It looks like a giant box. I love playing with boxes. This should be fun. And oh look, they put in a little door for me. This must be MY BOX.
One of the keys in business is to not only pay attention to the market, but to listen to your customers. What are they saying, what struggles are they facing, what options are they choosing over you? When we started Cook Portable Warehouses, we sort of fell into it because of some excess lumber we had. You can read that story here.
But, the story was just getting started.
Even from that first building, we were listening to our very first customer as he described the customizations he wanted like the siding color and roof style. From that moment, we’ve continued to offer custom options, but along the way we discovered our customers needed something else.
It’s all stuff. But, it’s YOUR stuff.
It’s valuable, it’s meaningful, some of it is even irreplaceable. When people need more room for their stuff, they call us. But, over the years, your need for storage may not always be the same.
You may need more or less. You may just need space for a lawn mower for your first year, but then kids come along and all of a sudden you need a place to store furniture, yard toys, a kid bike trailer and an extra stroller.
What’s your dog house like? No, not your dog Jack’s four walls and a roof in the backyard. We’re talking about your own four walls and a roof (hopefully) where you go when you’ve discovered you didn’t notice her new hair cut, or you forgot to load the dishwasher, or you accidentally put her favorite shirt in the dryer...yeah we’ve been there. Historically, being in the dog house is not fun...but if you find yourself there often, maybe we can help you make a change.
Every backyard is different and every family’s needs for a backyard shed are different. So, the features you need will be slightly different too. But, we’ve been building sheds since 1984 and since then we’ve continued to modify our designs to ensure we’re building the best building, with the best materials at the most affordable cost.
We’ll be honest, in 1984 we didn’t build the best shed. Two businessmen, father and son, accidentally fell into the business because they had excess lumber they needed to sell. So, they asked a local carpenter to build a shed. It was a great shed, but it wasn’t the best shed.
Building the best shed takes time, innovation and quite frankly failure.
Excess lumber, a handy carpenter and an innovative father/son team clumsily brought Cook Portable Warehouses to fruition. Before the first building was even completed, they’d already sold it to a local man who decided the color, the roof style and more. They hadn’t even said it was for sale yet!
You’re thinking about getting a shed. But, is it the right time? Do you need a storage shed or would something else suffice?