Profiles

Features about individuals and businesses in the building trade.

Fascinating Fasteners: The science of holding things together only gets better

May 2014 Rural Builder cover

- By Mark Ward – The fastener industry will soon celebrate 175 years of service in North America. Tom Hulsey, vice president of engineering and technical services for Sealtite Building Fasteners of Tyler, Texas, has seen firsthand the last 50 … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Fasteners, Featured Magazine, Frame Building News, Industry Experts, Products, Profiles, RB May 2014, Rural Builder Magazine | Tagged fastener technology, sealtite, tom hulsey | Leave a comment

‘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 … Read more »

Posted in Building Components, Business and Management, Construction Industry News, Fasteners, Frame Building News, In the Industry, Products, Profiles, Rural Builder Magazine | Tagged anchoring adhesives, including connectors, moment frames, pre-fabricated shearwalls, Simpson Strong-Tie | Leave a comment

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 … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Events, FN April 2014, Frame Building Expo, Frame Building News, In the Industry, Industry Experts, Industry Honors, Low Rise Construction, Post Frame, Post Frame News, Post-Frame Technique, Profiles, Rural Builder Magazine | Tagged bernon g perkins award, morton buildings, national frame building association, nfba, post frame, post-frame, ron sutton | Leave a comment

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 … Read more »

Posted in Business and Management, Construction Industry News, Gutter Products, In the Industry, Metal Builder, Products, Profiles, Roofing Products, Rural Builder Magazine, Supplier News | Tagged Metal Master Roof Master, Metal Roof Snow Guard, Metalmaster Roofmaster, Roof Attachments, Sno Gem, SnoGem, snow retention | Leave a comment

Something Old, Something New: Rural Builders Enhance Historic Properties

Rural Builder March 2014

- 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 … Read more »

Posted in Featured Magazine, Industry Experts, Low Rise Construction, Post Frame, Profiles, RB March 2014, Rural Builder Magazine | Tagged barn recovers, new buildings to compliment old buildings, rural builders | Leave a comment

2014 Rural Builder Hall of Fame Inductees welcomed

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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 … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Events, Featured News, Frame Building Expo, Frame Building News, In the Industry, Industry Experts, Industry Honors, Profiles, Rural Builder Hall of Fame, Rural Builder Magazine | Tagged Lester Buildings, Plyco, Rural Builder Hall of Fame, University of Nebraska | Leave a comment

Finding a niche: a faltering economy led roofer to gutter opportunities

- By Mark Ward, Sr. – Many roofing contractors have discovered that buying a machine and fabricating your own gutters is an elegant solution. “No building owner or general contractor wants to delay completion just for the gutters. Doing our … Read more »

Posted in Business and Management, Commercial/Institutional, Gutter Machines, Gutter Opportunities, Gutters, In the Industry, Industry Experts, Metal Roofing, Metal Roofing Magazine, MR December 2013/January 2014, Profiles, Reroofing, Residential | Tagged airtight construction, elegant gutters, New Tech Machinery | Leave a comment

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 … Read more »

Posted in Business and Management, Commercial/Institutional, Construction Industry News, Green Building, In the Industry, Industry Experts, Metal Buildings, Metal Roofing, Metal Roofing Magazine, Metal Roofing News, Products, Profiles, Reroofing, Residential, Roofing Products, Rural Builder Magazine, SIPs/ICFs, Solar, Supplier News, Sustainability | Tagged ian mcelroy, mcelroy metal, tem mcelroy | Leave a comment

Crew Foreman of the Month: Making clients want you back

- BY LINCOLN BRUNNER – He might not have known it at the time, but TJ Moen got a rare gift one day during his high school building trades class: the knowledge that he was good at something. One day … Read more »

Posted in FN November 2013, Frame Building News, In the Industry, Industry Honors, Low Rise Construction, Post Frame, Post Frame News, Post-Frame Technique, Profiles | Tagged tj moen, wick buildings | Leave a comment

Turning bling to Ka-Ching: award-winning horse barns comes down to details

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- By Sharon Thatcher – With a name like Kentuckiana Building & Development LLC, it’s no surprise that owner Tim Noble knows a thing or two about horse barns. Located in the heart of thoroughbred country, about 50 percent of … Read more »

Posted in Featured Magazine, FN November 2013, Frame Building News, Horse Barn Products, Horse Barns, Low Rise Construction, Post Frame, Post Frame Products, Products, Profiles | Tagged kentuckiana building & development, tim noble, wick dealer | Leave a comment