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Breathing New Life Into an Old FS Building: Part 1

While there is always something fun about building a brand-new structure from the ground up, there is something equally satisfying about taking an old structure and making it feel new again. Sometimes this is in the preservation of something historic, and other times, it’s simply a matter of efficiency and cost. This is the first of two articles covering the extensive updates done to an old FS structure this past February as it transformed from something that looked the part of having weathered the test of time and seasons to something that looks like it could have been built yesterday.

The biggest and perhaps most obvious fix came in the form of the large, 24 x 16’ polymer doors that took up most of the front of the building. To be expected, these had yellowed and worn over the years, so our team replaced them with a new, double-sliding, metal door system. These new doors, matched to the original color of the structure, now provide a sharp, new focal point to the building. In addition to these doors, we also replaced another old, double sliding door with a 12 x 10’ Raynor Showcase steel-backed, insulated door and a Raynor Pilot ½ hp chain drive operator.

The second major fix came in the form of a new 22 x 22’ roof over the office area of the structure. This GR3 Fabral white, metal roof will last up to 60 years and provides a clean, new look for the top of the building.

Even with these additions, the building still wasn’t finished. However, with brand-new garage doors and a metal roof, it’s well on its way. If your building could use new doors or an updated roof, 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.

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Buildings: Large Buildings Bring Options and Space

A building can be a lot of things: a place to live, a place to relax, or a place to work. And while we at FS Construction Services have spent many years building almost every type of building you can imagine, we also understand that sometimes the single most important feature of any building is that it’s simply big enough. You can’t park a combine in a two-car garage, after all.

Luckily, we have experience building structures of almost any size to fit any need. And when it comes to large buildings, there are a number of options available to guarantee the form fits the function. We talked at length last month about post-frame buildings, which can range from medium-sized to quite large, so we’ll spend more time this month talking about our steel building options made possible through our long-term partnerships with Walters Building, Butler Manufacturing and Sukup Manufacturing.

One of the major benefits of post-frame and steel buildings is their ability to support huge, wide clear spans. This uninterrupted space means ease of storage and no fears of cramped equipment or navigating around support beams. While this makes them particularly well suited for agricultural use, they are just as often used for industrial or commercial purposes. Apart from their strength, our buildings have many features and advantages for color, siding, roofing, porches doors and more.

In either instance, whether steel or wood, our large buildings are extremely strong and highly customizable. Recently, we built a 42’ W x 80’ L x 16’ H Walters Buildings post-frame building for a client after their previous building burnt down. One of the benefits of this type of building is how quickly they can be constructed, within the schedule we provided, the client had a new, huge space to store their equipment.

If you are in the market for any kind of large building, whether wood or steel, 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.

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FS Construction Services Buildings: Small Sheds

In the next several months, FS Construction Services is going to take a deeper look at our Buildings services. We’ll talk about a different type of building each month. This month our focus will be on smaller buildings or sheds.

Most often in our blogs we talk about our large, commercial and agricultural buildings, and we will get to those later on in this series, but to start with, we wanted to focus on something a little more humble. It’s all too easy to overlook a small shed. They’re utilitarian buildings that are meant to be tucked away not stand out. However, we and our partners at Walters Buildings see no reason why a shed can’t be attractive as well as functional.

With FS Construction Services you can customize your small shed to fix your exact needs. Whether you need a mancave, lawn and tool storage to drive your lawnmower into or you simply need some extra storage room that enhances the appearance of your backyard, we can do it. From your choice of color to where and how you want your door to open, work with us to guarantee a long-lasting, functional shed.

Our team of experts work quickly yet maintain expert craftsmanship and we are careful to choose partners who only use the highest quality lumber and material. So while we do love talking about huge steel buildings with impressive clear spans, we also love reminding folks that we’re here for the small, unassuming, practical everyday help that a well-built shed provides.

If you are in need of a new building, residential, commercial, or agricultural, 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.

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Project Profile: Brand-New Roof Liner

At FS Construction Services, we value high-quality material that stands the test of time. Our goal is to make sure each client we work with has the best possible experience, which is why we make a point to work with the best possible partners.

Last December, over the course of 9 days, Tom Marcheski and his team added high-quality roofing material to a client’s steel-framed building. First, to ensure the building and the equipment inside would stay protected from the cold winter weather, we installed batt insulation. After this, we were able to get to putting up some of best roof fastener panels on the market.

Fabral’s Mighti-Rib ceiling liner is a Class 4 impact, Class A fire, and wind-protected roof fastener that is not only exceptionally durable, but also comes in a variety of perforation and color options, so our client was able to find the exact look and fit for their needs.

The benefit of being able to handpick our partners is that we know the quality of material we’re installing matches the work quality of those installing it. Fabral’s metal roof supplies have proven to show incredible strength and longevity, meaning we never have to think twice about working with them.

If you are looking for a new roof or something to strengthen the roof that’s there, whether you’re considering a residential, commercial, or agricultural application, you can 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.

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Customer Thank You

Construction is a demanding job. And there is the added pressure of knowing that any given project we’re working on directly affects someone’s home, business, or livelihood. It’s a great feeling to see something through from the very beginning to the end, when it becomes a functional tool for someone to benefit from and use every day. That’s why it means so much to us at Gateway FS Construction Services when a customer takes a moment to share their appreciation.

