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Offer ends July 6th, 2024. Winner of the Yeti Cooler will be announced on July 8th, 2024.

Formerly Colonial Barns & Sheds, Emerlin Is A Local Family Business, Rooted in History

We’ve been in business a long time as Colonial Barns & Sheds, serving the Virginia Beach, Yorktown and Chesapeake areas for 45 years. Over that time we’ve strived to create a family business that would be known for building high quality, long-lasting storage sheds, and trusted for always being there for our customers. We’ve seen a lot of companies come and go, and a lot of changes in our industry over the years, so it’s a testament to the good people within our company that we’re here today, and thriving.

We’re proud of where we’ve come from, and now, we’re also excited to see where we are going, under the new name and brand… “Emerlin”

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original Colonial Barns shedOne of our first sheds, built in 1979.
current Colonial Barns shopWhere we started, and where we are today.

Crafting High Quality, Durable Storage Sheds Since 1979. Now Offering Garages Too.

If durability and appearance are important, Emerlin Custom Storage Sheds & Outdoor Buildings is your ONLY choice for sheds in Virginia and North Carolina

Emerlin, a family-owned business, has been making high-quality storage buildings since 1979. We are barn and shed specialists. The attention we take to our product is why we’ve grown to be one of the most respected builders of storage buildings in the area.

Need a Permit For Your Shed?

We are the ONLY Shed company that helps take care of your permitting needs from start to finish.


Total accountability, no drama. All construction – shop and field – done by our carefully selected and supervised team of full time employees.


Assurance of working with a local licensed contractor with 1000’s of satisfied customers.


Peace of mind of our 10 Year Warranty backed by our 30 year reputation.

Class A Contractor

We’re Here to Help!

Find out the latest zoning and building requirements needed in your area with our Zoning & Building Requirements Guide.

Why Buy From Emerlin Custom Storage Sheds & Outdoor Buildings

  • Backyard Friendly
  • On-Site Construction
  • Built by Our Team
  • Nothing Outsourced!
  • Financing Available
  • 10 Year Warranty
  • Superior Workmanship
  • Only the Best Materials Used
  • Architectural Engineer Certified
  • We take care of prepping the area
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Financing Available for Your Shed Project
emerlin barns and shedsFinancing Available for Your Shed Project

Sheds that we built 20 and even 40 years ago are still in great shape today because we use the best materials and hire the best craftsman. You don’t want a temporary solution that will look shabby in a few years. Durable materials and superior workmanship ensure that your shed stands the test of time. You want a building that will last. Top builders understand this, and so do we when it comes to sheds. Each building comes with a 10-year warranty – the best in the business and a licensed architectural engineer’s stamp of certification.

We Now Offer A Full Range of Outdoor Building Products & Services

New Shed Construction, Delivery and Installation

  • Inventory Shed Delivery and Installation – No Credit Check Rent to Own
  • Custom Shed Delivery and Installation – No Credit Check Rent to Own
  • Sheds Built on Site – Multiple permanent foundations available
  • Shed Rentals
  • Hardie Plank Construction
  • HOA Compliance

Shed Moves

  • Shed Moves (on Property)
  • Shed Moves (from one address to another)

Garages, Concrete Floors, Driveways and Siding

  • Concrete Floors for Sheds with or without CMU
  • Concrete Floors for Garages with or without CMU
  • Stick Framed Garages
  • Driveways
  • Grading
  • New Siding installation on homes

Electrical Installation

  • Running of a new electrical line from the main panel to the shed or garage
  • Installation of a subpanel in the shed or garage
  • Running of outlets, lights, and other fixtures in and around the shed or garage
  • Installation of popular components such as lights, door openers, outlets and EV charging stations
  • Wiring for car lifts or oversized garage doors for RVs may also be required
  • All work will be permitted and to code
Emerlin... Built for your life, and all the things that come with it.

Whether it's storage or an extra space to build things in, we're shed builders that make the most of your backyard space with a high-quality, long-lasting and durable shed or garage.

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Our team of craftsmen are ready to help you build a top quality, durable and long-lasting shed or garage for your property. Request a quote today and we’ll get your quote back to you within two business days.

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Eight Unique Building Styles

Built to Fit into Your Backyard

Let's Build Your Shed or Garage

Our team of local craftsmen are ready to help you build a top-quality, durable and long-lasting shed or garage for your property. Request a shed or garage quote today and our team will get back to you within two business days with your full quote ready to go.

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Barn Comparison

Willie and Carolyn’s barn-style shed, bought in 1979, is still in great shape today!

Willie and Carolyn purchased one of our first sheds in 1979. They’ve performed basic routine maintenance and their shed is still in phenomenal shape today! It’s survived literally dozens of hurricanes throughout its over four decades of life with only a few shingles blown off. We still build them like we used to – the right way!

The Emerlin Advantage:

On-Site Construction

Our team is ready to build your shed right on your property, which is backyard-friendly and more flexible than pre-assembled delivery. Construction takes about a day, depending on the size of your storage shed. Our friendly, professional in-house crew will arrive on-site first thing in the morning, work quickly and efficiently, and will not leave a mess when they’re done.

Less Invasive

Your landscaping is protected, and you won’t have to worry about tire tracks from delivery vehicles. Also, trees and fences that can obstruct the delivery of a storage building are not an issue when we build on-site.


Building on site means we can fit your building exactly where you want it and ensure that it’s perfectly level.


Our building methods are of the highest standards and are guaranteed to meet all the building code requirements of your city or county. We have decades of experience building sheds in your area. We know how to do it right!


A storage building is only as good as its floor. We use pressure-treated runners that vary in size, based on the building dimensions. Pressure-treated floor joists placed 16″ apart are covered with 3/4″ plywood. Our floor system will easily support large garden tractors or heavy appliances and will last for decades.

See Our Sheds For Yourself

Take a look at our lineup of sheds in person at one of our convenient Virginia locations!

Map - Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach

985 S. Military Hwy.
Virginia Beach, VA 23464

(757) 420-8653

Map - Yorktown

York County

6021 George Washington
Memorial Hwy.
Yorktown, VA 23692

(757) 369-0881

Map - Chesapeake


949 Bedford St
Chesapeake, VA 23322
(757) 482-2234

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Our team of craftsmen is ready to help you build a top-quality, durable, and long-lasting shed or garage for your property. Request a quote today and we’ll get your quote back to you within two business days.

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