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Going Residential: Market for Post Frame Starts to Build

For decades, builders have known there was a potential market for post-frame residential, yet the trend was slow to evolve. Now, the wait appears to be over, with demand rising in recent years. Joe Kormanik, K-Construction Inc., Alta Vista, Kansas, and Justin Sobaski, Eastern Iowa Building, Inc., Fairfax, Iowa, are two...

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 a special creative bent, as evidenced by his self-designed home in...

September 2014 Rural Builder

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 among consumers who are looking to build their dream homes. In...