Did You Know the Watseka Ford Dealership is a Post Frame Building?
Angie Dobson

By: Angie Dobson on December 14th, 2017

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Did You Know the Watseka Ford Dealership is a Post Frame Building?


Elevate your business with a commercial, post frame building

When people think of a pole barn or post frame building, they often picture a farm shop or cold storage building for agriculture. What many people don't know is that post frame construction gives you flexibility in design and is a great option for commercial buildings, including automotive dealerships.

When John Bell, General Manager of Watseka Ford in Watseka, Illinois, needed to update the look of his car dealership, he chose a pole barn for the additional energy efficiency compared to a steel frame building. Another key component was the structural integrity that FBi Buildings offered. Ultimately, it came down to the pole barn design expertise shown by FBi Buildings. The look of the building was extremely important to John.
"It's an impressive building, especially from where we came from. I think the entire team at FBi Buildings, from the start with the sales person, to the design team, to the crew that was onsite offered their own bit of expertise that together made them the best deal for us for sure."

See for yourself what John had to say about the benefits of his building and experience with FBi Buildings!













More than just a roof over your head

Your commercial building is more than just a roof over your head. It's a billboard for your business and communicates your values to your customers. It's a living, breathing part of your business that allows you to service your customers faster and better. It's a home away from home for your employees. It's something your community can be proud of. Take a look at some more photos of John Bell's Ford Dealership.

We've been working with customers for 60 years to help steward their legacies and partner with their businesses. Take a look at our gallery or download our free commercial brochure to see more examples of our commercial pole barn designs.

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Have more questions about building costs not covered in this article? If you need help designing and planning, please contact FBi Buildings at 1.800.552.2981 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 sales team will call you!

About 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.