We have a dilemma that we need your help with. You see, one of our goals is to revitalize the countryside with traditional barns, just like it used to be 100 years ago when there was a grand old barn on every 40 acres of land.
This is a really lofty goal and there is no way we can do this ourselves. We really only have the capacity to do a handful of barn kits every year. Our problem though, is that our kits have gained in popularity so much that we get hundreds of requests and we can't serve all of them.
Barn kits are heavy and they cost a lot to ship. This fact makes it cost prohibitive to ship more than a few hundred miles from our location. Besides, shipping several truckloads of lumber across many miles requires a lot of diesel fuel, and in turn gives the barn kit a big ecological footprint, and that just doesn't set well with me.
I would much rather make the tools and ideas available to a local “Barn Geek” a barn builder who can be trained to build a barn from materials that were sourced locally, maybe within as little as 100 miles of the building site. Or maybe they can bring a portable sawmill in and get the material from the site itself!
How great would it be to build barns like these...
Do you love old barns? Are you a licensed builder in your local area? Do you have a good reputation with your customers? Do you have a portable sawmill and want to work?
If you answered yes to any or all of those questions, than we might have an opportunity for you.
What you would get
Is there enough demand?
We started making and selling these barn kits in 2008. You heard that right, we started doing this in 2008! The same year the real estate bubble busted and property values plummeted. We have grown every year since then. In a down economy, we are one of the few who have grown.
How would you like to be part of an opportunity like that?
We are right now in the exploratory phase of this opportunity. We are currently hashing out the details. I can tell you one thing for sure. No matter what the arrangement looks like it has to be a win, win, win. It has to be good for the customer, good for you, and good for us.
Most likely there will be a monthly or yearly fee for listing you as a local barn builder, and having your own mini website on Barngeek.com. Along with that you would get wholesale pricing on the hardware and plans that we make for these barns. You would also get a discount on our design rates to design custom barns.
If you would like to here more about this opportunity and are interested in being one of our local barn builders, then please fill out the form below. We will email you before we launch, and you can get an early opportunity to get started.
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My granddad and grandmother purchased this dairy farm in 1955 and barn was already there. The shed on one side l believe Is an add on. We hung tobacco
May 06, 19 03:12 PM
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Apr 19, 19 04:58 AM
This barn frame early 1850's being sold as a 40x60 frame. Heavy hewn Timbers were used in this Frame. Bent layout is (3) 20 foot Bays. Outside uprights
Apr 18, 19 02:30 PM
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Apr 18, 19 12:07 PM
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Apr 14, 19 08:05 PM
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Apr 14, 19 05:40 PM
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Apr 11, 19 01:19 PM
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Apr 11, 19 01:18 PM
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Apr 11, 19 01:18 PM
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Apr 11, 19 01:17 PM
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Apr 11, 19 01:11 PM
1830's 30x40 hewn frame barn located in Plain City, OH (suburb of Columbus) for $48,000. Pricing is the complete package of everything from the ground
Apr 11, 19 01:10 PM
Old Barn that has mostly fallen. In its day was more of a gable barn with the second floor used for hay and tobacco. The first floor had a separate room
Apr 09, 19 02:03 PM
Barn built around 1886 for small farm in Philadelphia area college town. This two-story barn is 20' x 31'. The barn has a hay loft above the second floor
Apr 08, 19 03:15 PM
As is Old 1800 Gable Barn 40x50 with steel roof. Hand hewn Beech wood beams 10' to 20' they are 8x8. They are join by mortise and tenon with wooden pegs.