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The Farm Builders name eventually became outdated and we re-marketed ourselves as FBi Buildings.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.



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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 primarily 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.





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Our governing values are, “Do Right. On Time. With Excellence.” It’s what we expect from our employees — and what our employees can expect from us. about us, fbi buildings

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