D.R. Hartman Construction, Inc. (DRHCI) does more than just build decks. They do, indeed, offer a wide range of services in the realm of residential additions and commercial remodeling, but they also serve as distributors and builders of pre-engineered steel buildings.
DRHCI distributes and builds the steel buildings manufactured by two companies–Corle Building Systems and CECO Buildings. Although both companies deal in pre-engineered steel buildings, there are differences between the technology involved in their designs. Another difference between the two companies is the apparent marketing focus of each. CECO Buildings seems to be geared more toward the contractor, at least on their website, but Corle Building Systems seems much more consumer-focused.
Where CECO Buildings seems to expect a greater knowledge base for those perusing their site, Corle Building Systems seems to gear as much toward the first-time consumer.
For example, instead of having a standard color list or palette, Corle Building Systems has a “Color Picker” on their website. When “Corle “QuickColor” is selected, a new window opens, with a picture of a steel building. By clicking in the appropriate places at the top of the screen and choosing from the various palettes, you can switch the color of the trim, the panels, or the overhead doors in the picture, to get a nearly-in-person sense of all the possible color schemes.
In addition, there are several sections on the Corle website that describe the different systems available for building, with specifications that help in the planning stages and decision-making. Granted, the most familiar steel building is probably the standard, bare-bones collection that serves as a warehouse, but there are many additional options that can add up to build quite a structure. Not only are these buildings useable as warehouses, indoor riding arenas, or storage, they can be designed for use as multi-purpose buildings for churches and community centers, as well.
Besides being used to build entire buildings, the materials used for these buildings can become partial makeovers for buildings, also–to create store-front facades or canopies, for example. As one example of this option, see the Corle Building System canopy that DRHCI designed and erected for the Maryland Environmental Services Shady Grove Recycling Center. They used the pre-engineered steel building material to add a canopy to an existing building, in this case, a functional addition, rather than purely cosmetic.
Clearly, the possibilities are as endless as the needs. DRHCI is a contractor in the Gaithersburg area that can help you find the best match for your specific needs. For pre-engineered steel buildings in the Bethesda region and surrounding areas, contact D.R. Hartman Construction, Inc. for information on the products and services they provide, either with the pre-engineered buildings or with residential or commercial remodeling. If you’re unsure of exactly what you want, give them a call at 301-926-9000 or contact them through their website: www.hartmancanbuild.com. They’d be glad to work with you determine the best options for your application, and with almost thirty years of experience in construction, they’ll be able to help you think through the details.