Over the past two years, Tuff Shed customer Andrew Clemency has transformed his Pro Tall Barn into his weekend getaway home. For Clemency, the process started with five acres of land and a dream.
Living in Phoenix, Arizona he was familiar with Tuff Shed and our longevity in the Phoenix market (our factory-direct location in Phoenix opened in 1987 and was only the third location for Tuff Shed at the time).
He remembers being impressed that Tuff Shed could accommodate his design and installation needs, especially the large, 18×40 building delivered and installed some 200 miles away in the White Mountains of Southern Arizona.
“I knew I wanted something large and needed it delivered and installed on my property. After looking around at other options, it was an easy choice to get a Tuff Shed,” says Andrew.
After the building was installed on his property, Andrew combined his own efforts along with some contract help to finish the interior in grand fashion. They added interior framing, electrical, plumbing, drywall, etc. with the inside layout of this building’s first floor now featuring a large main room, a full kitchen, dining room, and a bathroom.
The second floor of his barn is just as impressive, with a beautiful spiral staircase leading up to his master bedroom, which Andrew points to with a certain pride. “It’s beautifully finished,” he says of the space which includes hardwood floors and four overhead skylights.
An increasing number of Tuff Shed customers are taking Andrew’s approach to this project; having Tuff Shed install the exterior building shell, and then adding the interior finish themselves. In fact, this concept was the impetus for Tuff Shed’s Cabin Shell program, which was rolled out in 2014. For Andrew, it meant getting his dream weekend getaway at a much more reasonable price than hiring a custom home builder.
Andrew estimates that he has spent $90,000 on the project to date, including $28,000 he spent on the Tuff Shed exterior building shell. The value in return, he says, is priceless, with frequent family gatherings and time that is well-spent together. “It so much more than just a weekend getaway,” he says.
And Andrew gives high marks to his experience with Tuff Shed. “If I’ve ever had an issue or question, Tuff Shed has been very supportive,” says Andrew. “All in all, my experience with Tuff Shed has been great.”