Recently we received a thank you from our clients Norm and Judy B. about a barn remodel project, and we wanted to share it here.

Gateway FS,

Just a note to say “Thank You” very much to Joe who did amazing work on our old barn.  The old saying “you can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear” – Well – Joe can!  He does beautiful work and we appreciate it so much and will enjoy the improvement for years to come.  Our compliments to an amazing craftsman!

Thanks,

Norm and Judy B.

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For us, our job is more than simply providing someone with a building or a grain bin, it’s about providing someone with the exact building they need to start their business, or the exact size of grain bin for them to have a successful growing season. The buildings and equipment we install are simply the tools, it’s the people who matter to us. We could install the most beautiful, fully-stocked steel building available, and if it wasn’t what the customer needed, that project would be a failure.

So we just wanted to thank Norm and Judy for their note, because it really does mean a lot to us. We enjoyed the opportunity to work with them, and we always look forward to meeting new clients and figuring out how to help them get exactly what they need.

If you have any questions about our services you can 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.

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Project Profile: Old Barn Made New with Metal Roofing and Siding

Sometimes a building can stand out for all the wrong reasons. Some buildings are a little old looking, some buildings are falling apart and need to be torn down. And sometimes, a building is just a little dated and needs some attention and care. It’s tempting in these cases to want to tear down and start again, and sometimes that’s the right call. However, at FS Construction Services we have experienced again and again how refurbishing an older, solid structure, can be a better allocation of funds. There are a number of these types of buildings whose life expectancy can be greatly extended.

This was the case for Tom Marcheski and his team when they recently remodeled an old barn that was by no means dilapidated, but greatly benefited from some work and attention. The old roof and siding were replaced with Fabral’s Strongclad galvanized-steel panels, which not only dramatically improved the look of the barn, it added Class A fire resistance and Class 4 hail impact resistance.

This new covering, on the sides and on the roof, is not only cheaper than a whole new building, it will provide incredible strength and durability for many years to come, breathing new life into an older structure, and providing the perfect solution for a building that’s meant to be a little rugged.

Finally, our team of construction professionals outfitted this newly renovated building with a guttering system. This addition will help to divert any rains away from the building thus helping to keep the floor dry and eliminate standing water around the building.

We understand that agricultural equipment and structures need to be able to endure some hard treatment and even harder weather. From grain systems to steel buildings to metal roofs and even paint that won’t fade, Gateway FS Construction Services can help. 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.

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Don’t You Deserve A Butler? 10% Off Butler Classic II Buildings

Though 2018 is young and many are still in the long homestretch of winter, believe it or not warmer weather is on the way. And that means a chance to get around to the many projects and plans you have for the year. To make that spring seem like it’s coming a little faster, FS Construction Services would like to extend an exciting offer your way.

For those of you in the market for a new steel building this year, we have some good news. Our partners at Butler Manufacturing are offering a discount on their Butler Classic II Building System that may be all the incentive you need. From now until March 30, 2018, all purchases of the Butler Classic II Building will receive an additional 10% off.

There is no better chance to get a brand-new, customized-to-your-needs building. The smart steel design of the Classic II allows for huge, clear interior spans, making it great for agricultural, commercial, and industrial use. The Classic II also features strong, steel panels, a Butler-Cote finish that resists fading and chalking, and a 25-year warranty. Additionally, the Classic II requires less processing time than many other buildings, meaning you can get a head-start on the year and make the best use of your new steel structure.

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 Buildingsteel buildingwood buildinggrain 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.

The FSCS Team – Our Experience is Your Advantage

Recently, we posted an article that showcased the equipment FS Construction Services has at its disposal. This equipment, obviously, is fundamental to the projects in the Ag, Suburban and Commercial applications we work on and allows us to tackle everything from the complete construction of a new pole barns and steel building to smaller ’handyman’ jobs.

And while we are indebted to this equipment and what it can do, the reality is that FS Construction Services wouldn’t be able to do anything at all if it wasn’t for the highly skilled team that we have on staff. Their individual and collective expertise is easily the greatest advantage that our company has, so we wanted to take a moment to highlight these professionals.

  • Operations Manager – Greg Birchler
  • Grain Systems – Nathan Koester
  • Building & Construction – Tom Marcheski
  • Inside Sales & Support – Nathan Bleem
  • Grain Systems & USC Seed Equipment Sales – Justen Kempfer
  • Paint Services – Brian “Boomer” Garleb
  • Praxair & General Inquiries – Alicia Easter
  • Service Manager – Jarret Herzog
  • Concrete Finishing – Brandon Oglesby

In total, our crew is made up of:

  • Carpenters
  • Service/fabrication & maintenance workers
  • Construction & service laborers
  • Parts & service manager
  • Inside sales/service representative
  • Administrative & customer support
  • Buildings/construction support
  • Grain systems/structures support
  • Grain systems/USC sales support

The extraordinary staff we have at FS Construction Services and the wide-ranging knowledge and capabilities they bring is what allows us to say that there really is no project too big or too small for us to tackle.

As always, if you have any questions, 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.