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2016 Gold Key voting has started!

Do you have a favorite post-frame or low-rise metal building supplier you’d like to see rewarded for the products and services your business has come to rely on? For the past 34 years, Rural Builder magazine has enlisted the help of builders to help select businesses that deserve some recognition. Companies that receive the...

Abandon everything but tax savings

Proper disposal of unused, unneeded or unwanted assets -By Mark Battersby- The IRS has long provided guidance to rural building businesses for capitalizing and depreciating their business property. Largely lost in even the most recent regulatory guidance however, are the proper procedures—and deductions—for disposing of any unused, unneeded or unwanted business assets or property....

Write-off basics and profits

– By Mark Battersby – Don’t miss out on deductions for depreciation that you’re entitled to take. As many rural builders have learned, our ever-changing tax rules make it difficult to get the full tax deduction they are entitled to for the tools, equipment and even the vehicles that are so essential to every...

Download the 2015 Rural Builder Source Book

The annual Rural Builder Source Book is now published and available for free download. Some of the project features in this special issue are intriguing and inspiring, while others are simple but solid. Also included is a list of popular products that are noteworthy in the metal and post-frame industries. Use the information provided...

2015 Rural Builder Gold Key of Excellence Award Winners

RB Gold Key Awards PART 1 OF A 3 PART SERIES   CLICK HERE TO VIEW PART 2       PART 3 Featured Companies A. B. Martin Roofing ABC Supply Co., Inc. The Bradbury Group Cannonball:HNP Central States Manufacturing DBCI Dynamic Fastener EDCO Products, Inc. Everlast Roofing Inc. Fasteners Direct LLC H & H Metal Products Ideal...

Edema, Knight, Overhults named to Rural Builder Hall of Fame

Rural Builder magazine, a publication for professional builders of post-frame and low-rise steel frame buildings, has announced the 2015 recipients of the Rural Builder Hall of Fame. The award was presented at the annual Frame Building Expo held in Louisville, Kentucky in late February. Named to the Hall of Fame were: Larry Edema, Grand...

Options for post-frame builders just keep getting better

Check out some of the newer products that made their Frame Building Expo debut in Louisville. American Building Components Commodity Panel Line Ideal for barns and storage projects, the Commodity panel line provides great value paired with the unparalleled quality you’ve come to expect from ABC. The Rustic Trail panel offers a unique look...

Survey: What does 2015 look like for builders?

Rural Builder magazine is conducting a survey to help determine the year ahead for professional builders in the U.S. To better serve your information needs, we would like to find out more about your outlook for 2015. Please take a few minutes to answer the questions in our survey. The information we gather today...

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2014 winners of the Rural Builder Gold Key of Excellence Award

It is with great pride that we introduce this year’s winners of the annual Rural Builder Gold Key of Excellence. For the past 32 years, Rural Builder has sponsored this award, relying on the results of a ballot process that allows builders in the rural industry to tell us which companies provide the best...

Money Talk: Fast track and tax audits that ain’t

-By Mark E. Battersby – The IRS recently rolled out a streamlined program designed to enable small rural building businesses undergoing audits to more quickly settle their differences with the IRS. The Fast Track Settlement (FTS) program is designed to help small building businesses and self-employed contractors who are being examined by the Small...