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Custom Shelter Designs

We can design a shelter to fit your requirements

Old Fashioned Shelters

Add some elegance with one of our old fashioned style shelters.

Customize Your Shelter

Custom features can be added to replicate surrounding structures.

Durable Shelters

All shelters are designed to withstand the elements and heavy use.

Special Roof Designs

Choose the right roof style to match your unique requirements.

Custom Bus Stop Shelters

Many bus stop shelters to choose from or custom design the perfect shelter.

Popular Standard Models

Popular standard models are among the most widely constructed shelters and are typically less expensive.

Standard models are available in many styles and colors. Interchangeable parts allow for easy additions and modifications in the future.

Old Fashioned Style Shelters

Old Fashioned style shelters are very popular in downtown areas, especially on small town squares when cities require new construction to resemble the original look and feel of surrounding buildings and architecture.

Stylish and elegant shelters.

Special Roof Designs

Many locations require all buildings to have matching roof structures. Columbia Equipment inc. will match the required or desired roof to specific materials of your request. Almost any roof design can be achieved.

Click or call to create your own.

Special Color Shelters

Need a prefabricated shelter matched to specific colors? No problem. Columbia Equipment inc. has many special color products to chose from. Available color schemes are only limited by your imagination.

Put a little color in your life with a special color shelter.

Multi Modular Shelters

All of our shelters are designed and built using interchangeable hardware. This allows us to install multi-modulare shelters with ease. You can even chose to start small with a single and upgrade to a multi-modular later with little to no modification to existing shelter.

protect a larger crowd with a bigger shelter.

Train Station Shelters

Columbia Equipment Inc. is a leader and founder of pre-fabricated train station shelters. Rain sleet or snow, the people have to go. Keep them warm and dry as they wait. A nice, well built shelter near your shop will attract more transients to your location to spend money while waiting. Especially on a rainy day.

Smoking Shelters

Most cities and even small towns have banned smoking from inside a commercial building. Smokers are going to smoke and they will look for a place to eat, a place to work, and recreation where smoking is permitted. It may be time to provide your patrons with a top notch smoking shelter from Columbia Equipment Inc.

Advertising Shelters

Worried about the cost of installing a new shelter system? One of the best ways to get a return on your investment is to use it as advertisement space. In a high traffic location, ad space will rapidly pay dividends beyond the cost of the shelter.

Get a return on your investment.

Miscellaneous Shelters

Columbia Equipment Inc. is one of the first pre-fab shelter companies. We are always up for a challenge, so if you want a unique shelter and have an idea, then we would like to talk to you. A custom shelter can be designed and fabricated right here to meet code requirements and esthetic appeal with a splash of unique mixed in.


Provide a map kiosk for your patrons and shoppers. Point them to your location. Receive visitors that are actually looking for you. Placing kiosk ad space is a great way to generate revenue as well. Why not let your kiosk pay for it self while providing a public service at the same time?


Everyone needs to take a break now and then. If they are relaxing in front of your store on your new bench, they will be tempted to enter, when they may have otherwise passed you by. Great thing is that you can opt for an advertizing bench to display your specials or rent the ad space for more revenue.


Nation’s Most Experienced Bus and Smoking Shelter Manufacturer

Columbia Equipment Company, Inc. is the nation’s most experienced bus shelter manufacturer. We created the prefabricated aluminum Shelter back in 1961 ! Columbia Shelters are in use in thousands of locations – in all 50 states – including Alaska and Hawaii, and many other locations all around the world! We design, manufacture, install and maintain shelters. Columbia shelters are considered the most easily installed, weatherproof, vandal-resistant and maintenance-free shelters available. Maybe that is why many of the nation’s leading consultants recommend us.

Comprehensive Shelter Systems

Columbia offers a comprehensive Shelter System with many interchangeable components in a choice of sizes and wall configurations. All Columbia Shelters are available with a choice of glazing material, aluminum finish and roof design as well as a variety of optional accessories, etc. Our standard models come with domed skylight roofs and/or flat roofs, barrel vaults, hipped and gable skylight or standing seam metal roofs. In addition to the popular bronze, clear and black anodized aluminum finishes, we also offer a wide range of special colors in polyester powder coat paint finishes. We can even furnish “Old Fashioned” style shelters with decorative grilles or scroll work as well as other unique features.

Columbia Shelters Are Not Only For Bus Stops

Columbia Shelters are not only for Bus Stops. Our modular system has been used for Train Station Shelters, Platform Windscreens, "Downtown Passenger Interchange" Shelters, Taxi Stand and Shuttle Bus Shelters. We also manufacture Smoking Shelters, Equipment Shelters, Information and Ticket Vending Kiosks, ATM Enclosures, Guard Booths, Walkway Canopies, Entrance Vestibules and various other custom enclosures such as Bicycle Shelters. We also manufacture Outdoor Benches and Custom Street Furniture.