As a pole barn or steel building contractor, you probably want to do everything you can to set yourself apart from the competition. Inspire customers by not only building something they want, but by offering a design that they didn’t even know they needed. They have obviously come to you because they have a need for a pole barn or steel building, but if you give them these irresistible options to add-on to their project, they are likely to be impressed and willing to factor them into their financing budget.
RV or Camper Garage or Carport
When you’re in the process of designing your client’s pole barn or steel building, a quick question to ask them would be, “Do you have an RV or camper sitting in storage?” If the answer is “yes,” this is the perfect opportunity to pitch an RV carport or garage add-on. It could be as simple as a lean-to on the side of the building, or as complex as adding an extra-large garage door. Either way, your customer will appreciate you thinking about this before the project is too far along and it’s too late.
Loft or Other Living Space
If your customer’s pole barn or steel building design happens to have extra space at the top, why not pitch a loft add-on? The beauty of a loft is that it has endless possibilities for its use. If the building is one story, still inquire to see if an additional living space is needed. Ask questions like, “Have you ever thought about having a guest room above the garage?” or “Would an apartment be useful to have in your workshop?” Other uses for an extra room could be a man cave with a built-in recreational area or an office with a built-in desk. Help your client to see your vision by drawing the add-on design ahead of your design meeting. They will certainly appreciate you going the extra mile.
Basement or Storm Shelter
A basement might not be the first thing that comes to mind for a desirable add-on to a steel building, but it might be perfect for someone with a sloped project area. Whether or not your client needs the extra space of a basement, everyone in “tornado alley” can agree that a concrete storm shelter would be a good idea. Remind your client that it can double as a storage cellar so it’s useful year-round.
Add-Ons for Comfort and Convenience
Don’t make the mistake of thinking that your customer knows all the options available to make their pole barn or steel building more comfortable and more convenient. Do they know that if you install doors at both ends of the building it will create a nice breezeway? Do they know insulated steel will keep it cool in the summer and warm in the winter? Do they know you can install a crane inside for heavy lifting? These are things you should take the initiative to educate your customers about. You might be surprised by how a project can grow when the buyer knows all the options available.
Partner with HFS to Help Your Customers Finance Their Dreams
When your buyer starts to consider the added cost for these extra items, remind them that they can find a loan that fits their needs when they apply for financing with HFS Financial. Applying is easy when you partner with HFS Financial for the best contractor financing available. It doesn’t hurt to see if the extra price of these add-ons could be covered. When it comes to pole barn and steel building contractors, at HFS Financial, “You Build It, We Finance It.”