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RAM Family of Companies
Post Frame Buildings – Pole Buildings
Since 1998 RAM Buildings Inc’s has been successfully creating post frame buildings using top of the line materials and technique. Our customer satisfaction rate is proof positive! We take the time with each customer to listen and then discuss options and alternatives so that budgets and expectations are met. We proudly service the Midwest; including Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Iowa.
Benefits of Post Frame Buildings, aka Pole Buildings:
- Great for a wide variety of buildings – Agricultural, Storage, Commercial, Hangar, Residential, Cabin, Equestrian
- Energy Efficient
- Stands up to harsh weather
- Wood is a solid construction material
- Wood has a better insulation value than many building materials
- Versatile for design
Our foundation systems include:
- In ground structural wood columns seated on a concrete footing pad.
- Wood Structural columns mounted to a perimeter thickened concrete slab.
- Wood Structural columns mounted to a continuous poured concrete footing and wall foundation.
- Installed Perma-ColumnT with attached laminated structural columns.
RAM’s standard structural column is a nail-laminated column using 2×6 M29 CCA .60 treated bottoms and 2×6 1650F 1.5E SPF tops. All nail-laminated columns are engineered to meet National Design Specifications (NDS) and American Society of Agricultural Engineers (ASAE) 559 as required by Section 2306.1 of the International Building Code.
All of our roof systems feature a heavy-duty engineered roof truss with the variety of loads designed for each application. Trusses are manufactured in Minnesota using both visually graded as well as machine stress rated lumber.
Exterior finish includes industry leading wall and roof steel specifications with hot dipped galvanized two coat rolled system including premium MS Colorfast45 top coat over a properly cleaned and pre-treated substrate. Available on our 26 and 24 gauge panels is a PVDF top coat meeting Kynar™ 500 and Hylar™ 8000 specifications. Every RAM Buildings Inc’s allows for a wide range of materials to be used on the exterior, such as; brick, wood, block, stone, and EIFS.
We have several different choices for your post frame/pole building insulation needs. For the wall, ceiling, and roof we have the choice of high performance insulation applications of fiberglass batt, blown insulation, sprayed polyurethane foam, or the condensation blanket. For the wall and ceiling only we have interior steel and wood sheathing liners.
RAM has consistently demonstrated their skill and wise decision making by delivering custom, expertly built post frame buildings. Our engineered pole building systems are all individually tailored to meet the needs of the customer. We have crews specifically trained in post frame/pole barn construction.
If you are looking for a great experience with your post frame building, be sure to Contact Us! We are looking forward to it.
“Everything about RAM is great! The Territory Manager did a great job working with me. My building went up with such speed. It’s pretty and I get so many compliments. Often people will be driving by and they stop to look at my building.”
“Earlier this summer, we built a new pole building, and I just wanted to say we couldn’t be happier with the finished product! Thanks to Troy, Dave and the crew. All of your contractors were great too! We won’t hesitate to recommend your company in the future.”
“Couldn’t be happier with how the project turned out! Everything went great!”
“RAM did a great job! They are a very professional group of guys. I am very pleased with my building!”
“I want to congratulate RAM General Contracting for winning this prestigious award! Moonstone Farm won First Place in the nation for equine facility with the National Frame Builders Association!! Thank you TEAM RAM for all of your dedication, hard work, and a deep commitment to making Moonstone Farm a dream come true!! So many great folks at RAM were part of this project. You are like family and it’s been a blast to work with you all!! Rollie, John, April, Kris, Beau, just to name a few…they were the main team, love you guys!! Congratulations again, RAM GC!”
“Everything went as planned. They did a nice job on cleanup.”