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2 Car Garage with Lift Completed in Falmouth, Maine

large 2 car garage with lift

Tom Bannen is a guy who loves restoring antique cars and trucks as a hobby. For 25 years before purchasing his 2-car garage with a lift he was working out of a single-bay garage and in his driveway where there was more light and space. 

What Started Toms’ Search for a Garage with Lift?

garage with hydraulic lift

One day Tom was working on an antique vehicle and he decided that crawling on the ground was not fun anymore. He started thinking that it was time for a new garage with a hydraulic car lift so he could work more efficiently on his antique vehicles plus work on his vehicles year-round. 

The hydraulic lift was something Tom wanted for a while and always dreamed of having one. Little did he know that soon enough, he would have one.

Where did Tom find his 2 Car Garage with Lift?

Tom says he had a preferred local builder when we first began searching for his future garage with a lift. However, the contractor he wanted was fully booked and was not too familiar with design engineering work to specify the special scissors trusses that would be needed to accommodate a car lift

2 car garage with lift builder

He continued to search the web for different garage contractors or builders but could not seem to find one that suited him. Finally, Tom discovered the Sheds Unlimited website and inquired online and fell in love with what he was seeing. After browsing the website for a while, he contacted them in hopes of starting on his new 2-car garage with a lift.

One of his big questions was whether or not they could build his garage in Maine. Sure enough! He discovered they had built other garages even further away than he was from the company.

Toms’ first interaction with Sheds Unlimited was impressive. He stated that Sheds Unlimited had a “rapid” response time, which was a big sign he was dealing with a credible and serious builder.

“Every time I asked Sheds Unlimited a question, I received a prompt, accurate, and thoughtful reply. Every single time. And I had a definite answer to how much it would cost and how long it would take once the site work was ready. That was important to me.”

Preparing for the Garage with Lift Project

Before purchasing his garage with lift, Tom needed to know how big of a garage he would need in order to fit a car lift inside of it. Although Sheds Unlimited does not install the car lift, they built the prefab garage to accommodate the hydraulic car lift that was going to be installed. But one that that did impress Tom was how Gideon, the salesman at Sheds Unlimited was so helpful. Not only did he assist in helping Tom figure out exactly what kind of building was needed, but every time Tome also had a question, Gideon had a prompt, thoughtful and clear answer. 

There was certainly a lot to figure out. First, it was figuring out what the town would allow. Then it was the design and layout of the building and most important was the cost and making sure he had enough money to do the entire job.

He stated the biggest challenge of the garage was finding an excavator who had time to begin digging when the ground in Maine thawed. The short season in Maine, local contractors are often booked out an entire year in advance. Luckily, Gideon from Sheds Unlimited offered to help find a regional contractor in PA and provided cost estimates compared to local pricing.

excavator for 2 car garage with lift

Tom was finally able to get an excavator who had just purchased a new Caterpillar and wanted to put it to work without all the mud. He was to do the digging and pouring of the foundation and since Tom's ground was dry earlier than his other jobs, the contractor was able to get it done quickly.

Finally, when the site was shaped, the hole was dug, frost wall and the floor was poured, he had to wait 30 days for the foundation to cure. Once the cure was finalized, Tom contacted Gideon to schedule the build.

Putting The 2 Car Garage with Lift Together

One thing that impressed Tom was getting pictures from Gideon as the walls were being built in the manufacturing facility in PA and also when the prefab garage headed to Maine was loaded on the trailer.

"I was so excited," says Tom and also quite pleased when the crew of builders arrived exactly on time.

crew building 2 car garage with lift

Tom was thrilled to see his 2-car garage with a lift go up but more amazed they could fit the entire building plus tools and equipment on a Freightliner truck and trailer.

He claimed that the building crew was the most delightful, hardest working, organized, and skilled team that he has ever seen. Not only was it one of the hottest days during the year, but the crew was still able to work safely and politely.

The garage not only meets my expectations, but it has passed the ‘quality test’ of my friends, family, and even the nosy neighbors. Not one critical remark has been made. The garage build speed and fit/finish have impressed everyone.

Finished 2 Car Garage with Lift

Once the job was complete, Tom was amazed and thrilled at the same time. He couldn’t wait to get started working on his antique vehicles stating "The days of jacking up a car in the driveway and freezing or burning my back on the asphalt are gone. I’m also able to park our daily driving cars inside and not have to shovel snow and scrape ice off them all the time.”

picture with the 2 car garage with lift

"Here it is January in Maine and I am able to comfortably work on an antique car or truck with plenty of lighting, workspace, and comfort – all while standing upright!"

Since the garage was placed right where his garden used to be, another bonus is not having to pull weeds in the garden or worry about too much or too little rain. Now Tom goes to the local farm stand for carrots, peas, and cucumbers!

"Three cheers all around," says Tom.

He finds the location of the 2-car garage with lift to be perfect because it is placed where his old garden used to be. He is happy he does not have to worry about the weeds, moisture on the plants, and states he now goes to the local farm stand for his vegetables!

