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By: Nettie Grubb
November 13th, 2023

In the fall of 2023, FBi Buildings began its expansion into Missouri. We know that purchasing a pole barn is a big decision, and finding quality post-frame builders can also be time-consuming Before you select the cheapest builder for the job, you must also factor in the service your post-frame builder offers, their warranty, and the quality of materials they use. Whether you are looking to build a horse barn, a barndominium, a new warehouse, or an ag machine shed, we have compiled a list of Missouri's top pole barn builders.

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By: Nettie Grubb
October 16th, 2023

Whether you want to find a restaurant near you or a local handyman, we all turn to Google for answers. You have landed in the right place if you want to build an agricultural building, a post-frame home, or a hobby barn. Regarding this purchase, it is not the $50 you would spend at a local Mexican restaurant or a couple hundred dollar handyman bill. A pole barn could be a $30,000-$300,000 investment. And with that, you need to understand what post-frame builders are in your area, what they will offer you, and what all your pole barn quote will entail. When it comes to pole barn builders, they are not always an apples-to-apples comparison. You need to consider eight factors when it comes to post-frame builders. In this blog, we will list the top builders in Kentucky and how they compare.

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By: Nettie Grubb
September 18th, 2023

Most midwesterners dream of buying acreage and building a custom home with a large shop. Just like you, I looked into building a barndominium in 2020. My husband and I eventually bought a house in town, but we still dream of buying 10 acres of timber and putting up a pole building. Today, our dream has shifted towards a shouse we would use as a hunting cabin, workshop, and storage. Since working at FBi Buildings, I have learned a lot about pole barns and how they often are not a cheaper solution for residential living when compared to a traditional home.

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By: Nettie Grubb
August 28th, 2023

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.

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By: Nettie Grubb
May 30th, 2023

When designing the finishing touches for the outside of your pole barn, you probably considered adding a porch, whether a wrap-around, lean-to, or standard entry porch. But have you ever heard of a mansard? It is often referred to as a mansard roof, eyebrow, overhang, or awning.

Building Construction | Project Prep | Building Tips | Farm Buildings | Post Frame Homes | Residential Buildings | Building Features | Structural Integrity | Comparisons | Commercial Buildings | Cost | Pole Barn Builders | Building Design

By: Nettie Grubb
May 1st, 2023

If you want to build a pole barn to store farm equipment, a pole barn house, or even a hobby shop, you're probably wondering what it'll cost. The fact is it depends.