The FBi Blog

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

Julie Kimpel

Julie graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Communications Design. From a young age Julie has always had an interest in art that later turned into career in brand development for various companies throughout the Northwest Indiana area. Julie joined the FBi marketing team in 2021 as a Marketing Content Creator. You might get a phone call from her to schedule a visit to your FBi building so she can take pictures for our website or you might get a brochure she design from one our FBi sales reps. One way or another Julie loves to help the marketing team in any way she can. In her free time, Julie enjoys walking her dog and spending time with friends and family.

Building Construction | Structural Integrity | Warranty | Building Design | Open-Sided Buildings

By: Julie Kimpel
December 5th, 2022

When you’re ready to start your pole barn journey, of course, one of the first questions you’ll ask is, “How much does a pole barn cost?” 

Building Features | Structural Integrity | Building Design

By: Julie Kimpel
November 7th, 2022

The beauty of post-frame buildings is that they are diverse and can be purpose-built for many different needs. 

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

By: Julie Kimpel
October 17th, 2022

One of the fun parts of designing a post-frame building is deciding which interior and exterior features you want to incorporate. 

By: Julie Kimpel
September 26th, 2022

If you are in the business of farming and interested in building a new post-frame barn, this article is for you. We’ll walk you through the process of how your new pole barn can be a tax write-off for your business. You can find all the information presented in this article on the IRS website, publication 225, the Farmer's Tax Guide. We recommend taking a look to read all the tax benefits and rules that apply to farming. For this article, we picked out the information that applies specifically to building a pole barn on your property. 

Building Construction | Building Tips | Structural Integrity | Cost | Building Design

By: Julie Kimpel
September 12th, 2022

The phrase “cost-effective” could mean something different to many people. Some people may be looking to spend the least amount of money possible. But, at the same time, others are looking to get the best bang for their buck. 

Building Construction | Project Prep | Building Tips | Site Preparation | Building Design

By: Julie Kimpel
August 29th, 2022

Concrete is one of the most expensive elements of the pole barn construction process. Not to mention it’s complicated and costly to remove if it’s not done right. Therefore, it’s worth taking the time to understand the basics of concrete, so the result is a slab that delivers what you need.