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Get Creative With Your Custom Shipping Container

Do you have great ideas but you’re feeling stuck and looking for a place to create something? Whether you’re taking up welding and don’t want to pay for rent in a shop, or you’re looking to get that woodworking dust out of the garage, look no further than a custom container from GOContainers!

A shipping container workshop is a great solution for the weekend handyman and the aspiring entrepreneur alike. Without having to worry about building an entire structure or finding a workspace to rent, you’ll save time, money and headaches, and be able to spend more time focusing on your passion. Here’s just one example of a custom container workshop.

Shipping container workshops are:

  • Versatile – the perfect platform for many uses, no matter how dirty the job or how exacting the details, containers can be built to serve almost any purpose.
  • Affordable – Nobody sells better containers for a better price, and you won’t pay anything until you see your shipping container to verify its condition and quality.
  • Practical  – By using a pre-fabricated platform for your project, you can rest assured that the frame is structurally sound and it will be easy to seal and keep your valuable tools and projects dry, safe, and secure.
  • Environmentally Sound – By repurposing a used shipping container, you’re keeping more metal out of the waste stream and putting it to good use–for your hard work!

If you’re ready to take the next step to get your business off the ground or take your hobby to the next level, wait no longer and give GOContainers a call today!

Shipping Container Storage that Meets Your Business Needs

Is your business facing storage challenges due to seasonal surges, company growth, and high production volume? GOContainers’ portable storage containers are the solution for you. We provide portable storage containers at affordable prices. With our shipping containers, you will be able to get a dependable storage solution and easy access to your products in a way that suits your business needs.

Shipping Container Storage that Meets your Business Needs

The storage containers come in various sizes, ranging from 20 to 45 feet in length. Shipping containers are constructed with corrugated steel and heavy-duty wood flooring, making them secure for the storage of any products and usable over an extended period.

GOContainers has been in business since 1986, and we stand out when it comes to delivering storage solutions around the needs and demands of our customers. Our many years of experience enable us to ensure that we provide you with quality and affordable containers. Therefore,  if your warehouse is not meeting your storage needs, a shipping container storage would be a quick solution.

With various locations in Texas and surrounding areas, we can quickly arrange for the container delivery to your location. We place only superior products on the market at prices that reflect our resourceful internal knowledge. Let us help get you the shipping container storage that meets your business needs. Contact us today to find a storage container that works for you.

Use a Shipping Container Workshop for a Retirement Business

Baby boomers have been retiring in droves, but many have found they miss working. Some have become volunteers, and they cite the daily interaction with others as a reason to continue. According to The Street, many have chosen to get back into the world of business. Some are exploring a life-long hobby as a business, and others are opening businesses in new fields. For those who want to create their own goods, a shipping container workshop is just what they need.

Use a Shipping Container Workshop for a Retirement Business

Downsizing in Retirement

When retirement strikes, people often sell their large home for a smaller, more compact space. They want to get away from maintaining the house and a big yard and this smaller space give them more time for their hobbies. Turning a hobby into a business requires more area than many small retirement homes provide, and adding a shipping container workshop to the backyard is a way to create more space without expanding the home.

A Defined Area

Hobbies and small businesses require concentration for success, and having an area specifically designed for them are best. Moving out of the house and into a workshop provides a designated area for work, and it keeps unnecessary noise from disturbing work. When a person is ready to welcome the public, inviting them to the shop rather than their home is a good option. This gives the retiree a place to do public business from home while maintaining their privacy.

Add Space without Remodeling

When it comes to adding space, remodeling a home is a major undertaking, and many retirees would prefer not to take on that type of job. Choosing a container instead of adding a shop to the house is a non-invasive way to add space without tearing out walls and adding doors or rooms.

Many retirees are returning to the workplace because they enjoy the challenges, and creating their own space is often important. If you are a retiree who needs a good place to work, please contact us to inquire about our shipping container options.

A Hunting Cabin Container makes hunting better.

Are you tired of loading up all of your hunting gear every time you go hunting? Does the thought of clearing the scent off your gear every time you step back into the house make you cringe? A fully customizable Hunting Cabin Container is the answer to all your hunting headaches. A Hunting Cabin Container makes hunting better and here’s why!

A Hunting Cabin Container makes hunting better.

These days, shipping containers are becoming popular as storage units, workshops, houses, and even hunting cabins. Be the envy of your family and your hunting buddies by transforming a shipping container into the hunting cabin of your dreams. A shipping container is customizable in ways most have never dreamed of.

