FS Construction Services Jarret Herzog parts and service

Herzog Profile: Parts and Service (#3 of 3)

Over the past couple months we have been speaking with Jarret Herzog, our Service Manager at FS Construction Services, and leaning on his 20 years of experience here to learn about a variety of topics. Jarret embodies our philosophy at FS Construction Services of a client-first approach. So this time, as we explore parts and service, you will also get a sense of how we approach our clients, even long after the point of sale.

Jarret Herzog Takes Pride in Parts and Service

Jarret puts it best when he says, “My goal is to treat people how I would like to be treated.” We know that the world of agriculture is stressful. There are, quite literally, many moving parts at all times. There is a crucial reliance on properly working machinery, often uncooperative elements, and the added stressor of time crunch. All of this means that things have to work the way they’re supposed to, and if they don’t, there needs to be a solution quickly.

For that reason, “We keep a good inventory available for all machines, including Sukup, Shivvers, and GSI. This includes pulleys, belts, bearings, and motors.” In some cases, we are able to troubleshoot and solve problems over the phone. Not only is there the internal knowledge of our team, but we also have many catalogs, books, and manuals on hand for reference.

As Jarret says, “We need to take care of our customers, or we are falling short of our commitment. We get them what they need to keep them going. This is so very important, especially during harvest. It can mean longer hours, extra work, but this is the Super Bowl for growers.”

Over the years, we have come to expect certain issues arise and have anticipated solutions. We know during harvest we will get a lot of service requests for drying systems, and we also know that we can do the math to calculate proper speeds for drying systems over the phone. We also know that we get many service requests regarding unloading in January: power sweep trouble, bearings going out in vertical unloads, and electrical motor issues.

If you find yourself in a pinch, have an unanswered question, or need a new part quickly, please let Gateway FS Construction Services know. 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.

FS Construction Services Happy Fourth of July

Wishing You a Happy Fourth of July

While there are many causes for celebration throughout the year, the Fourth of July always feels a little more unique and a little more special. While the daily lineup of parades, hot dogs, and fireworks is always great, the opportunity to be reminded of the bigger picture is always appreciated. From the jobs we work, to the things we get to enjoy in our free time, to the fact that we even have free time to enjoy, is all thanks to the sacrifice and ideas of many great people who lived before us, and many great people who sacrifice to maintain it today.

FS Construction Services Celebrates Fourth of July

From all of us here at FS Construction Services, we sincerely wish you and your loved ones a truly wonderful Fourth of July holiday. We hope you are able to take a little time to slow down and enjoy the present-day festivities as well as the importance of what it all means. As we often like to say, we wouldn’t be here doing what we do if it wasn’t for the incredible men and women we get to work with everyday and the community that we are grateful to be a part of.

Thank you to all of those who have been with us along the way. We hope for some rest and joy before the upcoming harvest is here before we know it and everyone is kicked into overdrive. We’ve still got some summer left, so let’s enjoy it!

As always, if you are in need of a new building, grain storage equipment, seed systems, a garage door, a new roof, or some other kind of service, please let Gateway FS Construction Services know. 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.

FS Construction Services Veterans Day

Veterans Day, November 11

This time of year always seems to be a bit of a roller coaster of life speeding up and slowing down. On the one hand, we move quickly from one major holiday to the next with very little time in between while at the same time we often have more moments to slow down, take some days off, and spend time with family and friends. There is a lot to celebrate and be thankful for this time of year, but in the rush of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s, the value of a day like Veterans Day can go overlooked. Which is we always want to take a little time to acknowledge this important day and encourage you to do so as well.

Grateful this Veterans Day

So we here at FS Construction Services want to extend a thank you to the brave men and women who have served our country. We hope you will take some time this November 11 to express your appreciation, say thank you, or remember that many of the day-to-day joys we take for granted have been fought and bled for.

And to our friends, neighbors, and clients who have served, we say “Thank You” for your example of sacrifice, courage, and dedication to a greater cause. We appreciate your service and wish you a restful day.

As always, FS Construction Services is here for your buildinggarage doorgrain systemseed systemroofing, and other needs. Our group of experts and specialists are always happy to answer your questions, give you advice, or help you in any way. Please feel free to reach out to Gateway FS Construction Services. 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.

FS Construction Services Fourth of July

Wishing You a Great Fourth of July

After what may have been a couple strange years of Fourth of July celebrations, we here at FS Construction Services are happy to be celebrating in a year that feels more normal. So we wanted to take a moment to wish our family, friends, and clients a Happy Fourth of July. May it be full of laughter, hot dogs, fireworks, and a little bit of rest from the busyness of life.

Wishing You and Yours a Happy Fourth of July

We know that this time of year can bring a hundred worries, too much rain, not enough, too hot, too cool, and on and on. And yet, whatever worries we have today, we remain grateful for the worries and battles of those who came before us and made it possible for us to have backyards and parks and homes to celebrate in. We always appreciate the reminder to slow down for a moment and remember that none of what we have or experience is in a vacuum. Whether your own histories seem complex or simple, boring or exciting, we are grateful for the chance to think about ours here at FS Construction Services. The decades of relationships we’ve had, the services we’ve had the opportunity to provide, and the daily joy of getting to work in and around our community are all a part of a wonderful story we’re happy to be a part of.

