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Only 17 Hours to Build a Three Car Garage in Raymond, ME!

Three Car Detached Garage in Raymond, ME

How a Garage in Raymond Maine was Erected in ONLY 17 Hours

When Ed and his wife Nicole bought a beautiful log home in Maine it was lacking just one major item: a garage for their three vehicles. Their new log home was designed in such a way that it wasn’t feasible to attach a garage to the house. So they began looking for an attractive and functional, free-standing 3 car garage that could be built in a reasonable time frame and within a reasonable budget.

When the day came to build the garage on their site, it only took 17 hours to get the job done! That's right! Only 17 hours of hard work until the three car garage with attic space and a stairway was completed!

But before those hours of hard work on site, Ed and Nicole began the arduous process by researching garage designs and options online. First, they thought that a rough-sawn timber frame building would blend in nicely with their log home. That would have been a valid option if the cost had not quickly exceeded their budget.

They also found several projects on local garage contractor’s websites. But when they inquired about the buildings, they were given vague information and sensed a lack of interest in their small garage project

The next step was to search for prefabricated garages. This led them to the Shed’s Unlimited website as well as some other prefabricated home builders in Maine. They found the Shed’s Unlimited website to be a powerful research tool that allowed them to see photos of a variety of prefab two and three car garage designs and sizes. They also found general pricing on many garages which gave them an idea on how their desires aligned with the cost.

A Few Examples of 3 Car Garages on the Sheds Unlimited Website

The fact that they could search and view their prefab garage choices on the Sheds Unlimited website without having to fill out inquiry forms was very appealing. In addition, they found the garage reviews and comments from past customers as well as no BBB complaints to be reassuring considering that their location was 500 miles from Sheds Unlimited.

Three Car Garage Plans in ME

Plans for the Three Car Garage

Once they found a few designs, they reached out to Sheds Unlimited via email and requested stock garage plans and approximate costs for a 3 car garage design they liked. The building they selected initially exceeded their budget but it started the more detailed process of narrowing down a final size and design of their new 3 car detached garage.

The detailed interaction began with Mark in the sales department. Ed says,

Mark was extremely helpful in providing quotes, details, and advice as [we] worked through multiple revisions for size, design, doors, windows, siding, etc

After quite a few conversations via phone and email, they settled on a three-car garage with attic space and placed the order with Mark.

Building the Garage Pad

The next phases in the garage building process progressed as smoothly as the sales process. They worked on selecting items like roofing, paint, garage doors, etc. While those items were being worked out they applied for permits for the garage and hired a garage pad contractor to complete the site work. This included excavation and a frost wall foundation with a poured concrete floor in order to give Shed’s Unlimited the exact final dimensions and door layouts.

Shed’s Unlimited then provided them with a set of fully engineered and stamped garage drawings which added to their confidence that they had made the right decision. Most local contractors would have required huge additional fees for this service (Note from Sheds Unlimited: Plans are included for all Sheds Unlimited multiple car garages, but there is typically a charge for an engineered plan).

One of the biggest challenges in getting the detached three car garage completed was timing. Winter was coming in Maine and the Keoughs needed to coordinate the timing of the site work with the installation of the car garage and the arrival of snow. Unfortunately, the first snow arrived early in November which meant that they had to spend several days clearing the garage foundation and surrounding area in preparation for the build which they expected to take only a few days.

The build was one of the most amazing and efficient things I’ve ever seen.

Says Bob, 

"Sheds Unlimited arrived at 7:00 AM as scheduled with a crew of three, their 40 foot trailer, the building components, a four wheel drive lift, and an assortment of custom made tools designed for efficiency and speed. The walls were in place within 3 hours and the roof trusses were set by mid-day. All of the walls, panels, trusses, attic stairs, flooring, and roof sheathing were pre-cut at the factory and fit like a glove. There were no wasted materials and no mess.”

Building the Detached Garage in 17 Hours!

Ed also said, “work continued past dark with the three guys working like a well-trained army unit. Plus they were happy and friendly! At 2 PM on the second day we were shaking hands and they were packed up to head back to PA for a well-deserved rest. 17 total hours on site! Amazing!”

Since completion, the Keoughs had the 3 car garage wired and their three cars stayed out of a record snowy Maine winter. They highly recommend Sheds Unlimited and their “awesome team”.

Sheds Unlimited Customer Reviews...

