We just want to take this opportunity to thank all of our wonderful customers. We are always amazed at how many nice folks there are out there and we love meeting and talking to you all!
We do also want to update everyone on the status of things with Weather King. As you may know, lumber prices are continuing to increase. Prices did go up once again by about 5% on the buildings. There is huge demand for lumber throughout the country and shipping and transport prices are really high as well. Bottom line is it seems like everything is going these up these days. Businesses have no choice but to increase prices to keep up with the increase in material prices.
In addition, the stimulus money, more people being at home these days doing projects and tax season, has resulted in a spike in demand for sheds and Weather King buildings in general. Please note that we are running about 6 to 8 weeks for building deliveries right now from the factory. We ask for your patience during this time and also your understanding. As we go into the busy season, we will be limiting sales off the lot, especially for the barn styles and larger buildings that take more time to build.
The factory and transport company are really only concentrating on getting buildings out to customers. This means that we will be holding on to buildings on the lot with few exceptions. Please understand that this is the heart of our business. Without the buildings to show, we do not have a business. Seeing pictures is one thing, but being able to see, feel and touch is absolutely critical and every customer wants to see them.
Thank you for your understanding and patience. Please note that as we go into the summer, it is only going to get busier. If it is like last year, we can expect delivery times of up to 10 weeks by June. Thanks again and God bless you all. Stay safe out there.
Colby and Rachel Fryar
Weather King of Sahuarita