From our Home to Yours
Let’s talk about how your kit gets from our dock to your home. Factory Five kits are sold to all 50 states and in most countries, FOB Wareham, MA. This means that you will have to pay for shipping or come pick up your kit. Here are some options.
A lot of customers arrange their own shipping through a company called Stewart Transport (888-737-4852). The guy that runs the place is named Collin Stewart and he has done a great job over the years. Stewart Transport picks up kits from our dock and delivers them to your driveway for one flat rate. Stewart has dedicated trucks with electric cranes so you don’t have to order a crate from us. Stewart Trucking is an independent company.
Pick-ups at Factory Five
If you want to pick up your kit at our facility there is no charge. We usually schedule pick-ups for Saturday mornings. This makes it easier on our staff than during a normal operating day. It also is usually more convenient to our customers who have day jobs. If you’re picking up the kit at our place you also save the crate fee.
Before your pick-up date, make sure to confirm the date with our staff and also review trailer dimensions to make sure everything will fit. We’ve coordinated hundreds of kit pick-ups and we want to help make sure yours goes smoothly. Give us a call and let us know your plans if they change from the time you order your kit. It’s as easy as that.
We can ship your kit in a custom made crate via a commercial carrier of your choice. We work with many major freight carriers (Yellow, ABF, etc). The crate dimensions are 16’ long by 52” tall by 6’6” wide and it weighs 1650 lbs. The crate is made of a base layer of 4” x 4” lumber, a floor of ¾” tongue-in-groove plywood. The sides are 2” x 4” reinforced, 3/8” sheet plywood, and the top is ¾” tongue-in-groove plywood. Fork truck or pallet jack access is from front or rear. We charge for a crating fee and when you see the strength and complexity of the box, you won’t grumble too much about the price.