In-Stock Electric Motors

FS Construction Services knows there are multiple facets that keep your on-farm operation up and running. From maintaining the equipment you’ve invested in, the buildings you’ve erected, the grain systems you continue to upgrade and maintain. We hope to be a valuable asset to making things run as smoothly as possible. That’s why in addition to being a source for Praxair supplies, we can also provide some of the most common electric motors you use day in and day out.

Working with brands such as Baldor, Leeson and Marathon, we have more than 20 of the most commonly used motors stocked at any given time.

Whether needing to power that aeration fan, crop dryer or rely on that backup generator at your home or business, we’ll be sure you have all your mechanical powered solutions. Be sure to check out our commonly stocked motors, and remember we can obtain whatever Baldor, Leeson or Marathon motor you need – just contact us for more information.

Give us a call at 866-551-3454.

Costly Building Flaws

At FS Construction Services, we’re advocates of “doing things right” and believe that a little bit can go a long way. When it comes to engineering your agricultural building, that philosophy holds the utmost importance. In an article from David Bohnoff for Hoard’s Dairyman, agricultural buildings fail in large numbers simply because they are either not engineered or are only partially engineered. We agree. And that’s why we assure you our building practices and experience is our reputation – and something that won’t ever be compromised.

As we indicated in a previous blog about our NFBA standards (found here), we look to provide our customers worthwhile – and structurally sound – investment. As Bohnoff indicates, there are multiple aspects that play into the credibility of an engineered building, including the roof’s ability to withstand different loads (wind, snow, severe storms), the topography of the land, as well as the size, shape and orientation of attached or surrounding structures.

Each element of the structure needs to work hand-in-hand in order to obtain maximum efficiency and safety. Trusses alone do not support a building. Each component serves a purpose and is essential to withstand the elements previously discussed. Bohnoff is a professional engineer who visits the sites of nonengineered building accidents.  He believes the dishonestly of companies telling consumers their building is exempt from certain codes because of its agricultural purposes is no different than telling someone it’s ok to not wear a seat belt or bike helmet if law doesn’t require it.

FS Construction Services is open with our customers when it comes to the step-by-step process of engineering their structures. You’ll find the detailed steps of our building process here.

So we’d like to stress once again the importance of recruiting a builder that takes the safety of customers and integrity of their work to heart. With FS Construction Services, you’ll receive the utmost professionalism and sound product.

Call us today at 866-551-3454 to discuss your building goals.

 

Sukup Introduces Pre-Engineered Steel Buildings

When it comes to on-farm buildings, Sukup Manufacturing had the farmer in mind when introducing a new product line of customizable steel buildings. These steel buildings can be tailored to your agricultural and industrial on-farm needs and can serve as a complement to your existing post-frame wood buildings.

FS Construction Services will work with you to develop and build these structures that feature clear span construction and standing seam or screw-down roof panels. The design allows farmers to adapt their space to their specifications. If you’re looking to create a new shop and office area or need more room for today’s larger equipment – this is your building. The addition of this product line serves as just one more option to expand the functionality and efficiency of your farming operation.

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FS Construction Services can provide Sukup building features such as:

  • Straight or tapered columns
  • Clear span construction (minimum number of interior columns)
  • Pre-punched purlins and girts for a proper fit and faster install
  • Galvanized purlins and girts
  • Eight exterior and trim colors

The standing seam roofs create a tight, durable and virtually leak-proof seal. Movable clips allow the roof to expand and contract with temperature changes, preventing stress on the roof components. The screw-down roof is economical and easy to install.

FS Construction Services is here to answer the questions and walk you through the options and best steel structure for your needs. Give us a call today at 866-551-3454 with your questions. We look forward to working with you!

 

Overhead Door – ThermaSection Replacements

Ever have the fear as a business owner that you may have to replace an entire commercial sectional door when a just section is damaged? Luckily that doesn’t have to be the case. Raynor’s ThermaSection replacements can be the fix, without the cost, and FS Construction Services can supply and provide the service.

