FS Construction Services preseason discounts grain equipment

Enjoy Preseason Discounts!

Welcome to 2024! Not only is this the time of new beginnings, gym memberships, resolutions, and breaking out the new calendars, at FS Construction Services, it’s also the time of preseason discounts. While we hope you got lots of rest over the holiday season, we also know that the new year is already in full swing with its new list of demands and requirements.

Call Now for Preseason Discounts

We like to take this time every year to remind our customers that, when you’re ready to start thinking about your upcoming needs for the year, so are we. If you want to get the jump on scheduling a project that you know is in your future, we encourage you to reach out to us as soon as possible. We always work to fit our customers in as best as we can, but you have a much better chance of getting your ideal timeframe if you come to us early.

If you are interested in what discounts our manufacturing partners have in store this year, please be sure to let us know. This is one of the best times of year to purchase new equipment, so if you know there is a grain storage, grain handling, or grain drying need on the horizon, make sure you let us know. You can always contact Nathan Koester, our grain systems specialist, with any questions you may have. Additionally, be sure to check back in as time goes on, new deals become available throughout the year, and we love being able to provide that information to our clients.

If you want to learn more about our grain system solutions, 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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Pros and Cons of Metal Roofs

If you have followed us here at FS Construction Services for any length of time, you’ll know that we are big fans of metal roofs. Of course, we know that nothing is perfect, and this is true of metal roofs as well. So we decided it would be a good time to weigh the pros of a metal roof against some of its cons.

 

Reasons to Consider Metal Roofs

 

Longevity and Affordability

One of the main benefits of a metal roof is how long it will likely last. It’s not uncommon for a metal roof to last 40-60 years, far outpacing the 15-20 year lifespan of a traditional shingle roof. Of course, that does come with a price, and a metal roof is going to cost you more upfront. If you are planning on staying in your home for many years, than it certainly is an investment that gets better as time goes on.

 

Durability and Performance

Metal roofs are strong, can be impact resistant, and resist high winds. Additionally, metal roofs are rot resistant, don’t crack, and require far less maintenance than a traditional roof. However, you will want to consider your climate and the type of metal you choose. You certainly don’t want pooling or water accumulation anywhere on your metal roof and if you are in a wet, humid climate, you want to make sure you’re not choosing a metal that is prone to rusting easily.

 

Energy Efficiency and Noise

The nice thing about metal is that it’s reflective. A metal roof reflects UV rays and infrared rays to reduce surface radiant heat. This can result in lower energy costs down the road, even up to a 25% reduction. Metal roofs are also made from significant amounts of recycled material and can be recycled at the end of their lifespan. The flip side of the environmental coin is that metal roofs can be louder than traditional shingle roofs, especially in rain or hailstorms. This depends on the level of insulation, but is worth considering.

 

While there are other pros and cons to consider, if you are in the market for a new roof, we hope this will at least help get the conversation started. 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.

FS Construction Services new building addition

Project Profile: Monroe County Fairgrounds New Building Addition

Here at FS Construction Services we have a lot of experience building structures for a variety of different occupants. And while we find joy in all of our work, it is always an exciting day when we get to work on a job that’s just a little bit outside of what we normally do. Over the years we have constructed many buildings for farmers and farm equipment, for businesses and organizations, and for families in residential areas. And now we are happy to say that we can add goats to that list.

New Building Addition for Goats at Fair

Earlier this year we had the opportunity to build an addition to the existing goat barn at the Monroe County Fairgrounds. This addition is 18’ x 120’ x 12’ and has been styled and designed to match the existing structure and flow seamlessly into it. This addition not only matches visually, but also functionally. The pre-existing building was framed 10 feet above the ground, with wire fencing installed underneath, to allow for air circulation within the goat barn. We added a similar framing build to the addition to keep the airflow pathway open.

Additionally, we installed a 10’ x 10’ Raynor SteelForm S20 manually operated overhead door for consistent, easy access to the new addition.

Sometimes, it’s the little things that bring you the most joy in your work, and knowing that we were both able to help our friends at the fairgrounds and keep those goats cool and protected is certainly a joy we got to take away from this project.

