Commercial Steel Warehouse in Providence Forge, Virginia
Sunward Steel Buildings, Inc., had the honor of manufacturing and supplying this pre-engineered metal building for a customer in Providence Forge, Virginia, in May of 2008.
These days, the building houses offices, a shop and a warehouse for Phillips Energy, Inc., a trusted provider of heating oil, on- and off-road diesel, gasoline, propane, kerosene, lubricants and other fuels. Established in 1946, Phillips Energy has since cemented itself an industry leader, offering HVAC installation, repair and maintenance services in addition to selling fuels to residential and commercial customers throughout Greater Williamsburg and Gloucester, Mathews and York Counties.
how far steel buildings have come over the years in terms of aesthetics.
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In addition to supplying premium-quality fuels for residents and businesses throughout the region, Phillips Energy prides itself on prioritizing sustainability and staying at the forefront of the energy industry. The company maintains a 24-hour fueling facility where alternative fuels are available for customers, and it also offers propane Autogas, E85 flex fuel and 20% biodiesel, making it the first Virginia business to offer three alternative fuels for use on the road.
Pre-engineered commercial steel buildings have become increasingly desirable over the years due to their versatile, low-maintenance nature, and they are completely customizable in terms of insulation, ventilation, windows, doors and numerous other areas of interest for today’s business owners. They also tend to withstand damage caused by moisture, wind, termites, fire and similar hazards far better than wooden alternatives.
An unincorporated area in eastern Virginia’s New Kent County, Providence Forge was one of the county’s earliest settlements. The community lies about 83 miles from Chesapeake and about 30 miles outside Williamsburg.
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Comprised of (2) smaller structures combined to make one commercial enterprise, the steel building boasts a striking, Charcoal Gray exterior and an attractive stone veneer in the front that enhances street appeal. The first of the (2) smaller structures stands 80’x60’x16’ in size, while the second stands 60’x30’x16’ in size once fully erect.
A rugged, corrosion-resistant Galvalume roof with a 5:12 pitch provides protection from overhead, and the commercial building also features several accommodations made in compliance with local building codes and in consideration of the Providence Forge area’s typical weather patterns. Such customizations include a 90-mph wind speed rating and a 14-psf snow load. Effectively combining fashion with functionality, this prefabricated metal building offers the best of both worlds, giving the building owners a safe, secure and low-maintenance place to do business while demonstrating