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Office Space

Thinking of starting your own small business or possibly expanding your existing business? Well, in either case, you’re going to need space, and renting space can be expensive, confusing and limiting. You may want to consider investing in your own custom-designed, prefabricated commercial building. It’s a cost-effective, flexible option best suited for small businesses with potential. After all, steel buildings aren’t just for industrial space and storage. Lincoln’s buildings are aesthetically pleasing, functional spaces complete with doors, windows and plenty of other features you’d expect to find in a typical office space. Not convinced? Let’s look at a few reasons why you should be considering a steel office space.

Price and Risk

Renting is an expensive venture. Typical monthly rates for a square foot of office space vary by location, but can range from $1.74 in Atlanta all the way up to $6.16 in cities like New York. In other words, you can expect to pay anywhere from $4,000 to $15,000 per employee for office space alone. Note that those prices are subject to change with each new lease period, so a successful business could find itself paying more for the same space several years down the road. And renting requires a lot of diligence to avoid missing hidden costs buried in the fine print of lengthy and confusing documents. If you do go this route, don’t do it without a broker, or you may find yourself left completely broke. Steel buildings, on the other hand, are cheaper than typical structures, and much quicker and much easier to set up, saving you money all around, and eliminating and fluctuation in cost and confusing legal documents involved in leasing. We can even provide free quotes with options! 


Renting space also limits the flexibility of your business as it grows and changes. At the outset, you’re likely to either underestimate or overestimate your rate of growth, and as a result, you can either overpay for too much space, or find yourself outgrowing a space you’ve already locked into a lease for. Choosing a prefabricated steel space can provide a more customized and flexible experience, allowing you to start with the exact square footage that your business plan requires while allowing you to easily expand for future needs by adding modifications or additional prefabricated spaces of any size and shape you require. Why get stuck in a building that won’t scale to your needs when you can own a space that will grow and change as much as your business requires?


You also need to consider business regulations and how they apply to the layout of your space. For instance, the Americans with Disabilities Act requires that, for businesses employing 15 or more employees, a workspace must have amply wide corridors and easy building access for disabled people. That means that rented property can often require expensive, complicated and sometimes impossible modifications as your business begins to grow, forcing you to either invest additional money into a rented space or move into yet another rented space with the proper specifications. Instead, opt for a prefabricated steel building customized to meet these kinds of needs in advance, saving you money, time and frustration in the future as your business begins to grow. Additional space can easily scale to your needs to meet these standards, as well as any new regulations you’ll run into along the way.



Location is an important factor to any business’s success. Often times you’ll find that the perfect space available for rent is in a less than perfect location, or conversely that the ideal location has less than ideal spaces available for rent. Again, prefabricated steel structures offer the flexibility of quick assembly in the location best suited for your kind of business. That means you’ll have the perfect custom office of your dreams in the exact location you need it to be.

Hopefully we’ve convinced you that a steel building is an excellent option for your small business venture. If so, great. Call us at 1-888-345-7833 so we can start discussing your particular needs. Not convinced yet? That’s fine too. There are plenty more reasons a Lincoln custom steel space will work for you, and we’d be happy to discuss them over the phone.


What Sets Us Apart

All Lincoln Steel Buildings® feature:

  • 50 years building design experience
  • 40-year rust-through perforation limited warranty
  • 40-year limited warranty on paint
  • Efficient shipping scheduling
  • State-of-the-art design and manufacturing facility
  • 100% Made in the USA

Why People Choose Lincoln:

Years of steel building design experience
providing quality products at savings of up to 50% over conventional construction.

40-year rust-through perforation limited warranty

40-year limited warranty on paint
on the siliconized polyester colored coating for walls and trim.

Efficient scheduling
delivery and community freight to reduce delivery costs and save you money.

Precision design
meeting or exceeding industry standards

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