Modular Portable Buildings | Governmental Commercial Industrial

Modular Portable Buildings | Governmental Commercial Industrial

Our emphasis on Texas Portable Buildings has been on the residential user, but there is another entirely different group of portable building users, the industrial, commercial, and governmental portable building market.

Modular buildings, and mobile modular building rentals play a big part in the Texas portable building industry, not to mention in our daily lives.

Texas has grown, and with this growth comes a large population of school age children. Much of the overflow from this growth goes into makeshift classrooms, which are often housed in portable modular buildings on the campus. The need for extra space in schools and other organizations which have varying degrees of growth or usage, coupled with transient needs like emergency hospitals and shelters, military housing, and business use make this market an important part of Texas construction, employment, and business.

Some of the ways portable modular buildings are used:


Portable classrooms

Texas is growing, it has been for some time. This growth has taxed school districts throughout the state, and new schools can not be built fast enough to provide space. Movable portable buildings, often simply called portables are often brought on to campus for utilization as classrooms until larger buildings can be built.

Military and law enforcement

Military housing, guard shacks and other police and military offices are sometimes contracted. The mobile nature of “portables makes them ideal for this type of use, particularly when deployment is transitory.

Emergency use

When disaster strikes, there are many needs. Some of the biggest are temporary housing and hospitals. Modular portable buildings are idealy suited for such purposes. It is possible to get them on site and ready to use quickly without the need for construction time.

Commercial and industrial portable buildings

Mobile offices

Sometimes businesses need to try out a new location before commiting to making it permanent. Modular portable buildings are perfect for such forays into new territory. Movable buildings provide the perfect, cost efficient temporary office space for working in an area on a trial basis, or for any type of service that may need to relocate after a certain goal is accomplished such as a construction site or insurance disaster claims office.


Almost every business in almost every industry in the State of Texas needs storage space from time to time. Overstocked inventory awaiting the next sales cycle, incoming materials scheduled for use at a later stage, sales drop locations, and document storage are only a few of the ways that mobile buildings are utilized.

Tool sheds and break rooms

All industries require tools, the Texas oil industry and construction companies and similar labor intensive jobs usually need some type of storage for tools and equipment. They also need offices and break rooms. Modular portable buildings provide the perfect solution for such entities.

East Texas Cabins Can Earn Extra Income

East Texas Cabins Can Earn Extra Income

Do you own lake front property in East Texas on Lake Fork, Lake Tawakoni, Lake Palestine, or one of our many other area public lakes? Are you interested in having some extra income? If so, this is something that might be of interest to you.

City dwellers understandably like to get away from the hustle and bustle of life in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex and other such places, and East Texas with it’s natural pastoral settings, top notch lakes, and rural lifestyle is often the place of choice.

Furthermore, the fishing in our area lakes is some of the best anywhere in the country, and this attracts a very large number of fishermen from across the state and across the country. Our east Texas lakes are a haven for wildlife, like ducks, geese, and whitetail deer.

There is also a new trend in Texas, fishing private Texas lakes. So, if you own property with a small private lake with good fishing, you can get in on this as well.

In fact, you don’t even have to live near a lake to make this work. East Texas cabins can earn extra income from fishermen, duck hunters, and whitetail deer hunters, not to mention, the average business person needing an escape from the rigors of the concrete and asphalt world of city life.

How can you do this? Well, it is pretty simple.

  1. Measure your area to be certain of the size building your property will support.
  2. Check the area to see what if anything may need to be adjusted or moved, like irrigation heads, etc. See Portable Building Placement for details.
  3. Check with your local authorities (including your Home Owners Association if you have one) to be sure that you are within your legal rights.
  4. Find the right building for your needs. We have some recommendations for local East Texas cabin builders below.
  5. Purchase the building and have it delivered and set up. This process is pretty easy, and the cost may be a lot less than what you imagine. Most portable cabin dealers also offer rent to own as a purchasing option.
  6. Connect the plumbing and electrical, which depending on your level of skill and expertise, and local regulations, may require a licensed plumber and electrician.
  7. Let your local hunting and fishing guides know about your venture. Visit a few hunting and fishing forums online, and let the readers know about your place, and it is very likely that you will have renters before you know it.

Your venture will also be good for your local economy, since you will probably attract people who might otherwise not even visit your area.

How smoothly your East Texas cabin rental project goes is largely dependent on the building and the builder you choose.

So, if this sounds appealing to you, and your property is within about 100 miles of the Alba/Emory area, we have a recommendation. Ben’s Barns in Alba Texas. Ben’s Barns will build a cabin to your specifications, including such amenities as counter-tops and sinks, bathroom facilities, lighting, and others. The fit and finish of their products is top of the line, and the prices are the best in the business. You will be dealing with a local dealer, with strong ties to the East Texas community, and that is always a good thing.

