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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 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 beginning to end, the service was outstanding. I loved the fact that I could buy a prefabricated shed that was such good quality and good looking for such a reasonable price. It is exactly what I wanted and needed without having to hire anyone to build it. Everything was seamless!

Claire Felix from Southampton, NY

My custom designed 10 X 16 Classic Workshop Shed was installed today by a well trained and extremely courteous driver/installer. I could not believe only one person was able to complete the delivery. I used Bedrock Foundations recommended by them for building a level framed pressure treated 12 X 18 blue stone filled foundation then scheduled delivery. Dealing with Sheds Unlimited as well as Bedrock Foundations from start to finish should be a role model for other American companies to follow. I will definitely recommend both these companies to everyone shopping for a shed, garage, workshop of top quality construction and installation. Thank you Sheds Unlimited as finally I can put all my tools and equipment in one location.

Danny W. Lisk from Old Bridge, New Jersey

Outstanding....garage was exactly as they stated. It was placed with care and treated like it was going on their property... Great experience with them......would recommend them to everyone needing a shed or garage.......thanks guys you rock!!

Dave freiling from Hatboro , pa

Great shed. Delivery on sire was perfect.

RM from NJ

We purchased a 12x20 shed right before Christmas. They promised delivery before Christmas and it happened. The shed had to be built because of restricted access to the backyard. The guys arrived on Wednesday morning and were done that day by 1 PM. We were very impressed and would buy again from such a professional group of people. What a great experience from start to finish. We couldn't find a better deal in our area.

John G. from Richmond,VA

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

We purchased a 12x8 gambrel roof shed with a loft, it was delivered Dec 1,2016 and we love it , the delivery man was great I couldn't believe how easy he made it look taking the shed off the trailer with a tiny tractor and placing the shed in my backyard. The shed is very well built (2x4's) and I couldn't come close to the price I paid in Penn. around in long island. The whole buying experience was wonderful and would buy again from these professional people.

roger sokenis from hicksville, new york

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

The price was great, the shed is well constructed, looks nice, and the delivery was flawless.
Thanks Sheds Unlimited!

I began making casual inquires in January about having a 28x44 garage built and delivered all the way to Maine and from then until after the garage was built it was a 100% positive experience. Gideon was very helpful and responsive as a project manager, he answered all my questions about features & options, concrete cure times, my local building codes, and build timing. I changed my mind on the design a few times early on but that was no problem. If that wasn't enough, the day the two trucks arrived in July with my unassembled garage I was very impressed with the work crew. Like a well-oiled machine they were efficient and smooth. I should mention polite and friendly too. Three days later I had my car and truck parked inside. All my neighbors were impressed with their speed and quality. I want to thank AJ, Dani,Elmer,Gideon,Kyle and Mark for building me the workshop garage I've been wanting for 25 years. I am recommending them to everyone I know! 

 

Tom B. from Falmouth, Maine