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The FBi Blog

Information that gives you insight into post-frame construction and in making your building project a success.

Cori Lane

Cori grew up on her family's small grain and livestock operation in Northwest Indiana. In 2018, she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration/Marketing from Marian University Indianapolis. Having shown beef cattle for 12 years at the county, state, and national level, Cori chose to pursue a career in the agriculture field. Today, she serves as the Marketing Content Creator on the FBi team. In her free time, Cori enjoys spending time with family and friends, watching sports, listening to music, and traveling.

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Can You Build a Pole Barn on Existing Concrete?

“Can I build a new pole barn on existing concrete?” This question is frequently asked by customers who have property with a sizeable concrete slab, whether it be: An outdoor basketball court that is no longer used An older building (e.g., corn crib) was torn down Or the original structure was a total loss in a fire To answer the question at hand, yes, you can build a new pole barn on existing concrete. However, just because it can be done doesn’t mean it’s the best option for you.

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Kynar 500® vs SMPs: Which Paint System Should You Choose?

When selecting a post frame builder, consumers are first concerned with service area and cost.  We hear it all the time from our customers via email, phone, and social media. “Do you build in this county and state?” or “How much does a __’ x __’ pole barn cost?”

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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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FBi Buildings vs Eastern Iowa Building: Who’s Best for Your Project?

Our next post frame builder comparison features Eastern Iowa Building (EIB). They construct agricultural, commercial, residential, and equestrian buildings with a commitment to exceeding customers’ expectations before, during, and after the sale.

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5 Pole Barn Roof Styles: Which One Will You Choose?

A new year brings new projects to improve your property, and building a pole barn is at the top of that to-do list. As you design your post frame building, you’ll have the option to customize the roofing material, color combination, roof style, and pitch. Some choices are easy to make; meanwhile, others require a more in-depth thought process.

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Metal Roofing vs Shingles: Which One is Right for You?

Your house needs a new roof, and like other building materials, the options can be abundant. Asphalt shingles. Clay. Concrete. Metal. Slate. Wood Shakes.  While it’s nice to know that there are multiple roofing materials available, it can be overwhelming (and time-consuming) to research the pros and cons of each one.

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QLYFT Building System: Transforming Post Frame Construction

“There’s a better way to do it – find it.” This fundamental truth has been one of FBi Buildings’ guiding principles since our founding in 1958. During our 60+ years of business, we’ve consistently pushed the boundaries to find and use high-quality building materials so your pole barn can withstand the test of time. 

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