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John Wick Receives Bernon G. Perkins Award

John Wick, founder of Wick Buildings, was presented the Bernon G. Perkins Award at the 2017 Frame Building Expo in Nashville. The award honors individuals who demonstrate exemplary service to the post-frame industry. The award is befitting of Wick, 90, who used his firsthand experience and education to design buildings that...

Modifying a Solar Barn for a Prize-Worthy Herd

“A barn is only as good as the farmer using it,” Illinois contractor Jim Peters (a 1998 Rural Builder Hall of Fame inductee) believes, noting that a barn properly built, but poorly used is a waste of everyone’s time and effort. That’s why it was a special pleasure for him in...

Marketing Advantages of Building Dealer Networks

If you are a contractor who would prefer to hire someone for your marketing, you might be best served by becoming an independent building dealer. Companies like Wick Buildings and Lester Building Systems have extensive tools designed just for you, and they provide ample opportunities for their partners (dealers/builders) to become...

Mike Nisonger of Preferred Builders is NFBA Member Spotlight

-By Kathy Jonas- Mike Nisonger often thinks about a telephone call he got on Christmas Eve in 1992. Everett Hart from NuWay Builders called to set up a lunch date. Hart had a Lester Buildings dealership and wanted to know whether Nisonger would be interested in running that division. “Anyone who...

Post-Frame Crew Foreman of the Month: Roy Palmer II

– By Greg Blosser, NFBA Communications Manager –  Nan Spadacene of Midland, Michigan, calls foreman Roy Palmer II a “superstar.” Spadacene, a retired business development manager who worked at Dow Chemical for 30 years, knows a bit about supervising people and considers herself a good just of character. Palmer, of Wick...

Bringing safety to the job site: Ways to keep your crews safe

By Sharon Thatcher – Safety is an issue that builders understand is important, but how to comply with a growing list of safety regulations—and still get the job done efficiently and cost-effectively—is not so clear. So just what is the status of safety in the post-frame industry and how can you...

Top e-Guide Products for rural builders

Requests for more information from our online e-Guides determine the winners of our annual Top eProducts. In 2014 the most requests were received for equestrian planning and construction from Wick Buildings; Retro-Pan insulation system from TVM Building Products; and the Master One-Steppers fastener from Leland Industries. Take a look at the...

Crew Foreman of the Month: Making clients want you back

– BY LINCOLN BRUNNER – He might not have known it at the time, but TJ Moen got a rare gift one day during his high school building trades class: the knowledge that he was good at something. One day on a building site during class, another student asked the instructor...

Oneida, Ill., farm site of Wick’s 70,000th building

Mazomanie, Wis. – Wick Buildings celebrated their 70,000th building project in Oneida, Ill., on Friday, September 27. This landmark building was constructed for Pork Lane Farms which is located just north of Galesburg. The agricultural facility was designed with both a cold storage area for farm equipment and machinery, and a...