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.

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Project Profile: 20,700 Bushels of Grain Storage

Here at FS Construction Services we know that every job is a little bit different, even if on the surface the product or the outcome are similar to jobs that have come before. It’s important to us to approach each new grain storage project with fresh eyes and a careful consideration for what will work best in this particular instance and not just what generally works best in instances like it.
 

Choose the Right Grain Storage Solution for You

 
When it comes to building grain storage, while the final structure may look exactly like other grain structures, each new build is its own unique experience. The slope of the ground, access to roads and power, surrounding structures and more, are all things that have to be taken into consideration for every project. If you have further questions on what things are worth considering when planning for grain storage, be sure to read this grain storage site planning article.

It was with all these things in mind that Nathan Koester and his team approached this latest grain storage project. They built a 36’ in diameter, 6-ring tall Sukup grain storage bin with a capacity of 20,700 bushels. Additionally, they installed a 10hp centrifugal fan to create ideal airflow as well as a 10” vertical unload. Finally, they added stairs around the outside of the bin for easy and safe roof access.

At a glance, this project looks like many others, and yet it was all completed to meet the specific needs of our client in conjunction with the reality of the site’s resources. If you are in need of upgrading your grain capacity, or if you are looking to add, update, or expand on your grain drying or grain handling capabilities, 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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Peace of Mind with a Fabral Agricultural Metal Roof

Depictions of agriculture often focus on dusty, rugged-looking trucks, machines, and boots. And it’s not like it’s without good reason, agriculture can be a dusty, rugged industry. And yet for all the images of weathered structures and equipment, something that may not be thought about as often is just how strong the actual roof of your barn, shed, or stable is. So often, agricultural buildings are isolated structures, with little to slow the impact of wind, rain, hail, and more. So whether you are housing machinery or animals, you want to make sure that whatever is inside can be kept safe and unbothered with an agricultural metal roof.
 

Consider the Many Benefits of an Agricultural Metal Roof

 
Thankfully, there is a solution. Our partners at Fabral specialize in just this type of thing. Their variety of metal roofs work for residential, commercial, and agricultural applications. Not only do their 50+-year lifespans warrant consideration, their unmatched strength, resistance to rot, various weather impact ratings, and the fact that they don’t constantly need to be inspected make them ideally suited to your building that’s going to take the biggest beating each year.

Additionally, these highly-reflective roofs stay cooler during the summer, meaning you will have to spend less keeping the building cool and get to be environmentally friendly at the same time. These metal roofs come in wide variety of styles and colors, meaning they can match perfectly to your structure. And finally, they can be installed over felt paper and plywood, preventing excess noise, which is particularly good for buildings that house animals.

So if it’s time to add or update the roof on your agricultural structure, why not consider the many benefits of a metal roof. 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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Customize Your Raynor Garage Door

It should be no surprise to anyone that when we describe products we usually use the manufacturer’s terminology. And while that certainly makes sense, sometimes words like classic, farmhouse, or contemporary don’t give you the full picture. We may discuss attractive color options or real wood texture appearance, but of course, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Sometimes when you’re weighing the pros and cons of a purchase you just have to see the thing, and that includes a Raynor garage door.

 

Raynor Garage Door Design Center Lets You Plan and See Your New Garage Door

 

Our partners at Raynor Garage Doors have an incredible tool called the Raynor Garage Door Design Center that allows you to choose a series, model, design, color, windows, and more for your garage door and see exactly what it will look like when all those things come together. Additionally, users can compare different models to see which they like best and see which models are going to cost more and which will cost less.

Choosing a garage door can be stressful. Some doors are so utilitarian you only notice them when they don’t work. Others are tied specifically to the style of the house as an accent or a feature. And of course, at the end of the day, the thing still just needs to work. Having the ability to see your door before your purchase it is a huge win. However, you still may find yourself with questions about pricing, functionality, durability, or more. When it comes to a purchase like this, you want to make sure you get it right the first time.