Equip your cabin with electricity

Electricity can help bring the comforts of home to every hunting trip. Set yourself up with a refrigerator, a stove or microwave (or both) a coffee pot, lighting, and whatever else will make your hunting trip more enjoyable.

Bring on the running water!

Running water makes it easy to hook up a washer and dryer, sinks, and, a shower and a toilet. Avoid having the animals picking up your scent with a nice comfortable bathroom.

Don’t forget the kitchen!

A kitchen in your hunting cabin container can open up a realm of possibility. Imagine butcher block counter tops and glossed concrete floors for cleaning your prize and cleaning up after.

Private Bedrooms

Everyone needs a place to lay their head. You can put up bunks for you and all your hunting buddies, or if you prefer to hunt alone, a nice private bedroom of your own design.

The possibilities are endless for what you can do to personalize your hunting cabin container, so dream as big as you want to.

When you are ready to design your dream hunting cabin container, contact us for help along the way.

Why You Need an Insulated Storage Container

If you’re looking for a storage container, it probably didn’t take long for you to realize how many options there are. You may have even been a little overwhelmed by the whole ordeal. But as you look, there is one feature you should demand from your storage container. Before you buy a portable building, think about utilizing an insulated shipping container. Here are a few reasons that an insulated container might be the right choice for you.

Why You Need an Insulated Storage Container

Keep your materials safe

Chances are, whatever you’re keeping in your storage container is vital to your business. You also probably have a lot of equity in the materials you store there. Protect the value of those materials by keeping the environment constant.

Stay comfortable as you work

Depending on what you use your new storage container for, you may be spending a lot of time inside. Either way, you’ll probably be there more than you expect. Why not be comfortable while you work? An insulated container not only takes care of your materials and their value, it also takes care of you.

Increase resale value

You may be planning to keep your new storage container forever, in which case, it’s definitely worth it to invest in some comfort. On the other hand, if you’re only planning on keeping it for a short period, now is the time to consider how you will resell the container when you are done with it. A plain container won’t be worth as much, but potential buyers will be willing to pay more for an insulated container for all of the reasons listed above and then some.

Need more reasons to invest in an insulated container? Contact us.

Secure Containers Go Beyond National Preparedness Month

Every fall, the country recognizes National Preparedness Month. Although that’s a positive step, we all know that emergencies aren’t restricted to the autumn months. Over the summer, there’s hurricane season to contend with not to mention tornadoes and flash flooding. And according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Disaster Declarations, there have already been more than 30 negative, weather events this year.

Secure Containers’ Usefulness Goes Beyond National Preparedness Month Events

Last year there were 9 and 2014 had more than 80. So you just know we’ll invariably have more disasters to deal with before 2016 is through. No matter how many are truly on the horizon, the big question is do you have enough secure containers to survive them all? If not, consider making a short-term investment that will bring you long-term, peace of mind.

Secure containers are an excellent way to store emergency dry goods, potable water, generators and other disaster preparedness essentials. They’re fully enclosed and may be outfitted with temperature or humidity controls post purchase. The secured containers are also capable of hosting interior/exterior lights and warning systems, should preparedness groups choose to invest in them after the sale. Building codes, installation costs and the like will obviously vary based on the chosen property’s location.

The secure containers come in a number of sizes and may either be scattered throughout a property or clustered together for bug out expediency. They’re primarily designed to be used above ground, but with the right excavation plan, they could be converted into subterranean shelters too. If you do decide to bury them, keep in mind that the weight of the dirt may jeopardize the secured containers’ integrity. Thus, it may be necessary to employ gabion baskets, truss systems and stone foundations as structural reinforcements.

With that said, to get prepared for future disasters, contact us at GOContainers today.

Shipping Containers Make The Ideal Hunting Cabin

Building a hunting cabin is all about balance. You need to have enough room for all your essentials, but you don’t want someplace that’s just as big as your house. You want a place that’s durable, especially if you’re going to be away from it for most of the year, but you want to make sure it doesn’t cost an arm and a leg.

Shipping Containers Make The Ideal Hunting Cabin

Getting all that from a single structure can be hard… unless, that is, you decide to invest in a shipping container hunting cabin.

What Kind of Hunting Cabin, Now?

Shipping containers have been used for housing for years now, and the uses are ever-expanding. Given that a hunting cabin needs to be self-contained, durable, and relatively cheap, a shipping container is the ideal building block. All it takes is a solid foundation, and the necessary plumbing, and a shipping container hunting cabin can be set down right where you want it. There’s no muss, no fuss, and no prolonged building on the site. It’s shipped right to you, and then you can take your time making it your own.