Contact them at: 903.213.5769 or visit their facility on highway 59 between Alba and Emory to find your perfect East Texas Cabin.

Custom Portable Buildings Texas

Custom Portable Buildings Texas

What is “custom”?

Usage of the word “custom” has changed over the past few decades. There was a time when custom meant something built from scratch just for the owner. In common terminology now, it seems to mean something slightly changed with a standard piece of equipment or hardware added to meet one of the owners requests.

In the portable building industry that might mean something like the addition of a typical type of work bench, a typical loft, or one of the many accessories that have become common fare in the portable building business today.

It is possible to find portable utility building dealers in Texas today who offer buildings built with either the older, or the newer definition in mind, but you may have to do a little investigating to get there.

Standardization of portable building practices

A  portable building customized from the factory

Most builders like to work with a sort of standardized template, and add standardized extras either as they go along, or at the end of the process. It is one of those assembly line type innovations that makes mass production of quality products a possibility. Because of this, almost anyone can afford a good standard product, but very few people have things that are truly unique to them. There is nothing wrong with that, and the “customizations” are such that they will meet the needs of the average buyer.

Truly custom portable buildings

Texas consumers have a lot of choices, but to get something truly custom, you may need to do a little shopping, but they are available. The trick to finding such a builder or dealer seems to be a combination of these factors:

  1. If the dealer is local, they are more likely to produce buildings made with your design in mind.
  2. If the dealer is also the builder, there is a good chance to get exactly what you want without having to offer up your first born.
  3. If the dealer is small, that is, not a major nationwide public corporation, you have a better chance of getting a portable structure designed and built for your specific needs.

In short, the people you are probably looking for will probably be a small, local builder dealer. Such dealers can better afford to customize a product without having to slow the wheels and gears of an assembly line.

Tell us about your local Texas custom portable building dealer!

We always keep an eye out for those who will break the standardization pattern without breaking the bank. If you are aware of such a dealer in your area, we would love to hear about them and let our readers learn more. Just leave a comment in the box at the bottom.

An Open Letter To Portable Building Dealers In Texas

An Open Letter To Portable Building Dealers In Texas

Dear Dealer

We are offering Texas portable building dealers the chance to toot their own horns for free on, and that’s not just a lot of hot air! If you would like to describe your business to our readers we would love to give you the chance to have your say on a page dedicated to your business only.

What we would like is an article of around 250 to 700 words describing your business in your own words describing what you offer, business information, and your basic philosophy of business. Tell our readers what makes you stand out from the crowd. There are a lot of dealers out there, so tell people why they should choose you over the rest of the pack.

If you are not already included in our alphabetical listings, we will include your business name and number there as well.

While we encourage self promotion, we do reserve basic editorial rights, and your article should not attack others or be just a sales brochure. Just put your business in the best light possible without being pushy or offensive and you should be fine.

Just a note about keywords: Keywords, the words you want to be found for are important, and should be included in the text of your article, but “keyword stuffing” and other “spammy” methods can be death to an article online. We suggest using plain, natural language when writing for any website.

While you are at it, why not consider being a guest author on a portable building related topic? There is probably something you know that would both endear your company to our visitors, and provide helpful information. Find that you don’t agree with us on a topic or two? Feel free to give your point of view!

We will include a link to your site at the bottom of any article we include.

In today’s online experience getting the word out about your business in as many trusted venues as possible is more important than ever.

We offer other promotional opportunities, including lead generation on a try before you buy basis (contact us for details), advertisement, and branding. See: Our advertisment page for more details.

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A Portable Building Tip: Now Is The Season To Buy!

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A Portable Building Tip: Now Is The Season To Buy!

A portable building tip

It is early September as I write this and I am going to let you in on a little secret: Everything has a season. Spring and early to mid summer is normally the storage building season in Texas. During the late summer fall and winter Texas portable building sales usually drop a few points. This may be a bit of an oversimplification, but in general it is true.

How does this information help you? Simple. Everything costs less when demand is down!

That means that from about August through the winter, building dealers may just be selling fewer buildings and therefore, willing to make some deals to keep the wheels of enterprise rolling along!

Dealers offer discounts from time to time anyway, so any time is a good time to buy, but you will probably have a better than normal chance of getting that super great deal you have been waiting for during this time of the year.

So, now you know the little secret, and how it benefits you. What should you do about it? Well, find the dealer you want to do business with, give them a call, or walk onto their lot, and start working on the best deal you can make. You may be surprised at just how great the deal will be!

Now that’s a great portable building tip! So, what are you still doing here! You should be looking for a portable building dealer in your city!