Project Profile: Grain Storage and Drying Just in Time for Harvest

Harvest is a season of being stretched, stretched for time when you’re working early mornings and late nights, and stretched for space when you’re filling your bins to capacity. And sometimes, both time and space can run low simultaneously, making for a particularly stressful harvest. Luckily, at FS Construction Services, we have experts who are able to work on all manner of projects, big or small, no matter the time crunch they’re facing.

This past August, our Grain Systems expert Nathan Koester oversaw the construction of a new Sukup grain bin for a client who needed it as soon as possible. Over the span of 10 days, FS Construction Services built a 48 ft. diameter, 7-ring tall bin with a capacity of 40,000 bushels. Additionally, we added wrap-around stairs for easy roof access, an OPI temp/moisture cable system, a gravity spreader, an 8” power sweep, and a dual centrifugal fan with an ultralow temp burner for low temp drying.

Completed on August 20th, this project was finished just in time for our client to make full use of the new space and new equipment. Sukup’s grain bin and grain drying technology makes it easier than ever to produce evenly dried, safely stored grain, which is one of the many reasons we have enjoyed a partnership with them for so long.

If you are looking for new equipment or accessories for grain drying, grain storage, or grain handling and transfer, let Gateway FS Construction Services know. We work with a number of trusted partners and employ the best in the business. You can give us a call at 866-551-3454, and let our specialists help you find exactly what you are looking for. We look forward to providing you the best customer service experience.

Project Profile: A New Look for a Historic Home

Many of our projects operate on a scale of “big,” whether that means adding huge amounts of storage space for a farmer’s crop, constructing a new residential building for storage and entertainment, or installing new equipment in a top-of-the-line seed treatment facility. One of our more recent projects may seem small in comparison, but the level of detail required was no small task.

Over the past 20 years, FS Construction Services has had a wide variety of painting projects, often painting homes, barns, or bins. However, with this particular painting project, we got to work with a canvas unlike any we’d ever had before. Illinois State Representative Charlie Meiers owns a 110-year-old farmhouse that has been in his family since 1931, and it was in need of a fresh look. Over time, the house has been brown, tan, white, gray, and yellow.

For Brian “Boomer” Garleb and his team, painting this historic house required an impressive amount of work. They began by power washing the entire structure with about 2,000 gallons of water. After waiting a few days for it to completely dry, Boomer and his partner Rex worked board by board, re-caulking and removing chipped or peeled paint across the whole house. Once all the old paint had been removed or, if it didn’t come off in the washing, glued in place with Peel Stop, they were able to begin painting the house.

The 5,890 sq. ft. house took 23 gallons of paint and primer and a 55-ft. tall lift to be completely painted. Boomer and Rex worked by hand, which gave them the precision needed to provide this century-old house with beautiful new trim and detail work. Now, this once old farmhouse’s showcase exterior matches its rich history.

Our expert paint team works inside, outside, and upside down for both residential and commercial projects, no matter the size. Meanwhile, our accurate color matching tools provide exactly the color you want. If you have any painting questions or needs, let Gateway FS Construction Services know, you can give us a call at 866-551-3454, and let our specialists help you find exactly what you are looking for. We look forward to providing you the best customer service experience.

Free Freight on all Butler Classic II Buildings through December 1

Here at FS Construction Services, it’s hard to believe that the end of 2017 is already approaching. And while it can seem surprising just how quickly the year went, it’s also not quite over yet.

Our partners at Butler Manufacturing want to give a jumpstart to your end-of-the-year building projects and are offering free freight on all of their Classic II Buildings from now until December 1st. With a commitment to shipping materials within 5 weeks, you still have time to take advantage of this deal and have your new building up and ready for use before the heart of winter takes hold.

The Butler Classic II Building System is a highly-customizable, versatile kind of building that offers huge, clear spans and a variety of widths, heights, and slopes. These buildings are great for agricultural, commercial, or even industrial use. The professionals at FS Construction Services are sure you will appreciate the many Classic II Building System features. To name a few, these structures include strong steel panels and a Butler-Cote finish that resists fading and chalking plus they are backed by an amazing 25-year warranty. All of these things together mean the Butler Classic II Building System is the ideal choice for a multipurpose, long-lasting, and low-maintenance structure.

When removing the freight expense from the cost of your construction project, it can equal a significant savings. So, if you have been considering a new building, now is really a great time to jump on the opportunity, especially if you are looking for a better way to store your equipment during the cold months.

Have further questions or want to get a quote, let the FS Construction Services construction specialists help. With over 40 years of experience as a construction, equipment and service leader in Southern Illinois, you will appreciate our informative, no pressure approach.

For all your Butler Classic II Building, steel building, wood building, grain system or seed treatment equipment needs, give the Gateway FS Construction Services team a call at 866-551-3454. We look forward to providing you the best customer service experience.