Posted on April 19, 2018 by Heritage

It’s important to know that not all businesses go to market the same way. While Heritage does not install the building for our end customers, we provide all of the building materials and plans to properly erect your steel building. After you’ve received your materials, our customer service team is available to help you should questions arise. Let’s discuss the two options you have when erecting your steel building from Heritage.

Turnkey Installation – Hire a General Contractor


Turnkey installation provides you the option to give the reins to someone else to build your metal building. But this convenience comes at a price! When you buy a metal building from a general contractor you write him a check and he gives you the key to your building. A general contractor will act as your project manager. He will buy the concrete for your foundation from a local concrete supplier. He’ll then hire an erection crew to assemble your metal building. All of this comes at a marked-up price leading to sometimes astronomically high costs. However, everything for your metal building will be complete and ready for you to take over as the owner with very minimal work on your part.

Heritage’s Business Model – DIY: Be Your Own General Contractor

Heritage affords you the option to choose how you’d like to build your metal building. Reduce the costs of hiring a general contractor and hire trades people for your project yourself. When you buy direct, you act as your own general contractor. Ultimately, this gives you more direct control over the project. You choose the concrete supplier you want at the price you want. You can hire your own erection crew or build it yourself, potentially saving you a lot of money! You’re in the driver’s seat! If you’ve not erected a metal building before, here are a few good tips on how to unload and store your metal building.


Whether you choose to hire a general contractor or erect your own building, we are here to answer any questions you may have during the building process. If you’re still unsure of which option is the best for you, take a look at our blog post on the pros and cons of hiring a general contractor versus acting as your own general contractor for your steel building project.

To get started on your metal building project, contact your Heritage project consultant.