Major Agricultural Firm
Concerned about Bio
Terrorism Threats and
Perimeter Security Needs
”Our company has a
history of continuous growth and careful
expansion. I wanted a gatehouse that
could be weather tight, attractive, and
moveable - especially since we are
planning for growth. I was looking for
the most value for the dollar because I
knew if I misjudged the quality for cost
for the gatehouses, it would be a long
time before I would have a chance to
correct my mistake. My decision was
mostly based on a gut feeling I had when
speaking with the vendor, and seeing the
higher quality of their web site and
their larger selection. My decision was
confirmed and reconfirmed with every
interaction I had with the company.“
“They really worked with us to get us
squared away in no time at all. After
9/11, the Food Safety inspectors from
the FDA were getting the heat turned up
on them by the Office of Homeland
Security—it went all the way to the top.
We told the vendor getting our gatehouse
was critical to the safety of our
operations, and they got it here a week
“Protecting our customers was our
A-number-one priority following 9/11. We
wanted to be assured that we had
everything buttoned-down and could
affirm consumer confidence. I think
we’ve succeed too, based on the positive
press we’ve received in both our trade
journal and in the local media. All of
this is just the added benefit of having
a top notch security detail that begins
with our gatehouses.”
“We did this all as a preventative
measure. The fact that the FDA could
shut us down if they found our plant
susceptible to criminal or terrorist
infiltration is no small matter either.
A work stoppage like that would cost our
company hundreds of thousands of dollars
if not millions in lost product,
salaries, wages, and profit…it would be
unthinkable and we just can’t afford to
Equipment Shelters for Costco
“As evidenced by the length of time
we’ve been working together (12 years)
B.I.G.’s equipment shelters built for
Costco Gasoline Operations continue to
meet our expectations and serve our
purposes very well.
The B.I.G. equipment shelters are
durable and easy. We order them, they
arrive and we just plop them down on a
concrete pad. It’s much cheaper to buy
prefab than to try to build them
ourselves. They do an excellent job of
painting—they really have painting
dialed in—especially for harsh climates.
Overall, B.I.G. has done very very
-Tim Hurlocker, Director of Gasoline Operations
Scale Houses for Hennepin County
“We found that our operations function
much better with the presence of the new
scale house from B.I.G. Enterprises.
After researching prefabricated
structures offering custom designs,
Hennepin County chose to go with B.I.G.
Enterprises due to their product life
expectancy and ability to meet the tough
Because of their construction quality,
we expect these B.I.G. scale houses to
be here for the life of our facility…a
few decades. We’re really happy—the
B.I.G. scale houses arrived almost fully
functional. This project was done the
correct way, from top to bottom. This
scale house works so well, that we had
B.I.G. construct a similar booth for one
of our other locations. We love them!”
Sales Office for Washington D.C. Metro
After careful consideration, WMATA found
California-based B.I.G. Enterprises to
be best suited for manufacturing their
new Sales Office due to B.I.G.’s
ballistic background and Critical Span
manufacturing technique that increases
convenience and strength in
prefabricated structures. “We wanted to
use a company like B.I.G. that had
standardized procedures and best
practices for building these kinds of
Everybody who has seen the B.I.G. Sales
office really likes it. In fact, they
like it so much that they want to use
the Sales Office as a template for WMATA
sales offices in other Washington D.C.
locations. I think the Sales Office is
very successful. I want to compliment
B.I.G. on being able to work with us.
They didn’t complain about changes and
they were very good to work with…they
gave us what we needed.”
—Ed Riley, architect
Bullet and Blast Resistant Booths for
Nuclear Security Services Corporation (NSSC)
“When I visited the B.I.G. facility, I
saw that it was a very well run and lean
ship. Quality was obvious from the
moment I walked in. They had a stainless
steel booth being loaded for delivery to
the East Coast. I went over the
welds—the butting of corners, and saw
that the windows were high quality. High
quality welds within mission critical
applications are necessary for the
safety and survival of security forces.
