Profiles

Features about individuals and businesses in the building trade.

Crew Foreman of the Month: Brian Schuh, A builder of people

By Kathy Jonas – Brian Schuh can build or repair any post-frame building that comes his way. “But he is also a builder of people,” according to Greg Lehman, director of construction services at FBi Buildings, Inc., in Remington, Indiana. Lehman nominated Schuh for Crew Foreman of the Month because of his high level...

2015 Rural Builder Gold Key of Excellence Award Winners

RB Gold Key Awards PART 1 OF A 3 PART SERIES   CLICK HERE TO VIEW PART 2       PART 3 Featured Companies A. B. Martin Roofing ABC Supply Co., Inc. The Bradbury Group Cannonball:HNP Central States Manufacturing DBCI Dynamic Fastener EDCO Products, Inc. Everlast Roofing Inc. Fasteners Direct LLC H & H Metal Products Ideal...

2015 Rural Builder Gold Key of Excellence Award Winners – Part II

RB Gold Key Awards  PART 2 OF A 3 PART SERIES  —  CLICK HERE TO VIEW PART 1        PART 3 Featured Companies Klauer Manufacturing Company Leland Industries Mac Metal Sales, Inc. Maze Nails Metal Rollforming Systems MWI Components North Star Metals Novagard Solutions Plyco Richland Laminated Columns, LLC Rigidply Rafters Plyco Gold Keys Won: 33...

2015 Rural Builder Gold Key of Excellence Award Winners – Part III

RB Gold Key Awards PART 3 OF A 3 PART SERIES  —  CLICK HERE TO VIEW PART 1 and PART 2 Featured Companies Schweiss Doors S-5! Solutions Sealtite Building Fasteners Sno Gem SnoBlox/Snojax Snobar Swenson Shear Steel Dynamics, Inc. Sukup Steel Buildings Valspar Varco Pruden Buildings Wick Buildings Schweiss Doors Gold Keys Won: 5 Schweiss Doors...

Randy Ridenour: Winner of the 2014 Bernon G. Perkins Award

Each year, the National Frame Building Association bestows its highest honor—the Bernon G. Perkins Award—on one individual. The name of the award recognizes a pioneer of the post-frame industry, Bernon G. Perkins, who furthered the pole building’s evolution from a temporary structure into a long-lasting one. At the 2015 Frame Building Expo in Louisville,...

Historically reflective casino design is a challenge to create, but a pleasure to see

Elk Grove Village, Ill. – Cherokee Nation Entertainment’s 10,000-sq.-ft. Ramona Casino features a unique style that was both challenging and rewarding to create. The curved nature of the building’s exterior required multiple shades and profiles of metal panels, plus clever installation work by the contractor, Abbco Roofing in Broken Arrow, Okla., which was up...

‘Built in America’ TV Show to Feature Simpson Strong-Tie on April 27

Pleasanton, Calif. – Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, will be featured on the television show Built in America on the FOX Business Network on Sunday, April 27, at 10:30 a.m. Pacific/1:30 p.m. Eastern. The American-owned-and-operated television show is a documentary series hosted by John Holden that turns the...

Ron Sutton receives Perkins Award

At the 2014 Frame Building Expo in Nashville, the NFBA presented the distinguished Bernon G. Perkins Award to Ron Sutton of Morton Buildings. The award, given annually to an outstanding industry professional, was named after the man who furthered the pole building’s evolution from a temporary structure into a long-lasting one. The award is...

Metalmaster Roofmaster success story featured

The story of how Metalmaster Roofmaster began as a small gutter and downspout business and grew into one of the largest commercial sheet metal and roofing contractors in North America is told in a six-page article in the March issue of Business in Focus Magazine. The business was started in 1977 by George and...