NFBA recognizes 2014 Buildings of the Year

The announcement of the Buildings of the Year Awards is one of the highlights of the annual Frame Building Expo. A large audience gathered for the National Frame Building Association awards luncheon at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville, Ky., on February 19, 2015, to honor the winners of these prestigious awards for 2014.

The 2014 contest, like the 2013 contest, had two main divisions for the award entries: the Experts Division (for companies with $0–6 million in annual gross volume) and the Masters Division (for companies with $6+ million in annual gross volume). In all, 56 projects in 25 categories were honored, including the Judges’ Award presented for one exceptional project.

NFBA thanks contest judges Al Geisthardt, PE, of Plyco Corporation; Daniel Hindman, PhD PE, of Virginia Tech University; and Jim Simon of Tailored Building Systems.

2014 Judges’ Award
Sam Kuhn, Walters Buildings

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The creation of this lodge in Fountaintown, Ind., involved a four-year journey from concept drawings to completion. The great room has vaulted ceilings with a girder truss–supported windowed cupola. The second floor has two complete bedrooms with full bathrooms. A spiral staircase leads to the third floor with a hot-tub room and a dormer-covered walk-out deck. A fireplace serves as the centerpiece of the great room.

Cladding: 28-gauge steel panels by Walters Buildings; Roofing: 40-year Owens Corning shingles by Builders Lumber & Hardware; Windows/Doors: Jeld-Wen aluminum-clad, casement by Builders Lumber & Hardware; Fasteners: stainless steel wood grip screws by Walters Buildings; Insulation: open-cell foam R-30 min. walls and ceiling; Foundation or Structural Components: column hold-down on concrete wall; Unique Features: cultured stone on exterior wainscot by Wheeler Corporation, 30’ tall fieldstone fireplace.

EXPERTS DIVISION ($0–6 million in annual gross volume)
1st Place Awards

Agricultural Storage/Workshops
Matt Greiner, Greiner Buildings Inc.
Shop and office facility, Mediapolis, Iowa.

Commercial Buildings (under 5,000 square feet)
Brook Tarr, Graber Post Buildings
Working winery building.

Commercial Buildings (5,000-10,000 square feet)
Steve Eversole, Eversole Builders Inc.
Office and warehouse, Lancaster, Ohio

Commercial Buildings (over 10,000 square feet)
Tim Little, Dana Drayman, Rob Woodworth and crew, Little Construction Co. Inc.
Three-building maintenance complex, Haddonfield, N.J.

Hobby Shops
Kyle Stumpenhorst, Rural Renovators
Business shop, storage, sales office, horse barn and children’s play area, Franklin Grove, Ill.

House Barns/Facilities (under 5,000 square feet)
Garland LaRue, Fuog/InterBuild Inc.
Three-stall barn with birthing stall, Middleburg, Va.

Housing/Homes/Residential Buildings
Matt Greiner, Greiner Buildings
Combination living space, exterior leisure space and shop space.

Livestock Facilities
Doyle Pokorny, M.P.B. Builders Inc.
Dairy farmstead facility in Monroe, Wisconsin.

Retrofitted/Remodeled Buildings
Chris Kooiman, M.P.B. Builders Inc.
Heated shop area with entertainment room and boat storage

Suburban Garages
Steve Eversole, Eversole Builders Inc.
Dual-purpose sports and garage facility, Pickerington, Ohio.

EXPERTS DIVISION ($0–6 million in annual gross volume)
2nd Place Awards

Commercial Buildings (under 5,000 square feet)
Amos Christner, Christner Supply
Hartwick General Store

Commercial Buildings (5,000-10,000 square feet)
Brian Keane, National Barn Company
Union Springs Wedding and Event Venue

Commercial Buildings (over 10,000 square feet)
Jim Semmler, Semmler Construction
Dakota Panel Warehouse

Hobby Shops
Brian Mitchell, Mitchell Buildings, LLC
Meyer Workshop

Housing/Homes/Residential Buildings
Marlin Swartzentruber, Graber Post Buildings
Half Moon Cabins

Suburban Garages
Brad Akre, RAM Buildings Inc.
Storage building for Blue Loon LLC

 EXPERTS DIVISION ($0–6 million in annual gross volume)
3rd Place Award

Commercial Buildings (5,000-10,000 square feet)
Matt Greiner, Greiner Buildings
Storage and business operations for Syngenta Seeds

Commercial Buildings (over 10,000 square feet)
Tom Miller, TCM Construction, LLC
Bob McDorman Automotive Museum

Housing/Homes/Residential Buildings
Jim Jay and Jay Johnson, Building Concepts of Indiana
Living quarters and shop

Suburban Garages
Reuben Peachy, Mark Renda and crew, D&J Construction East, LLC
LePage/Heath Summer Retreat

 MASTERS DIVISION ($6+ million in annual gross volume)
1st Place Award

Agricultural Storage/Workshops
Mark Tanner, FBi Buildings Inc.
Multi-use agricultural building in Wheatfield, Indiana.

Commercial Buildings (under 5,000 square feet)
James Berg and William Jacobs, Morton Buildings Inc.
Country club pro shop, Bedminster Township, N.J.

