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Pool house

It’s a battle of epic proportions! Fun times with family and friends. The same family and friends traipsing through your house getting floors and carpets wet after a refreshing dip in the pool. The pool basketball, volleyball, rafts, patio furniture and other swim accessories add to the pleasure. Chemicals, furniture, accessories and swim gear find their way into overcrowded basements and garages. It’s the swimming pool love/hate relationship! You love your pool but not everything that comes along with it. But, a pool with a pool house will turn that love/hate into only love! 

What makes a green garage? Solar panels and wind turbines? Maybe. But you don’t need high tech materials to build an eco friendly garage. Instead, a construction technique that’s been around for years is one of the most eco friendly buildings you can find.

Post Frame Design

First developed in the 1930s, post frame buildings were pioneered using utility poles for agricultural buildings. As agriculture expanded, so did the demand for larger, cheaper buildings. In addition to cost effective construction, they were built in a way that created less construction waste.

How much should you budget for a new building? There are various factors affecting building costs that determine a final price.

These factors include:

1) Size

In most cases, the size of a building will impact the overall price you can expect to pay. Materials and labor are the primary cost drivers. A bigger building takes more posts, lumber siding, shingles, labor and more which will increase the cost.

How much does a garage cost? $20K? $40K? More?

It depends, upon your needs, features, the square footage you require and your budget. Last year the average cost spent on constructing a garage was more than $25,000. But if you are considering a new building, keep this in mind.

It’s easy to evaluate price. Just line up the builders, get the costs and compare. But focusing only on price puts you at risk. The risk of selecting an inferior option, one that doesn’t provide the value or meet your needs.

We can all relate to the benefits a garage provides. It keeps our car out of the elements. Just jump in the car and drive away. No need to clear ice or snow from the windshield. Plus in the summer, it keeps the car cooler and prevents UV rays from damaging the finish. A garage reduces the potential for dings, scratches and even vandalism. And because it’s in a more secure location, it even reduces insurance rates! But is a garage a good investment?

Only 4%.

That’s how many new businesses survive 10 years.

Even fewer make 20.

But this summer, Beatty’s Builders will celebrate 20 years in business! We owe our success to the loyal customers that recognized the value we could bring to their project, a unique building process that results in a stronger, longer lasting and more durable building and hard work by Carl and his team.

To thank you for your support, we invite you to register for giveaways that will take place throughout 2017.

On March 17 - 19, we will be attending the Piston Power Show. If you can attend, then stop by our booth 746 - 748, near the Crusin Times Best Featured Car, and register. But if not, enter our contest for your chance to win daily prizes!

Instant gratification. Whether it’s a text from your smartphone or a meal from a fast food restaurant we are programmed to get things without delay. In fact, we want things yesterday. But our impatience can work against us. In our haste we often leave out important steps. It can happen with anything. But, when starting a building project, like a new garage, hobby building or a home, patience and planning are a virtue.

Which building uses wall and stud construction and which one is a post frame design? Not sure? Read on for the answer!

Post frame is often associated with agriculture or industrial buildings but, as you can see, framing systems don’t dictate the look or quality of a building. A post frame building can support numerous interior and exterior finishes. And, they are often more efficient and less costly to build.

 Cost effective, eco-friendly and flexible to meet your design demands. That’s why post frame construction is a great option for homes, garages, commercial buildings and more!

 

Unless you are familiar with post frame construction, you may not realize how similar it is to the more familiar stud-wall variety. Many people associate post frame construction with farm buildings, but they go far beyond housing farm implements. They are a viable construction technique that provides both style and flexibility.

For most homeowners, the hardest part of building a new garage, hobby building or making other home renovations is finding a competent and reliable contractor to do the job. Just getting someone to return your call can be a chore let alone estimating the job and then doing what’s promised.

Plus, we have all heard horror stories about contractors that stopped showing up or projects that cost double the original estimate.

But even with a good pole building contractor, construction can be stressful. Choosing the right one can make the difference between a successful project and disappointment. Before starting your construction project, do your research and find a contractor that does these 10 things.

