Project Profile: A 39’ Tall Grain Bin That Means More

If you spend any time at all driving across the Midwest you’re likely to become very familiar with two sights: fields and grain bins. From a distance, most grain bins look fundamentally the same. And yet, though their appearance may be commonplace, their function is anything but. We build a lot of grain bins at FS Construction Services. But each one is its own unique structure, with its own unique purpose, and we believe it needs to be approached that way.

Early last year at the tail-end of winter, our Grain Systems expert Nathan Koester oversaw the construction of a 21’ in diameter, 39’ tall Sukup grain bin. This 9-ring tall bin also featured stairs, a power sweep, and had a capacity of 9,800 bushels. This taller- and skinnier-than-most grain bin was designed to be used as a wet holding tank to feed a grain dryer.

Though it may not be the flashiest construction we’ve ever done, and it may resemble many other grain bins we’ve built, it was the exact structure our client needed to ensure a successful growing season, simple in appearance, but functional and efficient. Our attitude towards every project that comes our way is how we can make it the best possible version of itself. At FS Construction Services we love a challenge. But we also love the simple, every day projects that allow our clients to do their work and do their work well.

Whether you are looking for something extravagant, basic, custom, or somewhere in between, 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.

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.

New Concrete Projects Qualify For Up To A $500 Instant Rebate

Have you have been considering a new patio, extending a driveway, replacing a sidewalk, adding to your pool deck or even a new building? If so, FS Construction Services is making it even easier to complete these projects. For a limited time, qualifying concrete projects are eligible for up to a $500 Instant Rebate.

The right concrete finish can truly take an ordinary look and make it extraordinary. Let Brandon Oglesby and our team of concrete finishing professionals help. Our expertise includes:

  • Basic Concrete Flatwork
    • Patios & Decks
    • Sidewalks
    • Driveways
    • Building Floor
  • Artistic Specialty Work
    • Stamping
    • Coloring
    • Unique Designs
  • Pool Decks & ‘Cool Deck’ Coatings

At FS Construction Services, our reputation is built on over 40 years of serving southern Illinois as a construction leader. That same dedication and expertise are now available for all your concrete projects – PLUS, you can take advantage of this limited time.

Whether you are looking for something extravagant, basic, custom, or somewhere in between, let Gateway FS Construction Services know – and enjoy extra saving. 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.

 

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.

 

Concrete Finishing Expertise for Home, Farm and Business

The process of concrete finishing is something that may look easy but takes a highly trained and experienced set of eyes and hands to look its best. At FS Construction Services providing you the best possible customer experience means having skilled craftsmen at every position. This commitment holds true at all levels and has recently been expanded to include concrete finishing.

FS Construction Services is pleased to welcome Brandon Oglesby to our already stellar team of trained professionals. New hires are always an exciting time for us, not only because it means more hands to the plow here, but because it also means we have more resources and more expertise to give to you, our customers.

Brandon will be heading up our expanded capabilities of concrete finishing. Brandon brings an extensive background that centered on concrete work. His experience includes flat work on garages, patios, driveways, bin floors, and steel & wood building floors but that isn’t all.

Additionally, Brandon also does:

  • Stamping
  • Color sealing
  • Epoxy finishes
  • Drive & Sidewalk Repairs
  • Additions to existing concrete patios, driveways, sidewalks, etc.

It may be winter now, but the warm weather of spring is just around the corner. So, get ahead of those outside patio, sidewalk, driveway and other construction projects and give FS Construction Services a call today. We know you’ll be well pleased at the concrete and flatwork expertise we bring to your projects.

As always, if you have any questions on buildings, grain systems, seed systems, doors, roofing, or other home repairs, let the team Gateway FS Construction Services be your one stop solution. You can give us a call at 866-551-3454. We look forward to providing you the best customer service experience.

USC Seed Treating Promotion to Start the Year Off Right

With the holidays in the rearview mirror and 2018 officially started, it’s time to start looking forward to what the new year will bring. In the interest of getting the year started off on the right foot, FS Construction Services wants to highlight a new promotion from our partners at USC Seed Treating Solutions, which will be great for anyone in need of new seed treating equipment.

For a limited time, USC is offering two different promotional options for purchases of $40,000 or more. This will allow you to choose between a couple of financing options for your new equipment or, a couple of preventative maintenance options to keep your new equipment in top shape throughout the year.

1. Financing

  • The first available financing option is a 3-year, 1.9% APR with zero down. This plan will have three annual payments and the first payment is three months from delivery.
  • The second financing choice is a 12-month same as cash option. This plan also features zero down and requires 20% to be paid three months from delivery, and the remainder to be paid 12 months from delivery. 

2. Preventative Maintenance

  • The first option is a box to box setup which includes maintenance* on the seed treater and two conveyors. If you choose this first one, the dealer will perform a complete preventative maintenance on your equipment after each of the first two seasons. The maintenance will be completed between July and February.
  • The second option is for a bulk site, and includes maintenance* on the seed treater and all other bulk site equipment. This choice also includes the dealer performing a complete preventative maintenance on your equipment after each of the first two seasons. The maintenance will be completed between July and February.

*Preventative Maintenance includes adjusting conveyor tracking to avoid a shortened belt life and an atomizer chamber cleaning to ensure an accurate seed coverage.

If you have any questions about financing or any of the promotional options, please contact our Seed Treatment Solutions Product Representative, Justen Kempfer. Or, if you have any other seed treating 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.

