For Mike Lapp, president of Lapp Structures in Lancaster County, Pa., the shed industry has always been in his blood. Established by his father in 1987, he started at the family business from the bottom and worked his way to the top—from cleaning the shop to building the sheds to finally managing the company as president. A business built on the values of family, country and hard work, Lapp Structures’ motto (coined by his father) has remained constant: “Make a good product and treat people right.”
DreamSpaces™ for Dream Places
Over the years, Lapp Structures transitioned from a standard shed company to making aspirational shed builds a staple of its business. From she sheds, man caves, pool houses, showcase rooms for antique cars and more, Lapp Structures was finding customers increasingly wanted to carve out a place for "me" time and make their outdoor structures so much more than a shed.
With this, Lapp Structures introduced the name DreamSpaces™ in 2012 to reflect its dedication to helping customers achieve their outdoor space goals. DreamSpaces™ has since become a major element of its business, helping customers create a place to explore their hobbies without sacrificing the comfort and convenience of home.
The LP Consistency Factor
For Lapp Structures, LP® Outdoor Building Solutions® is a key component to its success. In Lapp’s eyes, the top advantage of using LP products is consistency. “The consistency of LP products is unmatched. For us, that makes quality control a non-issue. That level of product consistency is imperative for our business’ success and relationship with customers.”
Specifically, Lapp values how LP’s products are treated with its proprietary SmartGuard® technology, an advanced process that incorporates water-resistant waxes and zinc borate to protect against termite damage, moisture intrusion and fungal decay. Additionally, Lapp notes LP ProStruct® Roof Sheathing with SilverTech® keeps sheds cooler in the summertime in comparison to other products.
Standing the Test of Time
When Lapp talks about LP to customers, one of his favorite things to share is the testimony of his father, which helps him tell a story around why the longevity of shed materials matters. “In 2005, my father ordered a shed made of LP products and placed it in a location that would make it truly weather the elements to test its durability. Fast forward almost 15 years later, and the shed is still in great shape. It’s almost a maintenance-free wood product, which is unheard of.”
Where to Buy
Lapp Structures services largely the Northeast region, but creates custom shed kits available for shipping to anywhere in the contiguous United States. To connect with Lapp Structures, call 717-354-7433, email firstname.lastname@example.org or submit an online request.
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