Source Your Storage Solution at The Source
Traditional Amish built structures are a popular choice for storage solutions for homeowners and farm owners alike. Wherever you live and whatever the weather, it pays to use some sort of safe and secure storage for your accumulated equipment, vehicles and supplies that will provide longevity for their lifespan and protect your investment in their purchase.
Old man winter is certainly knocking on the door here in the North East U.S.A. Are you ready? The winds will blow and we will likely have more snow, sleet, rain and ice.
Are you tired of lugging the barbeque and garden furniture down to the basement to protect these valuable items from the weather? Wouldn’t it be nice to have some extra storage space handy where you could keep everything safe and secure until the sun shines and Spring reappears? Perhaps you don’t even have space in the garage to store your car due to the annual migration of all the outdoor equipment, pool supplies and other summer stuff?
There are lots of companies that offer quality built Amish products. There are middlemen and direct sources you can purchase your shed, other storage structure from and it is a smart choice to source from the source i.e. the manufacturer.
Why? They’ll have the most flexibility on price plus they have a wealth of options in regard to design, including materials to be used. Their sincere experience in the construction portion of your project will mean they can answer all your questions and you can go visit their factory to see the quality first hand.
The legacy of Amish craftsmanship for its top quality and attention to detail is well known and appreciated by many of us. Where better to source a leading manufacturer than Lancaster County, PA? We visited with Stoltzfus Structures LLC, based in Atglen, PA. This company is Amish owned and operated by the Zook family who are all born and raised in Lancaster County, and it has been in the business for more than 40 years.
Take a Tour
The facility is impressive. A staff of approximately 75 employees work alongside
Gideon Zook and his sons Dave, Jonathan, Matthew and Mark. The ‘green friendly’ facility is powered by modern technology, the space is well organized and on any given day you can see a myriad of structures being constructed before they are placed outside on the large lot.
The designs for the buildings Stoltzfus Structures produce are all drafted and innovatively created in house. This means that when you purchase a custom design from the company you can rest assured you are talking directly with the folks that are crafting the design with no middlemen between to mess things up. A straight line of communication is always a plus. With their experience answering customer’s needs and wants for over 43 years and their huge choice of high quality materials, floor plans and designs you can complement existing buildings on your property at the drop of a snow shovel.
Partner Up With The Source
Being part of the Amish community means the Stoltzfus Structures team can bring many options to your front door when it comes to anything ‘storage solution.’
For example, if you don’t want to risk your car to the driving talents of the local snowplow driver by parking it on the street, you might want a garage or shelter for it on your property. If your car is safely and securely parked, your insurance company may even give you a break on your insurance premium. Additionally, if you garage your car and have a service that comes in to plow your driveway to save you shoveling in snowy weather, you won’t have to get out of bed early to move your car out of their way. You can say goodbye to chipping ice of your beautifully painted car, replacing ice-damaged windshield wipers and spend more time enjoying a cup of coffee and a full breakfast with family in the morning.
Horse folks often train up and down the East Coast, and have large equipment to worry about such as RVs, campers, horse trailers and large pick up trucks. A pickup truck presents a huge piece of real estate that needs a lot of work to clear of snow. It’s not fun standing on the running boards trying to reach the top of the roof of the pickup truck to remove snow. And you know you’d rather be riding! Then of course you head out to pick up grain supplies and before you begin loading you’ve a whole 8-foot truck bed of snow and ice to shovel out. Not fun either.
A building to protect these valuable assets would be invaluable.
Then there are the smaller farm equipment to consider. ATV’s, snowmobiles for some, tractors, lawn mowers and tools all need a place to live. A tidy space where they are kept away from a horse’s errant kick, tucked up safe and secure on a winters night. You probably also need storage for hay, bedding and other necessary horse supplies where you can stash enough away to get you through until Spring comes around.
It’s nice to know that you can go to Stoltzfus Structures and address all these needs in one spot, whether it a multi-use mega garage building or a large shed.
Of course then you need to think about how you can best leverage your capital investment and possibly garner credit so you can obtain your building right away and put it to good use. While Stoltzfus Structures can provide delivery to you wherever you need the structure and offers you lot liquidation deals directly from their own lot in Atglen, PA you can also enjoy a quick and easy financing options through their 3rd party lending program directly on their website.
As a farm business owner remember these farm use buildings can be amortized on your tax return and depreciated, plus any interest payments made on the structures may be tax deductible. These savings are certainly worth asking your accountant about as part of your financial strategy for protecting your valuable assets now and providing needed storage solutions this season.
So while there are a variety of options when you are sourcing a company to work with on your next storage structure, consider the advantages of working with ‘the source.’ Check out references, look at the warranties offered and make the smart choice for your individual needs. With delivery available everywhere there is no reason to go with what you see available on the side of the road on your drive to work. The Stoltzfus Structures team welcomes your visit to see their operation in person or pick up the phone and give them a call.