The storage unit across town can solve a few problems for families and businesses. This could include needing more storage space but not having enough yard or, for those apartment dwellers out there, not having a yard at all.
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.
You’re thinking about getting a shed. But, is it the right time? Do you need a storage shed or would something else suffice?
It's amazing how color can be the thing that stops us from finalizing our purchases. We're afraid of choosing the wrong one, when really, they're all right. (We just have to find the one we think we'll like for years to come. No big deal.)
Throughout the year and across 14 states, we’ve worked hard to find our customers more room for their stuff. From hobby workshops to she sheds to storage sheds, we’ve been dedicated to helping our customers not just find a shed, but the shed they need.
And, what a large majority of our customers need is apparently our Lofted Barn. For every 100 Cook customers, 30 are choosing our Lofted Barn option.
Why? Mainly because it offers the most storage space for the square footage it takes up in the backyard. You have the main level for larger equipment and then the loft for additional storage.
You need more space. Right? Otherwise you would be looking to spend more money on a vacation or your favorite hobby and not on a shed. The good news is that a new portable building is an investment so you're able to enjoy your hobbies even more. And, with a good rent to own program, you might still swing that vacation.
Each season has its own storage challenges. You may have an almost empty garage or shed during the Christmas season, but then after the holidays you’re desperate for more space. Or, during Summer you may purchase some new yard tools (or toys!) and discover your space just isn’t large enough for everything.