Profiles

Features about individuals and businesses in the building trade.

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...

Rural Builder March 2014

Something Old, Something New: Rural Builders Enhance Historic Properties

– By Sharon Thatcher – Historic restoration isn’t something most rural builders want to tackle, but there are occasional opportunities to build something new or to enhance something old in a way that preserves a property’s historic integrity. Featured are two builders who have accomplished that. Barn recovers Greiner Buildings Inc. has been doing...

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2014 Rural Builder Hall of Fame Inductees welcomed

Three men who have contributed to the advancement of the post-frame industry were inducted into the Rural Builder Hall of Fame at the Frame Building Expo in Nashville. Al Geisthardt, Plyco Corp., Elkhart Lake, Wis. Al Geisthardt found his career early in life and not far from home. He grew up as a farm...

McElroy Metal celebrates 50th anniversary, introduces new logo

BOSSIER CITY, La. – McElroy Metal has responded to the needs of customers with innovative metal roofing and wall products and reliable service to become a leader in the construction industry. McElroy Metal, celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2013, remains a family-owned and operated company, dedicated to its loyal and growing customer base. As...