What does Tom think of his new 2 Car Garage with Lift?

He says for someone who is seriously considering a large prefab garage, that the time and cost are definitely worth it. Having out of state builders construct the garage does not mean compromising communication or scheduling wishes, but the opposite. 

In just a few short months of planning, you can have a nicely built, fair-priced garage that is designed for your needs.

Toms' Three Takeaways:

  1. The detached garage got built-in far less time than a local contractor suggested.
  2. It is essential to plan and anticipate all the activity that happens before and after the prefab garage is built.
  3. Charge an admission fee to everyone who wants to see the final garage!
home garage with car lift

Tom recommends Sheds Unlimited to anyone interested in a new prefab garage. He hopes that one day the crew that built his 2-car garage with lift will be able to return to see all the customizations that he has added.

He installed the hydraulic car lift, finished the driveway, and finished the landscape too. He was so happy with the garage the team built that he would make the team lobster rolls and shake their hands once more!

Ready to Find Your Own Detached Garage for Maine?

Every week Sheds Unlimited is working with people like Tom to help them create the prefab garage they need for storing cars, working on cars and many other uses. Other areas in Maine where Sheds Unlimited has constructed prefab garages include Greenwood, Kittery, Frankfort, Raymond, Thomasonton and Waldoboro.

Get started with your custom designed two, three or four-car garage to be built at your home in Maine. Start by getting a Free Quote or give us a call at (717) 442-3281.

Sheds Unlimited Customer Reviews...

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I visited Sheds Unlimited when taking my family to Hershey Park to see the type of garage I wanted in person. I was very satisfied with how it was constructed. All my friends didn't think a 12 X 20 garage was going to be able to be delivered to Staten Island in one piece. After the truck arrived at the corner they had the garage at the end of my driveway very quick and did an excellent job doing it. I highly recommend them for your structure.

Roger Sander from Staten Island, NY

I needed a 10x16 shed placed in my backyard where a truck would not fit for delivery.  The mule was the perfect solution. On his first delivery of the day the driver caught a low telephone wire that caused some shingle damage to my shed roof.  The very next day the company had someone at my house to make the needed repairs and the shed looks great.  Love the shed and have already given SU recommendation to neighbors.  Thanks to Sergey and Austin for making the process so easy.

Eileen from California, MD

Kudos to everyine at Sheds Unlimited.  During the dsign phase all of my questions were answered promptly and everthing I needed in my 2 car 24x24 garage was added. The crew arrived a day earlier than planned and after a day and half of hard work had my buiding completed. Your system and equipment is first class!!!!!! Very satisfied.

 

Joe from Lancaster, VA

Everything went smoothly very happy with 10x12 shed on time . Perfect love it.

Bob from Nj

Our 14 by 24 one car garage was delivered and set up early November. The truck pulled up shortly before 7 am and left by 5 pm after the garage was completed and cleaned inside and out. Two carpenters worked tiredlessly without even a lunchbreak to make sure that everything was complete by the evening. Despite the workpressure the always had a kind word and did not mind to answer our stupid questions. We haven't seen such a work ethics for quite some time. On top of it, the garage looks terrific and matches the style of the house. When asked I will recommend Sheds Unlimited without any reservation - a job very well done!

Rolf Eggert from East Hampton, NY

I must say that I usually do not buy things without seeing them...so I was a little apprehensive about buying a shed on line and a little concerned about how they were going to deliver it in between our grove of trees...
I shouldn't have spent a second worrying about anything as the shed is PERFECT and the delivery process was incredible...
Thank you Sheds Unlimited for the excellence you have provided. You have a very happy customer and you can be assured that I will tell all my friends what a wonderful experience it was...

Don Benson from Bedminster, Pa

We are very happy with the shed and the quality with which it was build. Also, your delivery guy was incredible! He had to get the shed in a tight place and he did it. Loved his attitude and his skill. Truly grateful for the quality product and service.

Paul from Harrisburg

Awesome working with Sheds Unlimited over the past month. My garage was delivered today and it was exactly as envisioned. The driver Ryan was able to navigate a very tight space in town and through a back alley to perfectly place the garage. Best looking building on the block! Highly recommend these guys. Thanks! 

Collin from West Chester PA

The price of the shed was much lower than other places we checked, while the quality was much higher. The customer service was extremely helpful during the ordering process too. I would strongly recommend Sheds Unlimited - we are happy we did.

Ryan from York, PA

Had some anxiety when you can't see items in person. We heard very good things about Sheds Unlimited and decided to give them a try.
From the very first phone call we knew we were in good hands (Austin) and everyone there knew their job. They worked with us from picking all the extras and details to the delivery date. When the shed arrived our driver, Shane, was courteous and knew exactly what to do. They were even earlier than expected. We did shop around and found the price to be as good if not better than others. The shed is well built and beautiful. The only thing we have to do is fill it! Thanks

Marji & Bob from Iselin, NJ