Tag Archives: rural builders

Something Old, Something New: Rural Builders Enhance Historic Properties

Rural Builder March 2014

- By Sharon Thatcher – Historic restoration isn’t something most rural builders want to tackle, but there are occasional opportunities to build something new or to enhance something old in a way that preserves a property’s historic integrity. Featured are … Read more »

Posted in Featured Magazine, Industry Experts, Low Rise Construction, Post Frame, Profiles, RB March 2014, Rural Builder Magazine | Tagged barn recovers, new buildings to compliment old buildings, rural builders | Leave a comment

Rural American builders get a government helping hand

The construction industry as a whole appears to be in recovery mode. According to the US Department of Labor, during the first quarter of 2013, 18,000 new jobs were created in the industry and construction spending was up by about … Read more »

Posted in Business and Management, Construction Industry News, Frame Building News, Horse Barn Builder, In the Industry, Industry Experts, Low Rise Construction, Rural Builder Magazine | Tagged rural builders, US Department of Agriculture, US Department of Labor | Leave a comment

Money Talk: Tool reimbursement plans

By Mark Battersby –  The Internal Revenue Service is once again targeting the increasing number of employee tool and equipment plans where tax deductions benefit not only employers but so many workers who provide their own tools. Every rural building … Read more »

Posted in Business and Management, Construction Industry News, In the Industry, Industry Experts, RB December 2012, Rural Builder Magazine, Tools and Jobsite Equipment | Tagged rural builders, tax benefits for tool reimbursement, tool reimbursement plans | Leave a comment

Rural builders, suppliers prepare to help rebuild post-Superstorm Sandy

By Sharon Thatcher – Rural builders and suppliers near the East Coast are expecting to have a busy winter as residents begin to clean up and move on in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. The storm converged over the populated … Read more »

Posted in Building Components, Commercial/Institutional, Construction Industry News, Doors & Windows, Fasteners, Gutter Products, Horse Barns, Low Rise Construction, Metal Builder, Metal building systems, Metal Buildings, Metal Roofing, Metal Roofing Magazine, Metal Roofing News, Metal Shingles, Post Frame, Post Frame Products, Products, RB December 2012, Reroofing, Residential, Roofing Products, Supplier News, Underlayments, Vertical Panels | Tagged Englert, Everlast Roofing, Lester Buildings, pioneer pole buildings, project sandy, rural builders, Simpson Strong-Tie, superstorm sandy contractors | Leave a comment

How’s business? Some rural builders finding strength in ag construction

Rural Builder May 2012

By Oliver Witte  / “How’s business?” We posed that question in mid-March to a cross-section of rural builders around the country and got answers that ranged from “best ever” to “still slim.” It was clear that some parts of the … Read more »

Posted in Business and Management, Featured Magazine, Horse Barns, In the Industry, Low Rise Construction, Metal Buildings, Post Frame, RB May 2012, Rural Builder Magazine | Tagged ag construction, Aldrich Lumber Co, FBi Buildings, fingerlakes construction, Meyer Buildings, rural builders, Tailored Building Systems, W.C. Building | Leave a comment

Getting real with green: affordable, eco-friendly options for rural builders

By Oliver Witte – Down here in the trenches, far removed from national catastrophes like Solyndra and Ener1, Inc., rural builders are wondering how to respond to today’s very legitimate energy concerns such as conservation, renewable energy, alternative sources, greenhouse … Read more »

Posted in Energy Efficiency, Green Building, Green Products, Green Projects, RB March 2012, Recyclable, Renewable, Rural Builder Green, Rural Builder Magazine, Sustainability | Tagged Ameren Illinois, ground-source heat pump, rural builders, woodworks | Leave a comment

Who says times are tough? What the statistics tell us

Special Report by Oliver Witte Wealthy industrialist Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) is supposed to have said, “All times are good times if you know what to do with them.” I can’t confirm the author, but any rural builder who survived the … Read more »

Posted in Business and Management, Construction Industry News, In the Industry, Industry Experts, RB December 2011, Rural Builder Magazine | Tagged nonmetro construction, rural builders | Leave a comment

Doors, windows and skylights can quickly add value

By Laura Glass – The benefits of retrofitting commercial buildings with new windows are not difficult to sell. “Replacement windows provide increased energy savings, increase the interior comfort of the building and bring in more light,” says Bill Doyle, marketing … Read more »

Posted in Doors & Windows, Low Rise Construction, Post Frame, Post-Frame Technique, Products, RB December 2011, Rural Builder Magazine | Tagged aj manufacturing, Palram Americas, remodel, retrofit, rural builders, thermal industries | Leave a comment