Rural Builder Hall of Fame

An annual award bestowed to distinguished leaders, pioneers and innovators in the frame building industry.

Edema, Knight, Overhults named to Rural Builder Hall of Fame

Rural Builder magazine, a publication for professional builders of post-frame and low-rise steel frame buildings, has announced the 2015 recipients of the Rural Builder Hall of Fame. The award was presented at the annual Frame Building Expo held in Louisville, Kentucky in late February. Named to the Hall of Fame were: Larry Edema, Grand...

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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...

Rural Builder Hall of Fame Recipients: 1982-Present

Each year, Rural Builder magazine inducts new members into its Rural Builder Hall of Fame. This tradition began in 1982 to honor individuals who helped advance post-frame building technology through their work and advocacy. Today, all new members are elected by their Hall of Fame peers to join the elite rank of builders, suppliers...

Rural Builder Hall of Fame alphabetical listing of all recipients

Each year, Rural Builder magazine inducts new members into its Rural Builder Hall of Fame. This tradition began in 1982 to honor individuals who helped advance post-frame building technology through their work and advocacy. Today, all new members are elected by their Hall of Fame peers to join the elite rank of builders, suppliers...

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Rural Builder inducts three new members into Rural Builder Hall of Fame

Rural Builder magazine has inducted three new members into the Rural Builder Hall of Fame.  Dwayne Borkholder, owner and president of Borkholder Buildings & Supply, Nappanee, Ind.; Stephen Pohl, PhD, from the University of South Dakota; and Wayne Schrock, owner of Pacemaker Buildings, North Webster, Ind., were inducted during a special luncheon held during...

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Rural Builder Hall of Fame inducts three new members

Three more inductees were welcomed into the Rural Builder Hall of Fame at the National Frame Building Expo in St. Louis on March 1. They were nominated and elected by their Hall of Fame peers and now join an elite rank of builders, suppliers and educators. John R. Darrah, Sr. Vice President (Retired) 
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Pat McGuire, long time post-frame engineer sets up shop

South Bend, Ind. – Long time post-frame industry engineer, Pat McGuire, has set up shop as a consultant. McGuire offers structural calculations and drawings as well as expert witness services. For many years McGuire served as co-chair of the NFBA’s T&R committee and has been honored by the NFBA with the Bernon G. Perkins...