2016 Building of the Year – Post Frame – Masters Division 3rd Place


Masters Division ($6+ Million in Annual Gross Volume) 

Third-Place Winners 

Agricultural Storage/Workshops

Dave Nelson, Custom Structures of South Dakota–Wick Buildings

Home for Effling Family

Cladding/Roofing: Wick 29-gauge, 82,000 psi; Windows: Hayfield vinyl sliders; Doors: Plyco premium; Fasteners: roof and wall steel fastened with screws; Insulation: R-25 fiberglass batts (shop and office walls) and R-50 fiberglass blown-in (shop and office ceiling); Foundation or Structural Components: concrete pier; Unique Features: heated shop and office; a loft was added above the kitchen with a two-curved staircase leading up; 8’ wrap-around porch; 20’ x 14’ and 10’ x 10’ overhead doors, one 20’ x 12’ and two 8’ x 8’ slide doors and main walk door all with crossbucks painted on; 12” overhang on all walls; three cupolas; eave light in calving barn.

Commercial Buildings (under 5,000 sq. ft.)

Willie Kimmons, Willie Kimmons–Wick Buildings

Cold Springs Land, LLC

Cladding/Roofing: 29-gauge steel; Windows: aluminum clad wrapped with smart side window trim; Doors: aluminum storefront and two all steel painted to complement building; Fasteners: crew fastened; Insulation: R-19 (walls) unfaced batt and R-60 cellulose ceiling; Foundation or Structural Components: built on grade beam floating slab; Unique Features: acoustical ceiling tile; hickory cabinetry; tiled entry ways; 6/12 roof pitch on 60’-wide building; two 10’ x 9’ overhead doors; thin-cut stone wainscot; cedar-wrapped pillars with thin-cut stone; cedar shakes in gable entry; cedar ceiling in entry way; shingled roof on entry and foyer; valley system over overhead doors.


Commercial Buildings (5,000–10,000 sq. ft.)

James Groat, Mystic Meadows Construction, LLC–Wick Buildings

Gladiator–Bay Harbor Community

Cladding/Roofing: Wick Buildings 29-gauge steel; Windows/Doors: Plyco; Fasteners: SFS intec; Insulation: unfaced batt R-19; Foundation or Structural Components: embedded; Unique Features: one sidewall cultured stone, open cedar-wrapped truss over the foyer, cedar-wrapped foyer posts, DripStop condensation barrier, 5/12 roof pitch, steel wainscoting, Wick 29-gauge steel ceiling liner, flow-through ridge vents, full concrete floor.

Commercial Buildings (over 10,000 sq. ft.)

Jason Potts, FBi Buildings Inc.


Cladding: McElroy Metal Inc., Max-Rib Kynar 29-gauge Ash Gray; Roofing: McElroy Metal, Max-Rib Kynar 29-gauge Forest Green (FBi exclusive color); Doors: AJ Manufacturing #5600 series walk doors (FBi exclusive); Fasteners: SFS Intec- WoodMac Stainless steel capped screws, Maze Nails, GRK Fasteners, GRK RSS screws; Insulation: R-25 8” batt, insulated; Foundation or Structural Components: embedded; Unique Features: Anco Products TextraFine insulation; Simpson Strongtie hangers/fasteners; MWI Components Uni-Vent II; 72’ x 18’ fully steel lined and insulated shop. Contains multiple interior build-outs with multiple overhead deck areas for additional space; 2-story office area with two staircases; custom front entrance with false gable over main entrance; fully finished covered porch area across entire front of office area.

Hobby Shops

Randy Wiig, Morton Buildings Inc.

Garage and Family Gathering Space for Tim Davis

Cladding/Roofing: Morton Building Hi-Rib Steel; Windows: Hayfield Manufacturing; Doors: Clopay overhead doors; Fasteners: Stainless Steel; Insulation: Heavy-duty Thermax ½”; Foundation or Structural Components: Treated wood; Unique Features: Vinyl Shakes; 6/12 roof pitch, 2’ finished overhangs, customized 18’ wide x 10’ long gable porch with 8/12 roof pitch and vinyl share gable finish, gallery design overhead doors with windows, straps and handles.

Horse Barns/Facilities (under 5,000 sq. ft.)

James Groat, Mystic Meadows Constructions, LLC–Wick Buildings

Horse Barn for Maureen Moons

Cladding/Roofing: Wick 29-gauge steel; Windows/Doors: Plyco; Fasteners: SFS intec; Foundation or Structural Components: embedded; Unique Features: Open cedar-wrapped truss over foyer and cedar-wrapped foyer posts; T1-11 paneling, full concrete floor, classic equine stalls, split side door with glass and crossbucks, glass cupola with copper horse weathervane.

