"As someone else said in the testimonials, don't bother doing the research - I have also done it for you! We have a lake lot with a 30' Fifth-Wheel camper. We wanted a 24' x 36' metal carport
to protect it and to offer us shade and to shield us from the rain. I checked with at least 4-5 dealers for the carports and all were very, very close in price because, as far as I could tell, the carports themselves almost exclusively were manufactured/installed by Carolina Carports. So it came down to customer service.
I found Alan's Factory Outlet
through a google search. Alan's website is very informative, had many good testimonials, plus they are BBB accredited.
I also found a local company who was also a dealer for the carports
. He was helpful enough and we really had a tough time deciding to go with the local guy or Alan's Factory Outlet. After speaking with Alan Bernau Jr. on the phone, the decision became much easier. Alan is very dedicated to his company, he is very friendly, helpful and attentive to our needs in this not-so-small purchase.
We ordered from Alan's Factory Outlet in late March, 2013. Carolina Carports
took over from there with the scheduling of installation of our carport. (They, too, were a pleasure with which to do business.) Although, I called/emailed Alan Bernau, Jr. a few times after that and he always got back to me in a very timely manner.
Our set-up date was set for April 11th. The crew, very polite and efficient workers, was running late and did not arrive at our lot until 6:30 pm, at which time, they started work immediately, and worked past dark. They promised to be back the next morning at approximately 8 am, and they were there a few minutes before. They obviously "knew their stuff" as they made putting up a 24' x 36' carport look easy. They were completely finished by 10 am, including cleaning up after themselves.
We are extremely happy with our carport and also very pleased with the purchasing experience with Alan Bernau, Jr. at Alan's Factory Outlet. We HIGHLY recommend purchasing your carport, shed, metal building, etc. from Alan and his company!"
-Allen and Lisa Lewis
We wanted to let you know how extremely happy we are with our pergola
. It is just beautiful and we have been getting compliments on it all the time. Many people walking by have asked to look at it. I have attached a picture of it, our dog Maya even likes the shade it provides. Have a great day.
Brian and Kimberly
This customer gave us a beautiful picture of the wood pergola kit
that they ordered from Alan's Factory Outlet and put together. The do it yourself pergola kits are delivered precut with all of the hard ware included for an easy assembly.
The pergolas are shipped nationwide in the USA.
Very happy with my metal garage at Alan's Factory Outlet.
Alan was really helpful with the purchase of my metal garage. I got the metal building delivered within 2 weeks after I bought it. The guys that came out to put up the metal garage where really nice and did a good job.
If your looking for a metal garage I recommend you go with Alan's Factory Outlet. If I hear anyone who needs a metal building I will send them your way.
Metal garage installed in Maryland
BUY HERE! Alan's Factory Outlet #1.
Don't waste your time researching as I have already researched for you. Spent a good 6 hours researching all companies across the U.S. for metal carports. Researched their websites for content, verified phone numbers and addresses by reverse phone look-up, verified addresses by Google maps, researched companies on BBB website, researched company complaints on Google, etc..,. Talked to Alan personally which only verified the conclusion I had already come too about the company. Order went through smoothly. Alan's communication was outstanding throughout the process. Carport delivered on-time with no glitches. Carport looks great. Extremely happy.
Thanks Alan! Scott C. in Illinois.
I would highly recommend Alan's Factory Outlet and Carolina Carports Inc. We first dealt with another company for months with out satisfaction and delivery. Alan promised delivery in 2-4 weeks and our carport was delivered in less than two weeks. The installation was well coordinated, efficient with accurate positioning and leveling. We are pleased with the service, installation, structure and appearance of the carport.
Sue in Charlottesville, VA
We received our shed today, with no complications. The driver was courteous, displayed common sense AND ingenuity in maneuvering around some hanging Verizon and power lines and deposited it exactly where we wanted it. THANKS!!
Shed Delivery to Fairfax VA
Getting my Storage Shed from Alan's Factory Outlet, Luray VA, was the best thing I ever did.
The Shed gives me the space I need to spend time doing the things I love.
I have finished the inside with insulation and Duratemp T-11. I put in electric, heat, telephone, ceiling fan and TV. I love spending my time in what I call my "Outhouse".
I highly recommend Alan's Factory Outlet for all of your Storage needs.
Tucker & Jean Morris
During the holidays of 2010 my wife and I decided it was time to de-clutter our Garage. We visited several shed stores in the Northern VA area. After talking with the sales people at other stores we just were not sure what to do. We didn't get good answers nor feel like our questions were important. I concluded that I needed to do some more research and expanded my search area. I came across Alan's Factory Outlet in Luray, VA. I contacted Alan on December 30, 2010. Alan let me know that the store was closed on New Year's eve, but that he and his wife would be willing to meet at the store on that day if it best suited my schedule...all I had to do was give him a time. Alan and his wife opened the store on New Year's eve, took the time to fully answer our questions, made us feel confident in our decision, and remained very patient with as our 2 year old son struggled to wait while we placed our order. Anyone in the market for a new Storage Building would be best served to check out Alan and Julie's store. The service I received was like nothing I'd ever experienced before! Thank you Alan and Julie, our building arrived and we're thrilled to have extra room in our garage now!
Mike and Sharon - Marshall, Virginia
Dear Alan & Julie of Alan's Factory Outlet,
A note to let you know how nice it is to deal with ethical business people.
My 12X20 Prefab Garden Shed was delivered and set ahead of schedule with no defects in material or workmanship. It was wonderful to have something of this size delivered, ready for use, with no need to wait for factory or delivery damage to be repaired.
We enjoyed working with you and it is worth going to the Valley (Luray VA) to get this kind of workmanship and quality. We looked at sheds and found your company among the best value purveyors within 75 miles of us.
Thank you and please feel free to give prospective buyers my name if they would like references as to service after the sale or final quality.
Locust Grove, VA
The Carport install went well. The guys worked in the rain all day! The Carport looked better than I planned. Thanks again Alan's Factory Outlet for all your help, good luck with your business.
God bless, Happy holidays!