Perhaps the final nail that seals the deal, though, is that shipping container hunting cabins are easily customized for your needs. If you need a one or two-person cabin that you’ll use a few weeks out of the year, then a single container will do. If you prefer to have bigger forays, and you want space for everyone, then cabins made of two or three shipping contains can be assembled with relative ease. The power is in your hands.

For more information on shipping container hunting cabins, as well as other types of shipping container housing, simply contact us today!

Need A Custom Shipping Container Fireworks Stand?

Before you know it the Fourth of July will be here! Vacationers and other proud Americans all over the country will be flocking to all kinds of celebrations and promotional events in or near their hometown. American flags will be waving majestically high in the sky, while we all nosh on our favorite samples of classic American fanfare like hot dogs, hamburgers, ice cream, funnel cakes, and more.

Need A Custom Shipping Container Fireworks Stand?

When the sun fully sets and the night sky becomes dark enough to truly appreciate the beauty of a good fireworks display, we will all sit in awe and enjoy them with our families and closest friends.

At GOContainers, we can create custom shipping container fireworks stands and deliver to your location. The Fourth of July is our time to shine in Texas! We provide very durable, custom fireworks containers with a variety of fully customized solutions to match your unique needs. Our professional staff is also readily available to assist you with any questions you might have to ensure your ready for Independence Day.

We also offer some of the most affordable pricing options available in the industry, as well as our unmatched elite levels of customer service. Please contact us for more information today on our fireworks stands or our equally affordable and high quality shipping and portable cargo containers. We have four great locations in Dallas, El Paso, Houston, and San Antonio TX to best suit your needs across our great state. Call GOContainers today for more information!

Could A Shipping Container Workshop Be Your Answer?

Whether you are a carpenter, plumber, backyard mechanic or an artist, a shipping container may be the perfect solution to your need for a safe and secure place to work. When you factor in durability, security and moveability a shipping container workshop will undoubtedly prove the most economical choice for your workshop needs.

A Shipping Container Workshop Gives You the Elbow Room to Create!

If you work with wood, there is the sawdust to contend with. Mechanical parts are oily and plumbing parts can be just plain nasty!

A container workshop near your home or in the backyard is convenient and easy to accomplish. A shipping container can be moved into a remarkably small parcel of land yet, with the doors open wide, you never feel confined. Close those doors and put your lock in place and there are not going to be many burglars that will invest the time and energy it would take to break into a shipping container. There would be just too much work and risk. Burglars generally want to get in and out quick.

Shipping containers make great workshops. If you would like more information please contact us. We can help you decide just the type of container you need!

Need A Shipping Container? Get It Delivered!

With multiple locations in Texas, GOContainers can arrange for shipping container delivery to surrounding states. Need a shipping container delivered to your home or business, we can help!

Need A Shipping Container? Get It Delivered!

Shipping Container Delivery

Our shipping containers can make any project possible with our affordable customization options and fast delivery. GOContainers has been in the container business since 1986 and we place only quality products on the market, at prices reflecting our resourceful insider knowledge.

Contact GOContainers

As one of the most trusted providers of portable storage containers in Houston, DallasSan Antonio and El Paso, many business owners and families consult with us in their quest to obtain quality containers for both small and large scale storage of their materials. GOContainers is a family-owned business and offers a personable approach in dealing with business. We’re invested in our service and we strive to gain an understanding around our customers’ shipping and storage needs. To find your next shipping container, contact GOContainers today.

Steel Containers: Portable Concession Stands


Americans love to see their children and grand kids play sports. That’s why each year, countless parents rush to sign their children up for everything from baseball to football. Unfortunately, they are also often the first programs to go when recreation centers, schools and civic organizations experience financial troubles. The good news is income from fund-raising and concession stands often save those programs from cancellation. And that’s where steel containers come into play.

Steel Containers: Portable Concession Stands

Steel shipping containers can be easily converted into affordable, long-lasting, portable concession stands. Unlike their wooden counterparts, they require little maintenance beyond an occasional, fresh coat of paint. They also resist damage from termites, fire, wind, rain and other elements known to destroy wooden structures. And no, athletic leagues don’t have to convert the steel containers on their own.

At GOContainers, we’re more than happy to transform retired shipping containers into durable concession stands that are perfect for community ballparks and recreation areas. And the transformation process is meant to be highly individualized. So if your sports team needs a concession stand that’s fully insulated and equipped with electricity, we’ve got you covered.

