The Overholt & Sons Shed Builders Story
Back in the early 1980s, living and making a living on a small family dairy farm was tough. Paying for a farm and keeping equipment maintained was almost more than was possible with the income produced from the dairy. When his oldest children were teenagers, Mr. Mervin Overholt decided, along with his older sons, to build a couple of buildings and set them out by the road to sell.
Those first buildings were built in the spring of 1982. This was in the day before every house had a shed in the backyard. This concept was hard to sell, but finally, diligence paid off and people began to get used to the idea of portable buildings. Since resources were limited, we cleaned out a corner of the equipment shed and set up a very small area to start the shed business.
In time, the business grew to where enough money was saved up to build a new shop on the farm. In 1985, a new shop was constructed, and more time was dedicated to the business. As the business continued to grow, it became a challenge (even with 5 sons and a daughter) to keep the dairy running and keep up with the demands of the new business. The family seemed to have more interest in working the shed business and the cows had taken second place.
In 1989, it was decided to sell the dairy cows and put more energy into building portable sheds. The Lord blessed the business and over the years there have been several additions to the original shop that was built in 1985. We are indebted to God for the way He has blessed the business and provided even in times when it was hard to find work. We have been blessed with clients and people who are more than just a customer, many have become friends. We look forward to partnering with many more of you as you allow us to help you find a solution to your storage needs.
Jonathan Overholt, Current Owner