By Maria Martin
Published: April 1, 2012
The Tuff Shed Pro, Sports Edition
When Daniel and Laura Kindregan approached the gurus at Tuff Shed about a corporate sponsorship for their pro mountain bike team, a brilliant plan was hatched.
A Tuff Shed designed specifically for athletes.
That place wasn’t difficult to create, says Phil Worth, director of marketing for Tuff Shed, which employs more than 700 people and nets around $120 million in sales annually.
“It was a fairly simple matter of taking our standard 10-by-12 building and customizing it for the athlete,” Worth says.
The company worked with athletes to plan out the ideal interior space, Worth says.
The athletes’ wish list included bike mounts on the wall, a work bench, cubbyholes to store helmets and shoes, and an overhead loft, which serves as storage space for extra tires and wheels – or whatever athletic gear is taking up space in the garage.