Building Types


The Cabin Is An Economical Solution For Use As A Guest House, Studio, Hunting Cabin And Many More Uses! This Line Of Buildings Was Designed To Give The End User Several Choices Without Having To Design Their Own. By Doing This We Can Hold Cost Down Compared To A Custom Built Cabin. These Cabins Evolved To Give You The Best Design For The Space. But If You Don't See Exactly What You Want, We Can Still Custom Build One Just For You.


Our Barn Style Building Offers A Classic Barn Look With Lots Of Storage And Options. The Barn Is Our Most Popular Style Of Building Because Of The Immense Overhead Storage Capabilities With The Addition Of A Loft. Add A Workbench And Pegboard For A Nice Workshop. If You Need To Get Your Riding Mower Or Utility Vehicle In A Dry Secure Location Add A Six-Foot Roll Up Door. Porches Add Great Functionality And Eye Appeal To Your Building. The Possibilities Are Endless. 

 Sizes available

  • 8' by 8'       Up to        18' by 40'

Short Barns

Slightly Shorter Wall Height (68") And Less Trim Allows For The Same Comparable Storage Area At An Economical Price! 

 Sizes available

  • 10' by 12'
  • 10' by 16'
  • 10' by 20'
  • 12' by 20'
  • 12' by 24'

Signature Gables

Our Gable Style Building Compliments Almost Any Setting. This Sturdy Design Is Available Up To Sixty Feet In Length And A Full Line Of Options. 

 Sizes available

8' by 8'       Up to        18' by 60'

Efficiency Gables

With Only A Slightly Different Profile Than The Gable The Efficiency Gable Is A Very Popular Building. This Building Has Horizontal Metal And A Lower Roof Pitch. The Fiberglass Panel Located At The Top Of The Back Wall Offers The Perfect Amount Of Light During Daylight Hours. Limited Options Are Available As This Building Was Designed To Cut Material Cost Without Sacrificing Quality. 

Sizes available

8' by 8', 10', 12', 14', 16', 20', or 24'

10' by 8', 10', 12', 14', 16', 20', or 24'

12' by 8', 10', 12', 14', 16', 20', or 24'


The Peak Style Building Has A Lower Profile Roof That Looks Great Whether In A Residential Or Commercial Setting. Peaks Are Also Available With A Roof Overhang. An Overhang Adds To The Appearance While Protecting You From The Elements. 

 Sizes available

8' by 8'       Up to        18' by 60'

Financing available on all cabins. (Qualification Required)

General Shelters

Founded in 1973

Established by James Campbell over four decades ago, General Shelters of Texas, Ltd. has enjoyed consistent growth. Since its humble beginning in 1973 as a company with one product to one of the largest portable building manufacturers in Texas, General Shelters is recognized as an industry leader.

Our headquarters and manufacturing facility is situated on twenty-six acres nestled in the beautiful Texas Forest Country of Center, Texas and has a workforce of ninety plus employees.  

Experienced Team

 General Shelters' experienced team can build buildings for almost any need, from basic storage to custom order. All products are available in a variety of colors and styles to create an attractive addition to any surrounding. We have built school classrooms, churches, U.S. Army barracks, offices, mobile offices, modular buildings, storage facilities, cabins, living quarters, construction buildings and many more. Our emphasis is on quality, stepping outside of the industry standard to create the building that you can use and enjoy.

In 1999 we started roll forming metal for use on our buildings and have since started fabricating steel building kits, carports, residential and commercial roofing and everything from covers to large warehouses. 

Dealer Network

 Today, with a strong network of distributors, this family owned business continues to expand on its primary businesses of cabins, mobile, modular and portable buildings and metal products, from the beautiful setting of Shelby County, Texas.