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You can modify shipping containers in many ways. In fact, here in New Jersey, shipping container homes and offices have become very popular. We offer a variety of container modifications from doors and windows to venting and lights. Shipping container modifications include painting, security lockboxes, personnel doors, rollup doors, windows, additional venting, mobile office containers and more!


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Modify Shipping Containers


Ground level office containers offer a nice alternative to traditional office trailers.  Mobile office containers are a convenient solution for temporary or permanent office space.  Ground level office containers can be used as a portable office on a job site and can be easily transported from one location to another. Modify shipping containers for office use today.

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Modify Shipping Containers


We can install different types of doors & windows in your storage container.

modify steel shipping containers

Steel rollup doors commonly come either 6 or 8 feet wide and in different gauges of steel. Steel rollup doors can be installed on the sides of containers or in place of the standard swing doors.

Modify Shipping Containers doors

Personnel doors, commonly referred to as man doors, can be used to provide an additional entry/exit for your container. Steel personnel doors are typically 3 feet wide with a lever handle and a deadbolt lock.

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We have made window modifications at our New Jersey shop for many shipping container offices and storage units. Standard windows are 3 feet wide by 3 feet high and are installed with security bars on the outside.


Adding additional venting to your container can reduce condensation and help manage air flow in your steel shipping container.

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Louvered Vents

Another way to modify shipping container is with louvered vents.  Louver vents can be installed to combat excessive moisture in your container. They are usually installed at opposite ends of the container to maximize air flow.

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Turbine Vents

Turbine vents, commonly referred to as “whirly bird” vents, are often seen on the roof of a container. Turbine vents can be installed standalone or in combination with louvered vents on a shipping container.


Paint your shipping container in any color of your choice. Painting modifications are available upon request. Whether a container has some cosmetic blemishes and is in need of a facelift or you simply wish to have customized containers to match your brand, Jake Containers can make it happen.

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Before Painting

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After Painting


  • Lockboxes – High security lockbox
  • Panic bars – Horizontal mounted bar on the inside of your container swing doors
  • Cut downs – Containers cut down to your specific length
  • Lighting and electrical – Outfit your storage container with interior or exterior lighting and electric
  • Heating & Cooling – Install a combo heat/HVAC unit in your container
  • Interior Finishing – Frame, insulate and panel your container for a comfortable look and feel
  • Mobile Office Containers – Order a 10 foot, 20 foot or 40 foot office container today!

Lock Boxes

steel container lock box

Panic Bars

steel container panic bars

Cut Downs

steel containers cutdowns

Lighting & Electrical

steel container lighting and electric

Heating & Cooling

steel container heating and cooling

Interior Finishing

steel container interior finishing

20 Foot Mobile Office Next to Store Front

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Need a Special Modification Done to Your Steel Shipping Container? We have done many custom modifications at our storage yard in New Jersey on shipping container offices and storage units, and we can help you with your custom additions as well. Please Send Over a Drawing or Design Plan and Let Our Team Provide You With a Quote!


Local depots sell what they have on hand, which often means containers are sold in bad condition:

Dents. Rust. Holes. Floor boards. Door seals & lock rods. Dirt. Graffiti. We’ve seen it all.

Just because a container is used, it doesn’t mean it should have these issues. Watch to see what you can expect.