered to meet strict local building requirements and follow international codes, and to satisfy the lifestyle needs of its owners as well.

Every stage of the designing and building process is designed to help owners transform their concept of the perfect garage into reality. The first step is providing clients with a long list of customization options, including site leveling, garage doors selection, siding, insulation, painting, plumbing, and more.

Under Michael B. Lewis’s leadership, the firm has been a full-service contractor serving Nevada for over 30 years.


New Hampshire     

SP Rankin Garage Builders

#252 Calef Hwy., Route 125, Epping, NH 03042

Founded by Stephen Rankin, S.P. Rankin has been in the construction business since 1977. As one of the oldest garage builders in New Hampshire, the firm has completed numerous garage-building projects in the state.

The company has a display of pre-built structures where clients can get a glimpse of what they can expect from the firm’s craftsmanship and quality of work. The company’s website also offers a detailed guide to the type of materials that it uses in all its projects, including wood, steel insulation, and fiberglass reinforcements.


New Jersey  

Barnco Woodworks

41 Clementon Rd., Berlin, NJ 08009

Barnco Woodworks proudly represents the timeless charm and craftsmanship of Amish construction built above industry standards. With the firm’s crew of knowledgeable builders, it has developed a complete product line of outdoor storage spaces, including gazebos, custom garages, sheds, and more.

For 20 years, the firm has been Lancaster’s preferred builder because it provides unlimited freedom to its clients in terms of size, design, and other material specifications. As proof of the company’s faith in its services and quality of work, it offers five years of warranty for every structure that it builds.

The firm’s successful efforts to provide clients with the best consultation and construction experience have been recognized by the industry, gaining them a much-coveted BBB accreditation.


New Mexico    

Bilt-Wel

9001 Pan American Frwy. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113

Bilt-Wel’s highly-customized approach to construction is what makes it a preferred provider of garages in Albuquerque. The firm offers hundreds of high-quality configurations that are affordable and enduring.

Clients can choose from the company’s base model features for options such as product dimensions, exterior finishes, interior features, and styles. Additionally, the company builds right on its clients’ sites to reduce costs.

The firm is a locally-owned organization established by New Mexico native Robert Clemnons. The principal’s familiarity with the region’s tastes and lifestyles enables the company to understand what its clients need for every garage-building project.  


New York

Bayhorse Gazebo and Barns

2 Academy Hill Rd., Red Hook, NY 12571

Amish-made sheds, garages, horse barns, gazebos, and other outdoor spaces fill Bayhorse’s extensive portfolio. While the company is based in New York, many of its projects have reached nearby states, including Connecticut and Massachusetts.

Gerry Thorpe, the firm’s founder, is a native New Yorker who founded the company in 1989. His early experiences in life inspired him and his siblings to refine their skills in construction and repair. After 30 years of operating a wood restoration company, he finally decided to venture out into constructing outdoor spaces for New York’s most demanding clients.

Today, the company combines its founder’s craftsmanship and passion to create New York’s highest-quality outdoor spaces. As part of its dedication to providing hassle-free experiences, the company offers convenient financing options for almost all of its Amish-built garage and chicken coops.


North Carolina

Carolina Custom Builders

4905 Departure Dr., Raleigh, NC 27616

Incorporating a new garage to the structure of one’s home adds value to the property, and Carolina Custom Garage Builders understands the importance of relying on a trusted garage builder when homeowners make this decision. The company’s financing options also make the process of owning a garage a stress-free investment.

The firm was founded in 1980 as a locally owned and operated business. Through its years of operation, it has completed over 3,000 detached garage constructions to Triangle homeowners and clients from other areas in Raleigh. Achieving such a milestone helped the firm secure its seat as a member of industry organizations such as the NAHB and the HBA of Raleigh and Wake County.

