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.
Congratulations, you’ve decided to build your dream pole barn! You’ve been saving your money for months, or even years. You’re ready to start breaking ground with proper site preparation.
So, what is the next step in the decision-making process? Don’t worry; there’s no right or wrong answer.
Often, our customers will call the corporate office to request a pole barn quote. Generally, they have a building size in mind. Popular sizes include 40’ x 60’ and 80’ x 120’. Most likely, they’ll add extra features such as porches, cupolas, and wainscoting.
We have a variety of post frame pictures for you to scroll through. You’re guaranteed to find a project that is similar to your needs and wants.
It’s the perfect place to get those creative juices flowing. Why? Because of the features it offers.
Online Pole Barn Gallery Features
We’ve invested a lot of time and consideration into our gallery. From the beginning, we wanted something that stood apart from our post frame competitors. As a result, we created a customizable gallery by building type, colors, size, and features.
1) Building Type
When you visit our gallery, you’ll notice the option to select photos based on the pole barn type.
For instance, if you’re interested in building a hobby shop for your antique tractor collection, you can search by that segment. Workspace and storage are the best of both worlds.
Are you interested in expanding your commercial business with a post frame building? Yes, post frame construction is an ideal solution for many business owners and land developers. With our help, you’ll find a flexible structure to help you move people and machinery efficiently.
That can be tricky, right? Believe us when we say that we hear, “I wish I would’ve made my building bigger,” all the time from our customers.
Initially, you needed a 40’ x 60’ pole barn. But, your operation expanded (which is good). Worst-case scenario, you underestimated how much stuff you own. Hey, it happens to the best of us.
Our gallery showcases five different building size options:
48’ x 88’ or smaller
49’ x 89’ to 60’ x 120’
61’ x 121’ to 80’ x 128’
81’ x 129’ or larger
Custom floor plan and sizing
This feature will give you a good idea as to how much certain square footage can hold. A pole barn looks big until you fill it with your belongings. Going big is better than wishing you did.
4) Building Features
Honestly, this feature is our favorite one within the gallery. Why? Because no two buildings are the same. Hold up...what do we mean by that?
Since we are a custom post frame builder, all of our construction projects are specific to the individual customer. In simpler terms, we aren’t a cookie-cutter builder.
Our gallery gives you the option to search for projects by the following features:
Accented Trim Package
Blended Trim Package
Split Interior Liner
Steel Interior Liner
You’ve probably heard of or seen some features, while others are new to you.
For example, cupolas are a standard add-on feature. Most likely, you’ve seen these “domes” on top of passing pole barns. Often added for aesthetic purposes, cupolas can help with ventilation.
Meanwhile, you have no idea what a mezzanine looks like, let alone how to pronounce it. A mezzanine is an intermediate floor within a building. It’s pronounced “meh-zuh-neen.” You learn something new every day.
Needless to say, the gallery is a perfect opportunity to see what other customers have included in their building design. Don’t forget to click on a specific picture for more project details.
Are You Ready to Get Started?
Long story short, we deal with customers on different ends of the spectrum. Some customers have a solid floor plan and would like a total project cost (and financing if needed). Others download our website resources for layout ideas and building tips.
Then, we’ve dealt with customers that need a little push in the right direction. No shame! Building a pole barn is a complex project.
If you still need design direction or inspiration, we strongly urge you to check our pole barn gallery. Similar to our guidebooks, this online collection is FREE to use. No strings attached.
If you see a building that catches your eye, but would like to make a few minor tweaks, just let us know. We’re a custom post frame builder. No cookie-cutter floor plans here. Our facilities are built around your needs.
Again, you can design your own pole barn with our online 3D design tool. Save, print, or email your final plan to family and friends.
Are you ready for a quote? Submit your design to us, and a member of our sales team will give you a call to begin the estimating process.
Do you have more questions about post frame buildings that are not covered in this article? If you need help designing and planning, please contact FBi Buildings at 800.552.2981 orclick here to email us. If you are ready to get a price,click here to request a quoteand a member of our customer engagement team will help you determine the next steps of your project.