Better Quality, Lower Price in Claremore

You don’t have to drive all the way to Kentucky to purchase one of the finest crafted portable buildings in the country.

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: March 2008

Lewis and Patricia Armbrister offer eight styles of high-quality Derksen Portable buildings at a great price.

You don’t have to drive all the way to Kentucky to purchase one of the finest crafted portable buildings in the country. Derksen portable buildings, built by Mennonite craftsmen, have been available for over a year at the corner of Country Club Road and Reavis Road in Claremore.

Lewis and Patricia Armbrister have owned the Rogers County Fence Company since 1968. When their customers started inquiring about a place to purchase quality, portable buildings, Lewis couldn’t recommend anything. After research, he and his wife discovered Derksen Portable Buildings and signed up to become an independent dealer.

“Their buildings are high quality,” says Lewis. “They are not made of plywood and staples but are crafted with tresses and all the exposed material has been pressure-treated.”

Reinforced doors on the buildings are designed to seal out rain and rodents and are key-locked for security. All exposed nails are galvanized to avoid rust spots or stains and offer maximum strength.

“I tell people to compare the quality and price of Derksen before they decide to purchase a portable building,” he says. “Our prices are better and the quality is definitely better than any others in the area.”

With eight styles and a variety of sizes from 8x8 up to a 12x30, customers have many choices. In addition, you can save the monthly fee on rental storage. Derksen Portable Buildings offers a hassle-free, rent-to-own policy. As an alternative to warehousing, customers have the option to lease a building for 36 months at rates comparable to other storage options. “Why pay to rent when you can pay to own?” asks Lewis.

No credit applications need to be filled out and customers are not required to keep the buildings. Buildings can also be paid off at any time without penalty.

But storage isn’t the only use that Derksen buildings provide. “People have purchased them to turn them into kids’ playhouses,” says Patricia, who says that it has been a good year. “We appreciate our customers.”

Customers have also purchased the buildings for cabins, barns, sheds, portable garages, lofted barn cabins and utility sheds. The possibilities are unlimited. “We had one couple who bought a building for a lake cottage,” she says.

Delivery and set-up are free so customers can put their tools away while their new building is transported and installed by a crew from Sapulpa. The siding comes with a 40-year guarantee while roofs last up to 20 years.

In addition, customers can make choices about the location of the door and windows at no extra cost. “You can decide how you want your building,” she adds. “However, there is an extra charge to add extra windows or doors.”

Check out the Armbrister’s selection of buildings at their Claremore site or at their new location in Oologah on HWY 169 next to Sonic.

For more information, contact

Derksen Portable Buildings

1401 S. Reavis Rd., Claremore, OK 74017
(1/4 mile east of Hwy 66, behind Wal-Mart)
(918) 341-6530
(918) 510-9010 

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About Author Carol Beck-Round

After 30 years in public school education, Carol Round retired and moved from Grand Lake to Claremore, Oklahoma in 2005, where she writes a weekly faith-based column which runs in 14 Oklahoma newspapers as well as several national and international publications. Three volumes of her columns have been compiled into collections: A Matter of Faith, Faith Matters and by FAITH alone. She has also written Journaling with Jesus: How to Draw Closer to God and a companion workbook, The 40-Day Challenge. This past year she has written three children’s books, a series called Nana’s 3 Jars, to teach children about the value of giving, saving and spending money. All of Carol’s books are available through Amazon. In addition to writing her weekly column, authoring books and speaking to women’s groups, she writes for Value News. She also blogs regularly at When she is not writing or speaking, she loves spending time with her three grandchildren, working in her flowerbeds, shooting photos, volunteering at her church or going on mission trips overseas, and hiking. She is also an avid reader and loves working crosswords and trying to solve Sudoku puzzles.

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