Rural Builder Magazine

Rural Builder provides the news, features, products and how-to’s geared towards builders and suppliers of primarily low-rise agricultural and small retail and municipal structures. Published seven times annually, Rural Builder serves a horizontal market targeting all types of low-rise construction in cities of 250,000 or less population.

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Now there’s an idea: door-friendly shipping containers from Schweiss

Leave it to Schweiss Doors to find a solution for any problem, including easier access to shipping and commercial containers. Because it can be a hassle dealing with conventional containers with a door located at the end, the hydraulic door company … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Doors & Windows, Low Rise Construction, Metal Builder, Metal Buildings, Products, Rural Builder Magazine, Supplier News | Tagged hydraulic doors, one piece hydraulic doors, schweiss doors, shipping containers | Leave a comment

Post frame comes home Part II: An award winning residence

- By Sharon Thatcher, Editor, Rural Builder – You may recognize Josh Sweinhart’s residence. It won the Judge’s Award in the 2013 Building of the Year competition sponsored by the National Frame Building Association. Sweinhart is a post-frame builder with … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Frame Building News, Low Rise Construction, Post Frame, Post Frame News, Post Frame Products, Post-Frame Technique, Products, RB September 2014, Rural Builder Magazine | Tagged Josh Sweinhart, pole barn home, pole barn house, post frame house, post-frame, Wood Originals | Leave a comment

Post frame comes home, Part I: Brave new world of the pole barn house

Editors Note: “Pole barn” verus “Post Frame” Residential post frame remains a modest part of the industry, but as with all things post frame, it continues to evolve. From secondary garages with living quarters to full-time residences, builders are finding converts … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Low Rise Construction, Post Frame, Post Frame News, Post Frame Products, Post-Frame Technique, RB September 2014 | Tagged mike momb, pole barn guru, pole barn home, pole barn house, post frame house | Leave a comment

MBCI launches new customer-centric website

HOUSTON –  MBCI recently launched its new website at www.mbci.com. The new, responsive site is designed with the contractor, architect and specification writing professionals in mind and showcases a number of innovative features. It is compatible and easily navigable via … Read more »

Posted in Business and Management, Commercial/Institutional, Construction Industry News, FN November 2014, Frame Building News, In the Industry, Low Rise Construction, Metal Builder, Metal building systems, Metal Buildings, Metal Roofing, Metal Roofing Magazine, Metal Roofing News, Post Frame, Products, Reroofing, Residential, Rural Builder Magazine, Supplier News | Tagged MBCI, metal panels, metal roof, metal roofing, metal wall panels | Leave a comment

Hydronic Radiant Floor Heat 101

- By Les Graham – With the popularity of radiant floor heat and sales rising each year, more and more concrete contractors and general contractors are selling radiant floor heating systems with their projects. This article explains the key points … Read more »

Posted in Frame Building News, Industry Experts, Products, Rural Builder Magazine | Tagged hydronic floor heat, Les Graham, radiant floor heat, Radiant Outfitters | Leave a comment

HotEdge announces new ownership

[Denver, CO] – A leading innovator in the design and manufacture of roof ice melt systems has formally introduced its new ownership. HotEdge LLC announces the company’s acquisition by Andrew Elson, who will manage strategy and day-to-day operations of the … Read more »

Posted in Business and Management, Commercial/Institutional, Construction Industry News, Frame Building News, In the Industry, Metal Roofing, Metal Roofing Magazine, Metal Roofing News, Products, Reroofing, Residential, Roofing Products, Rural Builder Magazine | Tagged Andrew Elson, Bronson Rumsey, HotEdge LLC, snow guards, snow retention | Leave a comment

Mill Steel Co. strengthens executive staff, reorganizes sales management team

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.- Mill Steel Co., an industry-leading flatrolled steel service center, announced today three promotions-consistent with the company’s commitment to build and maintain its dynamic executive and management teams, in support of an expanding presence in the marketplace. Rob … Read more »

Posted in Business and Management, Commercial/Institutional, Construction Industry News, Frame Building News, In the Industry, Metal Builder, Metal building systems, Metal Roofing, Metal Roofing Magazine, Metal Roofing News, Products, Reroofing, Residential, Rural Builder Magazine | Tagged coil supplier, Heath Buller, Mill Steel, Rob Vella, Shannon Monday | Leave a comment

Money Talk: Lease or Buy? New rules to impact decision

- By Mark Battersby – Whether to buy or lease is a question facing many rural builders even as credit becomes more readily available. While there is no one correct answer that fits every situation nor every building business, compared … Read more »

Posted in Business and Management, Construction Industry News, Frame Building News, In the Industry, Industry Experts, Metal Roofing Magazine, Products, RB September 2014, Rural Builder Magazine, Tools and Jobsite Equipment | Tagged lease construction equipment, mark battersby, money talk | Leave a comment

ABC Supply Opens Additional Branches

BELOIT, Wis. – In recent weeks, building products distributor ABC Supply Co., Inc. has opened branches in Omaha, Neb.; Nampa, Idaho; N. Clarendon, Vt., and Charleston, W. Va. The Nampa store serves the Treasure Valley-Boise area. The Omaha branch, on … Read more »

Posted in Business and Management, Commercial/Institutional, Construction Industry News, Frame Building News, In the Industry, Metal Roofing, Metal Roofing Magazine, Metal Roofing News, Products, Reroofing, Residential, Roofing Products, Rural Builder Magazine, Supplier News | Tagged ABC Supply, metal roofing, metal wall and roof panel | Leave a comment

Major insulation manufacturers collaborate to train contractors

Top insulation manufacturers CertainTeed, Johns Manville, Knauf Insulation and Owens Corning are working together to create a unified training credential for insulation contractors. The High Performance Insulation Contractor credentials offered through High Performance Insulation Professionals (HPIP) are now available through … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Frame Building News, In the Industry, Industry Experts, Low Rise Construction, Metal Builder, Metal Buildings, Metal Roofing Magazine, Post Frame, Products, Rural Builder Magazine, Supplier News | Tagged CertainTeed, High Performance Insulation Professionals, HPIP, Johns Manville, Knauf Insulation, Owens Corning | Leave a comment