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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...

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2015 Gold Key voting is now open!

Annually for the past 33 years, Rural Builder has sponsored a contest where builders vote for their favorite suppliers. Companies that receive the most votes receive a Gold Key Award, which allows them bragging rights and special advertising privileges. Winners are announced in our July issue. We are once again launching our balloting process....

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...

Top e-Products of 2013 for Rural Builders

Throughout the year, Rural Builder Product e-Guides have featured quality products from the industry’s top manufacturers. Looking back over the products from 2013, we asked our online readers to help us decide the Best of the Best. The top three results are included here: WindowWrap window flashing from MFM Building Products, PrisMAX SL skylights...

Rural Builder announces Top 10 products of the year for 2013

It is a tradition in the February issue of Rural Builder that we reveal the Top 10 Products of the previous year as determined by our readers. Every issue when readers circle a Reader Service Card number requesting more information about a product or service listed in the magazine, those requests become like votes...

Rural Builder’s Guide to Livestock Building Products

  Cannonball:HNP SunSky corrugated polycarbonate panels stand up to punishing exterior applications and offer multiple advantages over traditional fiberglass corrugated panels. SunSky provides up to 20 times greater impact resistance, warranted protection against yellowing, excellent load ratings, and the highest resistance to wind uplift – outstanding properties confirmed by independent laboratory tests and in...