If you are in the market for a new garage door or a new garage door operator, 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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Decisions, Decisions: Selecting a New Grain Bin

At FS Construction Services we know that there is a whole lot that goes into the process of constructing a new grain bin. It would certainly be simpler if all you had to do was choose between the big one and the smaller one. And while the number of available options may feel overwhelming at first, they can pay out dividends in the future if done right. So we’re going to talk a bit about some of the things you will want to consider before moving forward with a new bin purchase.

 

Three Things to Consider for New Grain Bin Purchase

 

Site Selection

Where you place your bin may be a quick or long decision based on a number of variables, but it’s certainly not a decision you want to make without considering the future. Choosing a site that can fit a single bin may seem like a great choice now, but if you experience significant growth years down the road and suddenly need additional storage, you’re now looking at a second site, with its own power supply and access.

Bin Capacity

Similar to site selection, choosing the right size bin needs some future consideration. It may be that 50,000 bushels is enough right now, but in five years maybe you need 70,000. If possible, you will want to leave yourself some room to grow and avoid the future headache and cost of having to play catchup.

Build and Features

Will you be storing your grain for a short time, for a long time? How much airflow do you need? How accessible do you need your roof access to be? These questions could go on and on, but the point is, when it comes to building a grain bin you have a whole lot of factors to consider.

 

Like any investment, the cost that is heavy at first may save you thousands down the road. Finding the right site, size, and everything else is a careful dance, but if done right, you can set yourself up for the present and the future. If you have any questions on getting started, 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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How Easy Is It? Metal Roof Maintenance

Earlier this year we took some time to compare metal roofs with other types of roofing materials and explore the benefits a metal roof provides. This time we want to take a similar approach but zero in on the specific ways that metal roof maintenance compares to maintenance on other kinds of roofs. In general, metal roofs last over 50 years, carry long warranties, and require significantly less upkeep than their roofing counterparts.

 

Metal Roofs Easiest to Maintain

 

Asphalt

Starting with the traditional asphalt shingle roofs, their lifespan can be anywhere from 10-30 years, but they will need regular inspections throughout that time. It’s common for individual shingles or sections of shingles to need replacing. It’s also common to have to re-caulk and seal parts of the roof as time goes by and the shingles age.

Tile

Tile roofs can have a longer lifespan than asphalt roofs, even up to and beyond 50 years. Like asphalt roofs though, they will need regular inspections because tiles are prone to crack and slide out of place over time. Additionally, tile roofs provide limited wind resistance when compared to other materials, so if you have a tile roof in a generally windy area, it may require more maintenance.

Shake

A shake-shingle roof has a lifespan of around 30 years. While their rustic and natural appearance is pleasing, it comes with an added maintenance cost. Apart from annual inspections, shake-shingle roofs usually require maintenance every 2-4 years as they are prone to mold, rot, and leakage.

Slate

Slate roofs have a lifespan of 75 years and beyond, which is considerably impressive. Due to their heavy weight, it’s recommended to have a structural inspection before installation. After installation, an annual inspection is recommended as slate roofs can chip, crack, and slide. One other factor to consider is there are likely to be color variations if they need to be repaired.

Metal

Finally, our favorite material, the metal roof. They have a lifespan of 50-plus years and require fewer inspections than the other materials, usually based on the manufacturer’s recommendation. While it can happen, repairs and replacements are uncommon. Additionally, metal roofs are resistant to fading and rot, though if needed, they can be repainted.

 

So, there you have it. There are, of course, other factors to consider, but we always like to say there is nothing that beats the peace of mind of a metal roof. If you are interested in learning more, 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 Drying Solution

At FS Construction Services we talk a lot about the importance of grain storage systems. Having enough space, having a well-protected grain bin, having good airflow, etc. are all integral to effectively storing your grain long term or short term. Less often, do we talk about grain handling or grain drying, so today we want to take a little time to focus on the importance of these other types of grain systems, and we thought there is no better way than highlighting a project we have recently completed.