We wish you the best this Fourth of July season and hope you have some time to relax and enjoy it all. Because of course, it won’t be long before we’re wondering where summer went and thinking about harvest all over again.

As always, if you are in need of a new buildinggrain storage equipment, seed systems, a garage door, a new roof, or some other kind of service, please let Gateway FS Construction Services know. 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.

FS Construction Services Season's Greetings

Season’s Greetings

Even though it may not seem like it, somehow it’s already December and we are quickly approaching the start of another year. As always, this past year was another busy one at FS Construction Services, and it’s hard to believe it’s already over. We hope that with the holidays around the corner you will be able to take a little time to slow down, recharge, catch up on sleep, and spend some time with the ones you love.

Season’s Greetings from Our Families to Yours

While this year often felt more normal than the one before, there is no denying that it has had its fair share of change and stress. And while we would love to say that all that change and stress will disappear when January starts, we all know it doesn’t work that way.

However, what we do know is that the family, friends, and clients we get to share our lives with on a day-to-day basis are a resilient bunch. We are thankful for the example of their hard work and dedication. It inspires us to keep going, keep growing, and keep serving those around us.

We encourage you to take a moment, whenever you can, and appreciate the small things, the good things, and even the hard things that you have had to press through. Soon enough it will be a new year with new tasks, new jobs, and new sets of obstacles and we will be right back at it. But for now, we are going to enjoy a little calm in the midst of all the busyness.

As always, we are here for any of your buildinggrain systemseed systemroofinggarage door, and painting needs. If you have any questions at all, please let Gateway FS Construction Services know. 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.

Does Your Grain System Need Maintenance?

At FS Construction Services, you know that we install, design, plan and build grain systems to meet your every need.  Along with our partners GSI, Sukup, Shivvers, Brock, Hutchinson and Lowry, we offer the finest grain drying, handling and storage systems.  However, did you also know that we service all of the equipment and machinery we install?  The professionals at FS Construction Services are prepared year-round to do whatever it is you need to keep your grain systems operating smoothly.  Whether you need general maintenance in order to prepare for the upcoming harvest season or have an inoperative piece of equipment that needs repair, our team at FS Construction Services is here to serve you.


While we at FS Construction Services perform grain systems general maintenance and specific repairs throughout the year, during this harvest time of year it is important that we particularly stress the importance of service maintenance.  Although some may think of general maintenance as a potentially unnecessary expense, it is true that a pre-harvest service call to the professionals at FS Construction Services could save you major time, inconvenience and expense while ensuring that you keep your grain systems machinery operating 100% operational.

It is key for your operation to make sure that all equipment performs as needed when it should and periodic and especially pre-harvest maintenance is a critical for this to occur.  However, even sometimes the best maintained equipment breaks down.  And if it does, FS Construction Services is here to help. Our service technicians are professionals at preemptive service and maintenance and also assessing and addressing a current operational malfunction.

Contact us today at FS Construction Services to schedule a maintenance check-up for your grain drying, handling and storage systems.

Whatever your grain system maintenance or repair needs, you can count on our professional team at Gateway FS Construction Services.  Give us a call at 866-551-3454 and let us help you meet your specific maintenance or repair requirements.  We look forward to providing you the best customer service experience.


Act Now to Get Free Raynor Products!

Gateway FS Construction Services prides itself on offering our customers the highest possible quality construction materials, including garage doors and openers from our partner, Raynor Garage Doors.  Along with Raynor Garage Doors, we work with you to help you choose the ideal door and opener to meet your particular needs.  We understand how difficult it can be to choose the exact right garage door and opener, especially an overhead door system.  Whether you are looking for a garage door and opener for your home or business, we’ve got you covered.



Raynor Garage Doors is a leader in both residential and commercial garage door systems and they are excited to announce their latest residential garage door promotion.  Beginning September 1, Raynor will provide any customer who purchases and installs certain garage door opener models with a FREE remote light control and a FREE rechargeable flashlight.  This offer is good for the following models through September 30:

  • Prodigy II (8500)
  • Admiral II with WiFi (8550W)
  • Ultra II with WiFi (8587W)
  • Aviator II (8355)

Our sales consultants at Gateway FS Construction Services stand ready to help you determine which of these great Raynor opener systems is right for you.  Please contact our team at Gateway Fs Construction Services today so you don’t miss out on this great offer.  And once you’ve decided which of these garage door systems meet your needs, as an authorized Raynor dealer, we will install your new garage door system for you.  Then we will continue to work with you and provide the best available garage door system maintenance and service to ensure your new system stays operational for years to come. 

Whatever your construction needs, you can count on our professional team at Gateway FS Construction Services.  Give us a call at 866-551-3454 and let us help you meet your specific construction needs.  We look forward to providing you the best customer service experience. 