As a custom builder, the firm offers a wide range of options for its garage building services. These include size options, windows, concrete, interior wall heights, and vinyl sidings.  Additionally, clients can opt to add other structural and functional upgrades


North Dakota    

RyeZon Construction

7219 16th Street South, Fargo, ND 58104

RyeZon Construction is a general contractor that recently joined the industry. While the firm is a newcomer in the residential and commercial building scene, its garage and shop construction should not be underestimated. The company specializes in designing and constructing everything from basic storage to fully heated outdoor structures.

 

For the firm’s principal, Joel Shipley, every construction project—regardless of its size and complexity—requires a lot of thought and consideration from the first stages of design to project completion. His business practices have helped him establish the company’s North Dakota base and even expand its services to cities in Minnesota.

The company works within the client’s budget while satisfying the homeowner’s function and design needs. As a general contractor, the firm is capable of building a garage with three primary framing options: SIP, post frame, and stick frame. The firm also provides specific services such as framing, roofing, and siding, among others.


Ohio

The Great Garage Company

8550 Wallings Rd., North Royalton, OH 44133

The Great Garage Company is a full-service garage construction firm that has been offering custom-built structures since 1959. Supported by a team of builders and designers, principal Thomas D’Amico believes that the firm can fulfill what it promises its clients: every project will be constructed as though it were being built in the crew’s own backyard.

The firm starts with a free onsite estimate.  The company then takes care of securing all drawings as well as the required permits for every project. Because the company does not rely on construction kits, homeowners are assured that their structures are created according to their own specifications.

Since 1989, the company has maintained an A-plus rating as a member of the BBB. Additionally, the company’s promotion of economic growth and job creation in Cleveland helped it secure its membership in the Council of Smaller Enterprise (COSE).


Oklahoma

Sonrise Construction

2801 E Kenosha St, Broken Arrow, OK 74014

Sonrise Construction has served over 11,000 customers since it was founded in 2000. These impressive numbers do not mean that the firm only focuses on quantity. In fact, its dedication to quality has been recognized by the industry’s biggest organizations. In 2012, the company was voted Best of Broken Arrow. In 2014 and 2015, it ranked second in the Best of Tulsa awards.

Under the leadership of Mike Fournier, the firm’s founder, the company serves as a full-time remodeler and builder for kitchens, bathrooms, and other outdoor home additions, including garages, decks, pergolas, and pavilions. Its wide service coverage and industry accomplishments secured it memberships with the NAHB and the Oklahoma Home Builders Association (OSHBA).

The firm successfully established its networks and reached a solid market by attending annual trade shows and industry-related events. Additionally, most of the company’s clients come from referrals, with a high percentage of repeat customers.


Oregon

Red Umbrella Garage Builders

254 Hardy Ave., Eugene, OR 97404

Red Umbrella Garage Builders is led by Bari Swartz, a general contractor that operates in Oregon, but also in North Carolina, Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire, and New York. Swartz also has experience in facility management and design.

Since 1969, the firm has been building and designing custom garages and home building with a great combination of traditional and modern methods. Its garages in Oregon, for instance, make use of traditional stick frames and structural insulated panels (SIP). These structures provide protection for owners’ vehicles and equipment but are also designed to provide additional space for work and storage functions.

The company’s business approach is guided by six principles: simplicity,  customer satisfaction, quality, teamwork, effectiveness, and integrity. Such an approach has helped the firm establish a trusted, quality-focused brand.


Pennsylvania

G & B Sheds

6700 Perkiomen Ave., Birdsboro, PA 19508

G&B Sheds’s expertise in building can be observed in its handcrafted products that include sheds, garages, lawn furniture, playsets, and other outdoor outbuildings. These structures can be customized according to the specific design and functional needs of their owners.

At the company’s helm is Michael Lapp; under his leadership, the company follows a philosophy that centers on building good products and treating customers right. To achieve this, the company makes sure that from product selection to the final construction, clients get what they deserve: transparency, affordability, and quality.

The firm’s sheds and outdoor structures come directly from Pennsylvania’s Amish country. You can see their work firsthand in showrooms in Birdsboro, Poconos, Limerick, and Wind Gap.


