2016 Building of the Year Awards – Post Frame – Masters Division, 2nd Place



Masters Division ($6+ Million in Annual Gross Volume)
Second-Place Winners 


Agricultural Storage/Workshops

Dennis Lee, Morton Buildings Inc.

Storage Facility for Bill Southerland

Cladding: James Hardie board siding and batt strips; Roofing: Morton hi-rib steel; Windows: Pella; Fasteners: Stainless; Insulation: ½” heavy-duty Thermax; Foundation or Structural Components: embedded precast column with internal threaded adjustment rod; Unique Features: arched porch headers with cedar trim; custom-raised cupola bases; Hardie board and batt siding with real stone wainscot; 8” concrete floor; precast Morton Buildings Foundation System; side sheds with arched headers.


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

Lee Sullivan, Morton Buildings Inc.

Smooth Ambler Spirits (distillery and bottling facility with office and retail space)

Cladding: Morton Buildings hi-rib steel siding; Roofing: Morton Buildings hi-rib steel roofing; Windows: Pella; Doors: steel exterior doors and solid wood interior doors and Nana sectional garage door by Raynor; Fasteners: stainless steel internal drive screws in siding; Insulation: R-19 batt (walls) and R-38 blown fiberglass (attic); Foundation or Structural Components: spread footer and concrete wall; Unique Features: towers through the attic with access from the roof to house and service stills; beautiful tasting room; 7’ x 9’ removable roof on cupolas to access distilling equipment.


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

Dale Junk, Tri-State Building Corp.–Wick Buildings

Castle Rock Inn

Cladding/Roofing: Wick Buildings 29-gauge steel; Doors: Plyco; Fasteners: SFS intec; Insulation: R-19 unfaced batt; Foundation or Structural Components: embedded; Unique Features: RLC trusses; stamped concrete floor; open ceiling; trapezoid windows; two units (bar and restaurant); Wick 29-gauge steel wainscoting and ceiling liner; flow-through ridge ventilation.

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

Justin Sobaski, Eastern Iowa Building–Lester Building Systems, LLC Dealer

Schrader Tiling & Terrain

Cladding/Roofing: Lester uni-rib; Windows: Hayfield; Doors: Harvard Products; Fasteners: Leland; Insulation: R-25 fiberglass (walls), RR-50 (attic); Foundation or Structural Components: foundation wall; Unique Features: four functional dormers; peak windows; mansard overhangs; deep fascia overhangs; 10’ x 20’ gable-ended entry porch; exterior finished with Lester uni-rib steel and stacked stone; interior offices are drywall finished with acid-etched concrete floors, oak doors and trim, maple cabinets and granite countertops; interior shop is finished with white painted liner steel on the walls and ceilings; shop restrooms are finished with Truss Core PVC panels.


Hobby Shops

Dale Junk, Tri-State Building Corp.–Wick Buildings

Basketball Court, Lounge, and Exercise Room for Mark Bainbridge

Cladding/Roofing: Wick Buildings 29-gauge steel; Windows/Doors: Plyco; Fasteners: SFS intec; Insulation: unfaced R-19 batt; Foundation or Structural Components: concrete pier; Unique Features: concrete attached; steel wainscoting; Wick 29-gauge steel liner and ceiling; flow-through ridge vents; 8’-wide porch.

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

Tim Noble, Kentuckiana Building & Development–Wick Buildings

Horse Stall for Cheryl Fineman

Cladding: Wick steel and stone wainscot; Roofing: Wick steel; Windows/Doors: Plyco; Fasteners: SFS intec; Foundation or Structural Components: concrete pier; Unique Features: Lucas equine stalls; stone wainscot and pillars; wood and steel liner; 16’ x 10’ foyer; horse wash stall is an 8’ x 8’ atrium with windows and interior wood lining.

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

Eric Schroeder, Morton Buildings Inc.

