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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

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From the moment I clicked on the website to the moment I was handed the keys, it was an an enjoyable experience. Kyle answered every one of my questions with professionalism. The delivery truck was on time and setting the shed went as planned. I will definitely recommend Sheds Unlimited to family and friends.

Andy H. from East Greenville, PA

Shed was delivered right on time. Nate drove it into the back yard and placed it perfectly. He even moved my old shed out of the way. The ground was wet and soft and I was afraid my grass would be torn to shreds but there was only very light dents in one part of the lawn so I stamped on it with my feet, threw some seed and that's that. Thanks again. The shed looks great and very well made. I especially like the textured floor. I was expecting plain old plywood as the surface but whatever the coating is looks like it will last a long time. My neighbor is jealous especially after I told him what I paid. His is not as good looking and he paid almost a grand more.

Richard Fussell from Central jersey

I am extremely pleased, not only with the garage, but also how polite and professional the delivery guys were. Mark & Steve did a super job under not great circumstances; they had lost a rear wheel from the 'mule" and the garage still ended up exactly where I wanted it. I'm very pleased !

John Wadsworth from Worcester

This is my second shed from Sheds Unlimited,
it's as easy as sending Steve an E-mail about
the shed you want,be sure you have a clear path to deliver your shed and a proper site
to drop it and it is set in place to 1/4 " in
15 min. I would recommend Sheds Unlimited to everyone !!!!!

Mike Kleva from Galloway, 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

We absolutely love our new shed. Sheds unlimited was referred to me by a friend and I couldn't agree more! We had a tough location to put the shed and we were very nervous about the hill...it was no problem at all for them. Great shed built to last with a great price tag. I loved all of the options that are available! The hardest part is to choose what to get! Happy shedding...

Sharon from Tuxedo, NY

I just purchased a shed 9/9/13, let me say customer service was outstanding, scheduling date and time were perfect, delivery was amazing and the shed is built to last. I am beyond satisfied with my complete experience with Sheds Unlimited. If there are any doubts about buying online from this company rest assure you will be happy, I am.

Michael from Medford NY

From our initial phone contact to the final delivery, the service, quality, and communication was A-ONE. We shopped extensively for a shed in Bucks County. We then called Sheds Unlimited spoke to Kyle, who did such a great job answering our questions, we decided to take a 60 mile ride to Sheds Unlimited. We were glad we did. The ease of the sale, the no pressure approach, the excellent price, the superior quality, the efficient delivery,made the whole process enjoyable.
My recommendation: do not waste your time, go to sheds unlimited for complete satisfaction.

Rich A. from Warminster, PA

Great Site, can't wait to finish checking it out and deciding which she'd to order

Benjamin F. Bond from Virginia Beach, VA

I would highly recommend Sheds Unlimited. Their Sheds are great; a super product at a fair price. From my first inquiry email to follow ups from Sara to selection and delivery everything went smoothly. The delivery man was professional and experienced. He manuvered the shed into a tight spot without issue. I would buy from them again without hesitation. A great product.

Ted Hutler from Waretown, NJ