If you are in need of a new building, or a new building addition, whether it’s for peoples, goats, or another species entirely, 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: Grain Storage With No Fuss

At FS Construction Services we know that there is more than one way to approach a job, including grain storage. Sometimes we have to get creative and look for unique solutions to complex problems. Sometimes we have to go big and just see how many resources we can pile on. Other times we are looking for every way to keep costs down and for every piece of equipment that can be re-used or retrofitted. Every job is a different story and every client has a different set of needs. Our goal is always to find the right equipment and the right arrangement to set our clients up for success.

 

FSCS Can Help With All Your Grain Storage Needs

 

And of course, sometimes our job is all about providing the simple meat and potatoes tools in the most straightforward way possible. This was the case with a recent project. Nathan Koester and his team constructed a 48’ diameter, 10-ring tall grain bin with a 60.900 bushel capacity. We installed a horizontal power sweep in the new bin but also installed some additions to attach it to an existing drying bin. We built stairs with a safety rail to connect the two units as well as a Shivvers cross auger so the storage bin can be filled directly from the drying bin. When all was said and done, it may not have been the most elaborate project we’ve worked on, but it’s for sure going to get the job done, and at the end of the day that’s what we’re aiming to provide.

When it comes to grain system solutions, we have a wide array of different options for grain storage, grain drying or grain handling. If you are in need of new equipment or 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.

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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.

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Project Profile: 66,000 Bushel Grain Bin Capacity Just in Time

At FS Construction Services, there are few better feelings than knowing that we’ve been able to provide some help in a time of need. Unfortunately for so many of our clients and friends in the agricultural world, their jobs can’t just be put on hold when something breaks down or wears out. They have a small window and if they miss it, there’s no going back. Because those demands of life never take a break, such as increasing your grain bin capacity, we work as hard as we can to keep up with them.
 

Increased Grain Bin Capacity Right Before Harvest

 
Last September, we had the opportunity to step in and help a client get set up with everything they needed to meet the coming harvest head on. Nathan Koester and his team built two brand-new 7-ring 42’ Sukup grain storage bins. Each bin had a capacity of 33,000 bushels, giving our client a huge boost in storage capacity just in time to use it. Additionally, our team installed a shared staircase between the two bins for access convenience and safety, as well as a power sweep and a centrifugal fan to keep the grain from developing moisture and mildew. Finally, we set both bins on an extra tall foundation to provide better access to the horizontal unload.

With the job complete, our client was able to move forward with the harvest without having to worry about having the space or equipment they would need to meet the demands of the yield.

If you are looking to update or upgrade your grain storage, grain handling, or grain drying equipment, or if you want to see what kind of equipment we would suggest for your situation, 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: High-Quality Garage Doors

At FS Construction Services, we are all about the details. Obviously, this is a crucial component of any construction project, but even outside of a building’s function or safety, one mismatched element of a building, one thing that stands out for the wrong reasons, and the whole thing can be undone. The largest, most beautiful house in the world will lose its luster if it’s paired with an ugly or out-of-place garage door. High-quality garage doors can make all the difference.
 

Best Garage Doors for the Foreseeable Future

 
Which is why, when we had the opportunity to install two top-quality garage doors recently, it was like putting the cherry on top of a beautiful house sundae. For this project, we installed two Raynor Aspen AP200 LuxVue doors, one at 16×8 ft. and the other at 9×8 ft. These two-inch thick, thermally-efficient steel doors feature polyurethane insulation that completely fills the door’s interior space, meaning you’ll keep the heat and the cold where you want them, outside of your garage. All tracks, stiles, and hinges of these doors are powder coated white which not only increases strength, but provides an attractive look to all the door’s components. These doors also feature multiple four-square windows at the top, allowing natural light into the garage space. Our client chose the Distinct Finish Woodtone option with their doors, giving them an authentic-looking door, even down to the wood grain.

