Pole Buildings, Post Frame Buildings, and Steel Building
Pole Buildings are a fast, and cost-effective way to build a permanent structure. Pole barn builders and manufacturers have sprung up all over the country. Some people use pole barn construction for a temporary home while their houses are being built. Pole barn prices are often determined by the square feet of area inside the structure. Pricing pole barns depend on whether your new pole barn will be made out of metal, or wood. Design your pole barn your self or have a professional barn designer do it for you. You can usually get a price per square foot on your pole building package. The builder will have to survey the area in order to get an exact price for erecting your new pole barn. The more common method of determining how much it will cost to have your new pole building build would be to get a quote or bid. Figure out what you will be using this building for.Once you figure out what you will be using this pole building for, what type of material you would like it built out of and how big you want it. Feel free to use the search box below to locate a contractor in your area.
When hiring a Contractor to build a Pole Barn, (or any structure for that matter) be to sure qualify them. Get at least 3 bids, check to be sure the Contractor is licensed and insured, check the Contractors rating with the BBB and other handy places throughout the Internet. Â You might even want to do a search engine search with their Business Name or the name of the Owner of the company in it with the word scam, or similar terms. (Most of the time if they have a bad habit of taking advantage of people, someone will rant and rave about it online somewhere.)
Some helpful hints:
Does this Contractor have the proper knowledge and equipment to complete the project?
If your hire a Contractor to come build you a pole barn and they have more questions than you do, they probably shouldn't be building pole barns. Most Contractors would be more than willing to explain step by step procedures on how they plan on erecting your new structure. They will bring their own tools and most can supply their own power with generators. If they ask you to use your ladder, hammer, extension cords, wheelbarrow, or water hose; you might have the wrong guy for the job.
Is the Contractor insured and bonded?
Ask them to provide proof of insurance. Most contractors have this information on hand. Call their insurance agent make sure they are up to date on their insurance and bond. (You don’t want them hurting themselves on your property and you picking up the tab.)
Has this Contractor been taking advantage of people and doing less than acceptable work?
Poke around on the Internet you might be surprised on what you can come up with. People love to rant and rave about how they were mistreated. Make sure when you are doing your search to enter negative search terms such as: “Joe’s Pole Barns Scam” or “Warning about Joe’s Pole Barn Company”. A couple hours of research might save you thousands of dollars on fixing Joe’s mistakes. (Not many people rant and rave about how good they were treated. If you get great service remember WORD OF MOUTH is the best form of repaying them.)
How long has this Contractor been in business.
Now I am not saying someone that just started their business this year won’t do a good job. However if they have been in business for 15 years, there is a reason for that.
How long has this Contractor had the same phone number?
This is one of t newest Â tricks that seem to be getting very popular, some “storm chasers” or “fly by night” Contractors (Scammers). Will use pre-paid cell phones as their business phone. When they take advantage of enough people and get the law after them they will go get another one. If they have had the same number for a decade then chances are they have been in business for a while.
Check the Contractors references.
Ask for references and actually check them. Most of the time when you ask for references they can provide phone numbers and addresses. This is important: a contractor will not give his worst job as a reference. Keep in mind, they are going to give you the best work they do as a reference. So take a careful look at some of the Contractors work instead of calling, if the job just looks ok or average then move on to the next contractor, you want the work done to your property to look OUTSTANDING!