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Here are just some of the notable features:

  • ThermaSection replacements are available is a range of sizes and, while primarily work with Overhead and Clopay models, are a great fit with competitive models as well.
  • Face appearance is a near perfect match in color and texture.
  • ThermaSection replacements can be cut to exact lengths and easily fitted.

FS Construction Services finds that many business owners have trouble matching their replacement sections. Without a proper fitting and replacement, you may find an improper functioning door and increase your chances for an entire door replacement.

If you’ve been putting off a fix because you assumed an entire door replacement was in order, contact us to come out for a site visit to determine your best ThermaSection replacement. Turnaround time is quick, which means we’ll keep your doors open and business up and running.

Call us today at 866.551.3454 for more information. We look forward to discussing your options.

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Praxair Leasing and Supply

Did you know FS Construction Services is a qualified Praxair dealer serving several counties in southern Illinois? For some time, we have been a supplier to professionals in healthcare to manufacturing and chemicals to textiles. Our accessibility to multiple products allows area businesses to skip the work and call on us to get what they need.

Whether you need a lesser-known gas or more traditional gasses such as oxygen, acetylene, argon or carbon dioxide, we provide the leasing and exchange. With Praxair standards, you will receive consistent quality of the industrial gases you’re in the market for. A full range of purities is available.

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If you have the need for welding or cutting supplies, as well as equipment, we have you covered. For more information, please visit the Praxair catalog.

If you didn’t know we offered the leasing and exchanged program for Praxair, but are interested in this service, please contact us at 866-551-3454 or email Karen.

Metal Roofing & Siding Benefits

Installing a metal roof and siding can be the attractive and economical solution to your problem when frustrated with the constant maintenance of your traditional roof and siding.

FS Construction Services offers a wide range of products and services for metal roofing and siding, and we are an Authorized Contractor of Fabral Metal Wall and Roof Systems. But before you make the transition from asphalt to metal, you’re probably wondering, “Why?”

Here are the most common benefits that we share with our customers interested in making the switch.

1. Energy Star Tax Credit: You can actually save money by installing Energy Star approved metal roofing products by Fabral. In 2011, the government issued tax credits up to $500 or 10% of materials used. FS Construction Services can walk you through the process.

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2. Lifetime: With life expectancies of more than 30 years, installing a metal roof and siding may mean it is the very last roof you’ll ever need to put on your home or business. Colors do not fade and materials do not rust.

3. Color Visualizer: Choosing the color specifications of your roofing and siding couldn’t be easier with the Color Visualizer. Use the basic visualizer or upload a photo of your actual home or business for exact matching. Plus, you can see which Energy Star colors can be applied for credit.

4. Solar Savings: FS Construction Services can work to achieve Fabral’s solar roofing system for you as well so you can maximize your energy costs and see an ROI in just ten years.

5. Step-by-Step: Curious about what it takes to achieve a metal roof or siding? We have the step-by-step guide when it comes to installing the panels to your structure. So you’re in the know – the entire way through.

If you still have additional questions or are looking to explore your options, give us a call at 866-551-3454. In the mean time, check out examples of FS Construction Services’ work in our Metal Roofing and Siding section.

Choosing Your Building Contractor

When it comes to building a commercial or ag structure, it often involves a well-thought out plan, especially since you’re making such a sound investment. FS Construction Services wants to make sure you’re covering certain aspects to ensure you’re selecting a building contractor fit for the job. We’ve compiled some of the most important items to note.

Reputation

It’s best to do business with a contractor who is established in the area and has experience in the depth of work you’re hoping to achieve. It’s our guarantee that FS Construction Services can uphold that reputation. Look at completed projects, similar to those that you’re planning. If a company is confident and credible in their work, they’ll be happy to provide references. If you have the chance, ask those references certain questions such as:

  • Were you pleased with the overall quality and care of the contractor?
  • Did the job start and end as scheduled?
  • Was the job completed in line with the proposed budget?
  • How was the communication with the contractor throughout the process?
  • Would you use the contractor again?

