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By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: June 2020

Carl Parson with a pole barn under construction by Inola Portable Buildings & Pole Barns.

Carl Parson with a pole barn under construction by Inola Portable Buildings & Pole Barns.

Inola Portable Buildings & Pole Barns owner Carl Parson built carports, buildings and pole barns for the past 21 years. His business has been located just east of Inola on the north side of Highway 412 since its inception. Carl has been in the construction business for 43 years, ­starting with the construction department with the State of Oklahoma when he was still a very young man. Carl is assisted in the business today by his son-in-law, Cassidy Benner.

Inola Portable Buildings & Pole Barns always has more than 50 displays on their lot, affording customers a plethora of ideas to choose from. You will see portable buildings used as storage sheds, lawn equipment storage areas, pool-side bathhouses, workshops, and even cute little cottages for when you’re getting away for a quiet weekend. There are standard plans and models to choose from, or you may do a ­little or a lot of customizing to any basic style that catches your eye. You may also opt to have your project built on-site, or Inola Portable Buildings will build and deliver it to you. It’s your choice, and the cost is the same either way. 

You’ll find 10 different Eagle Carports displayed on the Inola Portable Buildings lot. Examples include standard ­carports, combo carports with storage areas, garages, and barns. All metal construction is of either 14- or 12-gauge steel. A 20-year limited warranty is ­provided on roofing materials for both gauge units, and there are 13 color options.

“All wood beneath the floor, including floor joists and skids, is treated lumber. Floors joists and wall studs are placed on 16-inch centers.” You can compare metal and wood pole barns on display at the show lot.

Smart Panel Siding and Smart Trim are used in the ­manufacturing of most of the portable buildings made by Carl’s company, and they both carry a 25-year factory warranty. Both products are made by Louisiana Pacific and are insect and termite resistant. Forty-year treated skids are standard, as is three-quarter-inch tongue and groove flooring. You have the option of single or double doors. All studs are stud grade, 30-pound felt paper (a vapor ­barrier) is placed between the roof and shingles, and 30-year Heritage Shingles are standard. Metal drip edges are also ­standard on roofs. Metal roofs are optional and offer a choice of 16 colors along with a limited lifetime warranty.

“We sell the best carports, the best portable buildings, and the best pole barns available,” says Carl. “If you check us out with the Better Business Bureau, you’ll find that we’ve never had a complaint filed against us.” In this day and age, that’s pretty remarkable.

You can see quality samples of all the products built and offered by Inola Portable Buildings & Pole Barns at the Tulsa State Fair, the Tulsa Home Builders Home & Garden Show, and the House Beautiful Show, all held each year at Tulsa’s Expo Square. 

Check online at to see the full assortment of quality products and services offered by Inola Portable Buildings & Pole Barns. Or call or stop by and visit the show lot. Carl will be waiting for you to answer your questions and give you a guided tour around the outdoor showroom.

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About Author Duane Blankenship

Blankenship graduated from the University of Oklahoma and has enjoyed a lifetime career in advertising. He started his own advertising business in 1993 and enjoys creating graphic art and writing. Hobbies include hunting, fishing and pencil drawings. Duane and his wife, Janice, have been married over 50 years and are active in their church and community. He has been a contributing writer for Value News/Values Magazine since 2005.

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