Frequently asked questions, Who we are? What we do? How we can help you?
Q) What is Myers Building Systems?
A) A general contractor based in Clear Spring MD (just West of Hagerstown MD) that specializes in pre-engineered buildings for commercial and industrial uses. Myers Building Systems offers Design/Build services to give a client a single source for their building projects, saving time and streamlining to completion.
Q) How long has Myers Building Systems been in business?
A) Since 1970, Myers Building Systems has built 100’s of buildings in the four-state area. Starting in the agricultural building segment, the company has grown along with the pre-engineered, steel building industry. MBS has completed building projects of all types and magnitudes. Aircraft hangars, auto and truck dealerships, banks, churches, corporate headquarters, fire departments, libraries, manufacturing facilities, medical facilities, mini storage facilities, office buildings, recreation and sports facilities, retail spaces and shopping centers, schools, and warehouses are all part of our completed projects portfolio.
Q) How big of a project does Myers Building Systems take on?
A) Some examples of our larger projects include the Hagerstown FedEx Freight terminal that is approximately 1800 feet long. Staples Mid-Atlantic Distribution Center approximately 1 million sq ft. Also built for Pepsi, Bowman, Rustoleum, Harbor Freight, Dollar General, NASA, Tractor Supply, Quad Graphics, various regional and local car dealer groups.
Q) Why pre-engineered buildings?
A) Numerous benefits below;
- Speed of construction, up to 30% faster than conventional construction methods. Allows building to be put into service sooner and ROI is faster.
- Pre-engineered steel allows for more design freedom, unique shapes, less obstructions from supporting structure, giving larger, clear span designs.
- Exteriors of stone, brick, glass, dryvit, alucobond panels, concrete tilt-up methods, etc. to achieve a pleasing design.
- Less reliance on the shrinking, skilled building trades workforce.
- Pre-fabricated components, ready to be erected on site quickly.
- Future expansion is easier and faster with a pre-engineered structure.
Q) Does Myers Building Systems build “green” buildings?
A) Yes! One of our recently completed projects was awarded LEED Gold Certification for energy efficiency. Use of insulated wall and roof panels as well as other energy saving methods were employed in the construction of this new Honda dealership.
Q) What is Design/Build?
A) Design and construction in one contract giving the owner a single party to contact. This concentrates the responsibility to one party. Designers and builders collaborate from the beginning of the process saving the owner time and money. Design/Build allows for multiple steps of the process to progress simultaneously, thus, fast-tracking the project. Whereas in Design/Bid/Build, the next step cannot be started until the previous step is completed and agreed upon. In the Design/Build process, the owner, contractor and architect work in concert to deliver a finished building faster, less expensive, with better quality and fewer change orders than the Design/Bid/Build process.
Q) What areas does Myers Building Systems service?
A) An 80-mile radius from Clear Spring MD that includes portions of Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia. See our “Areas Served” page for more specific information.
Q) Where can I see some examples of completed projects?
A) Click on the “Projects” tab and on the right sidebar, click on the desired sub category of project to see a list. Then click on a specific project to see more pictures and information.