Aaron Fritzke, RAM Buildings, Inc. — First Place
This building that supports the primary business of Greenwood Stables is used for the boarding and training of horses. It combines many eye-catching features, including stepped overhangs, exposed decorative trusses, fake bale doors, and wainscot to create an exterior that says “horse”. The interior features a second floor viewing area and lounge and a stall layout that offers easy movement from stall barn to arena. Post-frame construction was the only economical choice because of the ability to combine wide widths, energy-efficient design, and interior finishes that support functional and aesthetic requirements of the customer.
Morton Buildings, Inc. — Second Place
Morton Buildings drew upon its equestrian building experience to design the state-of-the-art Mead Brook Farm Equestrian Center facility. The building is functional year-round and meets the expectations of demanding horse owners. Morton offered a turnkey product that was constructed in a timely and quality manner. The end product is attractive, easy to maintain, and energy efficient. Morton’s post-frame construction met the requirements for the high snow load area (85 lb ground snow load).
MRM Services, Inc./Wick Buildings — Third Place
The Cosentino Horse Barn Facility, a lifelong dream for Frank and Cindy Cosentino, is used for training, riding and rehabilitation for retired race horses. Post–frame construction beat out steel-frame construction because of the price, space savings in the indoor sidewalls, and ease of framing for interior work.