We were pleased with what we saw at
We had some special requests and B.I.G.
was attentive and responsive to all of
them. Their attitude was ‘yes’ on
everything. From a customer service
perspective, they returned every phone
call promptly—and we had dozens of phone
conversations. Everybody worked as a
team. We’re very pleased with B.I.G.’s
performance—that made a big difference.
When the delivery truck showed up, the
security manager of the nuclear plant
called immediately to tell us he thought
the B.I.G. booths were really top-notch
and exceptionally high quality. He was
extremely pleased. Examining the
interior and exterior moving parts and
electrical, he said that he had seen a
lot of products in the industry and he
would put these booths up against any of
Transit Shelters for the City of
“To insure the citizens were happy, we
posted four different bus shelter models
on the Internet. We invited several
different organizations—like the Chamber
of Commerce—to vote on the booth they
liked the most. Though we are only a
community of 50,000 people, a surprising
number—one thousand persons—voted!
Citizens then voted 2-1 in favor of the
bus shelters from California-based
B.I.G. Enterprises. The community is
totally pleased with the bus shelters.
According to our engineers, these are
built better than any shelters they’ve
ever seen. I would tell other cities
that you get what you pay for. The
design and engineering people at B.I.G.
are extremely helpful and flexible. If
you want a quality product, you buy from
someone like B.I.G. There are plenty
others out there that are not quality.”
—Transit Manager Louis Lindsay
Staff are Well Supported
“It had everything we were looking for
and then some. The booth has been
working out great! It went in 'four
square and solid.' We get compliments
from both employees and visitors on how
nice it looks. The security officers
that work in there are amazed at the
heater. It warms the booth up in no
time. The glazing helps cut the glare a
whole lot, so they can see better and
they don't have constant eyestrain. The
counter top has plenty of room for
phone, computer, monitor, notebooks, and
- A NASA Laboratory
Professional People at B.I.G.
did a lot of research about guardhouses.
B.I.G. was the most professional.
Everyone at the Navy is happy with it.
It's the headpiece to our new multi
million dollar pier."
- General Contractor serving the
Product from B.I.G.
"Some folks make cheaper booths, but no
one makes a better booth. B.I.G. builds
superior, high-quality modular booths.
The highest quality in the U.S."
- East Coast Port Authority
Fair Grounds Gets Great
Convenience at Low Cost
“We chose B.I.G. because of the
great selection that was
available. We found something
that suited the needs of exactly
what we wanted. B.I.G. had the
lowest bid and it's performing
well. We’re able to move the
booths around with a forklift.
It's well designed for that.
It's also designed well for
heating and air conditioning,
which, out here in the high
desert, you need both.”
- California Fair
Ride Program More Attractive to
"We love the B.I.G. booths; they look
great. The public loves 'em. They really
enhance our Park-N-Ride lot. With nine
months of rain in the wintertime, the
booths are quite helpful. We didn't want
standard bus shelters—we wanted
well-lit, airy, large, ADA-friendly
enclosures. B.I.G.’s design (ribbed
roof, powder coating, Lexan panels)
works really well. We run about 300-400
people through every day.”
- State of Oregon
Secure Around Nuclear Facility
"We chose B.I.G. because of a
combination of price, delivery time
frame, and product quality. With the
convergence of all three things, B.I.G.
was a clear winner."
- Nuclear Power Plant
Feel Respect at B.I.G.
get good service. I'm treated as a good
customer, and not just another person
that they're selling a booth to. I like
their product. I think it's pure
- Leading Texas Parking
Gets Exactly What He Wants
can highly recommend B.I.G. Metal is not
a hard science, but it is an exact one.
Most fabricators don't do what you ask.
But with B.I.G, whatever specs you give
to them, that's what you get. It's nice
to see exactly what you draw, come to
life. It's an architect's dream."
-Architect for an Arizona High