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Who Are the Best Pole Barn Builders in the Midwest?

September 18th, 2018 | 6 min. read

Angie Dobson

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.

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Have you been tossing around the idea of post frame construction? You know you need a new hobby barn or farm shop but maybe you’re waiting until the time is right (or the cash flow is on hand). Which isn’t a bad idea...it’s never good to rush something. 

I’m sure you’ve started doing (or have even completed) your research. Maybe you’re looking for a post frame company with years of experience, or maybe you want to find a company who’s part of the midwest.

We also understand that is can be very overwhelming when you’ve finally decided to make the commitment to build a pole barn

  1. You’re going to be spending a lot of money on a pole barn.
  2. You want this custom designed building to last for the next generation using it.
  3. You want to make sure you’re making the right decision. Are high quality materials going to be used or do you have to assemble your own building kit?

Farm_Shop_SuttonWhether you hear a word-of-mouth recommendation, see a large site sign, or decide to search “best pole barn builders,” online, it can be difficult to know who to choose to build your building (and more importantly, who to trust). Because everything you read on the internet is true, right? Not entirely. 

While we do offer a number of services for farm, commercial, residential and equine buildings, we also understand that we can’t service everyone. What do I mean by that? Unfortunately, we can’t construct post frame buildings nationally...even though we would like to.

Currently, our services are limited to Indiana, Illinois, Eastern Iowa, and Southern Michigan. However, if you have a unique project that is outside of our building territory, we will look into pursuing other options to see if it would be feasible for us to construct your pole barn.

We want to make sure that our current customers are getting the best value for their next horse barn or industrial warehouse. But, we also want to make sure we’re helping those customers we can’t serve. 

You’re probably wondering, “how do we do that?” The answer is easy. We want to make sure we’re providing you with our personal recommendations for post frame builders. 

Who are the Best Pole Barn Builders in the Midwest? (Our Recommendations):


1) Morton Buildings

Headquarters: Morton, IL
Insights: Morton has been around for over 110 years. They offer services in residential, farm, equestrian, commercial and repairs. They also have many locations across the country.

2) Lester Buildings

Headquarters: Lester Prairie, MN
Insights: Founded in 1947, Lester offers post frame building systems for farm, livestock, equine, hobby and commercial purposes. They also sell material-only packages.

3) Cleary Building Corp.

Headquarters: Verona, WI
Insights: Since 1978, Cleary has been designing and building post frame buildings. Also a national builder, they have manufacturing plants in Nebraska and Idaho.

4) Wick Buildings

Headquarters: Mazomanie, WI
Insights: Wick Buildings is a privately held Wisconsin based company founded in 1954. They produce post frame buildings for animal confinement systems, horse housing facilities, suburban structures and commercial and industrial buildings.

5) National Frame Builders Association (NFBA)

Headquarters: Chicago, IL
Insights: While the NFBA isn’t a post frame building company, we do refer many of our customers that we can’t service to their website. Why? Because they will help you find a builder who is close to you and Edwin Bahler, our former CEO, founded the association.

Who’s the Best Pole Barn Builder for You?

It can be a tough decision deciding who will build your post frame building, especially if you’re torn between more than one builder. Is the overall price going to be your final decision maker or will you also take into consideration the years of experience, pole barn warranty, or recommendations from other people?

Now that you know the other companies that we’d trust to help you with your building needs, if you’d like to learn more about how FBi Buildings might be the best solution for you, just give us a call at (800) 552-2981.

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Do you have more questions that are not covered in this article? If you need help designing and planning, please contact FBi Buildings at 800.552.2981 or click here to email us. If you are ready to get a price, click here to request a quote and a member of our customer engagement team will help you determine the next steps of your project.