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Our Story

Studio Shed’s portfolio now spans a wide range of residential and commercial spaces, studios, and accessory dwelling units (ADUs), most complete with plumbing and electrical service, kitchens, and climate control. But it all started in 2008 with a bike storage shed in Boulder, Colorado.

Mike Koenig           Jeremy Nova

Jeremy Nova, an Olympic mountain biker with 15 U.S. national titles under his belt, needed a place to store his many rides. The University of Colorado-trained engineer and modern-architecture buff found only bland, barn-style sheds or pricey upscale prefab structures. So, he ordered some lumber and built a shed for himself in his backyard. 


Good friend and Boulder entrepreneur Mike Koenig, a University of Denver School of Business grad and fellow pro mountain biker, took note of Nova’s striking results and built a similar one in his own backyard. That might have been it, but during a long mountain bike ride together in the foothills above Boulder, Koenig and Nova wondered if their bespoke bike sheds weren’t the seeds of a business. Within months, they founded Studio Shed as a side gig. 


It didn’t stay that way for long.


Studio Shed’s emphasis on style, function, and affordability made it one of the country’s fastest-growing full-service design-build firms for backyard buildings and microhousing. In 2010, the company opened its own manufacturing facility in nearby Louisville, Colorado. Today the 46,000-square-foot production center ships up to 2,000 square feet of product a day with room to grow. 


Whether it’s an 80-square-foot storage shed, a 1,000-square-foot ADU, or 10,000 square foot multi-unit project, the major components ship flat for installation onsite in all 50 U.S. states – and, since 2022, Canada. 


Along the way, Studio Shed developed partnerships with high-quality contractors to form a comprehensive network of trusted installers so customers can DIY or opt for a professional install. They honed the design process with an innovative virtual showroom featuring a 3D builder where customers can explore curated one-click models or hundreds of customizable interior and exterior options. They expanded access to their many detached-structure solutions through expert permitting assistance by zip code and industry-leading financing with companies like RenoFi and Acorn Finance. 


Studio Shed’s products have a long track record of improving customers’ quality of life while providing a low-impact approach to expanding living and storage spaces, adding dwelling units, and boosting property values. Along the way, the company has delivered thousands of appealing studios, ADUs, and microhousing solutions throughout the United States – and, yes, a few bicycle sheds too.

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One shed does not fit all. Our innovative prefab solution is a flat-packed, panelized kits of parts with hundreds of customizations in the Design Center. There are millions of combinations of sizes, door and window placements, and colors. All thoughtfully designed to work together.