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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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Average Rating

Very easy to deal with, went up to visit them, ordered the shed the same day and their customer service was above board, friendly , listened and ordered the shed that day, they delivered on time, put it exactly where it needed to go, even the guy who delivered was friendly. Thanks

Michael Valenza from Hatboro

A very nice experience all around. The people on the phone were very nice and most helpful. The delivery people were very polite. Getting the shed into the back yard went very smoothly. Would highly recommend Sheds Unlimited to anyone.

Without reservation, I recommend Shed's Unlimited for your next project! I'm almost 60 and I must say the work ethic, skill, and speed exceed what I have been used to. No time wasted, and no corners cut! I would use them again in a heartbeat! They arrive on time and had my 24' x 48', 4 car, finished in 12 hours, locked and cleaned up and off they went. The web site is thorough and no exaggerations.
Thanks Again!!!

Larry P. from Ithaca, NY

Excellent customer service and Excellent Quality Shed.
Our shed came to the Hudson Valley, N.Y approx. 160 miles. Well worth the cost of delivery. Everyone that I dealt with at Sheds Unlimited was very professional and helpful. We needed documents for the town ( ins. certificates, etc) not a problem. Delivery was flawless and simple. Love the mule!! The shed is great and would recommend this company to anyone in the Tri-state area. The cost is lower than local vendors and the quality is superb. Thank you Sheds Unlimited!d

kerri guneratne from Newburgh, N.Y.

I had a 48' custom combo garage/pavilion designed with great support, timeliness and price. It came out amazingly well. The always polite crew worked hard from 6AM to 11PM to get it assembled. Minor fixes were done just 2 days later. Couldn't be happier with the result.

Charles from Carmel, NY

The best experience ever. Chose Sheds unlimited over our local guy. Easy process from ordering to delivery and setup.

Bill from Selkirk NY

They came and built a 28*14 garage in one day. The work was better than I could have ever imagined. The quality of work is top grade. The company send a new crew at 2AM to get to my house at 7 AM in order to do minor finishing touches. That's what I call great customer service. The prices were much better than any of the local shops. Highly recommend them. I will post a video in Youtube called Sheds Unlimited timelapse

Rick from Naugatuck ct

I overly research purchases. I admit it. This purchase was no different. I spent the last 11 months researching everything from plans, to kits, to build on site, to delivered on site. Yes, it was over a hundred that I looked at finally. Sheds Unlimited delivered the best product at the best price even with the delivery charge. My shed contained no particle board and it matches our house perfectly. Would I recommend? Yes, without hesitation or reservation.

John from Madison, CT

Our local zoning board had a ton of requirements that resulted in us changing our shed order 3 times. Sheds Unlimited was very flexible and helpful. In the end we love our shed and are happy that we went to Shed's Unlimited to get it. We highly recommend.

Diane from Prospect Park, PA

Although there were various businesses closer than Sheds Unlimited, They came very highly recommended. This is the second shed I purchased and I am 100% satisfied with both. The only suggestion I would have would be for SU to inquire about local permits that would be required before the customer purchases. Outstanding quality and service. Got to love their MULE delivery!

Stynor Carter from Collingdale, Pa.