Container Uses

Shipping Container Uses

Shipping containers originally used for shipping and cargo have a variety of re-purposed uses from storage to fully furnished offices and homes. The types of shipping containers Houston Container re-purposes are already durable and often watertight by design and our renovation and retrofitting experts can configure shipping containers specific to any customer’s requirements. Are you a farmer or other business owner who needs to store goods, tools or materials? Need a metal carport or temporary office? Considering starting a business like a snow cone stand or portable food stand? Read below about some common shipping container uses that we’re able to provide designed products and contact our shipping container experts for more information.

Shipping container in Houston Container Texas
Shipping container in Houston Container Texas

Secure Storage

For individuals and businesses in many industries, the need for secure and portable storage is constant. We offer a variety of containers in different sizes and configurations for sale and for rent for temporary applications. We can customize containers as needed and offer delivery in the greater Houston area. We offer units that are completely weather proof , refrigerated and climate controlled. Some common storage applications for our shipping containers:

• Construction companies and sites

• Agricultural, industrial and mechanical facilities

• Schools and educational programs

• Individuals & Families – Temporary storage during a move, outdoor home storage

• Healthcare facilities

• Retail facilities

• Sports organizations and facilities

Modular / Portable Offices, Classrooms

Houston Container provides a variety of shipping containers converted to modular buildings. We offer custom build outs and solutions in a variety of configurations. Some of our customers buy these modular offices and other buildings for a temporary solution. Since our construction and wiring is stable and durable enough to last for years, many customers use them for permanent applications. Schools, business and other institutions use our self-contained shipping container buildings with the following features:

• Lighting and electrical wiring

• Air conditioning/HVAC systems

• Insulation and panelling

• Bathrooms and plumbing.

• Custom furnishings – shelves, desks, etc.

• A variety of window and door configurations.

Contact us today to learn more about pricing and availability. We offer delivery and service for all of our shipping container buildings and can discuss any custom configuration you might need.

Shipping container in Houston container Texas
Business shipping container in houston Container Texas


Shipping containers are often used outside of existing buildings and businesses for storage or as a temporary office or classroom, but Houston Container creates shipping containers that can be used as buildings for businesses themselves. In the Houston area local businesses have used our custom containers for small vending stands, like a coffee shop, snow cone stands or fireworks stand. Other common uses for modified containers include tool storage containers, gear rooms, and turnstile access point containers. Portable, custom builds from Houston Container can help bring your business to life fast!

Vehicle Storage

Shipping containers can serve as open air car ports and can be configured with garage style doors to easily allow cars and other vehicles to fit. From home car and vehicle storage, to a garage style workshop Houston Container can refit different sizes of containers with doors and windows as well as combine them to create a small auto storage facility.

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Houston Container has experience building, creating and customizing shipping containers for these and a variety of other uses. Our offices and container storage yard are open daily to provide information, discuss your ideas and arrange delivery of our repurposed containers. Contact us directly or complete our new customer form for more information.

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