Last Modified: Thursday, October 10, 2013

Tips to Save Money Renting a Modular Sales Office Trailer

Use a modular building as a sales office.
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If you are shopping for a used modular building and have recently visited the sales office of a local supplier you probably noticed how many "trailers" were used as sales offices in the past. From real estate offices to car dealerships, modular buildings have been used for short and long term office space needs across the U.S. for decades. Here are a few tips if you are preparing to buy or rent any size modular for your sales operation.

Tips for using a modular building as a sales office:

#1 Know how much space you need and how it will be used. 
If your sales people will be sitting at a desk speaking with clients be sure to calculate how much space will be needed to accommodate furnishings. Will a lobby be needed or a conference room for larger meetings and presentations? Will bathrooms and a kitchen area be needed?

Last Modified: Monday, May 20, 2013

Always negotiate the floor plan price

Used modular building for sale with custom floor plan.
Adding an office to a used
modular building.
For years I sold used and new modular buildings to schools, churches, utility companies, general contractors and basically any other type of business imaginable - even the studios in Hollywood. In many cases the floor plan of the modular office or portable classroom  needed to be exactly as specified by the customer due to specific office sizes, furniture layout, and the amount of people using the space. This also required a lot of work and expense on my company's behalf because in most cases the exact floor plan was not available or the exterior and interior finishes needed to be completely changed.

So my helpful tip for anyone searching for a used modular building (with a specific layout) is always negotiate the price for modifications. Here are some typical modifications that will cost you extra money up front of amortized into your rental rate:

Last Modified: Saturday, April 20, 2013

Used Modular Building for Sale in New York

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Here is a typical 24’x 60’ (1,440 square feet) modular office trailer for sale or rent in New York. This modular can make a great temporary or permanent office for any business.

24’x 60’ Used Modular Building Specifications: includes wall mount heat and air conditioning system with thermostat, wood exterior siding, tile floor finish, slider windows and secure doors. Optional window and door security screens are available as well as a handicap ramp system and/or aluminum OSHA stairs for each entry door. Any floor plan and finish can be modified to meet your specific space needs.

Last Modified: Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Popular Modular Building Sizes

Used modular buildings come in many sizes and floor plans.
Popular Sizes for Modular Buildings
After 25 years of selling used and new modular buildings you get to know the market fairly well. Here are the most popular sizes for modular buildings by type in the United States. If you are planning to use a prefabricated modular building try to stay withing these size parameters - most suppliers have these available and are willing to negotiate rental and purchase prices more than with custom, less typical sized structures.

For Schools and Churches:
1. 24' x 40' Single classroom
2. 24' x 60' Single and two classroom models

For Office Space:
1. 24' x 60' with offices and bathrooms
2. 36' x 60' with offices and bathrooms
3. 48' x 60' with offices, conference room and bathrooms

Next step - start requesting some prices from local suppliers and see which one has the best overall price to offer you.

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Last Modified: Monday, February 25, 2013

Used Modular Daycare Center

Used modular buildings and classrooms make the ideal daycare center.
Used modulars make affordable
daycare centers.
Modular buildings are sometimes the best option for use as daycare center programs because of their flexible designs, ease of installation and reasonable price to rent or purchase. When space is needed to start a new program or expand an overcrowded center the ability to quickly open a building and provide children with a comfortable environment is a huge value to owners and operators.

"Our program grew so fast that building another structure was not an option if we wanted to be competitive and meet the needs of our community. We needed space and we needed it exactly the way our other centers are set up and modular was the only way to accomplish this," stated one childcare program director from Austin, Texas.

Used modular buildings are sometimes overlooked as an option for new modular daycare centers when in all reality they are a very smart choice for more reasons than just price. Used prefabs are often already set up for daycare use complete with:

Toddler, preschool and adult bathrooms
Common areas
Infant classrooms
Kitchens and
Built in closets and staff offices

The exterior and interior finishes can quickly and easily be changed along with door locations and windows if you have special requirements. Handicap ramps, covered walkways and access steps are all available for use with used modulars as well.

Here are a few helpful links:

Childcare Facility Design Guide
Modular Building Suppliers Prices for Daycare Buildings

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Last Modified: Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Prices for Used Modular Buildings in Florida

This is a helpful online tool if you are searching for a modular building or classroom in the state of Florida. Florida Prices - Modular Building, Classroom, Church

Remember to always know the following before you start negotiating prices with any supplier:

1. What size modular building or classroom do you need?

2. Where are you going to locate the structure and what type of permits will the city or county require?

3. How long will you need to rent the temporary trailer or are you going to buy it?

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