About FBi Buildings

The FBi Buildings Story

How it All Started

FBi Buildings, Inc. was founded in 1958 (as Farm Builders, Inc.) by Edwin A. Bahler. His goal was to offer premier, cost-effective construction of farm buildings in central Indiana. A company steeped in family values, it has transitioned to other family members and continues under the helm of the founder’s son, Ed Bahler, as Chief Executive Officer.

We are a pre-engineered, post frame design, and self-performing construction company, serving agriculture, commercial and industrial, residential buildings, and horse barns. We also have our own crews who are dedicated to building repairs and renovations.

Since 1958, we have built more than 20,000 post frame buildings for producers, farmers, ranchers, commercial and agribusiness owners, and investors in Indiana, Illinois, and surrounding areas.

For many years, as a faith-based organization, FBi Buildings had a separate division that specialized in building churches. In 2003, this division became known as Aspen Group. Now a separate company with offices in Chicago and Indianapolis, Aspen Group provides single-source architectural and construction solutions for churches.

In 2011, FBi Buildings launched Summit Livestock Facilities (which was re-branded in 2020 as Summit Engineering & Construction) to be a pioneer in the development and construction of innovative protein-producing livestock facilities throughout the U.S. Their facilities do more than house animals—they improve animal health and production, improve operational efficiencies, solve regulatory issues, and alleviate social concerns. Their reputation for structural integrity, quality materials, and professionalism stand strong today.

Since the founding of the business, FBi Buildings has led the post frame industry in innovation, quality and responsiveness by maintaining centralized control over the entire process from planning, design, engineering, manufacturing, sales, and construction. This provides total accountability for quality and enables FBi Buildings to directly respond to their customers’ needs.

The Do Right. On Time. With Excellence. core values of the company have allowed us to grow steadily throughout our history and now employ more than 300 employees who sell, consult, design, engineer and build more than 300 post frame building projects each year.