• Jim Groat of Mystic Meadows Construction, Inc.-Wick Buildings, South Lyon, Mich.
Schmidt Horse Barn, built for Anne Schmidt, has a main building to house a riding arena and stall barn. It also has entertainment quarters, observation rooms into the foaling stalls, wash stalls and grooming area, full bath and custom walnut raised panel tack room. Once the builder started working with this customer, post-frame was the only type of construction considered. The ease and speed of construction, the level of custom options and the timeline contributed to the choice of post-frame. The customer wanted the living quarters to be energy-efficient. Post-frame construction allowed high R-values and easy finishing of the interior spaces.
CLADDING: Wick; ROOFING: Shingled; WINDOWS: Plyco, HorseStalls USA; DOORS: Horse Stalls USA; FASTENERS: Wick; FOUNDATION OR STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS: Wick; UNIQUE PRODUCTS: Infrared Heating; Travelright-Dustless; UNIQUE ACCESSORIES: Weather Vanes of Maine; Weather Vane Factory
• Al Miller of Lester Buildings, LLC, Lester Prairie, Minn.
Pine Grove Equestrian Center, an equestrian veterinary and surgery center, features a post-operative recovery area and training center. Unique features include five monitor type structures with no support posts; 55-foot girder truss for vaulted ceilings; sterile operating room. Its post-frame advantages include its cost and versatility.STEEL/TRIM: Wheeling Steel; CUPOLA PARTS: MWI Components; STALL PARTS: MWI Components; SOFFIT: MWI Components; WALK DOORS: A.J. Doors; OVERHEAD DOORS: Clopay Doors; INSULATION:
Bay Insulation; HDPE PANELS: Nudo Products
• Robert Stuart Veach of Morton Buildings, Inc., Rincon, Ga.
Palmetto Bluff — Crescent Resources LLC boasts a main barn with 24 horse stalls, as well as wash and grooming areas, tack, feed, laundry, office, restroom and club room that compliment this full service facility. Post-frame design provided the interior look this client needed, as well as the high wind load area (130 mph). Palmetto Bluff preferred this design method to achieve a timber appearance.CLADDING: Georgia Pacific; ROOFING: Morton Buildings; WINDOWS: Kolbe & Kolbe; DOORS: National Mfg., A.J. Manufacturing, Kolbe & Kolbe, Stewart Brannen Millwork Co.; FASTENERS: SFS Intec; INSULATION: Knauf Insulation; FOUNDATION/STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS: USP Structural Connectors, Simpson Strong-Tie; UNIQUE PRODUCTS: Morton Buildings; UNIQUE ACCESSORIES: Lucas Equine Equipment, Thompson Lightning Protection, Linear Rubber Products