2015 Buildings of the Year named by NFBA

MASTERS DIVISION ($6+ million in annual gross volume)

Agricultural Storage/Workshops

Photo-27Dustin Olson, Castlerock Construction & Concrete Inc.–Lester Building Systems, LLC Dealer, Prairie Ag Partners fertilizer building

Cladding: vinyl siding; Roofing: 30-year architectural shingles; Doors: Midland; Fasteners: galvanized and stainless; Foundation or Structural Components: poured concrete walls; Unique Features: two-ply gambrel trusses bolted in center and four-piece design.



Commercial Buildings (under 5,000 square feet)

Photo-28Jason Larsen and Matt Hoffman, Morton Buildings Inc.
Emergency Medical Services building in Alcester, South Dakota

Insulation: R-19 batt (walls), R-40 blown fiberglass (attic); Foundation or Structural Components: concrete stilt system; Unique Features: 95% of the building front is stone.


Commercial Buildings (5,000–10,000 square feet)

Photo-29Ken Meigs, Meigs Inc.–Wick Buildings Inc. Dealer
Store on The Shoe Box campus

Cladding: 29-gauge 12-inch on center rib from Wick Buildings; Roofing: 1-1/4-inch Hi-Rib from McElroy Metal; Windows: AJ Manufacturing; Doors: Plyco; Fasteners: Wick’s wood grip; Insulation: 6-inch R-19 batt; Foundation or Structural Components: concrete; Unique Features: façade looks like a shoebox top; wood ceiling; basement houses a toy store; neon rope lighting.

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Commercial Buildings (over 10,000 square feet)


Rick Andersen, Andersen Statewide Buildings, LLCWick Buildings Inc. Dealer
Hornbaker Gardens event center

Windows: Pella and Marvin; Doors: fire-rated; Insulation: 6-inch batt (exterior), R-19 and R-38 (ceiling); Foundation or Structural Components: concrete attached; Unique Features: owner stained the cedar siding; firewall between banquet area and kitchen; 7/12 pitch over 2/12 on 42-foot-wide truss from RLC; special-order commercial gable windows.


Hobby Shops

Photo-31Marcus A. Smith, Morton Buildings Inc.
Al Hill/High Yield Farms, LLC

Cladding/Roofing: Morton Buildings Hi-Rib steel; Windows: Lindsay; Doors: Morton Buildings; Fasteners: SFS intec; Insulation: R-19 batt (walls), R-30 batt (ceilings); Foundation or Structural Components: embedded; Unique Features: Starwood timber trusses; vintage metallic ceiling; decorative loft overlooking entertainment area; commercial kitchen; decorated glass sliding doors; dormers; 6-foot square cupola with glass; multiple porches; acid-etched floor coating; heavy rough-sawn trims.





Horse Barns/Facilities (under 5,000 square feet)

Photo-32Andrew Offrink, Morton Buildings Inc.
Arends’ stall barn

Insulation: half-inch Thermax under roof; Foundation or Structural Components: wall with footing; Unique Features: brick exterior; Daikin Mini-Split electric heat pump with a hydronic on-demand hot-water heating system; anonidized stall pipe sections; cupola with fan; glass loft.



Horse Barns/Facilities (5,000 square feet and over)

Photo-33Rob Pearce, Quality Structures Inc. (Richmond, Kansas, branch office)
Woods Edge Equestrian Center

Cladding/Roofing: 29-gauge Classic Rib steel by Metal Sales; Windows: customer supplied; Doors: Delden Garage Doors and Mid-Am Building Supply Inc.; Insulation: WeatherWrap Micro-Foil by NOFP on roof; Foundation or Structural Components: 4-foot, embedded, three-ply laminated post by Midwest Columns with engineered uplift protection; Unique Features: 22 12′ x 12′ stalls; two open-front wash bays; seven hinged Dutch doors with yoke inserts; Americans with Disabilities Act compliant; three sandstone-colored overhead doors in riding arena; custom sidelight windows; three 4-foot vented cupolas by Cannonball.

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Housing/Homes/Residential Buildings

Photo-34David Hartline, Morton Buildings Inc.
Living quarters and shop

Cladding: .019 Hi-Rib steel siding from Morton Buildings; Roofing: .019 Hi-Rib steel with 7/16 oriented strand board decking and felt from Morton Buildings; Windows: Pella; Doors: Pella, Morton Buildings, Raynor; Fasteners: SFS intec; Insulation: R-31 (walls) and R-75 blown fiberglass (roof); Foundation or Structural Components: precast concrete column; Unique Features: main floor master bedroom; 36′ x 40′ shop/garage; porch; second-floor loft for art studio and guest bedroom; maintenance-free exterior with Energy Star colors.




Institutional Buildings

Photo-35Jason Larsen and Matt Hoffman, Morton Buildings Inc.
Apostolic Christian Faith Church

Insulation: R-20 Icynene, R-19, and R-30 (walls) and R-38 (ceiling); Foundation or Structural Components: spread footing and partial basement; Unique Features: standing-seam roof; brick walls; 5/12 roof; drive-through canopy; 72′ x 36′ basement with bar joist and concrete deck; 72-foot piggyback truss; 3/12 sanctuary ceiling with 2/12 RC truss and added framing to make it steeper.


Livestock Facilities

Photo-36Michael Fox, Getterr Done Construction Inc.–Lester Building Systems, LLC Dealer
Silver Meadows Farm free stall

Cladding/Roofing: Lester Building Systems; Windows: AJ Manufacturing; Doors: C.H.I. Overhead Doors; Fasteners: Lester Building Systems; Insulation: R-19 in free stall ceiling and R-49 in ceiling and R-19 in walls in utility area; Foundation or Structural Components: poured footer with concrete floor; Unique Features: front porch with stone wainscoting; insulated ceilings in free stall with convection ventilation; skylight ridge for natural lighting; Faramor automatic curtains; vaulted ceiling and chimneys; truss core interior; Tuftex ceiling panels; DeLaval robotic milkers.






Suburban Garages

Photo-37Phil Mount and Gary Weckworth, Morton Buildings Inc.
Stoebner Garage

Cladding/Roofing: Morton Buildings Hi-Rib; Windows: Hayfield; Doors: North Central; Fasteners: Morton Buildings stainless steel color-matched screws; Insulation: R-19 (walls) and R-44 (attic); Foundation or Structural Components: concrete piers; Unique Features: colors and gambrel style match look of previous garage; full second-floor multipurpose room; wood furnace outside the building with water going to radiators; oversized cupolas with windows.


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