Kenneth Miller, founder of Classic Buildings, has a rich Amish heritage. Kenneth’s father, Freeman Miller, began building portable buildings when Kenneth was just 12 years old. Kenneth learned traditional Amish craftsmanship from his father and applies those techniques to all of Classic Buildings’ products, including their Amish sheds. Call Classic Buildings today to ask about our Amish craftsmanship.
Why Is Amish Craftsmanship Better?
Amish craftsmanship is quite often regarded as the best. Why? The Amish have deep roots in carpentry, woodworking, and other skilled trades. Trade secrets and techniques have been passed down from generation to generation.
The Amish highly value integrity and honesty. This shows not only through their products but also through their sales methods.
Amish sheds are not a type of shed but a mindset and process to how the sheds are built, a process and mindset that focus on quality.
Amish craftsmen take pride in their work and have always put a great emphasis on quality and durability. The focus is on building the highest quality product rather than selling as quickly as possible. Amish sheds, furniture, buildings, and other products are handmade with the highest quality wood and material.
Who Are The Amish?
A Brief History
Amish history goes back as far as the Protestant Reformation in the 1500’s. During this time in Europe, a group of people moved away from the Catholic Church. Thus, the Protestants were born.
A smaller group of people identified as neither Catholic nor Protestant. This group was labeled the Anabaptists. The Anabaptists re-baptized adult adherents (who had already been baptized as infants). The Amish descend from a specific group of Anabaptists called the Swiss Brethren.
In 1693, a Swiss Anabaptist leader named Jacob Ammann strongly disagreed with other church leaders. Ammann criticized their decision to not shun a lying woman. Eventually, Ammann disagreed with many of the leaders’ decisions regarding beliefs and uniformity, and a split occurred. Those who followed Jacob Ammann became known as the Amish.
The New World
Because of religious persecution, Europe was dangerous during the 18th century. Both the Amish and Mennonites began migrating to the New World (North America).
Amish people today are known for their limited use of technology, traditional, plain dress, and strict religious practices. The Amish are also known for their traditional Amish cuisine. Amish often sell canned foods, bread, and pies at local markets.
It should be noted that there are many different Amish affiliations. Each affiliation has different restrictions on the uses of certain technologies, and places varying emphasis on traditional practices.
What To Expect From Classic Buildings?
With its roots deeply planted in Amish heritage, you can expect only the highest quality products from Classic Buildings. Classic Buildings’ Amish sheds are built to last. For example, Classic Buildings offers the best anti-warp door system in the industry, 50-year termite proof LP®, 50-year caulk applied on joints, and much more on all their sheds and buildings. Here is a full list of our buildings’ features.
To read more about our Amish history and how we got started click here.
All buildings are constructed in an assembly line construction process designed by Kenneth Miller. This process allows employees to pay attention to every little detail and ensures the job gets done right every time.
You can expect honesty and integrity from all workers at Classic Buildings. Classic Buildings offers to fix any problem you encounter and offers a 100% money-back guarantee if you are not satisfied with your project.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us. We would love to connect with you.
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Anabaptists.org (2016). Meet the Amish. Retrieved from: http://www.anabaptists.org/amish.html
Dutchcrafters (2016). Amish craftsmanship. Retrieved from: https://www.dutchcrafters.com/collection/249/Amish-Craftsmanship.
Exploring Amish Country (2016). Amish history is a story of struggle and faith. Retrieved from: http://www.exploring-amish-country.com/amish-history.html.