• Tom Janke of Morton Buildings, Inc., Moorhead, Minn.
Janke Home, built for Tom and Kim Janke, has five bedrooms and is built on a basement. It has 2,400 sq.ft. of space upstairs and downstairs. Both house and garage were built using post-frame; this construction method, with its thick walls, made for a quieter and better insulated house.
CLADDING: Rollex Steel horizontal siding; ROOFING: CertainTeed Shingles; WINDOWS: Minnkota Windows; DOORS: Jeldwen; INSULATION: Walls, Morton blanket fiberglass, attic R-50 blown fiberglass; FOUNDATION OR STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS: Concrete 8-ft. deep
• Kurt Comer of Comer Buildings, Osgood, Ind.
Eugene “Goose” Gunter Home, built for Eugene Gunter, is a weekend retreat and second home. The combination open shop and living area is used to host benefits, holiday gtherings, NRA meetings and much more. A selling point for post-frame construction was the large selection of metal colors, wainscot and the strength of laminate columns.
• Bryan Wolford of WC Buildings, LLC, Newark, OhioWolford Home, built for Dayle Wolford, is a 3,400-sq. ft. custom home. It has four bedrooms, two full baths, two half-baths, kitchen, great room and living room area. Built for $78 per sq.ft., compared to conventional building of $103 per sq.ft., the project represents savings of $87,700. The house was designed with green in mind. The roof is a lifetime standing seam, with walls insulated to R-26 value. Two water heating systems save on water and energy, and the post-frame construction saves on material and foundation concrete.
CLADDING: Quality Masonary, MRV Siding Supply; ROOFING: Everlast Roofing; WINDOWS, DOORS: Window Span; INSULATION: Green Cocoon, Edwards Mooney & Moses; FASTENERS: Everlast Roofing; FOUNDATION OR STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS: Richland Laminated Columns, Perma Column;
UNIQUE PRODUCTS: Green, Corian Countertops, Kreager Company