They Call It the Lone Star State for a Reason
Texas is the second-largest U.S. state in terms of both sheer land size and population. Only Alaska is bigger in its land area, and only California has a larger population. But Texas is still unique among states in many ways, and the Lone Star State has always marched to the beat of its own drum. To prove the point: Texas even established itself as its own sovereign nation for nine years (1835 to 1846). Any way you slice it, Texas is big, and has always set itself apart by its big, independent spirit.
Texas is a national leader in many areas – for starters, the Lone Star State includes more farms than any other state. Texas is the national leader in cattle, goat, sheep, cotton, and cereal crop production. And then there’s the oil. Nearly 1/3 of all known U.S. petroleum supply is found in Texas. The manufacturing industry is big in Texas, too. Some of the innovative manufacturing companies operating in Texas include Texas Instruments, Samsung, Toyota, General Motors, Caterpillar, Tesla, Apple, Caterpillar, NXP Semiconductor, and Tyson Foods, among others. Unofficially, Texas is known as the Manufacturing Capital of America. Oh, and did we mention? Three of the top ten largest cities in the U.S. are found in Texas too: Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio.
How to Choose the Right Metal Building Partner in Texas?
TX metal building dealers are a dime-a-dozen, with more popping up every day. The good thing about increased competition is that it’s more of a buyer’s market than ever. But at the same time, with so many players in the market trying to sell you, it’s incredibly important that you do your homework before deciding where to spend your hard-earned dollar. Many dealers will say they’re the best, but just saying it doesn’t necessarily make it true. How do you decide whom to trust, and which metal building provider actually offers the best value?
The best metal building suppliers are ready and willing to discuss more than just metal building pricing. A truly great metal building provider offers more than just competitive prices; their value proposition should be able to deliver more than just attractive pricing. The more informed you are, the smarter buyer you will be.
Here are some questions you should ask of any TX metal building supplier you’re considering:
1. Do you maintain a physical office? Can I come sit down with you?
A great metal building provider – i.e., a company you can trust – should have a physical office you can visit, staffed with real people you can talk to. Many metal building dealers operate online these days – which is a good thing for buyer convenience – but the most reputable dealers will also maintain a physical office location, too. (Metal Barn Central has office locations in both Mount Airy, NC and Bainbridge, GA).
2. Do you really serve my local area?
Many dealers claim to do business in Texas, but once you start digging you may learn that there are regions of Texas that the dealer in question doesn’t actually serve. To save yourself some frustration, verify whether a building provider you’re considering can actually serve your location. (Metal Barn Central serves ALL of Texas.)
3. Are you BBB-accredited? What’s your BBB rating?
The BBB (Better Business Bureau) exists to help consumers make more informed decisions about any business they’re considering partnering with. If the metal buildings provider you’re considering has a bad BBB reputation, that’s a good indicator that you’ll save yourself a lot of grief by going with someone else. But if their actual customers have positive things to say about their experience, take that as a vote of confidence. Also, pay attention to how a company responds whenever something does inevitably goes wrong. If they’re prompt to respond to customers’ concerns, then that’s a company you should feel good about trusting with your business.
4. How long have you been in business?
A startup metal building company may not have all the connections and resources needed to truly serve your Texas metal building needs well. You’d be better off partnering with a metal buildings dealer with at least a few years under its belt. The longer they’ve been around, the more likely they are to still be around whenever you may need them down the road. While you’re at it, ask what they can tell you about their team. How many combined years of metal building industry experience do they hold? How many customers have you served? Finding answers to questions like these will give you a better insight about the true nature of the company, and about how capable they are of meeting your needs and providing the best building solutions.
5. Do you provide engineered drawings, and can you help pull permits for me?
To be clear, a metal buildings company can’t directly pull a permit on your behalf, but a helpful dealer can walk you through what you’ll need to do to obtain building permits. And a better Texas metal buildings company will be familiar with what permits are typically required in your given location. In addition, if a company is able to provide their own engineered drawings for your building, that’s a good indication they have a solid in-house engineering team – which is something that can’t be said for many metal buildings dealers.
6. What’s your metal building buying process like?
A good metal building organization should be able to tell you exactly where your building order stands at every stage of the process. You should be given a single point of contact who walks with you every step of the way, from building design, to financing and purchase, to fabrication, to installation. A better company can provide accurate timeline estimates regarding delivery and install of your building, and will inform you about what site preparation steps you’ll need to complete before the scheduled installation begins, to avoid any unnecessary hiccups.
7. Are you just trying to “sell” me, or do you really care about helping me?
The best metal building providers are about more than simply trying to get your money. We’ve all dealt with annoying salespeople at some point, and the metal building industry certainly has some of those. Don’t let yourself get bullied into signing a contract with someone who doesn’t really have your best interests at heart. Rather, choose a dealer like Metal Barn Central who’s truly committed to helping you to find the best metal building solution to meet both your needs AND your budget.
8. Do you have the best price?
We saved this question for last, but it’s probably one of the first questions that many buyers will ask! But it’s important to understand that having the best price doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s the lowest
What do we mean? Many dealers will try and float a low price in front of you that sounds too good to be true, because it often is! The best price is the one which actually delivers exactly what you want and need in a metal building solution – and nothing that you don’t. And many times, a cheaper price really just means a cheaply manufactured building provided with a frustratingly poor customer experience. Sometimes saving a few bucks isn’t worth the headache and hassle that goes along with it. And since a metal building is a long-term investment, you really want to make sure you’re making the best investment possible with your hard-earned cash!
Need a TX Metal Building? Look No Further than Metal Barn Central!
Texas metal buildings are a fantastic solution for vehicle storage, livestock protection, and all sorts of custom applications ranging from residential, to commercial, to agricultural, to industrial. But in order to get the TX metal building you need, it’s important to partner with the right TX metal buildings provider.
At Metal Barn Central, all of our metal buildings are manufactured in local American facilities, and we’re proud to support American steel industry jobs. Here are a few things that really help to set Metal Barn Central apart in Texas:
• We’re a top online metal structure provider serving the entire Lone Star State, along with 45 other U.S. states, too.
• We’re proud to have partnered with countless Texas homeowners, business owners, farmers, ranchers, and industrial enterprises.
• We’ll partner with you to help you get your perfect custom metal building – we can even help you design it from scratch!
• Delivery & installation is INCLUDED with your metal building purchase, at no extra cost!
• Interested in installing your own custom metal building? Choose one of our TX metal building kits you can take on as a DIY project, and receive an additional discount on your building purchase.
• We have THE BEST financing and rent-to-own options you’ll find anywhere!
• Nobody beats our positive customer experience or personalized customer service, either!
Metal Barn Central is about more than just selling metal buildings; we’re really about providing shelter for your Texas way of life. Connect with us by calling at (980) 365-8481! Experience the Metal Barn Central difference today!