Nettie Grubb

Nettie Grubb

Nettie joined the FBi Marketing team in 2022 as the Marketing Content Creator. Nettie grew up just outside of Des Moines, IA. In 2016, she received her BS in Agriculture Communications from Iowa State University. Upon graduation, she has worked in agriculture sales and marketing. She moved to Indiana in 2020. Outside of work, Nettie enjoys quilting, crocheting, crafting, canning, gardening, fishing, and hunting. She is married and enjoys spending time with her husband and dog.

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Did you know the Buckeye State is home to aviation? There’s a good chance you might be considering building a pole barn with room to store your airplane.


Perhaps you want to build a pole-building man cave with a room to watch NFL games.


Or, like many Americans interested in building a barndominium, you are curious what the average cost to build a pole barn home would be.


This article will outline the starting cost of pole barns in August 2023 and explain the hidden costs competitors don't discuss. 

Top Three Factors for Pole Barn Costs


1) Location

Like home construction, the cost of building a pole barn home in Ohio differs from other parts of the country. Four factors can affect your overall project cost.


  1. Once you secure the land you want to build a post-frame building, you will need to prepare the site for construction.
  2. Building permits vary from county to county. For most projects, you can expect the average price for permits to be $200-600.
  3. Every state has different wind load, snow load, and soil bearing requirements that most engineers should factor into your pole barn. For Ohio, FBi engineers pole barns with a ground snow load rating of 30 PSF.
  4. There will also be a delivery fee to haul the materials. The price will vary depending on the distance from where the materials are being picked up to the site location.


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2) Pole Barn Size

If you are starting to design your pole building, you may wonder what size pole barn or post-frame home you should build and how much each size is. 


Luckily, we have a building special on our top five most popular sizes until October 2nd, 2023. Please note that our special pricing does not include site prep, additional features, builders' risk, trash removal, or on-site restroom and is based 125 miles from Remington, IN.


The numbers below are just a starting point. Just like buying a car, the prices for a basic building do not include extra features.


Additional features you may consider adding to your project include:

Our free design online tool allows you to try various sizes, color combinations, and features. Once you’re done designing your pole barn, hit submit for a free quote , and a member of our sales team will work with you for a detailed price.


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30’ x 40’ x 10’

If you want to add a pole barn to store your zero-turn, tractor, and have a workbench, this may be the right size.


The 30’ x 40’ includes a walk door, frame out for a 10’ x 8’ overhead door, continuous vented ridge, and heavy-duty gutters and downspouts. Until October 2nd, 2023, you can have one built for $29,775


40’ x 60’ x 16’

The 40' x 60' is an excellent choice if you want to add a shop to your property. Whether looking for cold storage for your farm equipment or a hobby barn for woodworking, the 40' x 60' is a popular size! 


The 40’ x 60’ includes a walk door, 20’ x 16’ easy motion split sliding door with step saver latch, continuous vented ridge, and heavy-duty gutters and downspouts.  Until October 2nd, 2023, you can build one for $49,994.


48’ x 88’ x 16’

The 48' x 88' is a great option for more space. Customers often wish they would have gone just a little bigger. Plan ahead so you don't have to add an addition in the future. 


The 48’ x 88’ includes a walk door, a 24’ x 16’ EasyMotion split sliding door with StepSaver latch, continuous vented ridge, and heavy-duty gutters and downspouts. Now until October 2nd, 2023, a 48’ x 88’ x 16’ is $69,772.


60’ x 120’ x 16’

The 60' x 120' is another popular size for farm shops and multipurpose pole barns. It provides ample storage for equipment, and like all FBi Buildings, they are designed to last for generations to come.


The 60’ x 120’ includes a walk door, a 30’ x 16’ EasyMotion split sliding door with a StepSaver latch, continuous vented ridge, and heavy-duty gutters and downspouts. For just $99,933 now until October 2nd, 2023.


90’ x 160’ x 18’

The 90' x 160' is perfect for those starting a commercial business or needing a large cold storage building. This option is over 14,000 square feet and only costs $13.80 per square foot. Keeping the features simple makes the cost affordable for a large open-concept floor plan. 


The 90’ x 160’ includes a walk door, (1) 45’ x 18’, and (1) 24’ x 18’ EasyMotion  split sliding door with a StepSaver latch, continuous vented ridge, and heavy-duty gutters and downspouts. $198,811 now until October 2nd, 2023.


3) Quality Craftsmanship

There are several pole barn builders in Ohio. You may be getting quotes from the Amish, Morton Buildings, Timberline Buildings, Howell Buildings, or Lester Buildings. 


Unlike traditional home buildings, FBi Buildings will help you navigate and build the shell of the building. You can hire out or be the general contractor for finishing the inside of your machine shed or pole barn house in Ohio.


It can be easy to line up the quotes and go with what fits your budget. Consider a DIY pole barn kit to save on labor costs. 


But keep in mind that cheaper often means lower-quality materials. In the future, you may experience metal fading, rust from screws, and possible structural issues. 


Some competitors may look more affordable, but their materials may be the reason. FBi Buildings’ standard materials are high quality.


With over 65 years of post-frame construction experience, we know you want a building built with quality materials and keeps the structural integrity of the building in mind. Below we outline what is standard on all FBi Buildings.

Get Started With Your Pole Barn Today!

Now that you know how the location, size, and quality of materials affect the overall cost to build in Ohio, what features will you add? 


We have 45 local crews ready to make your Ohio pole barn dreams a reality. With all of this manpower, we can generally build within a couple of months of signing your contract.


As of August 2023, we can have your pole barn built before the end of the year as long as your site prep and permits are complete.


If you have land and are ready to speak with our sales team, call us at 1.800.552.2981 or request a quote to get started today.

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Have more questions about pole barn trusses not covered in this article? 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.