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Creating A Haven with Sheds and Garages in Farmingdale, NJ

Retired Couple in Farmingdale, NJ Created a Haven for Themselves

Building The Perfect Retirement Home

When Robert and Carol Gleason started looking for a retirement home, they knew they had to get it right. Their eyes were drawn to an old, abandoned property on Main St. in Farmingdale, NJ.

The property had been owned by a medical doctor and his wife. After the doctor passed away it was neglected and then damaged by a fire. By the time the Gleasons got their hands on it, it was in bad shape.

Since we are seniors... we would never have the ability to do this again.

Sheds Unlimited Made It Possible For The Gleasons To Pursue Their Hobbies

Carol Gleason's Art in New Jersey

After giving the house a total makeover, Robert and Carol turned their attention to the outside. Carol’s passion was centered around sculpting with clay and Robert was a restorer and collector of antique cars. Their property lacked a shed and garage that could be used to pursue their hobbies in their new home in Farmingdale. 

They began by searching the internet to find local builders of sheds and garages. That’s when they found Sheds Unlimited online. The buildings on the Sheds Unlimited website were attractive and could be customized to meet their needs. Carol was especially impressed with the hundreds of customer reviews on the Sheds Unlimited website. So they decided to visit the Sheds Unlimited location in PA to see the buildings first hand.

The Gleasons found many styles and sizes of sheds and garages to choose from on the Sheds Unlimited sales lot. They found that “the salespeople were very friendly and helpful and even gave us some samples”. After that initial visit, they decided that they didn’t need to look anywhere else. They returned to their home in Farmingdale, NJ with lots of new information and things to process.

The salespeople were very friendly and helpful and even gave us some samples!

Robert's Garage

Garage Shed For His Hobby in Farmingdale, NJ

The Gleasons checked the local building codes to find out what size buildings would be allowed on their property. One month later they returned to the Sheds Unlimited office after deciding to purchase three buildings. Their requests to have a few antique items incorporated into the building designs were readily accommodated.

The buildings they chose included a one and two-car garage that would be attached to form one building. Local township codes allowed for up to three garage spaces so this arrangement was approved. The one-car garage was built with extra high walls to accommodate the use of a car lift.

Carol Studio Created From a Shed

A Saltbox Shed For Her Hobby

The second building was an 8x10 Saltbox that Carol turned into a clay sculpting studio. She had a kiln added to the back for firing her clay projects. The shed came with most of the wiring completed and the floor insulated. Carol then installed a floating floor and hired a contractor to finish the inside.

Gleasons' Garden Shed in Farmingdale, NJ

And A Garden Shed

In the process of deciding what size buildings they need for their hobbies, the Gleasons decided that they also need a tool shed for general storage. So they ordered a 12x20 Workshop from the Premier Garden Shed collection to use for garden tool and general storage.

Preparing The Sites For Their New Sheds and Garages

After placing their order, the next step was to prepare the sites for their new buildings following local buildings codes. They found a local site preparation contractor who installed the concrete foundation and floor for the 3 car garage and gravel pads for the tool shed and clay studio. Sheds Unlimited provided specifics and drawings that were used by the foundation contractor to make sure there were no surprises on delivery day.

 

Since the Gleasons had plenty of room on their property, they decided to have the buildings installed on angles. They are very pleased with the final appearance of the sheds and the improvements to the appearance of their property. Positive comments from neighbors and inquiries about where they purchased the buildings help to assure them that they made the right decision.

The most memorable part of the experience was watching the Sheds Unlimited delivery driver unload the two smaller buildings!

Delivering The Sheds

The two smaller buildings arrived completely constructed on a long trailer. Even though the roads leading to their property on Main Street were narrow and crowded, the driver was able to bring the buildings safely to their house. The video above is not of the Gleason's Shed, but it's the same process.

The fact that the delivery driver was able to maneuver the trailer to our property was truly amazing. Not only was that a feat to behold, but it had rained heavily and the property was total mud. The driver was not disturbed in the least and proceeded to place the buildings on the foundations. His attitude was cheerful the entire time!

