The Sway of Steel has a Ripple Effect In 2002, a pebble of sorts was dropped in the town of Warm Springs, VA causing a ripple effect that swiftly carried resident John Pound out to sea before plunking him down in the Bahamas. The “pebble” in this case was the steel building Pound purchased from SteelMaster Buildings, located in Virginia Beach, VA, to store his tractor and Corvette and also use as a workshop. Initially planning on constructing a stickbuilt building, Pound was swayed toward steel after looking at his friend’s SteelMaster building. “I was very impressed with the look and usefulness of his building and the quality of the materials,” says Pound. “I called SteelMaster, and they sent me a booklet with different types of buildings and different options available. One of the company’s engineers drew up a set of plans and sent it to me, and then followed up with phone calls explaining the warranty, the two different types of base plates, and how to erect it. When he gave me a quote—including shipping—it was a much better building for the money than the stickbuilt ones and beat the competitor’s price and quality of building by a long shot.” From there, a small ripple formed when one of Pound’s coworkers professed an interest in a building as well, and after Pound shared what he had learned from SteelMaster, the coworker bought the same building.
“We placed our orders together, and it took a short time—three to four weeks—before the buildings arrived,” remembers Pound. “We used that time to lay out our sites and pour the concrete footers and floor.”
When it came time to build, Pound’s neighbors and friends showed up to lend a hand. It just so happened that a couple that helped were on the market for a storage building and were so impressed with the SteelMaster that they bought a building from the company as well. “While their building was being made and shipped, we all went to my coworker’s house and put up his building,” says Pound. “Then another friend of mine decided he wanted one, so he purchased one as well. He now has three SteelMaster buildings and wouldn't trade them for anything.” The concentric circles formed by that Pound’s purchase broadened considerably throughout the next year as people interested in buying a SteelMaster building often showed up on his doorstep requesting a tour. “SteelMaster has me on a list, and if someone who lives in my area is interested in looking at a finished building, they are more than welcome to look at mine,” says Pound. “In 2003 I had the most referrals for the company, and a lot of these people went on to purchase a building, so I won an allexpensepaid, fiveday cruise to the Bahamas.” In fact, since 2002, Pound estimates he has shown his buildings to between 75 and 80 people. “I really like my building and look forward to showing it off,” says Pound.The best things I can say about it are that it's a well made building, everything fits without having to make any alterations, there are no surprises when you receive and start erecting your building, and it has plenty of room and really looks nice. It's within sight of my home, and it's something I'm very proud of. I would highly recommend anyone interested in building something that will last, appreciate in value, and is top of the line to talk with SteelMaster.” In addition to storage buildings and workshops, SteelMaster’s steel and metal preengineered buildings are designed for a broad range of residential and commercial applications including garages, carports, metal barns, Quonsets, airplane hangars, RV storage, roofing systems, military buildings, commercial warehousing, and industrial storage as well as a wide variety of custom building applications including athletic facilities, retail stores, churches, bus stops, smoke shacks, doggie dorms, and correctional facilities. For More Information About Steel Buildings Visit Steelmasterusa.com
Published on Jan 24, 2011
The concentric circles formed by that Pound’s purchase broadened considerably throughout the next year as people interested in buying a Stee...