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    Bidding Wars: Why Cheaper Isn’t Always Better in Construction

    “The bargain hunters in home building are the ones who get licked!” That’s an actual quote from an architect in the March 1929 issue of Popular Science. In modern language, it translates to ‘cheaper isn’t always better in construction.’ This isn’t a new idea. It’s 2016 and people are still falling in the trap of… Full Article

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    A Simple Explanation of Steel Building Manufacturers vs Brokers

    When you’re looking to build a steel building, it’s quite obvious you have choices. You have the freedom to choose who to buy from, when to buy and what to buy. Simple decisions like choosing between Pepsi or Coke, McDonald’s or Burger King, and Chevy or Ford is really just a matter of preference. Each… Full Article

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    More Evidence Steel Buildings are Smarter Than Pole Barns

    $200 million bucks. Think of what you could do with that kind of money. I know I wouldn’t mind having that much cash in the bank. According to a report from US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, the U.S. Forest Service spent an astounding $200 million a week to fight the fires in the Northwest over… Full Article

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    Who Should You Talk To First? A Contractor or Steel Building Supplier?

    Once you’ve decided to build a steel building, you have a couple of options. You can hire a contractor to purchase, design, and erect a steel building for you, or you can purchasing a steel building from a steel building provider. The important part to note – its good to have options. Every person is different, and… Full Article

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    What are the Tax Benefits of Steel Buildings?

    As we move into the future, our society has the ability to make informed decisions. We’ve become aware that alternatives exist for just about everything. From green energy to vegan diets, you can move away from the status quo and traditional choices if you want. The same can be done when it’s time to build… Full Article

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    What’s the Biggest Mistake You Can Make When Buying A Building?

    I hate it when I make a mistake. Yeah, I know, everybody makes ‘em. I’ve been told that before, but it still doesn’t make me feel any better. I’ve found it’s important to learn from your mistakes and take care to not repeat them. This is especially true in the pre-engineered metal building industry. Purchasing… Full Article

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    Is Your Wood Building Making You Sick?

    Before you engage in any purchase process, you like to gather all the facts. It’s no different when shopping for a building. If durability, flexibility and versatility are all important factors, then a custom residential metal building might be right for you. When you weigh all the pros and cons of a steel building versus… Full Article

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    What’s the Easiest Way to Protect My New Metal Building?

    It seems like everybody has one great foe in their life they must eventually overcome. Peyton Manning (among others) must battle Tom Brady (again, among others) every year for the MVP award. Dusty Rhodes battled Ric Flair for the world wrestling championship countless times. The great foe for a new metal building might not be… Full Article

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    How Secure is Your Steel Building?

    Let’s face it – steel is synonymous with strength. Superman is often known as “The Man of Steel.” He is the most powerful superhero and is called upon to save the people of Earth from alien threats, killer robots, and ruthless billionaires. Your custom steel building is – in essence – just like Superman. While… Full Article