Commercial Buildings (5,000-10,000 square feet)
Nelson Witmer, Witmer’s Inc.–Lester Building Systems, LLC Dealer
Wine production and equipment storage, South Madison, Ohio.

Commercial Buildings (over 10,000 square feet)
Zach Sobaski, Eastern Iowa Building Inc.Lester Building Systems, LLC Dealer
Millwork company showroom, warehouse stores, warehouse, Hiawatha, Iowa.

Hobby Shops
Kurt Johnston, Morton Buildings Inc.
Party Barn, Cypress, Texas.

Horse Barns/Facilities (under 5,000 square feet)
Tim and Becky Manion and Tommy Sanders, Energy Panel Structures
Indoor riding arena office, Luebbering, Missouri.

Horse Barns/Facilities (over 5,000 square feet)
Dave Budden, Meigs Inc. and Wick Buildings Inc.
Commercial equine facility, Fitchburg, Wisconsin

Housing/Homes/Residential Buildings
Andrew Offrink, Morton Buildings
Retirement home, Howell, Michigan.

Institutional Buildings
Larry Loeks, DeLoof Construction Inc.–Lester Building Systems, LLC Dealer
The Texas Corners Bible Church, Kalamazoo, Michigan

Livestock Facilities
Mike Loecke, Energy Panel Structures
Cattle facility ( calving pens, growing pens, a cooler, grooming rooms and a reception and entertainment center for prospective customers), Manchester, Iowa.

Retrofitted/Remodeled Buildings
Troy Hockersmith, BBL ConstructionEnergy Panel Structures
Shop building, Patton, Mo.

Suburban Garages
Michael Fox, Getterr Done Construction Inc.Lester Building Systems, LLC Dealer
Wildlife game room, vehicle storage and working area, Bliss, N.Y.

 

MASTERS DIVISION ($6+ million in annual gross volume)
2nd Place Award

Agricultural Storage/Workshops
Jason Potts, FBi Buildings Inc.
Multipurpose farm building

Commercial Buildings (under 5,000 square feet)
Joel Godwin, J. A. Godwin Inc.–Lester Building Systems, LLC Dealer
Saylorcreek Sand Company office and scale house

Commercial Buildings (5,000-10,000 square feet)
Charles Theis, Morton Buildings Inc.
Mustang Run RV Park

Commercial Buildings (over 10,000 square feet)
Zach Sobaski, Eastern Iowa Building–Lester Building Systems, LLC Dealer
Post-frame and steel-frame building shop and office

Hobby Shops
Ken Meigs, Meigs Inc.–Wick Buildings Inc.
Shop and game room with salvaged barn wood

Horse Barns/Facilities (under 5,000 square feet)
Keith Pinkelman, Lynnman Construction, LLC–Wick Buildings Inc.
Morgan Oaks horse barn

Horse Barns/Facilities (over 5,000 square feet)
Jim Groat, Mystic Meadows Construction, LLC
Horse barn

Housing/Homes/Residential Buildings

Rob Bohnseck, Energy Panel Structures
Combination residence and shop/garage

Institutional Buildings
Randall D. Schumaker, Energy Panel Structures
Heartland Sports Complex

Livestock Facilities
Dave Budden, Meigs Inc.–Wick Buildings Inc.
Run-in shed

Retrofitted/Remodeled Buildings
Rick Andersen, Andersen Statewide Buildings, LLC–Wick Buildings Inc.
McNabb Veterinary Clinic

Suburban Garages
Jim Enge, All Structures of North Dakota, LLC–Wick Buildings Inc.
Suburban garage

MASTERS DIVISION ($6+ million in annual gross volume)
3rd Place Award

Agricultural Storage/Workshops
Steven Boland, Energy Panel Structures Inc.
Plattner Farms

Commercial Buildings (under 5,000 square feet)
Kevin Miller, Customer Structures Inc.–Wick Buildings Inc.
Midwest Garage Doors office and shop

Commercial Buildings (5,000-10,000 square feet)
Justin Sobaski, Eastern Iowa Building Inc.–Lester Building Systems, LLC Dealer
Showroom and sales office

Commercial Buildings (over 10,000 square feet)
Justin Sobaski, Eastern Iowa Building Inc.–Lester Building Systems, LLC Dealer
Rental spaces for commercial tenants

Hobby Shops
Kenneth Parr, Morton Buildings
Mike and Dorothy’s Hobby Barn

Horse Barns/Facilities (under 5,000 square feet)
Eddie Lanham, Jordan Building Construction, LLC–Lester Building Systems, LLC Dealer
Monique and Joe Smith Barn

Housing/Homes/Residential Buildings
Don Wagner, Morton Buildings Inc.
Jag Mense Ranch, LLC

Institutional Buildings
Zach Sobaski, Eastern Iowa Building Inc.–Lester Building Systems, LLC Dealer
Lynn Dunn Memorial Building

Livestock Facilities
Alan Lee and Troy Erickson, Morton Buildings Inc.
Shannon Farm

Retrofitted/Remodeled Buildings
Rick Andersen, Andersen Statewide Buildings, LLC–Wick Buildings Inc.
Manlius Oil Company

Suburban Garages
Dennis Lee, Morton Buildings Inc.
Storage for RV and car collection

CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS OF ALL THE WINNERS

 

 

 

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