Oh and by the way, some of the steel containers are very large. As such, they may accommodate both hot and cold prep areas as well as storage areas that meet health department standards. It is also possible to sell team souvenirs and sportswear out of the steel container too. Accordingly, some athletic departments will request two or more containers and have them outfitted with windows as well as doors.

To learn more about our steel shipping container solutions, please contact GOContainers today.

A Customized Shipping Container

A Customized Shipping ContainerWhat makes a customized shipping container so versatile? A typical shipping container ranges in size from 10’ to 45’ long, 8′ wide and 8.5′ to  9.5′ tall. This fully customizable steel box has marine grade, multi-ply, flooring to withstand years of wear and tear. You can order containers with open top or open-side if you’re looking to add space with multiple containers. Overhead roll up doors, insulation, windows, and electrical can also be added to your custom shipping container. Basically, you can configure these containers almost any way you want.

The security and durability of a shipping container is perfect for storage shed and shelter solutions, they are also easy to maintain and affordable. So where do you find a customized trailer? GOContainers can deliver shipping, cargo, and portable storage containers, from one of our four locations in Texas. This means we can arrange for quick delivery to your home or business. If you have any questions or need information do not hesitate to contact us. Our professional sales staff is ready to assist you with your shipping container needs.

Advantages of a Hunting Cabin Container

Advantages of a Hunting Cabin ContainerBuilding a conventional hunting cabin is expensive, and the cost of insurance can make an RV out of reach financially. A better solution could be a hunting cabin container for a number of reasons.


One of the biggest advantages to a hunting cabin container is the fact that it is portable. This feature is especially desirable if you lease hunting land, as you can simply pack up your container and take it with you when your lease is up. You’ll also appreciate portability if you regularly hunt in several different areas, but do not wish to build a permanent structure everywhere you hunt.


A shipping container is highly customizable, allowing you to add features such as a covered front porch, windows, or a traditional door to make your container feel more homelike. You may also divide your container into separate areas for cooking and sleeping to ensure you have adequate privacy. Whether you are looking for a cabin that will provide you with protection against the weather, or in need of more comfortable camping accommodations, one of our shipping containers can easily fit the bill.


Our sturdy steel containers are meant to withstand even the harshest elements. While winds outside roar, you’ll barely feel a breeze while tucked safely inside your hunting cabin container. Its solid steel construction is also fireproof, making it ideal for locations that are prone to wildfires. You’ll find the tightly-sealed roof provides ample protection from leaks, even during the most severe downpours. The odds of a container cabin being damaged from falling tree limbs is extremely low, making it one of the safest places to ride out a heavy storm. These are just a few advantages you could realize from a hunting cabin container. To find out more, contact GOContainers today!.

The Benefits of Custom Containers

The Benefits of Custom ContainersCreativity is an important part of life. When your creativity requires you gaining extra space, custom containers provide it in any shape you need. While there are many places to purchase a standard container, GOContainers offers custom-made solutions. There are a variety of benefits these types of containers offer to our clients.

  • Our portable containers give you the ability to store your items on site. Rather, then traveling to another location, keep your items close by.
  • Portability also means that if you need an extra space to use for an office or something on site. You don’t have to worry about doing paperwork or anything if the weather gets bad.
  • A custom container can be shaped to fit any type of item. This means instead of using the typical square boxes, you can store anything you wish.
  • Along with customizing the shape, we can also customize the size of the container to fit your needs.
  • Typically, a storage container has two hinged doors on one end. When you design a custom container, you can keep this type of door or change it to something more accessible.

Contact us today for more information on purchasing your custom container. We look forward to providing the storage solution you are in search of.

Shipping Container Dance Studio

Finding room to practice your dancing at home can be a real challenge. Furniture takes up much of the space in a house and when you finally do find a bit of room to move you quickly learn that you are under foot much of the time. Why not build a tiny, backyard studio out of a shipping container?

A shipping container dance studio can be as fancy or as minimal as you like. Want to put in as little effort as possible? That’s just fine. Since your won’t be living in the space plumbing won’t be necessary, electrical can be minimal, and insulation can be non-existent in more temperate climates. Alternatively, if you plan to spend a lot of time in your studio you may want to make it as comfortable as possible. Either way, make sure to do your research before beginning such a project to avoid any surprises along the way.

As far as the dance studio portion of your studio goes, very little is needed. A dance floor is built easily enough using two by fours for a frame and eight foot sheets of plywood. Put a bit of foam underneath for a cushy landing. Use a finish on the wood or leave it raw if you prefer. Just know that raw wood will become worn more quickly than finished wood. Add a ballet barre for under $200 and a CD player or iPod Dock and you have a practice space fit for a queen.

