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Auto Hobby Shop

Our Buildings Protect Your Tinkering Time

Morton knows how to protect your automobile and enables you to access and tinker with them in a better-looking, longer-lasting building. The quality of our materials, our craftsmanship, and our industry-leading warranty delivers a building that will stand the test of time -- so you can always be ready for your next automobile project. Whether it’s restoring a classic car, to fine-tuning the engine on your pick-up truck, our team at Morton can provide the best building for your auto hobby needs.

We work with you to understand your wants and needs, assess the build site, and design a building tailored to how you intend to use the space now and in the future. A proper flow in, out, and around the building is seamless when designed correctly. Thinking through the interior layout is critical to ensure the proper amount and placement of windows and doors and avoid costly building modifications in the future.


At Morton, our building experts ensure your building is optimized and designed right to best protect your assets, while providing plenty of room to store, tinker, and restore your automobile. This means you’ll benefit from the best performance of your structure, inside and out.

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Designing and constructing purpose-built buildings for cars, trucks, and other automobiles is a core strength of Morton and how we create the perfect building for our customers. Check out these design guidelines on how to best optimize your next auto hobby shop:

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Position workspaces towards the walls
  • Vehicles less likely to be damaged during storage
  • Maintains open feeling when two vehicles are in the shop
Additional height & raised trusses
  • Provides clearance for vehicle on a lift
Vertical or high track overhead door
  • Maintains tall open space with the garage door open; provides additional clearance for lift
Engineered end wall
  • Creates loft storage options using our walls
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Mechanical: Ceiling mounted heater, Improved ventilation
  • Comfortable space for those colder months
  • Improved air quality when working with chemicals or welding
Electrical: Higher amp connections (for welding, compressor, etc.)
  • Advanced planning can simplify adding tools and systems later
Plumbing: Oil-water separator, air line system
  • Keep environmental impact low
  • Avoid lengthy air hose trip hazards
  • No hassle installation when MBI completes the site prep & concrete
Site Prep/Concrete: Exterior size equal to interior dimensions of the building, Upgraded footings for vehicle lift
  • Clean, smooth, dirt-free environment
  • Creates outdoor staging areas to prepare for departure or storage
  • Safe, secure footing designed for higher loads
  • No hassle installation when MBI completes the site prep

One Layout. Two Popular Styles & Features.

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30’W x 14’ 4”H x 40’L

Morton’s Acoustical Hi-Rib™ steel significantly reduces sound levels and neutralizes echoes. Porches increase the useable space of the building and protects you against the elements when entering and exiting. Cupolas, a decorative structure placed on the top of a building’s roof, deliver personalized accents that reflect your style.

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30’W x 14’ 4”H x 40’L

A hi-lift garage door track creates more useful vertical space for car lifts or storage. Dry-Panel Condensation Control is applied directly to steel panels to eliminate the potential “sweat” to drip on vehicles or other assets. Our overhangs and gutters reduce building maintenance so you can focus on your hobbies.


Every component used in a Morton building is optimally designed, tested, manufactured, and constructed to maximize the strength and integrity of Morton’s building system. Morton also examines your individual building needs to make sure your building is designed to stand up to the loads it will be required to carry throughout its life. Morton offers unmatched warranties including a 50-year snow warranty with no weight limit, a 5-year wind warranty with no velocity limit, and a 35-year paint warranty on most colors. Written using easy-to-understand language, our warranty serves to directly inform, not confuse, our customers. At Morton, we honor our commitment to you, a pledge that dates back to the first Morton building, which was constructed over six decades ago. Because all of our warranties are handled in-house, Morton is truly with you from concept through completion and beyond.


Whether you have a small lot or a large acreage, we work with you to make the building process easy. From the first meeting with your sales consultant to the day your hobby building is completed by our skilled construction crew, Morton stands behind your project to ensure you get a building you can be proud of now, and in the future. In fact, we guarantee it with the industry’s strongest, non-prorated, non-pass-through warranty. As a 100% employee-owned company, we are all committed to be the industry leader with a focus on innovation, service, quality, and most importantly, making sure each customer is completely satisfied with their decision to build Morton.

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Working With Morton

When you choose to build with Morton, the experience is as solid as the building itself.

We operate within a culture of accountability. Before, during and after completion of your building, we’re your one point of contact. It’s no wonder the vast majority of our projects stem from referrals.

Your Morton sales consultant will meet with you to discuss your ideas and budget for your automotive hobby building. Working with you, a building layout will be generated based on your specifications. As part of the larger Morton network, he or she will guide you through the entire process to:

• Arrange pre-build details, like concept development, building plans and quotes, site plan, permits and zoning details, budgeting and financing

• Oversee the building process, communicating with you throughout

• Check on your satisfaction after completion

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