RB May 2012

Rural Builder - May 2012 CoverThe May 2012 Issue of Rural Builder looks at what’s hot in the rural builder trade.

This issue also visits a deluxe dairy barn in Wisconsin.

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Problem-solving horse barn accessories

As a builder, your clients look to you for answers. After all, they may only build one horse barn or arena while you will build many. So help them get the facility they want and need. Here are a few … Read more »

Posted in Horse Barn Builder, Horse Barn Products, Horse Barns, Low Rise Construction, Products, RB May 2012 | Tagged horse barn products, horse stall latches, riding arenas, thermal buckets, ThorTurf, wall feeders | Leave a comment

A riding arena for champions

ThorSport Farm arena

A world champion equestrian needed more space and her father needed a place to showcase some of his products. The answer for both was a collaboration that serves double-duty at ThorSport Farm in Sandusky, Ohio. The facility is Allison Thorson’s … Read more »

Posted in Horse Barn Builder, Horse Barn Products, Horse Barns, Low Rise Construction, Post Frame Products, Post-Frame Technique, Products, RB May 2012, Rural Builder Magazine | Tagged allison thorson, thorsport farm, ThorTurf | Leave a comment

Modern metal barn makes for contented cows at Pagel’s Ponderosa

California may boast of its ‘happy cows’ in TV dairy commercials, but don’t count Wisconsin out yet. Back in Dairy Land thousands of cheesehead bovines at Pagel’s Ponderosa in Kewaunee, Wis., are quite content in their ultra-modern freestyle barn. Attendees … Read more »

Posted in Low Rise Construction, Metal Builder, Metal Buildings, RB May 2012, Rural Builder Magazine | Tagged John Pagel, Lorrigan Construction, metal barn, pagel's ponderosa | Leave a comment

Money Talk: Tips on how to compensate yourself correctly

By Mark Battersby  – Are you an employee of your rural building business? More importantly, at least to our lawmakers and the Internal Revenue Service, does your business properly compensate you the owner/employee for the services that you provide to … Read more »

Posted in Business and Management, In the Industry, Industry Experts, RB May 2012, Rural Builder Magazine | Tagged mark battersby, money talk, owning a business, self employed | Leave a comment

How’s business? Some rural builders finding strength in ag construction

Rural Builder May 2012

By Oliver Witte  / “How’s business?” We posed that question in mid-March to a cross-section of rural builders around the country and got answers that ranged from “best ever” to “still slim.” It was clear that some parts of the … Read more »

Posted in Business and Management, Featured Magazine, Horse Barns, In the Industry, Low Rise Construction, Metal Buildings, Post Frame, RB May 2012, Rural Builder Magazine | Tagged ag construction, Aldrich Lumber Co, FBi Buildings, fingerlakes construction, Meyer Buildings, rural builders, Tailored Building Systems, W.C. Building | Leave a comment

2012 Builder Block: Show-Me State favorites

Everlast Roofing

Missouri is known as the Show-Me State and 21 companies did just that at the Frame Building Expo in St. Louis in a special Builder Block area. Visitors to the area could vote for their favorite products or line of … Read more »

Posted in Builder Blocks, Building Components, Featured News, In the Industry, Industry Honors, New Products, Post Frame Products, Product Guides, Products, RB May 2012, Roofing Products, Rural Builder Magazine, Supplier News, Tools and Jobsite Equipment | Tagged aj manufacuring, builder block, Everlast Roofing, frame building expo, Sno Gem | Leave a comment