Big Sky Ranch

Cladding: Stall barn has 1” cedar board and batten with stone wainscot, and arena has Fluoroflex 1000 hi-rib steel (minimum .019); Roofing: Fluoroflex 1000 hi-rib steel (minimum .019); Windows: Classic Equine Dutch doors; Doors: Classic Equine stall barn sliding door; Fasteners: stainless steel screws; Insulation: R-19 batt (walls), R-20 closed-cell poly spray foam (ceiling); Foundation or Structural Components: Morton Foundation System (concrete pier); Unique Features: Classic Equine sliding, Dutch and loft doors with Southern yellow pine (SYP) inserts; spray foam insulation in roof; stone wainscot; stall barn exterior is cedar board and batten with stone wainscot; cupolas with fans; eight stalls with aluminum bars and tie stall; tack and feed rooms; tapered arena liner with swinging doors across sliding doors; turkeytail overhang with exposed cedar truss; wash bay; interior is insulated and walls and ceiling finished with SYP; porch columns are wrapped with cedar; soffit is SYP bead board; rafters in stall barn are wrapped in SYP; fly spray control


Institutional Buildings

Harold Sherwood, Shergain, LLC–Wick Buildings

Buchanan County R-4 School District

Cladding: stitch-screwed lap (with 1/2” longer than industry-standard screws), house wrapped with foam closures put in eave line, baseboard and wainscoting; Roofing: Wick 29-gauge rolled steel; Windows: Columbia Glass custom-made, aluminum-framed, double-pane low-emissivity and double hung with screens; Doors: split jam special Plyco Series 32 Wick designed doors; Insulation: R-19 (walls) and R-13 (interior walls for soundproofing) unfaced batt with R-38 blown fiberglass above the steel ceilings; Foundation or Structural Components: frost footers and piers extending out so two welders can fit between them (retaining wall), and the concrete prevents any maintenance problems from welding sparks; Unique Features: three exhaust fans; 80’-long porch; Plyco 32 commercial doors; wainscoting has a COX backing so it can be removed for manmade stone to be added later; special foam-injected 24-gauge steel-backed R-19 20’ 2” x 14’ overhead door; 6’ x 2’ window up high so as not to take up wall space; 15 welding stations, two large restrooms; exhaust fans require only a 10” square opening, are variable speed, very quiet and designed so air cannot blow into the building; shop has perforated steel ceiling every other panel; R-38 fiberglass insulation blown above ceiling; 12’ high classroom, office, restrooms, storage closet and tool room; ICH using black steel to make the ceiling maintenance free for a very cost-effective way to install heating, cooling, ceiling fans and lighting.

Livestock Facilities

James J. Peters, J. P. Construction Services Inc. DBA Freeport Builders–Wick Buildings

Family AF-AYR Farm

Cladding/Roofing: Building Package by Wick Buildings, Inc.; Doors: four Raynor 14’ x 12’ overhead doors; Foundation or Structural Components: concrete wall foundation on all sides; Unique Features: north side, Norbco ventilation curtains; south side, headlocks on feed aisle; extra solar overhang on south front gives additional wind and sun protections for young calves and heifers and provides extra 2’ x 9’ total cover over feed alley; dripstop to protect steel from deterioration from potential manure fumes.

Residential Buildings

Rob Pearce, Quality Structures Inc.

Home for Trey Holmes

Cladding/Roofing: 29-gauge imperial-rib painted steel from ABC; Windows: Simonton Brickmould 300 series, with low emissivity; Insulation: ClassicWrap Reflective and R-19/R-30 batt; Foundation or Structural Components: 4” embedded posts by Midwest Columns; Unique Features: 10’-tall side wall in addition to the 12/12 roof pitch allow for a loft in the center with adequate head room; 4’ dormer above the loft provides additional space; garage is completely open for complete maneuverability without a structural column in the way.

Suburban Garages

Travis Smith, Morton Buildings Inc.

Stanford Boat Storage Building

Cladding/Roofing: .019” thickness hi-rib steel with Fluoroflex 1000 paint; Windows: MB 4’ 4” x 2’ 9” sliding windows; Doors: 3’ x 6’ 8” MB 910 9-lite with crossbuck steel doors; Fasteners: stainless steel screws; Insulation: blanket insulation (R-19), blown-in fiberglass (R-40); Foundation or Structural Components: Morton Foundation System; Unique Features: Morton Foundation System; HAAS American Traditions carriage-style overhead door; 3’ 6” square glass cupola with frosted glass; two dormers; Energy Star–qualified R-19 blanket insulation in the walls and R-40 blown-in fiberglass in the attic.



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