Professional Association Membership

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It’s wise to choose a contractor that offers continuing education and promotes research. For example, FS Construction Services is a member of the notable National Frame Building Association (NFBA). NFBA members are pledged to observe the highest standard of honesty, integrity and responsibility. Being part of the association is the mark of a professional.

Engineering Design

At FS Construction Services, we guarantee that we don’t just put up “pre-fab” projects. We provide a tailored design specific to your design needs and wants. Working with such credible companies such as Walters Buildings, we ensure that our customers have a solid understanding of the step-by-step process it entails to construct an ag, commercial or residential building. Our contractors serve as engineers who have years of experiences delivering top-notch professionalism.

FS Construction Services cannot stress enough the importance of using a credible contractor when it comes to erecting a building. As stressed by Dr. David Bohnhoff, on behalf of Jim Austin of Frame Building News, the argument for fully engineered post-frame buildings is crucial. Dr. Bohnhoff’s personal experience and interviews explain how costly it came be to go with the inexperienced. We encourage you to read and take note the importance.

If you’re still curious about whether FS Construction Services is the right fit as your building contractor, we invite you to contact us for a chat. We’re here to provide the information necessary to make such a decision. Call us today at 866-551-3454 to get the answers you need, or visit us at 3631 Old State Route 3 in Red Bud.

Annual Auger SALE

Each year during the off-season, FS Construction Services likes to offer our customers, new and old, an opportunity to purchase our in-stock augers at a discounted rate. Through the month of March, we are offering 10 percent off.

FS Construction Services has provided portable augers to customers for more than 50 years. Brands we work with, such as Hutchinson, provide are available in a variety of configurations that adapt to your needs. They will ensure you have the mechanical swing hopper auger, top-drive auger – you name it – to get the job done. The value, reliability and durability of our brands will have you confident in the investment you’ve made in the future of your business.

Interested in our sale and checking out the inventory? Contact us at 866-551-3454 or visit us at our Red Bud location at 3631 Old State Route 3.

Paint Color Matching

FS Paint Services can provide interior or exterior painting for residential, commercial and ag customers.  But what sets our service apart is our ability to attain any possible color you are looking to find and apply.

Many times, especially with residential customers, homeowners are looking to complement the other colors in their home. With the technology we’ve adopted from the X-Rite Color Matching, we’re able to scan any color – a wall, pillow, piece of paper, you name it – and develop the exact color replica in paint. We’re able to do this with an item called the Tethered Spectrophotometer.  It is a portable, handheld device so we’ll come to you, every time.

By providing this color matching service, we’re able to offer our customers an infinite source for paint colors. Maybe your business is trying to match colors in your logo or you’re hoping to replicate the color of your current equipment storage building with your new one being built.

Whatever the scenario may be, FS Paint Services will work with you from start to finish completing your project. Call us today at 866.551.3454 to schedule a consultation with a member of our team!

 

 

Knowing Your Building Process

At FS Construction Services, we think it’s important that you’re aware of the entire building process for the structure you choose. Having a thorough understanding of the building’s progression gives the customer a stronger involvement in the building process. Knowing the progression of their particular structure provides a comfort, especially when it comes to expected completion date and assurance that all aspects of the structure’s integrity will be intact.

FS Construction Services follows a strict start-to-finish building process set forth by Walters Buildings. This process is in place so no step is overlooked and each aspect gets the appropriate attention. Whether you’re looking into a suburban, commercial or ag structure, the following steps are taken towards project completion.

For an expanded, detailed view, please click the image to download.

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  1. Footings and Anchorage
  2. Laminated Columns
  3. Roof Trusses
  4. Splashboards
  5. Framing
  6. Roofing and Siding Panels
  7. Bracing
  8. Gutters
  9. Trim
  10. Sliding Doors
  11. Ridge Venting

 

If you’re considering a suburban, commercial or ag structure, please contact Tom Marcheski in our Buildings and Construction Department at 866-551-3454.