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Need a better shed?  FutureBuilder sheds are Tuffer than Tuff!

We don't believe you can buy a better-made shed.  We also don't know of any wood sheds available for less.  Check out for yourself why we are the best:

Features at a glance

6 sizes available: 14' x 8' (largest size not requiring a building permit), 12' x 8', 10' x 8', 8' x 8', 8' x 6', & 8' x 4'
Quality wood construction with durable metal roof
Our sheds are ideally sized, featuring larger-than-standard doors, no stooping, and more storage space
Professionally designed by an architect for strength and long-life
Prices include paint!
Free delivery and on-site installation in Tucson city limits (small charge depending on how far outside city limits)

We also believe we make the most attractive sheds available, coming standard with complimentary trim!


What makes us better?

First of all, wood sheds are the most durable, heavy-duty sheds available.  Sheet metal and plastic sheds do not even begin to compare in terms of strength and longevity when exposed to the elements.  (Here are some photos showing the toll intense Arizona sun and weather has taken on inferior sheds we've been asked to replace.)  With only standard maintenance (like a new coat of paint every few years) our sheds should last as long as you own your home.

And our wood sheds are the best available:

Size/Utility/Value-  We've been designing and building sheds since 1999 with one purpose: to build the best shed available for your money.  And to continually improve upon it.  We've engineered every last detail and the building process itself (introducing new improvements on average every 4-6 months over those many years), to provide customers the MOST shed for their money.  That means less waste than any other builder, stronger construction, higher quality materials, and more of your dollars in the final product.  We continually evaluate new materials and building methods to maximize durability, security and value.  We've spent many years developing the most ideally sized sheds available, considering the many competing aspects of comfort, material size and cost, storage capacity, and footprint.  We've got a lot of details to tell you about our sheds' construction below, but it starts with a shed where you won't bump your head:  Interior height is 6'-11" at the lowest point (bottom of the rafters where our trusses rest on the wall), and 8'-2" at the highest point.  Door height is also 6'-11", and the total exterior height of the complete shed is 8'-11".  We can provide custom height sheds upon request.

Floor-  Our floor system is more elaborate than competitors.  For the longest lasting floor, it's important to keep all floor framing off the ground, whether that framing be steel or wood.  (Scroll to the bottom of our sheds we've replaced page for just one of many examples why.)  Even treated and galvanized products will ultimately rot or rust if placed on the ground.  We are the only builder we know of who frame our shed floors like a house, keeping all framing members off the ground.  Our entire floor frame is made of termite & moisture-resistant treated lumber, sits on treated runners, and they in turn rest on concrete bricks rather than the ground.  The only part of our floor that is in contact with the ground is concrete.  For flooring, we use 3/4" Sturdifloor(tm)--specifically designed and marketed as the premiere sheathing for floors--rather than generic plywood, or even worse, the cheap OSB that many of our competitors use (a substitute for plywood that is more prone to structural failure if it gets wet).

Walls-  Our walls are stronger because we space our studs much closer than competitors at 16" rather than 24". We sheath our sheds with SmartSide(tm) premium siding, which is specifically engineered for sheds.  Finally, we paint our sheds with multiple coats of the thickest exterior paint to protect them from the elements.  Our competitors charge extra on top of their published base prices to paint your shed- make sure you ask how much!  Do you want to spend your weekend painting your shed, or have it fully finished and ready as soon as we leave?

Roof-  We use the most durable roofing material available--steel--rather than the cheaper shingles most (if not all) of our competitors use.  Under that, we use roofing felt as an additional layer of water resistance.  And every one of our sheds comes standard with a simple but highly efficient built-in ventilation system at the peak that makes noisy, leak-prone turbine vents things of the past.  Other companies charge extra for ventilation, but in the desert it's a necessity (just as much as paint is), and we don't charge extra for necessities.  A two inch roof overhang and drip edge help protect the siding while maintaining a compact footprint that can be placed right up against walls & fences. 

Fasteners-  As with our raw materials, we only use the best. Our siding is attached with galavanized ring-shank nails which resist dislodging and rusting far greater than regular nails.  We screw down our metal roofing with large sheet metal screws with watertight rubber gaskets, so that even the strongest wind can't dislodge them (like shingles) and make the roof prone to leaking.  And our roof system is anchored with Simpson Strong Ties(tm), rated for hurricane-force winds.

Door, Hardware & Security-  Our doors are much larger than standard house doors at 4' wide by nearly 7' high.  You will have plenty of headroom in our sheds.  Our hinges and lockable latches provide far greater security than our competitors: they're bolted through the shed wall with lock nuts.  (Anyone armed with a only a screwdriver could remove the locked doors on the sheds of many of our competitors by simply unscrewing the exposed hinges!)  And if you want the ultimate in security, order an insulated steel entry door (likely stronger than the door to your house), complete with deadbolt lockset for only $185 more (which is essentially our cost, and the option we most highly recommend).


Prices (including paint, free delivery, and on-site assembly!)

Size Price
8' x 4' $1385 is your total, final cost!
8' x 6' $1585 is your total, final cost!
8' x 8' $1785 is your total, final cost!
10' x 8' $1985 is your total, final cost!
12' x 8' $2185 is your total, final cost!
14' x 8' $2385 is your total, final cost!

