About One Day Garages
Are you still dreaming of the garage you’ll have “one day”? Why dream when you can wake up to a beautiful new garage tomorrow? One Day Garages has you (and your vehicles) covered. We are fast, efficient and cost-effective, and will design a garage to meet your specific needs and budget.
Based in Hubbard, One Day Garages have been sprouting up around northeastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania since 1974. Chances are, you’ve driven by one or many of our finely crafted structures in your own neighborhood. We bring 40 years of experience to building custom garages, home additions and other structures throughout Pennsylvania, the West Virginia Panhandle and, of course, in our home state of Ohio.
While we can construct some garages in 24 hours, as our name implies, larger scale projects do require more time. Either way, our crew always works fast and time-efficiently.
Because we do a large volume of projects every year, we're able to keep costs down while offering the best quality in the industry. We're able to pass the savings to our customers.
Family Owned & Operated
One Day Garages has been a family business for over 40 years, which adds up to a lot of experience. We offer a personalized approach, treating each customer as our extended family.
Our Own Lumberyard
We founded our own lumberyard in 1945. With 66 years of doing business in the construction materials industry, we have complete quality control over the materials we use on our projects. By sourcing our own lumber, we are able to ensure we use the finest quality materials possible.
We Are Not Cookie Cutter
Every project is designed and built to meet each customer’s specific needs, desires and budget. We offer some of the most cost-effective standard designs on a variety of garage sizes, each engineered to minimize waste of time and material while maximizing durability and functionality.
We Stand Behind Out Work
One Day Garages is proud to offer a complete one-year warranty on our labor and materials. In addition, you will receive all applicable manufacturers’ warranties. Since we run our own lumberyard, we can even help you with contacting manufacturers should a claim ever arise.
Our Proud History
One Day Garages is proud to be a third-generation, family-owned and operated business that continues to grow through each successive generation. Now operated by Shaun, Brian, Stephanie, and Chad McConnell, the team at One Day Garages remembers its company’s humble beginnings with great fondness.
Shaun recalls how his grandfather, Hugh McConnell, started the company with a lumberyard in his backyard in the 40s. He worked to grow it to support not just himself but also his wife and three children, George, Robert, and Donn. While all three of them went on to be college-educated, they each found themselves one-by-one working at the lumberyard their father had created. The brothers believed that with their ability to buy lumber directly from the manufacturer, they could offer custom-built garages for their customers at affordable prices and of the most durable products available.
The business grew slowly, selling just 20 garages in their first year. But word quickly spread that this new garage builder in town was able to construct quality garages at affordable prices. Primarily through word of mouth, the company grew into an enterprise building nearly 400 garages per year!
Three brothers, all with a shared love for the family business, are taking on more of a supervisory role as they near retirement. Their father’s beliefs have been passed down to their children and the third generation of McConnells are poised to take over responsibility for this thriving company.
The newest generation says that even though there are many things they hope to change and introduce, there are also many things that will always remain the same. “I want a new world where people aren’t judged by their appearance or beliefs, but I know we can never escape who we were born as. High-end materials, although not as popular as they once were, will never be compromised,” says Chad McConnell. “High-quality products will never go out of style, and even as the price of products is a growing concern, the quality will not be compromised.”
Today, with more family members in the business than ever before, the company continues to expand its sales territory, product offerings, and services. One Day Garages can build nearly anything you can imagine, beyond freestanding garages or ones attached to a home or other structure. They have built everything from backyard barns and decks to room additions and airplane hangars. They have also built on unique terrain; the most interesting include islands and sides of mountains. “Every day is a new adventure,” says Brian McConnell, who supervises concrete work for the company.
So what does it take for a family-owned organization to survive in the 21st century? Ask the newest generation of McConnells and they’ll each give you a different answer, one as important as the next. For Shaun, it’s the ability to remain humble and remember your roots. “Don’t get greedy,” he says. “We always remember that we are providing our customers with a service and each one, independent of their financial status or need, deserve a great deal on their garage. Simple economics teaches us that if we take small profits but do a large volume we are much better off in the end.”
For Chad, it’s all about the quality and service. “Our grandfather had a philosophy that if he carried the highest quality products he could find and coupled that with personal and prompt service, people would take notice and continue to want to do business with him. That’s also our philosophy today. This includes hiring qualified personnel with personal training to ensure consistency.”
Today, One Day Garages provides quality custom-built garages, pole barns, backyard barns, and decks for their customers. With new products emerging every year, they change with the times. Chad says, “When our parents started building decks the only product they had was wood; the only variations were cedar, redwood, or treated lumber. Now there are so many composites, vinyl decking and railing, imported hardwoods, and treated materials, it’s hard to keep up, but we stay knowledgeable for the consumer.”
Looking toward the future, the company plans to continue expanding its operations while maintaining its traditional family values that care about the customers and communities they serve.