New Sukup Axial Fan Dryer for Efficient Grain Drying

Our client had an established four-bin setup, but was in need of a new, efficient dryer. To make this possible, we installed a T16 Sukup Axial Fan Dryer. This 14’ 7” H x 25’ L x 7’ 11” W dryer has the ability to hold up to 440 bushels and has a grain column holding capacity of 380 bushels. The T16 grain dryer has a top-line drying capacity of 725 bushels per hour. Additionally, we installed a double run conveyor to adequately fill the new dryer as well as a second bin to act as a wet bin.

When all was said and done, our client is now able to quickly and effectively dry, move, and store their grain for however long they need to. With properly dried grain they won’t need to worry about mildew, rot, or spoilage, and rest comfortably knowing it will be there for them when they need it.

If you are in the market for a new grain system, whether that’s grain storage, grain drying or grain handling equipment, 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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Build Your Career with FS Construction Services

Looking to build your career? Let FS Construction Services help! We are looking for experienced and qualified applicants seeking a position with a strong company, professional growth, and excellent advancement opportunities.

 

FSCS Hiring Now – Build Your Career!

 

General Construction Labor, Electrical, Carpentry, Finish Work Position Description:

  • Interprets drawings and construction plans to ensure projects are successfully completed to project specifications
  • Includes aerial work involving cranes, man lifts, man baskets, utilizing appropriate fall protection and other necessary personal protective equipment
  • Rigging of materials to be lifted with cranes, forklifts, etc.
  • Site preparation, pouring and finishing of concrete footings, walls, pads, etc.
  • Carpenter skills including ability to work with various materials, custom fabricate wood, metal & roofing as well as associated trims, angles, transitions, etc.
  • Ability to use all necessary equipment to complete projects, including but not limited to:
    • Forklifts
    • Skid loader and various attachments
    • Trencher
    • Scissor Lift
    • Boom Lift
    • Various power and other tools
    • Rigging
  • Must have H.S. diploma, related experience, valid driver’s license, and good driving record. May be required to successfully pass drug screening and background check.

 

Salary commensurate with experience. In addition, position offers competitive benefits including: health insurance, 401K, pension, paid vacation and more. Looking to hire for our Red Bud location and the Randolph, Perry, Jackson, and surrounding counties’ teams. EOE.

Put your experience to work in the expanding Ag industry TODAY! Email your resume to AEaster@GatewayFS.com, call 866-551-3454 or visit our website at FSConstructionServices.com/employment. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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Painting Done Right

Here at FS Construction Services we understand how big of a difference a new paint job can make, whether it’s inside or outside. But we also know that painting tends to be one of those get-around-to-it-eventually type of projects. While it’s ultimately a pretty simple job, the prep, cleanup, and those hard-to-reach places can really make it seem like a tall mountain to climb.

 

FS Construction Services Gets Painting Jobs Done

 

That’s why we’ve dedicated so much time and energy into creating our painting services. Our painting services can be broken out into three main categories: Commercial, Interior, Exterior.

Commercial

Our experienced painting team can work with a wide variety of commercial buildings such as schools, churches, factories, warehouses, offices, and retail stores. Our team works quickly and efficiently so your business or organization is impacted as little as possible.

Interior

Our team’s goal is that, apart from the freshly painted walls, you will never have realized that we were there. We are careful to protect and cover all your home’s belongings while we work, and we waste no time getting set and started. We work with stain resistant, latex paint that proves durable and easy to maintain. Bring us in to work on your walls, ceilings, doors, windows, wood shutters, handrails, stairways, paneling, trim molding, fireplace mantels, and more.

Exterior

For many, they simply don’t have the tools or resources necessary to take on exterior paint projects. We understand this, which is why our crew is equipped with a 70 ft. boom truck, self-contained high-pressure power washer, and an airless paint sprayer. Similar to any interior job, we take special care not to disturb landscaping, walkways, or other exterior features. We can help by working on houses, roofs, sheds, barns, grain bins, flag poles, and most anything you have.

 

Any job you book with us you can expect a free estimate, power washing to remove dirt, rust, and old paint, a high-quality primer to prevent future rust, and a high-quality topcoat. Additionally, with our X-Rite Color Designer Software you can expect accurate color matching every time.

 

If you are interested in getting that paint job taken care of, or, if you’re planning on tackling the job yourself but just have some questions, 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.