What do you mean they aren’t 2 feet apart? Back in the day (early 1990’s) I was on the National Frame Builders Association (NFBA) Board of Directors. One of my fellow board members from the Midwest wanted to take a peek at how pole barns were constructed in the West, so I invited him out […]Read More
To wrap up the History of Pole Buildings, the following excerpt was taken from the National Frame Builder’s Association website, www.nfba.org: Countless structures are now erected using post-frame methods, including strip malls, convenience stores, restaurants, office complexes, and many other types of retail, public, commercial and residential applications. Schools, churches, fire stations, airplane hangars, and […]Read More
To continue with my History of Pole Buildings, the following excerpt was taken from the National Frame Builder’s Association website, www.nfba.org: H. Howard Doane is credited with being the innovator who, in 1930, first combined the availability of poles and metal roof sheeting into a “modern” building concept. The founder of Doane’s Agricultural Service, Doane […]Read More
While many old barns exist, it was not until the last century that pole barns developed, first as farm buildings. The following is excerpted from the National Frame Builder’s Association website: www.nfba.org: The post-frame industry has grown steadily in North America, gaining more and more widespread application in the past 100 years. Yet, many people […]Read More
When life has been turned upside down by disaster, the building to turn to is a pole building. By the time the wreckage is cleared, your new building has been delivered. Pole buildings offer the ultimate resource when you need a building fast. With simple design meant to speed along construction pole buildings may best suite your needs in a time of emergency.Read More
In the early 2000’s the worlds fastest pole barn builder envisioned the next step for the pole building industry. Complete building kits available across the country was his dream. Soon came the day Hansen Pole Buildings was born and today the Pole Barn Guru continues his quest to provide affordable building solutions that meets everyday needs.Read More
In my early years, tremendous quality was not necessarily the strong point. It was the ability to offer a very reasonably priced building and deliver it quickly. My buildings were pretty much the same as everyone else I competed against. Business grew and I started being able to hire employees. Jim Betonte left the steel […]Read More
In the summer of 1979, home interest rates began to rise. Idaho had a usury limit, home mortgages could not be written for 10% or more. When this ceiling was hit, home construction pretty much stopped in Idaho. I set out looking for other opportunities and ended up in Salem, Oregon. I was offered the position […]Read More
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