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Angie Dobson

Angie graduated from Indiana State University with a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design. Prior to joining the FBi team, Angie was a kitchen and bath sales consultant in Lafayette, IN. In 2012, she started with FBi as the Inside Sales/Marketing Assistant. Today she holds the role of Sr. Marketing and Inside Sales Manager. Angie grew up in a farming community and has always enjoyed helping her family on the farm. A past 10-year 4-H Member, her passion for livestock pursued her to take a career in the agriculture field. She and her husband live in Northwest Indiana with their two daughters. In her free time, she enjoys outdoor leisure activities and spending time with friends and family.

Building Construction | Posts | Building Features | Structural Integrity

By: Angie Dobson
September 6th, 2022

The most common exterior siding in post-frame construction is pre-painted, corrugated steel panels. These panels help form the walls and roof of the typical post-frame building and ultimately make up a large portion of the exterior.  Customers also have the option to include an interior steel liner package that can be installed on either the walls or ceiling of their pole barn. This is easily the most popular finishing option that our customers choose. The steel liner package helps enhance the appearance of your pole barn, giving the interior a more finished look.

Posts | Building Tips | Residential Buildings | Building Features | Building Design

By: Angie Dobson
August 22nd, 2022

Have you been tossing around the idea of extra storage for your cars, hobby toys, or even miscellaneous items?  Maybe your home has an attached garage, but you’re considering building a pole barn garage because you know you’ll need the extra space down the road (especially if you have more than one driver in your house). 

Posts | Building Tips | Site Preparation | Building Design

By: Angie Dobson
August 8th, 2022

If you invest your money in a new pole barn, you’ll have to ensure it’s engineered to handle various stresses and door placements. For instance, your pole barn will inevitably encounter inclement weather (e.g., rain, snow, and wind). Do you know if your pole barn builder uses your location's designated snow and wind load ratings?

News | Cost

By: Angie Dobson
June 30th, 2022

Have you been tossing around the idea of building a new farm shop or hobby barn? Or maybe you’ve already received quotes from post-frame builders and were surprised by the total cost, so you decided to hold off on your project until prices went down. That seems like the logical thing to do, right? Maybe.

Building Tips | Farm Buildings | Residential Buildings | Horse Barns | Commercial Buildings | Building Design

By: Angie Dobson
April 18th, 2022

Building a pole barn is a big decision. Arguably, a bigger decision is how to design your pole barn. There are many different building features for you to choose from, such as:

Building Construction | Building Tips | Structural Integrity

By: Angie Dobson
March 14th, 2022

The prices in post-frame construction have dramatically fluctuated over the last two years. When prices were predicted to start dropping, other world events started happening, making the commodity markets even more unpredictable.   Some customers have decided to put their project on hold, hoping that prices will eventually drop. Others have decided that they are going to move forward with building their pole barn because they’re uncertain when prices will drop.