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




Third-Place Winners


Agricultural Storage/Workshops

Gary Vap, VAP Construction

Deerwood Ranch Wild Horse Sanctuary 

Cladding: 22-gauge corrugated bare cold-rolled 7/8” ribs by Western States Metal-Corten Roofing; Roofing: 29-gauge G-Rib #1 Red by Martin Metal, LLC; Doors: Plyco 95 Series Walk Doors, CHI overhead door; Fasteners: Tree Island Steel hot-dipped galvanized nails; Foundation or Structural Components: embedded; Unique Features: weathering steel, hand-painted overhead door.


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

Dustin Stoll, Graber Post Buildings

GG Jet Air Hangar

Cladding/Roofing: 29GA G-Rib by Graber Post, AkzoNobel Paint; Windows: Pella; Doors: Higher Power Hydraulic Doors; Fasteners: Paslode, Sealtite; Insulation: foam R-19 (walls), blown fiberglass R-38 (roof); Foundation or Structural Components: cast-in-place concrete walls; Unique Features: two large Higher Power hydraulic doors perpendicular to each other that accommodate a variety of aircraft.


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

Jason Conrad, MPB Builders Inc.

True Value Hardware Store

Cladding/Roofing: McElroy; Windows: AJ Manufacturing; Doors: AJ Manufacturing and Jackson Glass, Tubelite aluminum doors with 1” low-emissivity insulated glass; Fasteners: Ideal; Insulation: 30 walls, 40+ ceiling pads under poles; Unique Features: quick design and installation, heating efficiency.

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Hobby Shops

Steven Nikkel and Chad Nikkel, Orchard Construction Inc.

Austin Hobby Shop

Cladding: pine rough-sawn tongue-and-groove stained timber siding, stone base; Roofing: McElroy MESA style steel; Windows: Anderson Series 400 with prairie grids; Doors: Clopay; Fasteners: Sealtite ZXL (roof); Foundation or Structural Components: embedded; Unique Features: 10/12 pitch with 6’-wide dormers, stone base with pine-log siding, large entrance porch from pool area.


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

Timothy Rissler, Duramacks Structures

Wild Horse Retreat

Cladding: Central States M-Loc Panel in 26 gauge with central guard finish; Roofing: Central States Horizon-Loc standing-seam 26 gauge with central guard finish; Windows: Plyco CTB500 low-emissivity; Doors: Plyco man door, MWI Dutch door; Fasteners: Maze nails (wood), big timber lags (wood), Sealtite microbit (steel); Foundation or Structural Components: Rigidply post embedded in concrete, Southern yellow pine headers and ledger boards; Unique Features: cupola that faces 120-miles-per-hour winds and a Dutch door that swings in.

Institutional Buildings

Jeremy Peters, Peters Buildings Inc.–Longhorn Buildings, LLC Dealer

Salem United Methodist Church

Cladding: McElroy Metal Max-Rib wall panel; Roofing: McElroy Metal 26-gauge Medallion Lok 16” panel; Windows: Sierra Pacific Vinyl Casement; Doors: AJ 5100

series walk doors; Fasteners: SFS intec; Insulation: R-19 5” open-cell foam (exterior walls), R-50 cellulose (blown-in, attic); Foundation or Structural Components: 6” x 36” full foundation; Unique Features: Longhorn Buildings, LLC patented PaneLLock wall system creates a quick, clean, efficient and sturdy frame. The building has a full foundation, including a 1,600 square-foot basement, and a standing-seam roof.


Residential Buildings

Marv Smucker, Smucker Builders

Coffey Home 

Cladding: JD Metals, Foundry Shake siding, Sunsky panels on hangar door; Roofing: JD Metals (AkzoNobel Trinar); Windows: Atrium; Doors: Plyco walk-in door, Hi-Fold hanger door, CHI overhead door; Fasteners: Maze Nails, GRK Framing screws, Sealtite (ZXL) screws; Insulation: 6” foam (house), R-19 batt (hangar); Foundation or Structural Components: thickened slab; Unique Features: 12’ x 12’ cupola with a spiral stairway from the attic space that enables the owners to view the sunset or air traffic on the private runway.

Suburban Garages

Timothy Rissler, Duramacks Structures

Lifetime Dream

Cladding/Roofing: Central States Ultra Panel Lock Plus Central Guard; Windows: Plyco CTB500 Low E; Doors: Plyco 20 Series; Fasteners: Maze Nails (wood), Big Timber Lags (wood), Sealtite Micro-bit (steel); Insulation: R-10, R-19 (wall), and R-38 (ceiling); Foundation or Structural Components: embedded post; Unique Features: Plyco windows that allow light in but no visibility for curious onlookers.



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