2015 Buildings of the Year named by NFBA

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

Agricultural Storage/Workshops

Photo-38Mike Meyer, Meyer Construction Inc.Wick Buildings Inc. Dealer
Storage building

Cladding/Roofing: Wick steel; Windows/Doors: Plyco; Fasteners: SFS intec; Insulation: R-27.5 foam and R-60 (attic); Foundation or Structural Components: concrete attached; Unique Features: FILC drip-stop condensation barrier; MWI cupola and hybrid slide door; perma columns in 81′ x 108′ storage area; mansards at walk doors.


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Commercial Buildings (under 5,000 square feet)

Photo-39Mark Stiles Sr., Mark Stiles Sr. Construction, LLC–Lester Building Systems, LLC Dealer
Flushing Alliance Church addition

Cladding/Roofing: 84 Lumber Company; Windows: American Plate and Glass; Doors: Tim’s Custom Counter; Fasteners: Paslode; Insulation: R-19 fiberglass (walls) and R-38 (ceilings); Foundation or Structural Components: concrete poured 10-foot wall; Unique Features: vaulted ceiling; warming kitchen; exterior front matches existing church and doubles the size; Trissel poured walls.



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

Photo-40Matt Path, Path ConstructionWick Buildings Inc. Dealer
Retail building in Hiawatha, Iowa

Cladding/Roofing: Wick steel; Insulation: foam; Foundation or Structural Components: column in ground; Unique Features: monoslope roof, 2/12 pitch; stucco front.





Commercial Buildings (over 10,000 square feet)

Photo-41Justin Rayburn and Chad Martin, Morton Buildings Inc.
Western’s Smokehouse & Meat Market Inc.

Cladding/Roofing: Morton Buildings 26-gauge Hi-Rib steel; Doors: AJ Manufacturing, Kawneer, Ryanor; Fasteners: Maze, SFS intec; Insulation: 9-inch R-30 blanket (walls) and R-38 blown-in (attic); Foundation or Structural Components: embedded; Unique Features: 100-foot clear-span steel truss allowed customer to build free-standing insulated cooler walls for self-contained production and processing areas; LED lights; solar panels; Novabrik mortarless brick; Nudo UtiLite interior wall panels; Berner Air stabilizer/flying insect control blowers at overhead doors; open-sided porches cover exterior refrigeration units for interior coolers/freezers; covered receiving and shipping docks.

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Hobby Shops

Photo-42Rich Rothstein, Morton Buildings Inc.
Hobby shop

Cladding/Roofing: Morton 26-gauge Hi-Rib with Fluoroflex 1000 finish; Windows: Hi-Lite; Doors: AJ Manufacturing and North Central; Fasteners: 300 series stainless steel; Insulation: R-19 fiberglass (walls) and R-50 blown fiberglass (attic); Foundation or Structural Components: precast concrete columns; Unique Features: porches and eyebrow add distinctive appearance and shelter for dog-kennel runs.






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

Photo-43Burl Daniels, FBi Buildings Inc.
Multi-use pony barn

Cladding/Roofing: Galvalume Full Hard 80,000 PSI Steel Siding, Kynar 500 Painted from McElroy Metal; Windows: AJ Manufacturing; Doors: AJ Manufacturing and Cannonball; Fasteners: stainless steel cap screws; Insulation: 6-inch batt in stall barn and R-19; Foundation or Structural Components: embedded; Unique Features: exposed treated center match on exterior; inset porch for pony run-in/weather shelter; strategic water system; unique grain feeding system; windows in each stall; Metal Works cupolas and weathervanes; 38′ x 24′ deck; and 16 10′ x 12′ stalls.

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Housing/Homes/Residential Buildings

Photo-44Justin Sobaski, Eastern Iowa Building–Lester Building Systems, LLC Dealer
Living quarters and shop

Cladding/Roofing: Lester Uni-Rib; Windows: Hayfield; Doors: Harvard Products; Fasteners: Leland; Insulation: R-20 fiberglass (walls) and R-50 fiberglass (attic); Foundation or Structural Components: embedded; Unique Features: two dormers; living quarters annex into garage; garage/shop has two ceiling heights; cupolas on roof; attached porch; trusses in living quarters have an offset, raised bottom cord.





Institutional Buildings

Photo-45Thomas Bradley, Morton Buildings Inc.
Hamlin Public Library

Cladding/Roofing: MBI Hi-Rib Steel; Windows: Pella; Doors: MBI fiber steel; Fasteners: MBI stainless; Insulation: R-19 batt (walls) and R-42 blown-in fiberglass (ceiling); Foundation or Structural Components: precast concrete; Unique Features: energy efficiencies, upgraded windows, aesthetically pleasing porches.


Livestock Facilities

Photo-46Dennis Hoksbergen, Hoksbergen & DeStigler Construction Inc.–Lester Building Systems, LLC Dealer
Hillside Dairy free stall barn

Cladding/Roofing/Windows/Doors/Fasteners: Lester Building Systems; Insulation: R-2 Tuff-Roll batt; Foundation or Structural Components: embedded; Unique Features: lean-to addition to existing barn; .05/12 pitch roof with 32 pounds per square foot ground snow loading; 42-foot clear span.


Suburban Garages

Photo-47Willie Kimmons, Willie Kimmons–Wick Buildings Inc. Dealer
Danner garage in Rhinelander, Wisconsin

Insulation: 6-inch batt R-19; Foundation or Structural Components: concrete attached; Unique Features: drip-stop; cultured stone; designed to fit natural surroundings.





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