The Heartland Chapter of the National Frame Building Association (HNFBA) held its annual convention and trade show, the Heartland NFBA Conference, Oct. 29-30, 2013 at the Overland Park Convention Center near Kansas City. During HNFBA’s special award session on Oct. 30, winners in seven categories received plaques for the annual HNFBA Building of the Year Contest.
The Building of the Year Award in the Suburban Buildings category went to Quality Structures, Inc. of Richmond, Kansas. QSI received the Award for their recreational vehicle (RV) storage building with wrap around porch, built for Dominic Pisciotta.
The building is used to park the customer’s RV plus another vehicle. It has a tack room for his horses and a workshop, both lined in 2×6” tongue-in-groove planking. Above the tack room and workshop is a loft for storage. The building has a wrap-around lean-to with a steel ceiling for sitting outside and watching the horses in the pasture. It sits next to a restored 100-year old farm house. Post-frame construction provided an attractive vintage style structure that is both maintenance-free and practical. Time of construction was only 8 days at a cost of only $44 per sq. ft., so they were quickly and economically able to utilize their new, needed storage and recreational space.
Nestled in the hills of south central Missouri near the banks of the Meramec River, the structure is a great weekend getaway spot for the family, especially the grandchildren. “Mr. Brubaker and his crew were very helpful throughout the whole process,” said Mr. Pisciotta, “Their attention to detail and work ethic were outstanding – a great crew, a great building.”
The National Frame Building Association (NFBA) represents the Post-Frame Construction Industry. The Heartland Chapter is NFBA’s newest regional affiliate, and covers the states of Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas and Louisiana. For more information, visit www.heartlandnfba.org.