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About Us

From THIS...

To THIS... in 25 Years!

From Ponies and Carts to Amish Sheds and Garages

When my dad started Sheds Unlimited back in 1989, he had two things in mind. First, he was looking for ways to keep his five growing sons busy on the family farm in Lancaster County, PA. Second, dairy farming was not enough to support the family of seven children, and he had to find another way to keep the family fed.

The five sons living on the farm got up early morning after morning to milk the cows, feed the calves and care for the animals. During the spring, summer and fall, corn had to be planted, cared for and harvested to keep the fourth-generation family farm alive. If the crops failed, or the milk price plummeted, the ends simply would not meet.

I was the second of those five sons and while I helped milk the cows, plant the crops and feed the animals, I also loved working with my hands and creating things.

My Early Building Experience: A Pony Cart and Dog Boxes

From a young age, we learned the old-fashioned Amish and Mennonite values of hard work, honesty and business acumen. Dad taught us a lot about all this. We brothers started driving big farm tractors at 6 or 7 years of age, almost before we could reach the brakes! The story around our family is that at 9 years old my oldest brother Alphie drove the tractor, chopper and wagon and went to a neighboring farm to bring in the hay for the cows!

Dad also gave us the freedom to try our hands at other projects. We helped him fix and build things around the farm, helped Mom with repair projects at home and built things into the house. I remember building mom a pantry in the 100 year old farm house with a hidden cavity behind the pantry wall. We filled the cavity with old tattered Bibles we had accumulated over the years but would never have thrown away. They would be there in case our faith at some point would be repressed and our Bibles taken as in communist countries at the time.

Dad bought us woodworking tools that started my own interest in crafting items from wood. One of my early big projects was building the pony cart featured in this story. We had a few ponies on the farm over the years and the brothers loved driving them to the local grocery store and running errands for Mom. When the cart needed rebuilding, it was I who had the fun of taking rough cut wood and crafting a masterpiece.

How the Pony Cart Launched a Shed Business

The pony cart project did more than give me a place to learn woodworking. It launched me into a lifelong pursuit of creating things with my hands. No doubt, the cart could not handle large sheds, but we did find a way to use it to start a small business making dog boxes for some church friends who had a shed business a few miles away.

My job along with my older brother Alphie was to drive the pony cart to our friends and pick up the materials for the dog boxes. On the farm, we crafted small dog boxes from the materials and then loaded the dog boxes on the cart and delivered them back to the business to be sold.

What began with a pony cart and a few dog boxes has now grown into the nearly 40 person team of Sheds Unlimited. We take our Amish Tradition of hard work and quality products and create customized sheds and garages that serve the needs of people in the Northeastern part of the USA.

A Personal Thank You

As the current owner of Sheds Unlimited, and son of the founder, I welcome you to our family! I really do hope that the entire process of designing a building just for you can be an experience you can look upon fondly. If you have any problems along the way, please ask to speak with me! I’ll do what I can to make sure you get the service and care we always want to offer.

Steve Stoltzfus Jr

 

 

Sheds Unlimited Customer Reviews...

Over 350 Reviews

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Very pleased with service , delivery was great, the mule is a great tool it let the driver get the shed just where I wanted it with no problems
Steven Henriksen from Oceanside NY
I purchased a 12x28 Economy Workshop Garage. At first we wanted a pre-fab garage but changed it to a build on site. It took 6 weeks to schedule delivery, but two days before deliver sheds unlimited called to reschedule. After speaking with several representatives, they were able to build my garage a day after the original date. When they arrived, my order was incorrect and missing items. It took another trip to finish. When the representative came to complete the work, he handed my fiancée a reimbursement check. Although my first impression of sheds unlimited wasn’t great, they did everything in their power to correct the situation. The garage looks great and is well built.
Deborah from Randallstown, MD
The experience with Sheds Unlimited was professional and easy from start to finish. I needed a very specific size shed, and my wife wanted something that was very attractive. Sheds Unlimited customized our shed with every detail. It is very well made, and good looking. The delivery was as promised and very professionally done. The "mule" delivery system allowed for great flexibility to maneuver around trees, and the shed was positioned perfectly on the base. A piece of trim was damaged, and they had a repairman out in no time to replace the piece. It was a no-hassle experience from start to finish in addition to offering a great customized shed at a fair price. I would not hesitate to recommend Sheds Unlimited.
I am so glad I got my building here! The guys that put up my 16' by 28' were so polite & nice & really hard workers! I never even saw them take a break. The building is solid as a rock & the price was the best I found & I checked at least a dozen places. So glad I bought here!!!
Kelley Fisher from Blandford,MA
Just wanted to thank you and sheds unlimited for the beautiful job done on our new shed your company is FIRST Class and i will recommend you to my friends and associates your driver was on time first thing in the morning and very professional Bill - Manorville NY
Bill from Manorville NY
I had a customer who asked me to find him a shed that would replace his old pool shed. Working with Sheds Unlimited was a wonderful experience. It started with a very helpful website that allowed me to find just the product I needed, along with all the options that made sense for my project. The location in which the shed was to be installed required the shed to be built on-site. The crew of two arrived at 6:30 in the morning! and were hammering their first nails at 7:30. These guys work hard, are very conscientious, and did a terrific job. They were done by 10:30 and the site was clean when they left. I would definitely recommend them to anyone who is looking for a shed or garage!
Matt Capitolo from Elkins Park, PA
What a beautifully built shed. Well constructed, very pleasant company to deal with, and top notch delivery. I would recommend them to everyone!
Donna Reynolds from Flemington NJ
So far, we are very happy with the 10 X 12 Workshop shed that we purchased from Sheds Unlimited. The quality of the building materials and the specs depicted on your web site led us to order the shed online, and we received exactly what we ordered. I was particularly impressed with the professionalism and efficiency of your employees that delivered and constructed the shed. They are truly a dynamic team! I would recommend Sheds Unlimited to anyone in the market for a shed. Thank you!
Ashley from Howard Beach, NY
Had a 10 by 14 built on site because I opted for a concrete pad couldn't have been more impressed at the speed and quality of the work. Arrived 15 min. before scheduled time and completed the construction and cleanup in 2hrs. 30 min. Would recommend Sheds Unlimited to any and all that want quality, courtesy, and professionalism.
John J from Emmaus PA
I could not be happier with our shed and service we received. I originally ordered a shed from Home Depot but ran into one problem after another with the delivery. After cancelling that order I found Sheds Unlimited. The price was lower installed and delivered and the shed was far more superior than what I expected from Home Depot.
Grant Y. from Pottsville, PA