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 | 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.

Building Construction | Cost | Energy Efficiency | Warranty | Permitting | Pole Barn Builders

By: Julie Kimpel
August 1st, 2022

We get it. Words like “inflation" and “recession” have you nervous. You start asking questions like:

Building Construction | Building Tips | Farm Buildings | Residential Buildings | Horse Barns | Building Features | Building Design

By: Julie Kimpel
July 11th, 2022

In this article, we will continue pushing the same two ideas - bigger is always better and measure once, measure again, and yeah, definitely measure a third time. Before finalizing the design for your post-frame project, you need to make sure you can get the equipment in and out with ease.

Project Prep | Building Tips

By: Julie Kimpel
June 20th, 2022

You’ve imagined your dream pole barn or post-frame home for years, and you’re FINALLY ready to start the conversation, but wow - talk about overwhelming. There are several steps to take in your building process, and we want to make sure you’re comfortable with making decisions about your building investment. 

Building Construction | Building Tips | Farm Buildings | Energy Efficiency

By: Julie Kimpel
May 16th, 2022

Did you know that a pole barn is extremely energy efficient? From keeping your building cool in the summer months to a comfortable temperature in the winter months, a post-frame building can keep you comfortable year-round. Thankfully there are several ways to keep your pole barn cool, ranging from insulation to windows, doors, and more.