Over 500 Reviews

and
4.88423
4.9/5
Average Rating

I received my 10x16 shed on Jan 22nd right at the time frame that I was given at purchase. The shed was easily installed, and the driver answered all my questions. The shed is well made and came just as I ordered it.

MURPH from Dutchess county N.Y.

Had Shed's Unlimited build a custom garage for me. I have built 3 homes over my lifetime, and found my experience with Delmar and James very positive. There were a couple of glitches (no surprise) and they handled the problems that arose with excellent responsiveness. Overall, the company's personnel that worked on site were efficient and pleasant. Once on site this custom garage was erected in just two days. The overall result was of excellent quality and I wouldn't hesitate to use them again. I am a very pleased customer!

Tuck Nason from Saint Michaels, Maryland

Good Design, good price, professional and skilled workmanship when built.   I would highly recommend!

Tom MacDowell from Casco Maine

Prior to receiving an email from Sheds Unlimited asking if I would like to submit a review, I had already sent them an email stating what a great experience we had in purchasing our shed. My mom moved in with us and I needed the shed ASAP, and Austin was able to fit us in quickly. I ordered the shed over the phone after I saw it online . I spoke to Mark and he was very helpful and got the ordered placed asap, and he followed up with some instructions and such. The shed was delivered by Nate - and this guy makes what is probably a hard job look easy. The unloading, moving , and placement of the shed by Nate was something to watch. This team, and I am sure there are others, are great to work with. And the shed looks beautiful and is well constructed.

Ed W from Wernersville PA

We custom ordered a 8x16 shed. Quality workmanship. Delivered on time. Great pricing. Friendly staff. Great experience.

Wiring with Sheds unlimited was wonderful! They made the shed buying process so easy seamless. I would highly recommend them! The shed is a very nice quality. I am very happy with my purchase!

Susan Omeara from PA

WELL BUILT SHED. GREAT PEOPLE TO DEAL WITH AND
THE DELIVERY EQUIPMENT IS AMAZING.

tony alesandro from Lavallette nj

Very satisfied with the purchase of my shed. Excellent quality at a great price. Friendly staff, great to work with. I am still amazed at how one man was able to set the shed in such a tight location in my yard with such ease. Great job and great shed!

Rob from Jefferson Twp, NJ

Custom shed is the way to go..I thought I would take advantage of a shed that was built over winter..to take advantage of the savings..not a good thing. the ridge vent was missing along with the plate across the doorway... and from being stored in the field down back all the water run-off through that area the shed was twisted the side door still is not opening the way it should. the rear 4 x 4 was hanging when it was placed on the pad and others twisted. I reported the problems and the way they talked to me this was a normal thing.. and they were fighting with the township so they could get the storage problem taken care of down back. I will have a carpenter do the repairs and install the ridge vent.. You get what you pay for. PAY THE EXTRA..I still like the shed and will get all repairs done.

Richard from Reading

Was looking for a large shed/garage, 12' x 30'. Looked around on-line and most retailers were around the same price for same products, so I based my initial decision on the positive reviews that Sheds Unlimited had.
I am very glad I did.
Put something together on their website and sent it over for a quote.
Within a day, Mark had a quote back to me. I called him to go over the details and was hoping to come out and take a look at something similar which Mark mentioned they had on-site.
Mark wasn't available on the Saturday I visited but Steve was there. Showed me the model I was looking at, went over some details and we made some changes. Very nice experience. They have what seems to be an extremely professional facility.
Delivery date was estimated, but they finished it up and delivered it a little earlier than expected which was very nice.
My site was not the easiest to deliver to, small road, bunch of traffic, level pad on a sloped yard, so installation was less than optimal. The guy who delivered assured me it was not an issue and he would take care of it. Very nice, very professional. Delivery was to the minute of when they said they would be there. Whole thing done in about an hour. Every door and window was smooth as silk. Not a scratch or dent to be found.
I couldn't be happier. I would recommend Sheds Unlimited to anyone interested in a shed/garage/out building.
Look around long enough online and you will see that if you are comparing apples to apples, their pricing is about the same as anyone else, but their service is OUTSTANDING.
Mark was in communication whenever needed and always answered his phone. Steve was extremely helpful on my Saturday visit and spent as much time as I needed going over details to make sure I knew exactly what I was getting. The delivery guy was very professional, prompt, and accommodating.
I can't say enough good things about my experience.

Greg from Thornton, PA