For decades the Amish have been manufacturing quality sheds and prefab garages throughout Lancaster County, PA. Hundreds of thousands of units have been produced in dozens of manufacturing facilities scattered throughout the rolling landscape of the garden-spot of the state. From the small family-owed shed companies, to the larger multimillion-dollar enterprises, the Amish have developed an edge in the market that is hard to beat.
The industry began about three decades ago when Amish businessmen started up several small shed building companies. Slowly business grew as more and more shed and garage customers began to realize the exceptional quality of Amish Sheds produced in Pennsylvania. As the popularity of Amish built sheds and prefab garages progressed throughout the northeastern United States, more and more Amish families opened up new manufacturing firms until today there are well over forty manufacturers throughout the area.
As the demand increased for the quality provided by the Amish, so did the efficiency of their production process. Amish business owners in their typical frugal fashion worked hard to produce quality pa sheds and prefab garages in the most efficient manner possible. While some manufacturers then cut corners on quality and endurance, others paid careful attention to each building that was delivered to their customers. That kind of quality paid off as more and more buildings were shipped into the surrounding areas and demand grew for a variety of storage solutions.
In the last ten years the production of prefab, built-on-site and modular garages has taken an upswing. Amish sheds and garage builders now offer several options for a prefab garage. One can chose a modular one or two-car-garage or a build-on-site arrangement. The single-car-garage is an economical and quick solution to any car storage needs one may have. The single-car-garage is typically delivered as a unit and includes a wooden floor. In addition, one can add a ramp by which to drive a car or truck into the prefab garage.
Another modular solution that solves bigger storage needs is the two-car-modular-garage. This process is similar to a modular home in which the building comes in two sections which are then brought into one unit on site. The two sections complete a two-car garage and typically include short walls inside the building to provide the needed support for delivery. This solution is becoming more and more feasible with the new low riding trailers employed by select manufacturers.
Lastly, the Amish of Lancaster, pa are perfecting a new line of prefab garages which take the industry to a new level. These 2 and 3-car-garages are available with numerous options and are typically built on the customer’s concrete pad. Truss rafters allow for the entire inside of the building to be unobstructed without the short walls as in the modular garages. In addition, many customers opt for either a full second floor as in the Legacy two-story-garage, or add an attic truss to the regular two or three-car-garage. The extra storage space comes a small price but solves a major storage need.
So whether one is considering a standard Amish built shed, a prefab two or three-car-garage or a two-story custom built Legacy garage the Amish of Lancaster, PA have a clear advantage. And to make matters even better, some even offer free estimates and drawings to ensure there are no surprises.
Chris Stoltzfus is an insider to the Amish Shed industry in Lancaster, PA. For nearly two decades he and his family have been producing quality sheds, prefab garages and outdoor buildings and shipping them throughout PA, NJ, NY, MD, DE, CT and beyond. He is an active member in the Beachy Amish community in Lancaster PA and also loves to study, write and travel around the world. You can visit their family business website at www.shedsunlimited.net