Portable Office Buildings for Sale

If you need more office space for the short or long term, there are portable office buildings for sale that will fit your project and budget. They can be built in nearly any design, from simple one-story buildings to contemporary multi-story office complexes, and can help you reduce your costs by as much as 20 to 30%. 

Today’s state-of-the-art manufacturing technologies, better quality controls, and 3D and 4D design capabilities have enabled modular construction to meet the needs of a wide range of residential, commercial and industrial uses. If you don’t have the budget to build a permanent structure but want great quality, consider portable office buildings.

National companies such as Modular Genius, an award-winning modular builder in Joppa, Maryland, have teams of experienced designers, engineers, project managers and field superintendents that allow them to serve as general contractor for all aspects of the construction process. They will consult on your design and make recommendations for building your office building efficiently and economically. 

Portable Office Buildings for Sale

Modular Construction Environmental Benefits

Approximately 170,000 commercial buildings are constructed every year in the U.S., and nearly 44,000 commercial buildings are demolished.  According to the EPA, these commercial buildings account for 18% of total energy use, 3% of total water consumption, 35% of total electricity consumption, and 18% of CO2 emissions. By 2025, they are expected to be the greatest emitters of greenhouse gases on the planet.

In addition to LEED certification credits, the permitting process for modular buildings can be significantly shorter than for stick-built buildings. Some communities offer free planning assistance for green buildings, in addition to free signage, fee reductions, tax credits, grants or low-interest loans, and marketing incentives. And building modular can reduce your energy costs by as much as 40%.

Modular Construction Cost Benefits

If you consider factory-assembled components like pre-hung cabinets, windows and doors, builders have used modular techniques for decades to cut costs and speed up construction. Building, pre-wiring and rough plumbing 80% of a modular structure in a factory environment cuts down on the need for multiple subcontractors on the jobsite.  There is also no weather damage of materials (wasted cost).

Not only are the costs of modular buildings about 20% less in comparison to stick-built buildings, but time is money, and modular buildings can be delivered 40% to 50% faster. This means that your new office space will be available and ready to start earning profits sooner.

Award-Winning Modular Office Designs

As you weigh your options, take a look at the recent Awards of Distinction from the Modular Building Institute for excellence in relocatable office design.

In spite of a difficult-to-access location in remote mountainous terrain, the 1820 sq ft complex was designed to be energy saving and maintain the alpine-style look of other buildings in the region. The 11 steel frame modules are strong, long-lasting and absolutely secure, and the roofing was designed for a quick drop and connection on site. The project was completed in just 39 days.

Why not take advantage of portable office buildings for sale and reap the cost and environmental rewards? Contact a modular builder for solutions that will meet your deadlines and budget constraints.

Used Modular Office Buildings for Quick Deployment

When you need office space fast, don’t overlook the wide variety of used modular office buildings that can be deployed quickly without sacrificing aesthetics or durability. Most modular builders, such as Modular Genius, have pre-owned modular offices in stock in excellent condition and priced for significant savings.

Used models are usually available in a wide variety of dimensions, square footage of less than 1,000 square feet to more than 20,000 square feet, a variety of siding options, roofing materials, and wall and floor finishes.  They can be painted or sided on the exterior, and the interior floor plans can be reconfigured to meet your specific requirements. It’s often possible to move the doors and windows and add ADA-compliant ramps and steps, all at a fraction of the cost of new construction.

Used Modular Buildings

Benefits of Used Modular Buildings:

Questions to Ask:

Some companies offer their used modular buildings “as-is,” while others certify that their stock of used buildings has been thoroughly inspected and include a warranty on any repairs they made. Here are some other suggestions to make your purchase of used modular structures worry-free.

  1. Local building permits
    Be sure that your pre-owned modular office meets any required local building codes. Call the building department of your municipality to find out if a conditional use permit will be required for the structure before delivery day.
  2. Condition
    Carefully check the condition of the structures to see if they need to be repainted, repaired or renovated. If the modular buildings were properly maintained, they should continue to serve you for many years.
  3. Warranty
    Does the seller offer any kind of warranty? Before you buy, it’s important to know if the modules have been inspected for weather tightness, structural integrity, mechanical HVAC operation, and electrical and plumbing compliance.
  4. Cost
    You may be able to realize savings up to 10% to 40% off of labor and materials because the underlying structures are being recycled and reused. If your business has a flexible budget, weigh the prices of used modules against those of new modular buildings. Although you may have to wait longer and pay more, you will be able to get exactly what you want with a better warranty.
  5. Delivery/Setup
    Will the seller deliver the modular structures to your site and set them up for you (and is this included in the price), or will you be expected to move and set up everything yourself? Is there already a foundation on the construction site for the structures, or does this need to be done before your used modules can be delivered? Many modular manufacturers can take care of site preparation for you.

If you are thinking that all modular buildings look like boring construction-site trailers, we recommend taking a look at the Modular Building Institute’s 2014 Awards of Distinction to see the creativity and innovation in the world of modular buildings today.

Used modular office buildings can get your business up and running quickly and help you generate revenue far sooner than if you wait for new construction. Modular offices are a fast, eco-friendly solution when you need extra space for a jobsite / construction office, real estate office, law office, school administration office, medical office, dental clinic, veterinarian clinic, security office, or any other permanent or temporary office you can imagine.