Warehouse

Should You Warehouse or Open a Brick-and-Mortar Store?

There is plenty of misinformation on the internet about e-commerce versus traditional retail shopping. Most studies base their findings off of a single number: the change in sales over time. But to truly understand whether you should warehouse to sell online or focus on the in-person sales experience, you’ll need to look past the big…

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Garden Center

How To Start A Garden Center?

There’s nothing as satisfying as seeing the fruits of your labor. And with owning a nursery or garden center, you can take that saying literally. We’re finally seeing a return to our roots as farmer’s markets and locally owned nurseries are once again favored over big box stores. But this article isn’t a propagation guide.…

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Metal Building Siding

The Best Metal Building Siding Options for a Business.

First impressions can make or break your business. When you walk into a store, everything from the lighting to the scent can impact your purchase decision and your willingness to return. Customers will remember plush seating, ambiance, and stunning displays, but only if you’re able to get them in the door.  Today, commercial real estate…

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New Construction

Are You Building in 2020? Read This First.

These are trying times in the world of commercial real estate. Skilled labor in the construction industry is still seeing a substantial decline since the 2008 recession. The rise of eCommerce has lessened the appeal of the physical retail space. But the demand isn’t gone altogether. Instead, tenants and consumers alike are looking to commercial…

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Standing Seam Metal Roofs

 Why does it Cost Less to Insure Standing Seam Metal Roofs?

Natural Disasters Are Causing Insurance Costs To Rise. So, What Can We Do About It? Hurricane season got you down yet? It’s only September and the first hurricane of the season took the east coast by storm (quite literally) after wreaking total havoc on the Bahamas. Heavy rainfall, storm surge, and high winds are almost…

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fire safety

The Facts About Fire Safety in Metal Buildings

Metal buildings have long been a popular choice in the eyes of insurance agencies because of their durability. Man-made steel is strong enough to withstand hurricane-force winds and even earthquakes. The combination of a metal frame and gypsum board interior panels creates the perfect recipe for a building with low-fire risk. It’s an insurance agent’s…

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Quonset Hut

Quonset Hut Verses Prefab Metal Buildings

If you’re currently trying to decide between a traditional prefabricated building or Quonset hut for your next project, you probably have cost in mind. After all, most Quonset huts only cost about $6-$12 per square foot, thanks to the simplistic design. But before you go reaching for your wallet, it’s important to know exactly what…

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steep slope

Do I Need A Steep Slope or Low Slope Roof?

Prefabricated metal buildings are often chosen for their open concept design. The strength of steel eliminates the need for interior columns within a 300-foot width limit. And once more, changing the pitch of the roof won’t present the need for additional interior columns. With any prefabricated metal building, the floor plan can be molded to…

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