Rhode Island

GT Remodelers and Builders

28 Jenna Way, Cumberland, RI 02864

GT Remodelers and Builders has a dual license that enables it to serve two states, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The firm has been around for 20 years, giving it enough experience and expertise to provide indoor and outdoor spaces of all sizes and complexities.

The company’s services include basement refinishing, decks, garage construction, vinyl siding, and hardwood floor installation. Aside from its outbuilding construction services, the firm has the resources and manpower to take on full kitchen and bathroom remodels.


South Carolina

Discount Garage & Exteriors

223 Siloam Rd. Suite A, Easley, SC 29642

Since 1996, Discount Garage & Exteriors has been offering custom-built garage and additions to Upstate South Carolina’s residential markets. The firm designs personalized attached and detached garages that perfectly match the style and architectural elements of existing homes.

When you look at its portfolio, you’ll notice that a collection of vinyl, brick, and wood elements dominate most of its project’s exteriors. Unique garage doors and windows based on the design preferences of the firm’s clients are also prominent on many of its outdoor structures.

Additionally, homeowners can choose between unfinished or finished interiors, which gives them the option to customize the project during or after construction. Most importantly, the firm’s basic garage package and financing options allow clients to sit back and relax while its team of designers and builders bring their ideas to life.  


South Dakota    

American Garage

13134 Cliff Dr., Piedmont, SD 57769

The demand for a bigger and more convenient space to store cars gave birth to American Garage, a firm that is almost as old as the industry itself. The success of the company can be attributed to its resilience and flexibility in adapting to the needs of the market, transforming its products and structures according to the evolving preferences of car owners.

The company was founded in Chicago during the Second World War, and since then, has expanded to other areas such as South Dakota. The company is a leading custom-garage builder in the state and because of the high demand for this service, it decided not to offer add-on or garage remodels.


Tennessee

ProBuilt of Memphis

3840 Winchester Rd., Memphis, TN 38118

Probuilt of Memphis has been a family-owned business for over 12 years, offering a wide variety of outdoor structures, including barns, sheds, carports, garages, playsets, gazebos, and decks. While one of the goals of the company is to provide quality buildings to the state’s residential markets, it always keeps one primary objective in mind: happy customers.

Gene and Caroline Yoder head the firm, making sure that what they offer to their clients are not just high-quality buildings but structures that fit their clients’ unique lifestyles and functional needs.

The company also provides affordable financing options to its clients. Aside from the free on-site setup program and free delivery, it also provides rent-to-own modes of payment to old and new customers alike.


Texas    

Doing What’s Right Construction

445 Spring Hill Drive, Spring, TX 77386

Since 2001, Doing What’s Right Construction has been a leading builder for outdoor and indoor structures in the state of Texas. Its impressive industry rating and memberships with different organizations such as BBB, NARI, and the Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA) are proof of its solid reputation in the industry.

The company specializes in interior and exterior renovations. Photos of completed projects for bathrooms, kitchens, sunrooms, and exterior structures such as decks, porches, fire pits, garages, and other home additions, populate the company’s gallery.

Mike Arnett, the firm’s owner, has been in the remodeling and construction business since 1971. With the help of the firm’s design consultants, the firm’s team of builders and professionals can provide thorough and expert service to any type of client, for any type of project.


Utah    

Wright’s Shed Co.

483 Market St, Kaysville, UT 84037

Wright’s Shed is the product of its founders’ lifelong love for building and aesthetics. Daniel and Chad Wright founded the company in 1997. The firm builds sheds, chicken coops, and detached garages for Utah and Nebraska’s residential markets.

The firm’s detached garages dominate its portfolio. These structures are not just designed to fit the design elements of its surrounding buildings. They are engineered to last years.

With the aim of providing its clients with more convenient payment options, the firm provides customer-friendly and affordable rent-to-own and installment plans for many of its outdoor structures.


