Chapter News: Regional post-frame meetings set

The Heartland Chapter of the National Frame Building Association held its annual convention and trade show, the Heartland NFBA Conference at the Stonebridge Resort in Branson, Mo., in late October. Winners in seven categories received plaques for the annual HNFBA Building of the Year Contest.


The Building of the Year Judges’ Special Award went to Quality Structures, Inc., Richmond, Kan. Quality Structures received the award for the Stall Barn & Riding Arena project, built for the Mike Brown Family. The building crew was AY Construction, foreman Abe Yoder.

The Building of the Year Award in the Agricultural Storage and/or Workshops category went to Better Built Structures, Sapulpa, Okla., for the Wynnewood Clear Span project, built for Michael Hancock. The Commercial award went to Shergain LLC — Wick Buildings & Homes, Platte City, Mo., for a commercial horse boarding arena built for Show-Me Trucking. The award in the Horse Barns category went to Better Built Structures, Sapulpa, Okla., for the Phillips Horse Barn project, built for Brett Phillips. The Residential Housing award went to Quality Structures, Inc., of Richmond, Kan., for the Kuckelman Farm project, built for Mike Kuckelman. The building crew was AY Construction, foreman Abe Yoder. The Building of the Year Award in the Suburban Buildings category went to National Barn Company, Fort Gibson, Okla., for its storage, dormitory, riding arena and horse barn project, built for Julie Schoenhofer. The Most Unique Post-Frame Application Award went to Quality Structures, Inc., Richmond, Kan., for the Observation Tower project, built for Bryant Kroutch. Crew foreman was Sam Stoltzfus, a recipient of NFBA’s Foreman of the Month Award in 2007.

The HNFBA winners will be showcased on the trade show floor at the Frame Building Expo in Memphis, February 20-22.

Buckeye chapter sets its Association Expo for Jan. 17
The next Buckeye Frame Building Association Expo will be in Bellville, Ohio on January 17.

BuckeyeThe turnout to this Expo has been growing steadily and for good reason. BFBA is bringing the people of the post-frame industry a back-to-basics collection of educational sessions coupled with a strong showing of well-known industry vendors.

The Expo also is an opportunity for recognition of the best as the Buckeye Building Awards are an annual highlight. Ohio’s outstanding post-frame projects are brought forward and commended.
In addition to the strong content of the Expo, the location itself also offers attendees and added bonus: home-style Amish cuisine: a full buffet for breakfast and lunch at the Bellville Der Dutchman.

Make plans to be in Bellville on January 17, nominate one of your projects for an award and get registered for the Expo. The cost to attend is $45 for BFBA Members and $65 for non-members. You can also get a quantity discount: bring third guys and the fourth guy is free.  

For more information, contact Megan Miller at 888-294-0084 or visit

Wisconsin Chapter sets annual conference for Jan. 15-16
The annual Wisconsin Frame Builders Conference and Tour will be held at Three Bears Lodge in Warrens, Wis., on January 15-16.

Among the highlights are a tour of five post-frame sites, seminars and a chance to visit with exhibitors at the Dealer Display.

To register or for more info, visit

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