About Us

The story of FBi Buildings.

FBi Buildings was founded in 1958 by Edwin Bahler. Since then we have built more than 20,000 post frame buildings (or pole barns as our customers like to call them). Known initially as Farm Builders, we primarily focused on serving the agricultural market.

When the demand for post frame started to grow, we realized that we needed to expand our business. Over time, we started building more commercial, residential, and equine buildings. We also started seeing a demand for building repairs and renovations, and have our very own crews dedicated to serving that market.

The Farm Builders name eventually became outdated and we re-marketed ourselves as FBi Buildings. Over 60 years have passed, and we are currently under the leadership of the founder’s son, Ed Bahler, carrying on a proud tradition of family values.

 

 

Read Our Story

It all starts with a foundation of quality.

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We’re commonly known as one of the leaders in the post frame industry. We’re proud to provide our customers with only the highest quality building materials, but it’s our consultative approach that truly sets us apart from our competitors.

From design and engineering to schedules and budgets, we work closely with you to understand your unique needs and challenges. What sets us apart from others is our partnership with our customers. From your initial call to the sale of your building, we are with you every step during the building and construction process.

Did you know that many of our building innovations have now become industry standards? But despite our accomplishments, we never stop striving to become even better. We know that’s how we can best serve you.

Our building innovations:

  • 1958: We changed the industry forever when we began using square columns rather than round poles in our post frame construction.
  • 1970: The first builder to supply all metal walk-in doors for post frame buildings.
  • 1974: The first builder to use an all aluminum door frame system, reducing the weight of doors by 50% and eliminating misalignment due to warping.
  • 1986: Exclusive    diaphragm design determines building strength with exceptional accuracy.
  • 1993: The first builder to incorporate steel girts and purlins in construction and offer their use as an option.
  • 1994: Announced our conversion to Kynar 500-based finishes on Galvalume substrate.
  • 1997: Announced the first    gloss retention warranty or buildings with steel siding.
  • 1998: The first builder to use    stainless steel screw fasteners as a standard in all steel-sided buildings.
  • 2002: Began offering the optional    Perma-Column a revolutionary concrete column system that is extremely durable, environmentally friendly and has a lifetime warranty.
  • 2005: Introduced the industry’s first online building floor plan design tool, the    FBi Planner.
  • 2007: Transitioned all of our standard steel colors to energy saving, Energy Star rated cool metal roofing colors.
  • 2010: Introduced the industry’s first exterior/interior sliding door locking latch system, StepSaver Latch.

Why FBi

Where do we build?

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Our headquarters is located in Remington, Indiana (the same place where we started over 60 years ago).

Our primary territory covers Illinois and Indiana, with some surrounding areas. When you’re ready to meet with a salesperson, you’ll always be working with someone local to your area.

We also have over 20 in-house crews, and they too will be local to your area.

If you want to get a quote from us on a project that falls outside of our service area, just give us a call. We’d be more than happy to see if we would be a good fit for your post frame construction project.

 

Our Service Area

Are you interested in joining our team?

We believe our people are the foundation of our company. That is why we place great value on each member of our team. Our company’s future rests securely on the shoulders of reliable, competent and talented people.

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That philosophy drives us to recruit the best — those that will strive with us to, “Do Right. On Time. With Excellence.” We want all of our people to reach their potential and develop meaningful careers.

Satisfied customers are created when satisfied team members serve them well. So we’re committed to providing challenging career opportunities, excellent benefits, on-the-job training, and a friendly environment in which to work.

If you’re interested in construction or professional job openings, be sure to fill out our online application.

If you prefer mailing in your cover letter and resume, please send them to:

FBi Buildings
Attn: Doug Brunton
3823 W 1800 S
Remington, IN 47977

Do Right

Guiding values for the individual, team and corporate relationships.

  • Do what’s right; be honest and fair.
  • Do your best.
  • Treat others as you would like to be treated.

On Time

Operating practices for teamwork and customer service.

  • Develop shared goals.
  • Communicate openly and clearly.
  • Honor every commitment.

With Excellence

Enduring resolutions for reaching our potential.

  • Develop systems to create consistency.
  • Deliver defect-free work.
  • Continuously improve.

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