The Right Tools to Tackle Your 2018 Projects

We hope that all of our friends and customers are enjoying some much-deserved holiday rest right now. Of course, as we approach the end of this year, it’s impossible not to think about the year to come, with all of the projects and work that will be started or finished. When it comes to getting stuff done, whether it’s around the farm, office, or home, FS Construction Services has the experienced staff, expertise and resources to help you with your 2018 projects.

From new building projects, to the installation of grain handling equipment, to general maintenance tasks you may not have the time or resources for, we would just like to let you know that we’ve got you covered. Going into 2018, we are better equipped than ever to help you successfully complete the projects you have dreamed up. Apart from our expert and specialized staff, we also have:

  • Pickup trucks
  • Flatbed truck
  • Service trucks
  • Assorted-size trailers
  • Scissor lift and scaffold wagons
  • Compact track loaders with augers, jib pole, forks, and buckets
  • Forklift
  • Trencher
  • Portable welders
  • Hydraulic bin jacks with stairs
  • Plus, the area’s most skilled and detail oriented crews.

With the right tools, over 40 years of construction service, and trusted partners, we are looking forward to the many projects we will get to work on in 2018, and even more than that, we are looking forward to the new clients we will get to meet.

So as you think about the year to come, if you have any questions about the sorts of projects we can help you with, 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.

Happy Holidays from FS Construction Services

As 2017 winds down, we here at FS Construction Services wanted to take a moment to wish all of our customers, clients, and friends Happy Holidays. It has been a great year full of exciting projects, new developments, and more importantly, getting the privilege of working with our friends and neighbors.

Though the holidays can often be a hectic time, we hope that you are able to get some rest and enjoy the company of family and friends. Whether you are sticking around home or traveling, we wish you a safe and merry holiday season. We are so grateful for all of our clients and customers and we want you to know how much we enjoyed getting to work with you this past year. We thank you for your support and hope you will continue to work with us in the future.

Here’s to a Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and great 2018!

Of course, if you have any questions or even some last-minute work you would like to get done before the new year, don’t hesitate to let Gateway FS Construction Services know how we can help. If you have any questions, you can always 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: The Long-lasting Benefits of a Metal Roof

There are a number of investments homeowners can make to improve the quality and value of their home, but few of them are as crucial as choosing the right roof when the time comes. The number of issues that stem from an old or poorly-installed roof are endless. Conversely, a high-quality, expertly-installed roof provides lasting piece of mind. Or at least, lasting about 12-20 years when considering a traditional asphalt roof. A metal roof, on the other hand, can last anywhere from 40-70 years, significantly longer than a standard roof. Additionally, metal roofs are better able to seal out water, air, shed snow, and stand up to high winds without damage.

This past summer at FS Construction Services, a client of ours made the decision to switch to a metal roof, and ensured they won’t have to worry about their roof for a long, long time to come. In June of 2017, our building and construction expert Tom Marcheski and his team came and removed the existing shingles, fascia, soffits, and siding from the client’s home. We replaced the old roof with Fabral’s Horizon S Series 26-guage roofing panels in the specific color that complimented the beautiful exterior of the home. This brand-new roof, featuring concealed fasteners, will provide our client with decades of protection and harsh-weather resistance. To top it off, we also removed the house’s old gutters and replaced them with 6” seamless gutters, complete with a Leaf Terminator leaf guard system.

Does your home need more than a new roof? Did you know the professionals at FS Construction Services can help there too? Our staff of experts can also help with other home repair and maintenance needs that range from simple and routine to paint, electrical and more. Contact us today to find out how we can help.

If you’re in the market for a new roof or are interested in learning more about the advantages of a metal roof, be sure to let Gateway FS Construction Services know how we can help. Not only do we work on residential roofs, but we also work on commercial and agricultural roofs. If you have any questions, you can always 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: Get the Most From Your Garage Door

For most people, a garage door isn’t something you think about much until it stops working. However, at FS Construction Services, we know that a little bit of thought about the type of garage door you have can go a long way.

This past summer, Tom Marcheski, our Building and Construction expert, oversaw the installation of three, high-quality garage doors on a newly built house. And as this project shows, there is much more to a garage door than what it looks like and how fast it goes up.

Our partnership with Raynor Garage Doors gives us access to some of the nicest, best-looking, and most dependable garage doors on the market. For this particular project, we installed three Aspen 138 Series doors and three 1/2HP belt drive operators. These 9’ x 8’ doors are designed not just with longevity in mind, but ultimate comfort and home efficiency as well. Thanks to Neufoam polyurethane insulation blown between the steel skins of each door, expanding to fill 100% of the space, the Apsen 138 doors have an R-value of 13. This excellent insulation will help keep your garage, and all that’s in your garage, warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. Additionally, the A138 doors feature a WeatherLock section joint that prevents air and water from getting into the interior of the garage. Meanwhile the heavy-gauge steel used for the door tracks is made specifically to order, so your door will fit perfectly over its long life.

While all of the above is hugely important, it is also important that these garage doors look as good as they function. Luckily for this project, Raynor recently introduced their new Walnut Wood Finish style that fit perfectly with the surrounding house. So our client will be able to enjoy great looking, great operating garage doors for many years to come.

FS Construction Services performs installation and maintenance on both residential and commercial garage doors, as well as a variety of other types of maintenance for residential and commercial buildings. If you have garage door needs, or any other building or maintenance need, be sure to let Gateway FS Construction Services know. If you have any questions, you can always 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.