The Gleasons Are Very Pleased With Sheds Unlimited

After delivery the buildings were finished on the inside by a third party. The concrete garage floor was sealed and a floating floor was laid in the studio. The buildings are heated in the winter and air-conditioned in the summer.

Robert and Carol love their new buildings (and the neighbors say they look great). In their own words, “since we are seniors we are delighted with everything and know that we would never have the ability to do this again. Absolutely no regrets!”

Absolutely no regrets!

Sheds Unlimited Customer Reviews...

Over 500 Reviews

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Average Rating

The best "legal" placement for our shed is well within view of our home, so we really wanted it to be a positive part of the landscape. Shayne was able to squeeze the shed into position with inches to spare between trees and the house. The shed is very solidly built and looks fantastic. Even our neighbor complimented it

Alec from New Jersey

I looked around at many other manufacturers and these by far where the best quality sheds. Product was delivered earlier than expected and delivered in a precise and safe manner. Highly recommend Sheds Unlimited!

Keith from Shillington Pa

We were very happy with the shed's construction and delivery.
We were very disappointed to find out the day of the delivery that for a reasonable fee, $150, we could have had the shed painted the same color as the two other buildings on our property. The color chosen was not even close and now I have to paint the shed myself. The company should make all customers aware of this service during the purchase process.

Stephen Becker, MD from Brick, New Jersey

By far the best building experience we have ever had. We have built three homes with the same builder, and while he does very good work it was always difficult to get through. His quote to build a detached garage was 40% higher than Sheds Unlimited. So we started the process to build a garage with Shed Unlimited. Amazing what you can do via the internet and a few phone calls. From the beginning to the end Sheds Unlimited was professional, and upfront with how the process would work. End of story our garage was delivered this week. They arrived at 6am as committed to (actually had to ask them to delay start as were in a city neighborhood with close neighbors) They have such a incredible work ethic that while they didn't necessarily like wasting an hour they graciously understood. 3 days later the garage was completed with zero issues. Mark and the other two employee were a pleasure to have in and around our home for those 3 days. If I owned a business I would only hope i could employee these 3 gentlemen. The quality of the finished product is exactly what we expected and are accustom to. The building inspector found one issue and Mark and crew corrected same day to pass inspection. They cleaned up the entire grounds and took all garbage with them. Incredible organization and I highly recommend Sheds Unlimited to anyone. Our neighbors actually came out of their homes when Mark and team were departing to get brochures and commented on how they were watching the process and again were amazed that the team was in and out in 3 days. Great job, and Thank you!!!

Andy Whalen from Saratoga Springs, NY

We traveled to the factory to view and order our MaxiBarn. The entire process was simple and made easy by the sales staff. We ordered exactly what we wanted and had it delivered within a month. We were impressed with the quality workmanship and the delivery was perfect with the mule. The staff at Sheds Unltd. are the best as is there product. Could not ask for more. Great Job!

Edward Bird from Essex,MD

I ordered a non-standard 7'x8' shed as a kit with 2 windows on 1 side. I had a shed party & it went together great! The driver was a pleasure to deal with & he got the wheels of the delivery forklift to spin getting it up my steep driveway. Fantastic construction & paint. No competition, this company is the best & a great value. Don't bother shopping around for price & quality as I did. These guys are the best.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Answered all our questions before we bought the shed. Patient with our questions, friendly and helpful. No pressure. Delivery was a breeze. Everyone is professional, nice, and knowledgeable . What a pleasure! Already recommended to friends.

Paul & Kathy Jones from Wilmington, DE

Such a wonderful experience from start to finish. The Sheds team took care of everything. They were extremely pleasant to work with. Delmar was so patient and knowledgeable as was James. And we were amazed at how fast and professional the crew was that built the garage on site. Highly recommend. Couldn't be happier.

Nick M. from Wyckoff, NJ

I am extremely please with my 8X18 mini barn shed. The quality is superior to local shed companies and for a much better price. The two gentleman that delivered my shed went above and beyond to make sure the shed was perfect. They touched up the paint and cleaned any dirt from delivery.

Chris C. from East Moriches, NY

the whole experience was a pleasure excep I don't like the fact that they used particaleboard to sheath the roof ! for the cost of the shed i was ezpecting solid material!

joseph w gallini from Chestnut ridge n y