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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 as Marketing Project 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. Her 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.

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Cost  |  News  |  Permitting  |  Site Preparation

3 Crucial Factors Affecting Your Pole Barn in 2021

It’s been a little over one year since COVID-19 shook our nation. It has been a challenging time for all of us. For some, most days were probably just a blur, and we did what we could just to get through the day.  Even though people could continue to work during the pandemic, the reduced labor force is being felt into 2021. If building a pole barn is part of your plans for this year, now is the time to get that project rolling.

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Cost  |  Posts  |  Repairs & Renovations

How Much Does It Cost to Repair Rotted Pole Barn Columns?

Rot. It’s bound to happen sooner or later, especially if you have an existing post frame building built in the late 70s or early 80s. Not to be confused with improper upkeep to your pole building, rot is a fungus that flourishes with moisture, oxygen, and darkness. For example, do you or someone you know have an existing farm building that is simply used for cold storage? Perhaps your parents have a hobby barn that they use just to store fun, off-road vehicles.

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The guidebook that offers essential steps and information which lays the foundation for an on time and on budget project.

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Commercial Buildings  |  Cost  |  Farm Buildings  |  Open-Sided Buildings

3 Factors that Determine the Cost of an Open-Sided Building

Are you a hardworking farmer interested in extra storage space for large implements? Are you a commercial business owner looking to protect your products or services from the elements? Maybe you’re tired of leaving your equipment outdoors and would like to keep them protected under roof but easy enough to be still accessible when needed.

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Building Tips  |  Cost  |  Energy Efficiency

How Much Does an Insulated Pole Barn Cost?

As Midwesterners, we know firsthand that Mother Nature can be unpredictable. We should be used to it by now because we never know what type of winter she’ll bless us with until it’s here.  I’m sure that you know people who dread the long winter months. Some of your friends and family might even find peace when it snows.

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News

The Best of 2020: A Year in Review

2020 was a big year for all of us. Due to your support over the last year, FBi was able to: Survive COVID-19 Break into new sales territory by expanding into Michigan and Wisconsin Launch the QLYFT building system None of this could have been possible without the dedication of our hard-working team and our loyal customers.  Here's a look back at our top blogs, videos, resources, and post frame projects of 2020.

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Building Design  |  Building Features  |  Building Tips

What Are the 5 Key Benefits of a Post Frame Building?

When people think of a post frame building or pole barn, they might envision farm shops, machine sheds, or even horse barns. The common misconception about post frame construction is that it’s primarily used for agricultural buildings because farmers need the wide, open space to store their equipment.

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