Vermont  

The Carriage Shed

1195 VA Cutoff Rd., White River Junction, VT 05001

The Carriage Shed offers a wide variety of sheds, homes, barns, and garages that follow the highest Amish-quality standards in building outdoor structures. Whether it’s a cabin overlooking a lake for relaxation or just a one or two-car garage for your vehicles, the firm has the manpower and the experience to make every homeowner’s dream a reality.

A quick look at the company’s website will give aspiring garage owners an idea of its superb craftsmanship and attention to every single element of the structure’s design. Aside from serving Vermont, the company can create custom structures and deliver them anywhere in the U.S.

The company is a family-owned and operated business that has been around for over 20 years. Aside from outbuildings, it also offers eight different styles of certified homes.


Virginia  

James River Construction

8728 Forest Hill Avenue | Richmond, VA 23235

As a Certified Green Professional, sustainability and energy-efficiency are always at the core of James River Construction’s business processes. The company was established in 1995 as a custom home builder that does additions and renovations and offers design, consulting, and project management for Richmond’s residential clients.

Many of the firm’s outdoor structures are beautifully designed to enhance the aesthetic quality of its surrounding homes. Most of them mimic the architectural characteristics of its nearby spaces, creating an impressive blend of style and function.

Ken Felts, the company’s founder and current president, grew up in the construction business. His foundation as a builder helped him create a company that has dominated Virginia’s construction market. In 2018, the National Association of Remodeling Industry (NARI) recognized the company as the Contractor of the Year winner in the Residential and Interior Remodel category.


Washington    

Spane Buildings Inc.

1611 Buck Way, Mount Vernon, WA 98273

Spane Buildings is a multi-awarded firm that specializes in post-frame and pole barns building. Victor Spane founded the company in 1945 and its projects—such as commercial structures, barns, garages, and state-of-the-art arenas—can be found across Washington. Today, Spane’s son heads the firm as a second-generation owner and president.

The firm has successfully earned affiliations with organizations such as the NFBA, NAHB, and OSHA, to name a few. And for many years, the firm has been a multi-awarded company, winning several  “Builder of the Year” awards from its local builder’s association, the Skagit/Island Counties Builders (SICBA).

The company is not just a recognized builder in the industry. As a member of the community, the company makes it a priority to give back by supporting local businesses and other non-profit organizations.


West Virginia   

Freedom Market

89 Mid Mountain Ln., Sutton, WV 26601

Freedom Market’s entire workforce is composed of Amish crews that can build using traditional craftsmanship while also meeting modern demands for garages. The firm offers a wide variety of custom-built garages, horse barns, and shell homes. Additionally, it provides tiny houses, cabins, animal barns, and sheds.

The firm has been working with clients from all walks of life, serving individuals with limited mobility, veterans, and fixed-income families. As a special service to its customers, the company offers three to five rent-to-own financing options on all its buildings, including its modular garages and cottages.


Wisconsin   

Canfield Custom Building

S66 W27890 River Rd., Waukesha, WI 53189

Since Canfield Custom Building was launched in 1990, it has completed over 350 commercial and residential buildings not just in Wisconsin but also in Northern Illinois. The BBB-certified company specializes in post-frame building construction and creates exceptional buildings that comply with the industry’s strictest standards. Its projects include garages, workshops, horse barns, airplane hangars, offices, and churches.

Bill Canfield, the firm’s owner and president, began his career in the industry as a laborer and a carpenter. The skills he learned through those years of experience helped him find his passion for the business. Today, Canfield strives to provide buildings and structures that have emotional and practical value for its customers.


Wyoming

Supreme Building Systems

9140 N Hwy. 89, Bear River, WY 82930

Supreme Building Systems has been around for over 30 years and the firm’s careful use of materials and impressive project portfolio have helped it establish its reputation as a preferred builder in Wyoming.

The firm mainly offers wood framed steel buildings for its garage structures but gives its clients the freedom to customize each structure, with selections that range from sheeting, choice of steel, colors, flooring, framing, and other elements involved in the overall structure.

Aside from garages, the firm also constructs mini storage, riding arenas, shops, barns, and other outdoor structures.


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