Auto Repair Shop Buildings

Sizes We Recommend

Auto Shop

Our building systems are popular for auto shops looking to get more space and functionality for their business. They can be customized just like any traditional construction method, offering you the option to place doors, windows, clear spans, work bays and more. If you’re looking to build a new auto shop or expand your business, you’ll be able to walk you through designing your repair shop with an expert representative to ensure the best possible automotive shop layout.

All Metal Buildings

Warranties and Service

Brand General Steel
Available Products I-Beam Framing: 26 Gauge Sheeting, C-Channel Framing: 26 Gauge Sheeting
Add Colors Roof, Walls and Trim
I-Beam Structural Warranty 50 Years
Paint Warranty 40 Years
Galvalume Roof Warranty 25 Years
Standing Seam Roof Warranty 20 Years
Project Coordinator Included at No Additional Cost

Designing the Shop Layout with Our Team

Working with General Steel is a collaborative process that ensures that your final product reflects your specific needs. The process starts with a two-way conversation between you and our experienced team. We want to know exactly how you envision your auto repair shop, how it will fit within your property, and your ideas for interior and exterior design, among other factors. We then research the location of the shop to ensure that your building is equipped to withstand the wind and snow loads of your area as well as any insulation requirements.

Design Flexibility

While steel is best known for its strength, there are a few other factors that make steel a superior building material. One advantage of steel construction is design flexibility. This is especially important for an auto repair business because you must be able to maximize your allotted space. From the workspace to the store layout, the design of your facility not only affects work processes, but also has the potential to affect sales. And if expansion is needed in the future, steel building kits can be easily modified to fit your needs.

Build an Auto Shop vs Buy an Existing Building

New Auto Shop Pros

  • Can add more bays onto the end wall in the future
  • Designed with your business in mind = more efficient
  • Clear span framing provides uninterrupted floor space

New Auto Shop Cons

  • Could be a higher initial investment
  • Construction timelines can delay opening the business
  • Unique roof elevations can be cost prohibitive

Buy Existing Pros

  • Possibly no additional upfront land costs
  • May be located next to existing traffic generators
  • Can open the business quickly

Buy Existing Cons

  • Building may have interior columns
  • May not be able to expand the space in the future
  • Space not designed with your business in mind
What is clear span framing?

Clear span framing requires no interior columns for support, which allows more space for work bays and retail sales.

What are my choices when it comes to doors?

Our two most popular door options for auto shops are roll up and sectional doors. The advantage of a roll up door is that it does not use up any space in the ceiling of the building, but a sectional door requires less building height above the door opening.

Should I buy new or an existing auto shop for sale?

Designing a new auto shop with our team almost always ends up in a more efficient space. Check out the video below to explore this question in greater detail.

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