3 Questions You Should Ask Before Hiring A Painter

With fall just around the corner, many of us turn our attention to making visual improvements to our business, farm or home, including interior and exterior painting.  Knowing that many people are probably considering some sort of painting project, you may notice unfamiliar painters in your area looking for work.  Often they claim to have “excess” paint from another job in the area and are offering to use it up on your property along with deeply discounted labor.  The professional paint team at Gateway FS Construction Services call these painters “fly by night painters” and would like to caution our customers when considering hiring one of them.


There are many things to take into consideration before hiring a paint crew including these key points:

  1. Are they bonded and properly insured?  Many carry minimal to no insurance, meaning you would likely be liable if they are injured on your property.  This fact alone should be weighed seriously before entering into any type of contract.
  2. Will your property receive the proper preparation?  Most of the time “fly by night painters” simply spray paint directly on the surface to be painted with little or no surface preparation.  The paint will not last long under these conditions.
  3. Do they stand by their work and offer any type of warrantee?  By the time you notice that you have a problem with your paint job, these painters will be long gone.  In the long fun, you will end up spending more money having your property prepped properly and repainted correctly.

The Gateway FS Construction Services team has over 20 years of experience and provides product lines that are designed specifically for specific project needs. We feature Valspar paints, one if the highest quality rated paints available, to ensure a finish that will look good for years.  Finally, you will always receive a free estimate that clearly outlines each detail of your project.

With certified paint consultants on our professional painting team, Gateway FS Construction Services is local, insured and has decades of experience.  If you need a paint job done right, we at Gateway FS Construction Services are the people to call.

Whatever your painting needs, you can count on our painting crew at Gateway FS Construction Services.  Give us a call at 866-551-3454 and let our specialists work with you to meet your specific needs.  We look forward to providing you the best customer service experience.

Think a custom storage building is out of reach? Think again.

Could you use a brand new building for your farm, home or business? At Gateway FS Construction Services, we offer a wide array of services. Included in these services is the construction of sturdy, dependable and versatile commercial, suburban and agricultural buildings. A wood-framed building can be hugely beneficial to your company or family for storage of vehicles, equipment or expanding to meet equine, diary or livestock needs.  

Custom designed and built by Gateway FS Construction Services, this impressive multi-functional vehicle and storage building is 42’x56’ and was constructed on a concrete slab.   The beautiful custom design included an 8’x10’ recessed porch plus, additional features including 12” overhangs on the gables and 24” overhangs on the eaves. This innovative storage building not fit but exceed the needs of our client and provided them with the additional storage they needed. The project was finished off with fully functional and esthetically pleasing overhead doors including windows to allow for natural light.

Building a post-frame building gives you maximum flexibility. While designing the layout of your soon-to-be wood-framed building, you will find you have the freedom to design as you envision it. If you can dream it, we will work with you to engineer it and build it! In addition to this, another benefit from building a wood-frame building is the ease of insulation. The larger the building, the more difficult it becomes to control the climate inside. Therefore, choosing wood is ideal to help regulate the toughest climate control situations. A final benefit of building a post-frame building is the amount of money left in your pocket. Yes, that is correct. Wood post-frame buildings not only provide the flexibility you need but do so while providing exceptional value for your investment.

This is just one of a variety of buildings we will be featuring that spotlight the versatility, capabilities and craftsmanship of our building specialists. At Gateway FS Construction Services, we are here to build you what you want – on time and on budget. As one of Southern Illinois premiere builders, Gateway FS Construction Services seeks to provide you with the latest construction technology at the best possible price. For more information regarding your building construction needs, please do not hesitate to contact us at 866-551-3454. We look forward to providing you with the best customer service experience.

Is Your Grain Bin Calling You? Then Call Us Today!

How often do you worry about the amount of moisture in your grain bin?  Or wonder about the level of grain in your bin?  Gateway FS Construction Services has the solution for you!  XProxy may be exactly what you need.  A cloud based platform, xProxy allows machines, such as grain bins, to alert your smart phone about almost anything.  Moisture levels in your grain bin too high?  Grain levels too low?  XProxy can let you know and avoid a potentially catastrophic event!


XProxy comes equipped with a preconfigured cellular modem so it can instantly enable hardware to send certain messages to several recipients via text, email, voice or push notifications.  Entirely self-powered, xProxy can be easily wired to any relay, switch or signaling device with a set of dry contacts, including pressure switches, float switches, temperature switches, limit switches, or pump station alarms.  And because each xProxy device has its own dedicated connection to a Verizon network, it is connected and ready to work for you immediately, with no monthly fees.

Setting up xProxy is a simple four step process: (1) Connect xProxy to any dry contact that you want to monitor, (2) Use the xProxy app on your smart phone to register your device, (3) Draft a message to be sent when xProxy senses a change, and (4) Make a list of numbers that should be sent your message in case of a variation in status.  You are now ready to avoid a critical and costly incident!  Don’t delay – call Nathan Koester at 618-528-2395 or Darren Knobloch at 618-792-8406 to discuss how to take advantage of this great opportunity today!

Gateway Construction Services’ top priority is delivering agricultural operations solutions that exceed your expectations, whatever your needs.  If you don’t have xProxy and your grain bin isn’t calling you, then call us right now!  We look forward to providing you the best customer service experience.