If you are interested in purchasing a high quality shipping container from a company you can trust contact us today!

Trendy Portable Storage Container “Tiny Homes”

Trendy Portable Storage Container "Tiny Homes"Many out-of-the-box thinkers are checking out the relatively new “Tiny Homes” housing trend.  Used portable storage containers make good tiny homes and are in high demand because they are easy to convert, and GOContainers is the place to get them. Portable storage containers re-purposed into tiny homes are an excellent choice for people who like to have a place for everything and everything in its place. These space-saving homes are perfect for people who are steadfastly against clutter. Depending on local zoning ordinances, tiny home dwellers could buy a lot in town, have their container hauled in and set up, and hook up to city water and sewer. Many rural communities have more lax, less restrictive rules and ordinances, and a tiny home could be set up on a parcel of land where a well and septic could be installed and hooked up to the home.

Portable storage container tiny homes fit right in with the off-the-grid lifestyle many people are opting for these days. People who choose this lifestyle may incorporate household systems that are totally self-contained and self-sustaining such as solar or other alternative heat source, rain catchment systems for their water supply, and composting toilets, negating the need for a well and septic system or the cruder outhouse. They typically have a garden and/or greenhouse to grow their own vegetables, chickens for meat and eggs, and perhaps a goat or two for milk.

On the other end of the spectrum, storage container tiny homes are even being considered as viable housing options by major metropolitan centers, such as Phoenix, which just allowed a more liberal reading of its city building codes to allow construction of the first apartment community of its kind in the Western U.S. Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton stated:

“It’s part of a new approach to development in the city. My attitude and the attitude of the City of Phoenix is, ‘What the heck? Let’s give it a shot!’ If you have an innovative idea and you want to bring it to Phoenix, you’re going to get the support of the city. We want great ideas to come to fruition in our city.” Read more

Depending on how tiny you want your tiny home, most portable storage containers have a single set of swing doors on one end and come in a variety of sizes, the most common being: 10′, 20’, 40’, and 45′ in length and either the standard 8’6″ height or the 9’6″ High Cube height. There are also specialty containers that you might opt for, like if you want a “front and back door,” you could get a container with double swing doors on each end. You can also get them with open top, open-side, or steel floor.

Other features that make them great for re-purposing into tiny homes:

  • They have high-strength, long-lasting, corrosion-resistant construction.
  • They are built with strong, protective Corten steel that guard protects against external damage that may be caused by rodents or other pests.
  • The containers are constructed with quality hinges and finishes that help extend their lifespan.
  • They are weather-resistant, able to withstand intense humidity and hot or cold temperatures — perfect for any weather condition.
  • They have 2 to 10 factory-passive side vents to release excess heat build-up.
  • They are wind-tight and water-tight, providing high resistance against moisture, mold, and wear and tear.
  • They are suitable for long-term use.
  • Since they are originally built for transport, they can be easily moved.
  • Storage containers usually meet or exceed local building codes.

If you are thinking about buying a home, are in favor of a smaller footprint than a conventional home, and like the quirky idea of a trendy chic tiny home, contact GOContainers to help you pull it all together.

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The Hunting Cabin Container

The Hunting Cabin ContainerIf you have a hunting cabin, you may have experienced some of the issues that can plague them. Whether it’s cabin invaders (either 2 or 4 legged), rotting wood, or a leaky roof, conventional cabins can require a lot of maintenance and care. If you’re thinking about building your dream hunting cabin, you might want to consider using a shipping container as a base. After all, you want to spend your time hunting or hanging out with your hunting buddies rather than repairing your cabin. And you definitely don’t want to arrive just to find that a trespasser accidentally burned down your cabin!

Because a shipping container is constructed of sturdy metal and can be sealed up tight, when you arrive you’ll find your container cabin in exactly the same condition as when you left it last. Add an outhouse or composting toilet, water cistern, a camp stove, and solar power or a wind turbine and your cabin will have all of the comforts a hunter could want no matter how far out in the woods it is.

The Hunting Cabin Container

To see a finished example of what your hunting cabin might be like, check out this one on YouTube. If you want a cabin large enough to accommodate a bigger hunting party, this one melds two containers into one comfortable cabin. It’s so nice inside, even the non-hunting members of your party will probably enjoy spending time there!

When you’re ready to build your “contained” cabin, contact us. We can provide you with a container that is just right for your build.