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Who Are The Top 5 Pole Barn Builders in Kentucky?

October 16th, 2023 | 15 min. read

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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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.

How Do You Decide Which Post Frame Company Is Right For You?


First, look at the company’s history in the post-frame construction industry. Not only does this speak to their experience in pole barn design and construction, but it also can ease your mind when you want to add a pole barn addition in the future..


The second factor you need to look at is the company's reviews. At the same time, you do need to take these with a grain of salt. Past customers can highlight their experience with the company and the quality of materials that they use.


Finally, ask for a quote. Once you know the size of the pole barn, the building features you want to be included, and where you will prep your site, it is time for a quote. But note that some builders do not include the design cost in the quote, some do not have Perma-Columns, or only provide the materials.


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5 Kentucky Pole Barn Builders

1) Morton Buildings

Headquarters: Morton, IL

Insights: Morton Buildings has been around for over 110 years. They offer residential, farm, equestrian, commercial, and repair services. Not to mention, they have many locations across the United States.

2) Blitz Builders

Headquarters: Shelbyville, KY

Insights: Blitz Builders has been in business since 1981 and is a member of National Frame Builders Association (NFBA). They offer post-frame building needs for pole barn homes, garages, and commercial buildings.

3) Perkins Post-Frame Buildings

Headquarters: Sparta, KY

Insights: Perkins Post-Frame Buildings has produced quality Amish craftsmanship at an affordable price since 1995. They offer horse barns, garages, post-frame storage, and commercial buildings.

4) Lone Star Building Supply

Headquarters: Princeton, KY

Insights: Lone Star Building supplies a building package for materials and DIY Pole Barn Kits. They also design and build custom pole barns, garages, and pole barn houses.

5) Keystone Construction

Headquarters: Clarksville, IN

Insights: Keystone Construction started in 2005 and builds in Kentucky and Tennessee. Their diverse portfolio includes residential and commercial spaces, agricultural structures, equestrian facilities, and community buildings. 


What Questions Can I Ask to Help Me Decide on a Post Frame Builder?

Like any large buying decision, you'll want to ask as many questions as possible before finalizing your purchase.

The more information you know, the better prepared you'll be for your decision.

Below, we've listed some questions to help you determine if the post-frame builder you want to work with is your best option.


1) What does the company's building process entail?BuildingProcess

It's crucial to talk to your builder up front to see if they can complete your pole barn promptly and if obtaining building materials is easy.

It's also important to remember that building processes will differ between post-frame companies. Find out their process from start to finish.

Do they offer a building design and include it with the quote? Do they help with the permitting process, or is that your responsibility?

If you're inquiring about multiple pole barn builders before you narrow down your selection, you'll want to ask each of them how their process looks, as this could help seal the deal.


2) Do they use quality building materials?MattDowney_Suburban_800x500_2

Each post frame builder will have a selection of materials they prefer to work with.

Columns, doors, windows, lumber, metal siding/roofing, and paint will all vary, so you’ll want to make sure they’re a higher-grade, quality material.

Quality building materials will help to ensure your pole barn’s structural integrity so your building can withstand the test of time.

High-quality materials include 3-Ply columns versus solid columns, stainless steel screws versus Galvalume, and Kynar paint versus Polyester.

If your builder quotes your pole barn on the low end, there is a good chance they’re skimping on materials.

While that bottom line might look appealing, just remember you get what you pay for.


3) Do they directly employ construction crews or outsource them?Crewman Working

It’s a good idea to ask your post-frame builder if they have their own crews they employ directly or if they prefer to outsource their framing carpenters.

While there is nothing wrong with a pole barn builder that outsources their crews, this opens up the potential for delays in building your pole barn.

These crews might be working on numerous projects at once, so keeping projects organized could become difficult.

Directly employed framing carpenters are held accountable, and scheduled projects can be more easily managed.


4) How do they handle building damage once construction is complete?Pole_Barn_Warranty_Sliding_Doors

As much as we'd like to think our pole barns aren't susceptible to damage, the potential for damage is inevitable.

Midwest summers and winters can be pretty brutal, so it's best to have a plan of action in case your post-frame building does endure damage.

Finding a post frame company with a knowledgeable repair crew you can call to repair the damage promptly is vital.

If they don't have their own repair crew, you'll spend time researching for someone you can trust to repair the damages.

You'll end up waiting a long time for this repair crew to come to your property, which can end up causing you more headaches.

Speaking of damage, remember to ask your builder what their pole barn warranty includes.

No standard warranty exists in the post-frame industry, so discussing your options with your builder is important.

Not sure of what questions to ask your builder? Feel free to utilize these top five warranty essentials for reference.

No standard warranty exists in the post-frame industry, so discussing your options with your builder is important.

Not sure of what questions to ask your builder? Feel free to utilize these top five warranty essentials for reference.

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Do You Know Which Kentucky Pole Barn Builder You’ll Choose?

Now that you've read our recommendations on the top pole barn builders in Kentucky, do you know which post-frame company you'll choose?

It's essential to trust your gut when narrowing down your decision.

Just remember to ask the post-frame professionals a lot of questions, get as many quotes as you can, and browse online galleries for inspiration for your dream pole barn.

Before long, you'll be well on your way to enjoying your new purchase.

Regardless of who you choose, just remember to always build with confidence.



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Do you have more questions about pole barn homes 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’re ready to get a price, click here to request a quote, and a member of our sales team will call you.