WITH ALL SHED ORDERS: please specify which side you want the door hinges on: left or right.
AND when ordering sheds 8' x 8' or larger, please specify if you want the door on the gable end (standard placement, as in the photo above) or on the side.
(8' x 6' & 8' x 4' sheds generally require the door in the standard placement on the 8' gable end as in the photo above.)


Customization Options

Click here for photos of many of these installed options:
Option Price & Details
Delivery outside Tucson city limits Typically $50 for distances up to 25 miles from the intersection of I-10 and I-19, or $2/mile for distances over 25 miles (installation typically takes 2 days, which means 2 trips are almost always necessary to complete shed installation, but you only pay this charge once). This means delivery to Sahuarita, Green Valley, Marana, Catalina, and Vail are $50 (or close to it).
Single-slope shed roof $0.  We can provide a single-slope shed roof (rather than the standard gable roof style pictured in the photo above), sloping in any direction, for no additional cost.
Barn-style gambrel roof $150.  Some prefer a barn-style gambrel roof. We can also add a wood trim "X" to any of our 4' shed doors for an additional $35, to complete the traditional barn look.
36"w x 6'-8"h steel house door $185.  The ultimate in security. Includes key-matched deadbolt and locking handle.  Specify out-swing or in-swing, and left or right side hinge (as viewed from OUTSIDE the shed).  In-swing is less expensive, but you may prefer out-swing for $25 more, to maximize interior storage space (no space consumed by the in-swinging door).
30"w x 48"h white vinyl single-hung window $185.  A higher-quality window than the basic aluminum slider windows competitors use. Insulated double-pane glass window opens for air circulation and access. Sill height 2'-10" above floor.
32"w x 44"h acrylic 'plexiglass' window $100.  High-impact acrylic is much stronger than glass. Allows light in, does not open. Window sill height is 3'-2" above the floor.
Full-wall-width acrylic 'plexiglass' clerestory window $100 for walls up to 8' long, $135 for walls over 8' long.  High-impact acrylic is much stronger than glass. Allows light in, does not open. 12" tall clerestory window runs the full width of the wall. Typically installed with sill at 6'-5" above outside ground to discourage prying eyes (5'-10" above inside floor). Also available in ultra-strong 1/4" acrylic (rather than standard 1/8" thickness) for $35 more.
Shelving $3 x shelf length.  12" wide shelf attaches directly to wall studs.  Strong and simple: we use 2x4 and siding material cut offs from shed construction to maximize efficiency and keep our shelving price lower than competitors.  Please specify desired location on which interior wall (as viewed from the door), and desired height above floor.
Pegboard $65 per sheet.  Pegboard provides a great way to organize your tools, cords, etc by hanging them.  We charge less than competitors (32sf sheet = $2/sf) AND we include an assortment of pegboard hooks at no additional charge so you can get started organizing right away.  Specify brown or white pegboard, and note the location(s) where you want it (or we can hang it in our standard, most preferred layout).
Heavy duty ramp $135.  4' long heavy duty ramp provides easier access into the shed for wheelbarrows, motorcycles, dollies, etc. Made of moisture- & termite-resistant treated wood for weather resistance and long-life.
Pet door Cost + $25.  We've had customers who want to give their pooch the ultimate doghouse :) You buy the pet door you want, and we'll install it for only $25.
12" roof overhang + 15% of base price.  Provides extra protection from sun and rain.

Standard window placement: If you order 1 window, it will be centered in the back wall (opposite the door). If you order 2, they will be at or near the center of the side walls (side window location in some sheds is slightly forward or to the rear of center due to structural framing location). If you would like alternate, custom placements, just let us know ($25 extra per window).


Check out our competitors

We are absolutely confident that we make the best sheds available, at the best prices.  So confident that we'll make it easy for you to check out the current prices and features of our competitors:

Original Shed Company - If you're from Tucson, this is the company that used to advertise as Tuff Shed locally.  Add their paint prices to the base prices listed.
Phil's Sheds - Add their paint prices to the base prices listed.
Tuff Shed - National chain sold at Home Depot. Compare at bare minimum to their "Premiere" Ranch line (although our sheds are taller, more spacious, and built better from more durable materials than even their Premiere line). Add their paint prices to the base prices listed.


How can we offer such great sheds at such low prices?

People ask us how we can do all this and still sell our higher-quality sheds for less than competitors.  Simple: it's the business philosophy of an organization called COGNIDEV.  A primary function of this program is as an educational model.  Experienced builders work with students to build under the supervision of builder and teacher Michael Esser, as the educational arm of COGNIDEV.  We've partnered with local schools and organizations to offer construction and business education opportunities to students in high school and post-secondary education, who need income to help support their families while completing school.  So you can feel good about helping them, while getting a high quality product at a great price.  We firmly advocate profit sharing as a responsible business model that recognizes and values all contributors.  We are not a large corporation that seeks to enrich investors, but instead those whose actual hard work builds and sustains this company.  Those who participate in actively building our sheds share the majority of profit, with only a small portion going toward minimal necessary administrative costs.  It's a model that encourages and rewards hard work, and attention to quality.


Ready to buy, or have additional questions?

Please see our FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) or contact us online, or call 338-8005!

 

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