Horse Barns/Facilities (5,000 sq. ft. and over)

Jim Rollins, Jack Walters & Sons Corp. DBA Walters Buildings

Ovaitt Land Holdings Horse Barn and Arena

Cladding: Walters Buildings 28-gauge wall panel, Interior T1-11 finish with cedar trim by Lowes; Roofing: Walters Buildings 28-gauge roof panel with Dripstop condensation control; Windows: Arch Window by Norandex; Doors: Plyco Commercial Walk Door, Cannonball Dutch Doors, interior wood doors Home Depot, Walters Touch of Class steel frame doors; Fasteners: Maze Nails, Sealtite Woodbinder Screws; Insulation: Roof, Dripstop moisture guard, office & tack room, R-19 fiberglass batt; Foundation or Structural Components: embedded; Unique Features: 72’ wide clear-span trusses, tapered arena liner, Saratoga Stalls European stall fronts, rafter style design on stall barn with nested purlin design over stall barn area, MWI cupola, Cannonball Sunsky Sidelight panel.


Institutional Buildings

Rick Dwyer, Morton Buildings Inc.

Sonshine Bible Church

Cladding/Roofing: Morton Buildings Fluoroflex 1000 hi-rib steel; Windows: Pella; Doors: glass entry doors and steel doors; Fasteners: 300 Series stainless steel screws; Insulation: blown R-38 and batt R-19; Foundation or Structural Components: mostly embedded laminated columns treated; Unique Features: stone wainscot and copper-colored roof; fiberglass-reinforced polyester steeple by Superior Fiberglass Inc.; sanctuary, gymnasium and classrooms are in one structure but don’t look massive; 3-hour firewall between the gym and the rest of the building.


Livestock Facilities

Todd Norton, Todd Norton Construction Inc.–Wick Buildings

Addition to Gerald Kelm’s Stall Barn

Cladding: Wick 29-gauge steel panels and greenhouse-grade polycarbonate; Roofing: Wick 29-gauge steel panel; Windows: Hayfield vinyl; Doors: Plyco; Insulation: blown cellulose (attic) and polyurethane spray foam (west wall); Foundation or Structural Components: embedded; Unique Features: Lely robotic milkers; Extrutech Plastics flat panels in milk-room interior; greenhouse-type polycarbonate siding to keep out ultraviolet light; steel ceiling and R-30 in entire attic; closed-cell polyurethane spray foam insulation on west end wall for additional protection from northwest winter winds; 1.25” Central States hi-rib panels on low-slope roofs; roof steel side lap sealant system; unique truss and header designs to accommodate the 171’ width and the alley layouts.

Residential Buildings

Rich Rothstein, Morton Buildings Inc.

Bass Lake Cabin

Cladding/Roofing: Morton Buildings Inc. hi-rib panels with Fluoroflex 1000 finish; Windows: Andersen 100 Series sliding windows; Doors: North Central door model TASIII; Fasteners: 300 Series stainless steel internal drive screws; Insulation: R-24 wall value fiberglass blankets and R-44 blown fiberglass attic insulation; Foundation or Structural Components: insulated concrete forms with concrete foundation; Unique Features: real stone wall facings; building is built into a hill and is partially on insulated concrete forms (two stories tall) and partially with columns in the ground; porches and lean-tos at different elevations create distinctive entrances with different usage options; vaulting of the trusses gives an open feel to the main area; cedar-wrapped exposed trusses in three-season porch; cedar-finished sauna with separated area for heat and moisture control.


Suburban Garages

Lucas Vaughan, Morton Buildings Inc.

Mike Bozarth’s Garage 

Cladding/Roofing: Morton Buildings Inc. 0198” 26-gauge commercial hi-rib steel; Windows: Lindsey 4’ 4” x 2’ 9” sliding window with screen; Doors: MB910 series walk door with 9-light window; Fasteners: stainless steel screws with neoprene washer and internal star drive; Insulation: 1/2” R-3.3 heavy-duty Theramax insulation board; Foundation or Structural Components: embedded with Morton Foundation System; Unique Features: 1/2” heavy-duty Theramax insulation board with an interior pebbled white finish; building has an 8’ x 12’ finished porch with aluminum soffit over entry door; 2’ 6” nonvented cupola for general aesthetics; Morton’s concrete foundation system using concrete columns that extend 4’ into the ground and are encased in concrete and Morton’s steel column covers to ensure proper strength and uplift protection.



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