By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: March 2015
Lewis and Patricia Armbrister, long-time Rogers County residents, offer quality portable buildings built by Oklahoma craftsmen.
With spring just around the corner, some of us start thinking about cleaning and organizing our houses and garages. If your garage or other areas of your house are overflowing with stuff, maybe it’s time to purchase a portable building. Since 2007, Lewis and Patricia Armbrister have been selling quality-constructed portable buildings by Derksen in Claremore.
Pressure-treated materials, reinforced doors, sturdy tresses and other options available on Derksen buildings are just a few of the reasons the Armbristers decided to sell the products, which are made the old-fashioned way in the Mennonite Craftsmanship tradition.
Derksen’s portable buildings, sheds, garages and cabins also include an industry-leading warranty on their treated Wood Strand Technology siding, which resists fungal rot and decay, termites, splitting, cracking and warping in a rich cedar grain texture. In addition, the buildings include 2x4 wall studs doubled under siding seams, 2x6 treated floor joists into notched 4x6 treated skids, and 2x4 reinforced doors designed to seal out rain and key-locked for protection.
With sizes ranging from 8x12 up to the newest size, 16x40, customers can also choose from different styles of barns, cabins, cottages, utility sheds, and garages, including options like lofts, windows, doors and gable roofs.
Options also include a basic electric package, wall and ceiling insulation, inside paneling and pre-finished flooring. “Customers can now choose to have their building painted or pressure-treated and the price is the same,” adds Patricia.
Shingled roofs come with a 30-year warranty, while the 29-gauge standard metal roofs come with a 40-year warranty. The company also offers a five-year craftsmanship warranty.
Another option for the customer is a built-on-site building. “With a building built on your site, some of these options like the basic electric package are not available,” she says.
With Derksen’s buy-or-lease program and no credit check, customers can save money when compared to renting at a storage facility long-term. “Buying or leasing a Derksen building is hassle-free,” says Patricia. “You can lease or purchase a building up to 60 months.”
There is also no penalty for early payoff. Delivery and setup are also available at no extra charge. Buildings are available for viewing at the Armbristers’ lot at 1401 Reavis Rd. “I’m available to discuss options so you can decide which building and which options best fit your needs,” says Patricia. Metal buildings are also a new and less expensive option from Derksen, offering the same quality workmanship.
“We do appreciate our customers,” says Patricia. “Last year was our best year yet.” If you’re in the market for a portable building, stop by the Armbristers’ Claremore location or in Oologah, located right next to the Sonic. Recently, they also opened a location in Chelsea as well as on Highway 20 East, next to Kum & Go by the turnpike. “Our son, Jeff, will be managing those locations,” she adds. To contact Jeff, call 918-688-6000.
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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.
1401 S. Reavis Rd | Claremore, OK 74017