BUYING Containers for Construction

If your construction projects last multiple years and you want constant access without a rental agreement, then our one trip, as is or refurbished storage and office containers for sale might be for you.

These are the great features of buying containers your construction business can benefit from:

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HOW IT WORKS

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Check Out Our Showyards

See and feel containers before you buy in the Phoenix, Tucson, San Diego, Los Angeles or Denver areas.

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Determine Security Needs

All of our storage containers come standard with dual-lock vault-like security.

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Choose Your Container Type

Whether you need storage, office or combo space, determine how many containers and what sizes, types and doors you need

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What’s Your Timeframe

Standard delivery is within 3-5 days of order. If you need it sooner, we’ll do our best to accommodate. 

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What Options Do You Need

Select what add-ons, accessories and utilities you need.

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Delivery

To deliver your container as efficiently as possible, consider what conditions your roads are in, what direction the doors should face, and any barriers that will prevent our drivers from entering the property.

Buy Shipping Containers for Construction

When buying shipping containers, the first consideration is determining whether a WWT, refurbished or one-trip fits your needs and budget. WWT containers are a good value. They are wind-resistant and water-tight and typically under 10 years old. Refurbished containers are a better value. They are spot-grinded, primed and repainted with a high-grade industrial enamel and come wind and watertight with a standard 4 bar, 8 cam locking system. One-trip (new) containers are the best value as they only made one cargo trip. ISO shipping containers are not manufactured in the US so this is the newest possible option to buy.

Standard Storage Containers To Buy

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BUY OPTIONS

Doors

Cargo Removal/Replacement

Cargo Container - SMS Mobile Storage

Remove original cargo doors to replace with your choice of personnel or roll up.

Personnel

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For internal use, when open access is not preferred.

Roll Up

SMS Roll Up Doors

For frequent loading and unloading. Or if open access is preferred.

Partitions

Steel

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Divide and create additional rooms inside your containers.

Wood

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Affordable, simple way to partition your containers.

Hollow

SMS Mobile Storage Partition

For frequent loading and unloading. Or if open access is preferred.

Windows

Basic

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Provides décor, ventilation, natural daylight and outside visibility.

Skylight

SMS Mobile Storage Skylight Modification

Provides natural daylight without the need for electricity.

Security Bars

SMS Mobile Storage Secure Window

Increases security & prevents window break-ins.

Add-ons

GORILLA RACKS

SMS Mobile Storage pipe racks

Adjustable, riveted shelves to organize tools and equipment.

Pipe Racks

SMS Mobile Storage Pipe racks

Adjustable racks to keep pipes or other round materials secure.

Desk Top

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This easy built-in provides extra workspace.

Folding Plan Table

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Save space with this convenient fold-down.

Custom Paint

SMS Custom Painted Containers

Choose your color and we can also add your logo.

Accessories

Packing Blankets

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Adjustable, riveted shelves to organize tools and equipment.

Dolly Ramp

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Makes it easier to move things in and out.

File Cabinet

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Easily store personal items and organize documents.

Puck Lock

SMS Mobile Storage Puck Lock New

Hidden shackle of this lock can’t be cut or pried, providing greater security.

Padlock

SMS Padlock with Keychain

Visible shackle provides security but not as much as a puck lock.

Utilities

Wind Turbine

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Adds ventilation and prevents condensation.

Spray Foam Insulation

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Provides temperature and moisture control as well as reduces noise.

Lights & Electric

SMS Wall Outlet

Breakers, power outlets, switches & fluorescent light fixtures.

Air Conditioning & Heating

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All of our portable offices and storage/office combos, including split bays, come with insulated walls and HVAC.

Frequently asked questions

We can pick up and relocate any storage containers and mobile offices you or your business owns if you need to move them at a later date. Contact us for a quote.

We generally buy back used shipping containers depending on unit condition, our inventory and the current market.

When you buy a shipping container from us, we offer a six month warranty on new one-trip and refurbished containers and a one year warranty on modified containers.

Check out our ISO containers for sale at any of our container show yards in Phoenix, Tucson, San Diego, Los Angeles and Denver areas. You’ll get to see different types of shipping containers for sale we offer, helping you choose the right container for your needs.

The price of a new container depends on many factors, like your location, our current availability, market rates and the buy options you choose to add. Plus, whether you want to modify it or not. One-trip containers are the best value as they only made one cargo trip so they're the newest possible option to buy.

 

Get a Quote or contact the branch closest to your delivery location for new one-trip container prices.

Used container prices depend on your location, available inventory, global and regional market rates and any buy options you add. Plus, the condition of the container and whether you want to modify it or not. We offer wind and watertight (WWT) and refurbished containers for sale. WWT containers are a good value as they're weather-resistant and typically under 10 years old. Refurbished containers are a better value. They're WWT, spot-grinded, primed and repainted.

 

Get a Quote or contact the branch closest to your delivery location for used shipping container prices.

How delivery Works

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See our containers
in action

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