Our final blog post in a series on our NFBA Building of the Year nominees includes a variety of suburban/recreational and unusual buildings.  Take a look at what Wick Builders constructed in 2016!

The NFBA (National Frame Builders Association) Building of the Year contest consists of 24 award categories, including suburban garages, hobby shops, institutional buildings, and remodeled/retrofitted buildings. Take a look at our entries!

Suburban Garages

The Hartmann Building

Built by Kleint’s Building and Construction – Wick Buildings, Inc.

The Hartmann BuildingThe Hartmann Building

Constructed in Wood River, Nebraska, the owners wanted this building to match exactly what was pictured in a Wick Buildings brochure.  The main building has a 8:12 pitch, with the South wall open to the Lean to accommodate extra usable space. The North Lean is an open porch facing road and house. Some of the unique features include:

  • Burnished slate roof and wainscot and trims with red walls
  • 2 – 36” cupolas
  • Interior insulated with under panel 2 ⅝” MBI insulation
  • Windows with grid bars
  • 9-lite walk door

Take a look at some of the details:

Twin cupolas and open porchTwin cupolas and open porch

Burnished slate roofBurnished slate roof

Hobby Shop

The Bainbridge Building

Built by Tri-State Building Corp. – Wick Buildings, Inc.

The Bainbridge BuildingThe Bainbridge Building

Constructed in Galena, Illinois, this hobby shop includes a full basketball court, lounge area and exercise room. Other unique features include:

  • Flo-thru ventilation
  • Wainscotting

Take a look at some of the details:

Full court basketball hoopFull court basketball hoop

Full court basketball hoop, opposite viewFull court basketball hoop, opposite view

Lounge areaLounge area

Exercise roomExercise room

Exterior view, two-bay garageExterior view, two-bay garage

Institutional Building

Buchanan County R-4 School District

Built by Shergain LLC – Wick Buildings, Inc.

Buchanan County R-4 School DistrictBuchanan County R-4 School District

Constructed in De Kalb, Missouri, this building is home to the vocational and agricultural department for the school district.  The shop is specifically designed to enhance the learning experience. Unique features include:

  • 20 x 14 overhead door
  • 15 welding stations
  • 6 x 2 window up high
  • Exhaust system
  • 2 rest rooms and storage room
  • Wash basin and drinking fountain in the shop area

Take a look at some of the details:

Overall workspaceOverall workspace

20 x 14 overhead door20 x 14 overhead door

15 welding stations15 welding stations

Classroom spaceClassroom space

Retrofitted/Remodeled Buildings

Rexx Battery Specialists

Built by Custom Structures, Inc. – Wick Buildings, Inc.

Rexx Battery SpecialistsRexx Battery Specialists

Constructed in Arcadia, Illinois, this is a complete remodel of an existing commercial warehouse and shop. It includes:

  • Plyco windows
  • Flo-thru ridge ventilation

Take a look at some of the details:

Remodeled shopRemodeled shop

New customer-facing areaNew customer-facing area

Retro waiting spaceRetro waiting space

Check out our award-winning entries for Agricultural and Commercial building designs as well!  We look forward to building more award-winning designs in 2017!

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