Buildings of the Year

First Place — Ken Kosinki, FBi Buildings, Inc.
The building, built for Southwest Development LLC, has two units that are leased to local business contractors or suppliers. It offers storage bays and small office wing. Post-frame columns with wood-framed trusses anchored to CMU block walls proved more economical than all-steel frame building and met all the local code requirements. The flexibility of post-frame roofing and side-wall construction saved the owner money and the deep fascia is very attractive.

Second Place — United Enterprises Construction, LLC
This building, built for Horstdale Farm Supply, is used as a warehouse and retail store of farm supplies, seeds, feed, etc. Post-frame construction was chosen because of the ease of design and construction, cost effectiveness and function, strength and durability.

Third Place — FBi Buildings, Inc.
Built for Wilton Classic Auto Restoration Inc., this building has several units, but the main tenant restores classic cars. The unique combination of masonry veneer and steel siding gives this building two faces which complement each other and the surrounding business park. Post-frame construction was chosen over steel framing and masonry bearing walls. Post-frame construction is more cost effective, gives the customer the higher interior clearance, and better maintenance and R-value on interior walls.

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