Project of the Month

Library Designed To Mirror Region’s Traditional Aesthetics

Morin roofing, wall panels featured on new 43,000-square-foot facility. Choosing building materials reminiscent of the agricultural structures common to the region, the design of Varina Area Library in Henrico, Virginia, blended wood and stone, as well as metal roofing and wall panels from Morin, A Kingspan Group Company. “It was an...

Al’s Pheasant Ranch; Emery, South Dakota

CMG’s Western Rust Completes This Rustic Ranch A hunting lodge that is as grand as Al’s Pheasant Ranch requires a roof that is equally as stunning. A standing seam roof in Coated Metals Group’s (CMG) Western Rust completes the ruggedly attractive aesthetics of this resort. Located in Emery, South Dakota, the...

Achieving the Look of Wood with the Easy Maintenance of Metal

The options appear endless as metal manufacturers develop new textures, mattes and prints for making metal more appealing to a wider range of consumers. A related article in the May issue of Rural Builder outlined this trend. This issue we look at a specific project. A low-maintenance building with the vintage...

Strong Relationships Lead The Way To A Beautiful Roof

Burnished Slate Fluropon adds to the strength of this new home. The building blocks of success are built on strong relationships, and so is Marvin Ramer’s new home. When the owner of Ramco Supply in Indiana set out to build a new home, he tapped into his network to make it...

Modifying a Solar Barn for a Prize-Worthy Herd

“A barn is only as good as the farmer using it,” Illinois contractor Jim Peters (a 1998 Rural Builder Hall of Fame inductee) believes, noting that a barn properly built, but poorly used is a waste of everyone’s time and effort. That’s why it was a special pleasure for him in...

A Wing-Roofed Hangar from Sukup Steel Buildings Takes Off

An innovative winged roof that has taken off at airports is helping propel rapid growth by a relative newcomer to the steel buildings manufacturing industry, Sukup Steel Buildings. The Project: Ames, Iowa, municipal airport hangar Building system: Sukup Steel Buildings, Sheffield, Iowa Builder: Story Construction, Ames, Iowa Size: 11,400-square-feet hangar, 120...

A Post-Frame Planter’s Paradise

Black Creek Greenhouse Inc. is a popular destination for gardeners in the Lancaster County area of Pennsylvania. It has been locally owned and family operated since 1980. This post-frame retail store was built to handle expanding inventory and eager crowds. Because the area can get heavy snows, snow guards were deemed...