Why Metal Buildings Are Perfect for Business Startups

By Scott Kyles   |   Posted In: Metal Buildings


Startup Business Trends and Stats for 2023

Thinking about starting your own business? There’s no better time than the present, especially if you have a new product or service to offer or something that no one else can provide in quite the same way as you.

Emerging from the pandemic, the startup business scene is definitely alive and kicking in 2023. Here are a few recent stats compiled by Demand Sage that are worth noting:

  • The US currently hosts the most startups in the world, by a large measure. There are more US-based business startups than startups in the next 9 highest-ranking countries combined!
  • There are currently around 32 million small businesses in the US, which accounts for roughly 99.9% of all American businesses.
  • More than 15% of the US population is currently involved in a startup business.
  • 60% of all startup businesses begin at home.


Big Ideas Can Be Born in Garages

Many of today’s best-known business brands started out in a garage or shed. These include Apple, Disney, Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, and Harley-Davidson, to name just a few. But if you want to bring some of your own great entrepreneurial vision to life, you’re going to need someplace to do it. And thankfully, garage and shed engineering has come a long way since the early days of rickety, drafty, wooden barns like those in which some of the abovementioned brands were founded.


Why a Custom Metal Building Makes Good Sense for Your New Business

What’s true for real estate in general, is also true for any thriving business – location matters. What location makes the most sense for getting your startup business off the ground? Custom steel buildings installed on your property are an ideal solution. What makes light-gauge steel structures better? For starters, they’re rugged, reliable, adaptable, customizable, and more cost-effective to build than you may realize!

  • Economical – No need to have to rent space from someone else, when you can simply install commercial metal buildings on your own property – even in your own backyard. You can start building up equity for yourself, and steel structures are also more cost-effective to build per square foot.


  • Cheaper to Insure, too – Because steel is strong, durable, and naturally incombustible, your property insurance costs can be reduced by going with a metal garage building over a pole barn or other comparable stick build.


  • Rugged, Dependable, and Easy to Maintain – Galvanized steel buildings aren’t susceptible to moisture rot, and stand up to both the toughest weather and constant usage. Steel is also impervious to termites and other pests, and doesn’t easily harbor mold or mildew. What about building maintenance? You won’t have to worry about the need for frequent repainting, since the colors are infused onto the metal during the fabrication process. Steel structures are also easier to clean. Just hose it off, hose it out, let it air dry, and you’re good to go.


  • Customizable Design – The versatility of steel allows for more flexibility when it comes to building design and function. Steel tube-framed structures don’t require interior columns or supports, so there’s more usable interior space than with other types of buildings. Large metal buildings can be designed to provide as much clear-span space as you need. Plus, they can just as easily be installed on commercial property as they can on residential property. Carport Central can certify your structure to meet any local building codes and wind/snow load requirements, including Risk Cat II certification for human occupancy.


  • Multipurpose Usage Possibilities – How you use your new metal building is completely up to you. You can use the whole thing as a workshop or storage building, if that’s what your startup business requires. Or if you need a retail location, you can simply designate the front portion of your building to be used as a storefront, dining area, or whatever you need, and still leave enough room in the back for production, office space, and storage. It’s really your call!


  • Beautiful Aesthetics – Worried that a commercial metal structure might look too much like a boring, boxy garage? Thankfully, you can be a lot more creative than that. Not only can you customize the interior, but you can also customize the exterior of your metal building. We can help you think through some of the popular designs that are available, and you get to decide the look of your roof paneling, side paneling, exterior trim, doors, windows, and more. A modern metal building can be anything but boring!


Some Popular Applications of Metal Buildings for Small Businesses

Are you ready to envision the possibilities for your new business facility? Here are just a few types of businesses that can take full advantage of being housed in a sturdy steel structure:

  • Accountants and financial advisors
  • Antique shops, collectors, and pawn shops
  • Auto service centers, tire shops, and paint & collision centers
  • Bakeries and donut shops
  • Bistros
  • Bookstores
  • Boutiques
  • Breweries, taprooms, and wine-tasting rooms
  • Clothing retailers
  • Coffee & pastry shops
  • Consignment stores
  • Delicatessens and sandwich shops
  • Dry cleaners
  • E-commerce businesses
  • Farmers’ markets
  • Fitness centers and gyms
  • Gift shops and souvenirs
  • Hair salons and barber shops
  • Independent grocery stores
  • Insurance companies
  • Jewelers
  • Manufacturing
  • Martial arts dojos
  • Mattress stores
  • Manicures, pedicures, and nail salons
  • Mobile phone sales and repairs
  • Mom-and-pop stores
  • Old-school arcades
  • Outlet stores
  • Pet stores and pet supplies
  • Restaurants
  • Shoes and footwear retailers
  • Tax consultants


Carport Central Has Your Startup Business Building Needs Covered!

At Carport Central, we know that starting a new business isn’t easy. We started our own business in a basement just 9 years ago ourselves! That’s why we believe in helping other entrepreneurs to get the metal building solution they need to set their business set up for success. Simple and painless as possible when it comes to getting the business facility you need!

We’ve made the whole buying and financing process as simple as possible, and we work hard every day to make sure our customers get exactly what they need in a steel structure. Each of our buildings is custom-designed, made-to-order, and built to last. Plus, we deliver and install at no extra charge in 46 US states! Nobody else in the industry can beat our building engineering, customization options, or level of personalized customer service, either.

Ready to get started? You can connect with us online, or get in touch even faster by giving us a call at (980) 321-9898 today!

Come experience the Carport Central difference for yourself. What’s Central to you, is Central to us.


  • Scott Kyles

    Scott Kyles serves as lead content writer and marketing consultant for Central Steel Group, the parent company of Carport Central. He’s been speaking to the metal buildings industry and its customers for over 5 years, and also holds professional certifications in secondary science education, training, and customer experience.

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