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Project Profile: 30’ Sukup Grain Bin (In Less Than Two Weeks)

For most people, the beginning of January is a time to sleep off holiday meals and hibernate a little bit before the new year really gets going. That wasn’t the case, however, for our clients. These three generations of farmers wanted to get a head start on the year and make sure they had all the equipment needed for the growing season to come. And since we take our clients’ priorities seriously at FS Construction Services, that meant getting out there in January and building a new grain bin.

Over the course of ten days, Nathan Koester and his team constructed this impressive Sukup 30’ diameter grain storage project. At 6 rings tall and with a capacity of 14,116 bushels, this Sukup grain bin will set them up nicely for many years to come. The project also featured concrete finishing of a heavy-duty floor, designed to be extra smooth for ease of sweeping, an axial fan, an incline unload for convenient handling and transfer, and stairs that also attached to an existing drying bin.

At FS Construction Services we always enjoy the opportunity to work with new customers and hear their stories. It was a joy for us to see three generations of family working together, each with their own experience and opinions of what they were looking for, but able to come together with a common purpose in mind and decide on the exact structure they needed going forward.

We were able to take our grain handling and storage construction experience and combine it with the clients’ very specific requirements. Once that process was complete we were able to work with our partner at Sukup to provide the ideal solution. With the design and planning complete, the construction crew took over and completed the project on time, on budget and to the high expectations customers have come to expect from our team.

With over 40 years of experience, we know a thing or two about working as a team to finish a project. If you are interested in expanding your grain storage, or other grain system equipment, you can 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: Extreme Pole Barn Makeover

Sometimes the best projects just can’t get off the ground for one reason or another. It may be a money or material shortage, it may be a functionality issue, or, in the case of this project, it may be an issue with city ordinances. Our client initially wanted to build a new pole barn, but because of city laws, was in a position where he could only remodel an existing structure, not tear down and rebuild one.

Luckily, we’ve seen it all at FS Construction Services, and we value flexibility. To give our client the building he wanted, Tom Marcheski and his team went to work on the existing 40’ x 43’ x 10’ pole structure so our client could enjoy the rest of his summer with his “new” old building.

When we say complete remodel, we mean it. Our team added new metal walls with wainscoting, a new roof, built a cupola, removed a slider, installed 2” vinyl backed insulation and CondenStop to prevent condensation, and finally we added seamless gutters to ensure the building would hold up in any kind of weather. By the time our team was finished, it was hard to tell that the beautiful new building had older bones.

Any project brings its share of challenges, sometimes they’re bigger than others, but we believe there’s always a solution to be found through our skilled experts and construction partners. Our job is to make sure that the structure or equipment our clients end up with matches the structure or equipment they paid for, even if it means getting creative.

If you are looking for a new pole barn or any other kind of building, or if you are in need of some remodeling to update an existing building, 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: Nothing Beats the Strength of a Metal Roof

There’s a reason the phrase “roof over my head” is synonymous with the idea of a house or a home. It’s not rocket science to say that a house with no roof isn’t much of a house. Which is good, because we’re not rocket scientists at FS Construction Services. But we are experts in a variety of construction fields, including the installation of attractive, maintenance free metal roofing. We know your roof is fundamental to your home, business or agricultural building and we also know that the thought of getting a roof replaced can bring on a lot of anxiety. Thanks to our partners at Fabral, we are able to alleviate that stress.

Recently, one of our clients was in need of a new roof before the full force of winter settled in. Tom Marcheski, our Building and Construction expert, went to work with his team to ensure that our client had his brand-new roof professionally installed while meeting their budget and timing needs. Now we’ve talked about the benefits of metal roofs before, but it bears repeating. Tom and his team installed Fabral’s Horizon S Series roof onto our client’s house, which is made from 26-gauge high strength steel, has a UL 790 Class A fire resistance rating and UL 2218 Class 4 hail impact resistance.

Essentially what that means is that a Fabral metal roof is strong and will provide your home or structure with safety, security and dependability. Metal roofs are built to last up to 70 years, meaning installing one once guarantees you won’t have to think about it again for a long, long time. Now we know that’s a pretty big commitment, which is why we’re happy to say that Fabral offers a wide variety of roof colors, meaning you can choose the perfect color to suit you for years and years to come.

The long-lasting strength and durability of a metal roof isn’t just meant for residential houses either, but can be used in both commercial and agricultural applications as well. For questions regarding roofing installation or repair, contact the professionals at 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.

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Project Profile: 48’ x 56’ Dual-Purpose Building

At FS Construction Services, we understand the necessity of being versatile. In many ways, a willingness to be versatile is what has allowed us to keep growing and serving our community for over 40 years. So we enjoy every chance we get to help someone else find and utilize every ounce of potential and functionality that their new structure or equipment offers.

This was exactly the case when a client wanted to make the most out of their new Walters building. This highly functional structure, which was placed on a pre-existing concrete slab, would not only serve as much needed storage space, but it would also double as the site of our client’s waterjet cutting and metal fabrication business. The 48’ x 56’ x 12’ building’s size and durability will help our client’s business to grow while still providing its function as a storage unit. We also installed a 10’ x 10’ Raynor ShowCase garage door which will allow our client to get plenty of material in and out of the building. Offering more than just size though, the garage door is steel backed and features thick insulation to increase thermal efficiency and prevent drafts and moisture.

This particular project was completed in just 10 days and met all the features and benefits that we emphasize on each of our construction projects. Recently, we got the chance to work with this client again recently when they decided to make modifications and functional updates. These changes allowed us to meet the client’s needs by installing three more 40” x 30” windows on the building, increasing the structure’s overall light intake and further reducing utility costs.

Whether you are looking to build a new building or improve upon an existing structure, let Gateway FS Construction Services know. With both steel and wood buildings for a wide variety of commercial, residential, and agricultural applications, we are happy to help our clients find the best possible building for their needs. 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: From 0 to 40,000 Bushel Capacity in a Week

At FS Construction Services we know that among the many things a bountiful harvest can bring is the need for more storage space. This was the case recently, with harvest right around the corner, when we were contracted to build a new storage bin. Luckily our team was up to the task, and in exactly one week’s time, our client was up and running with a brand-new grain storage solution.

Nathan Koester, one of our Grain Systems expert, oversaw the construction of the Sukup grain bin. At 42’ in diameter and 9 rings tall, this new structure would provide instant help for the harvest to come with a capacity of 40,000 bushels. Additionally, the grain bin was outfitted with a roof auger, stairs, and an 8” power sweep.

With our team in and out in a week, our client was able to continue preparing for the season to come with the assurance of having all the storage that would be needed. Thanks to our long-lasting partnership with Sukup and our familiarity with their products and equipment, we are able to work quickly and efficiently. This not only guarantees properly set up grain bins and systems, but it also means our clients can get back to their work sooner.

If you are looking to get a jump on the season to come or are in the market for grain drying, grain storage, or grain handling and transfer, 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.

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.