Father son team combine skills and become shed-industry game-changer.
In April, 2005, father, Randy Kirk, a seasoned carpenter, and son, Tommy Kirk, a steel fabrication expert, work together in creating fully assembled wood sheds that are delivered quickly via a custom designed trailer.
Randy’s experience as a foreman for a residential framing company led to simple but incredibly durable sheds using the same construction techniques he learned by framing houses. Tommy’s propensity to innovate and his experience as the general manager of a local steel fabricator led to a trailer design that can accommodate taller loads. This allows The Shed Depot of NC to deliver the tallest portable sheds in the industry fully assembled. Together, the residential construction quality and taller shed capabilities is foundational to who The Shed Depot of NC is today.
A sales office was soon established in a small corner of Tommy’s business along highway 421 in Sanford, NC. Quality and deliverability resonated with customers and a manufacturing facility was purchased in 2007. The new facility allowed The Shed Depot to improve production efficiency, reduce environmental impacts and sell quality sheds for less than on-site contractors. This recipe of quality and delivery lead to a network of retail locations established by their new sales manager, Josh Payne, in 2008.
Demand for more customized features led Josh to become more and more involved in the design and production process, eventually becoming General Manager in 2011. Since then, the Shed Depot of NC has added 3 new series of sheds and now offer 5 siding options including Vinyl, LP Lap Siding and James Hardie Lap Siding. They are also the only shed builder in the area that uses LP SmartSide vented soffit to maximize airflow and reduce interior temperatures and “mustiness”.
“We listen to customers and continually change to improve our products to better meet their needs. What won’t change is the focus on quality construction and innovative solutions that The Shed Depot was founded on” said Josh. “We love to “wow” customers by providing a truly unique custom shed at a fair price. We are committed to working with them to find the best solution, making good on our promises, and making their experience fantastic!