By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: April 2014
Carl Parson, owner of Inola Portable Buildings & Pole Barns.
Inola Portable Buildings has a reputation – a good one. According to owner Carl Parson, “Customers drive from Bristow, Sapulpa, Tulsa and beyond to purchase their portable buildings from us.”
Whether you need a storage building, pole barn, loafing shed, metal garage, cabin or other portable building, Inola Portable Buildings & Pole Barns can meet your needs. In business since 1998, they have earned an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.
“We only use top-grade materials on everything we build,” says Parson, who before starting his company had been in the construction and roofing business for 20 years. His experience in that field has carried over to the quality he delivers in every product his company makes, whether it is metal or wood.
At the business, located off the north side of Highway 412 at 30355 S. 4230 Rd., you can browse through more than 50 displays available. Buildings can be delivered or built on location, but about 90 percent of the business’ work is done on location.
“We’ve also built carports and RV covers as well as all-metal garages,” he adds. “We stay busy and can do custom work. If you have an idea for a building that you would like, just ask.”
In the company’s 16-year history, “We have never had a complaint about our buildings,” says Parson. “Our business has grown through word of mouth. We started with two buildings when we opened and it just continues to grow each year even though we are located in an out-of-the-way place. We’ve found that if you do everything better than the next guy, you’ll stay busy.”
While they do mainly residential work, the company has expanded – again by referrals – to include portable building projects at public schools in Claremore, Jay, Catoosa, Inola, Locust Grove and Tulsa, as well as businesses such as Arby’s. “We have built storage buildings for Arby’s all over northeastern Oklahoma,” he says. “We have also constructed portable buildings for the City of Tulsa.”
Conventional or Dutch Barn portable buildings include treated skids along with treated floor joists on 16-inch centers, ¾-inch tongue and groove flooring, #2 stud grade materials, a 25-year factory warranty on Smart trim, 25-year warranty on Smart panel siding, 30# felt paper and a 30-year warranty on Tamko shingles. Extras, like steel doors, windows, 4-foot loft, work bench and a 4-foot treated ramp, are available at an additional charge. Sizes begin at 8x8 up to 16x24 and larger.
Pole barns, which range in size from 24x24 to 40x60, include one walk-in door and one 9x8 overhead door. An additional door is available for an extra charge. The company offers a 40-year manufacturer’s warranty on the 29-gauge metal used in the pole barns and loafing sheds while the insulation comes with a manufacturer’s 10-year warranty. Also included in the base price is a 4-inch concrete slab with rebar 18-inch on center in floor and 10-foot sidewalls.
“We can build a pole barn, concrete included, within a week,” says Parson. “We can complete a portable building – built on site – in one day.”
Although they are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday, Parson will meet with potential customers at a different time to accommodate their schedules. “They just need to give us a call and we can work it out.” The company also offers rent-to-own options.
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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 www.carolaround.com. 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.