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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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I purchased a 12' by 8' shed with unique specifications and it came exactly like we wanted. The service was great and I was treated like a human, not a number. Most of all the shed is high quality and looks great. If you are considering a shed, I would high recommend Sheds Unlimited. By the way, my neighbors may be calling you too.

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Brian from New Jersey

Very impressed with the workmanship and quality of my shed. The delivery guys were great. The entire process from design to delivery was 5 stars! Highly recommend and would order again should the need arise.

Tom from Masonville NY

Shopped around and this was the best deal out there. Shed was built to last. Had to wait for delivery but it was worth it!! Very pleased with customer service.

Joe S. from Bel Air Md.

Ordered my 12x14 Shed from Sheds Unlimited. Ordered a kit style due to a fence issue getting into my backyard. The kit came very nicely packed and no damage. I soon realized that the door style that I thought I order was not the style shipped. I contacted customer service and they offered to drive up the right doors the next day and exchange them. I was shocked that they were willing to do this with what seemed a misunderstanding during the ordering. Very polite and professional. I ended up keeping the doors shipped cause I liked the way they looked but was still impressed with the offer to resolve the issue. I also recieved a broken door locking latch bolt (small extra part) . Sheds unlimited shipped one up and I had it in 3 days. Great company. Thanks , love the SHED. My kit looks like your assembled sheds and I'm not a contractor. I do recommend that maybe a few more shingles are sent with the kits. I only had 1 left over shingle. If I hadent made all perfect cuts or had a few damaged I would have been short. Otherwise 5 star rating.

I could not have asked for a better experience from the time I ordered the shed until it was delivered the other day. The price and customer service was amazing. I highly recommend Sheds Unlimited for anyone who needs a shed.

Erez Shimoni from Edison NJ

I can honestly say my experience with Sheds Unlimited was a pleasant from our visit to the facility in Pa. to delivery.

Jim P from Whippany,NJ

The whole experience was a pleasure! I highly recommend to everyone. They were so accommodating and a pleasure to talk to over the phone. They followed up when they said they would. The website had lots of pictures, but they would go over and above to help over the phone to find exactly what you were looking for. Everything came as expected and the delivery with the mule was so fun to watch! It had rained the day before so I was worried the grass might get torn up, but it was not an issue at all! The mule is an awesome way to deliver the shed. They are true professionals that know what they're doing and value their customers.

Jackie from Rumson,NJ

what a great place to buy a shed . drove up on a Saturday to look at there inventory & quality . really liked what I saw . ordered a shed that day . they said 3 to 5 weeks ,shed was delivered in 3 . driver did a great job tucking my shed behind the garage . the mule is awesome .

john krickbaum from Catonsville md

We could not be more pleased with our large, two-story garage. From start to finish, this is by far the best project that we have done in our 16 years at this address. Crew arrived in the pre-dawn hours, worked tirelessly throughout the day, and 12 hours later there it stood. Men were respectful, careful, quiet and clean. Just great! Thanks for a perfect job! Maybe you guys will build us our little retirement home...Thank you Steve, Austin and Gideon.

leo grinhauz from Maplewood, NJ

The shed was ready on time, delivered, and set up perfectly. I was concerned because the shed was going on a concrete pad but they did an excellent job of installing it. The quality is very good and the new shed enhances our property in the mountains. Thanks for a good job!