From the editor:

I try to fill each edition of this magazine with a variety of different topics. There are so many subjects that are relevant to the construction trade, it boggles the mind. In this edition, you’ll find a bit of a different kind of Product Feature. It fits with the “So many options” theme, really. We take a look at some of the different exterior product options shed builders can use. From wood to composite to steel, from less expensive to pricey — you really do have limitless options when it comes to making mini-building exteriors unique. 

I hope you enjoy reading the business profile about PubSheds Inc. of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Founder Mike Sheehan explained how he built a pub shed in his own backyard as a way to keep guests out of the house during parties. No one could have guessed that a new business would be the result of hosting backyard parties. If you have an interesting story, I’d love to hear it — and perhaps even share it (if you like) in an upcoming edition.   

You won’t want to miss the Shed Geeks article. In it, you’ll meet Shannon Latham and Kyle Summers, who are making it their mission to bring the shed industry together. They’ll have a regular column in the magazine going forward, so take a few minutes to get to know them and learn what they’re about. 

Exciting news: Our next edition is the Garage, Shed & Carport Builder Show Preview edition. In it, you’ll find profiles of all the companies that are exhibiting at our show November 4-5 in South Bend, Indiana. (Not to be confused with the Shed Expo that takes place in Michigan in September.) The Garage, Shed & Carport Builder Show was supposed to have been held in February, but the pandemic put the kibosh on that. The profiles will tell you about the companies themselves, as well as what they have to offer. We’ll also have some coverage of what else you can do in South Bend.

In case you didn’t realize it, whenever you want to learn more about a particular company or product, fill out the product inquiry form on page 50. We’ll contact the company on your behalf and have them get in touch with you. 

Until next time — be well.

Karen Knapstein, editor


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