When paired with the house itself, these garage doors provided the perfect marriage of efficiency and appearance. Our client will have smooth-operating, attractive, and thermally efficient garage doors for the foreseeable future, making it one less thing on their house they’ll have to worry about or think about upgrading.

If you need to update your garage door, or your garage door opener, 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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Premier Electric Motors

After well over 40 years of service, we at FS Construction Services know very well that life is unpredictable and any given day can never be taken for granted. Equipment such as electric motors break down, weather doesn’t cooperate, and the list goes on and on. While we wish we could say that we have a fix for that, obviously, we don’t and nobody does. However, with the right equipment for the right job, or a solid backup plan for when things don’t quite go your way, we feel confident that we can save you a lot of headaches down the road.

Premier Selection of Electric Power Motors

It will be no surprise to anyone that we work with a lot of clients whose day-to-day work involves some heavy-duty power needs. And with our electric motors services, we are happy to find the best, most efficient means of that power. Our partners at Baldor Motors, Marathon Electric Motors, and Leeson Motors have deep product catalogs, energy-efficient motors, generators, extra parts and more. Whether you’re looking to power an auger drive, an aeration fan, a crop drier, or you need a generator to keep you going when things don’t go as planned, we’ve got you covered.

If you are in the market for a motor, we keep many of these products in stock for quick delivery. If you can’t find what you are looking for on our web page, please reach out to us and we will see what we can make happen for you.

Be ready for the job ahead and be prepared to keep going even when an unseen circumstance comes. If you have any questions or needs, 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: Solving Storage Needs

It can be easy to think of a building as something immovable and permanent. And while we certainly want our buildings to feel that way, we also know that doesn’t mean that a building can’t change once it’s been constructed. At FS Construction Services, we know that things change all the time. Life circumstances, careers, storage needs, and so on. We build durable, longstanding buildings that are designed to withstand the test of time. But that’s not to say that they can never change, grow, or adapt.

Sometimes You Need a Little More Storage Space

This past October, previous clients of ours found themselves in a situation where they realized they needed just a little bit more space on a building we had previously constructed for them. Rather than tearing down a wall and starting over, Tom Marcheski and his team took a more creative, more efficient approach. They extended the building by adding a 15’ x 48’ x 9’ lean-to onto the side of it.

The lean-to was tied into the existing roofing and sided to match what came before and was engineered to be open on both ends for ease of access. This extra storage provided our clients with just the right amount of space and protection for them, without needing to create an entirely new, totally closed-off section of a building. In just a week, they had exactly what they would need to be ready for the cold months ahead.

We are big fans of problem solving and finding solutions. So whether you are looking at new construction or need to find some update or modification to an existing building, 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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A Commercial Garage Door for Every Application

There is no denying that an unreliable residential garage door can be a huge hassle. An unreliable commercial garage door, on the other hand, has the potential to be a lot more than a hassle. Thankfully, our partners at Raynor Garage Doors have a commercial garage door for any industrial, commercial, agricultural, or loading dock situation.

See Gateway FS Construction Services for reliable and functional commercial garage doors

Commercial Sectional Doors

These sectional doors come in a variety of styles from the most thermally efficient to ribbed to raised or recessed panel and more. No matter the choice or application, you’re going to find a thick, durable, and dependable door.

Commercial Rolling Doors

From service doors to counter shutters to grille doors, these rolling doors will also give you an option for different slat types and materials.

Commercial High Speed Fabric Doors

Raynors’ RapidCoil high speed fabric doors are designed to create a tight seal against rain, wind, and contaminants, and are engineered to open as fast as eight feet per second. The weatherproof sealing combined with high-speed operation, make these doors energy-efficient and ideal for manufacturing environments.

Commercial Traffic Doors

The FabriCoil traffic doors offer many of the same features of a high-speed door, but are designed for the kind of durability needed for high-traffic areas. These tough, affordable doors come with a number of customizable options and features.

Commercial Fire Doors

For applications where fire protection and safety matter most, these doors, shutters, and operators are designed to provide reliable operation time and time again.

If you’re looking for a new garage door and would like to figure out which of these options is best for you, 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.