Timely Response and Follow Up

There’s nothing worse than not getting a return call, especially from company you are paying good money to work for you. Although it’s not a guarantee of workmanship, a timely response to your inquiry is a must.

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What our customers have to say...

Post Frame Garage
Canfield, Ohio
We stumbled on Beatty’s Builders when we starting to look for a contractor to build our own pole building. We were impressed that Carl was willing to drive an hour and a half to discuss our project. His follow up and communication helped convince us that he was the right choice. Thank you...Read more
Beatty's Building Ryan Wheeler Front
East Sparta, Ohio
“We were looking to build a garage for a couple years. My wife and I looked on the Internet and found a lot of different builders. We just decided to pick some of the close ones and started calling one Saturday morning, but there were no answers. After a while, we decided to try calling again, and...Read more
Beatty's Builders 3 Car Garage with attic dormers
New Philadelphia, Ohio
Having Beatty's Builders build my garage was a no brainer. From the first time we met when Carl explained the E-3 wall system to me and his excitement in helping me build my dream garage I knew I was going to have a rock solid building done right the first time. The building was completed in...Read more
Beatty's Builders 4 Car Garage Front
Magnolia, Ohio
I saw Carl at a mall this spring and was impressed with the way he built his buildings. I got exactly what I wanted and I was happy. I also liked the fact that C.A.B. Roofing and Construction was a local company. Carl is a nice person to work with, and he and his crew did everything. The cement...Read more
Port Washington, Ohio
"We have always believed in paying a good fair price for quality work. Finally, we got it. My only regret is that we didn’t know Carl and the Crew before. I can’t think of one single thing about the project that wasn’t “right”. And “right” is just what we were hoping for."...Read more
Beattys Builders Garage for Kris and Carl Patterson
Carl Beatty is an honest contractor who believes the customer comes first. Carl returned our calls promptly answering questions and updating us on the status of the project. Carl made sure we were totally satisfied before finalizing our contract. It has been a pleasure getting to know Carl and his...Read more
Dover, Ohio
Beatty’s Builders recently constructed a new post frame garage for Mike and Lisa DeMattio. How did they feel about the design and build experience? Here’s what they had to say about Carl. 1. Knowledgeable 2. Easy to talk to, listened to our thoughts – finished better than I expected 3. Honest...Read more
New Philadelphia, Ohio
"Carl, We really appreciate your bending over backwards to help us. Satisfaction is guaranteed when you call Beatty’s Builders your business is bound to grow when you treat your customers with excellent work and complete honesty. Thank you very much for giving us peace of mind."...Read more
Beatty's Builders Eco-Friendly Hybrid Pole Building Home Front Porch
Mineral City, Ohio
"We would rate the overall experience of this build as excellent! Being first time home builders, living 60 miles from the site was a bit scary. When we met with Carl, he told us he had never built a home like ours before, but we were so impressed by his honesty, enthusiasm, and the e-3...Read more
Beatty's Builders Remodeled Bath Tub
Midvale, Ohio
"We were impressed with Carl and his caring attitude. He’s very honest and does great work for a reasonable price. We love our newly remodeled bath!"...Read more
Beatty's Building Mary Wills Exterior Front
New Philadelphia, Ohio
"No other Builder had the experience I felt I needed to meet the commercial need of my new business. Carl took the time to research the project. Mr. Beatty and his team of experts created a building beyond my expectations. His family being involved impressed us as that teaches by example. I...Read more
Beatty's Builders Large Storage Facility/Garage Front Right
Fredericksburg, Ohio
"I choose Beatty’s Builders for two reasons. I was impressed with the quality and workmanship of Carl Beatty’s buildings, and especially impressed with Carl’s passion for his business and product line. My building was constructed very quickly and just the way I wanted it. Carl offered...Read more
Beatty's Builders 3 Car Garage with Attic Front Corner
Zoar, Ohio
"It was a pleasure working with Carl and Beatty's Builders. No "Cookie-Cutter" ideas here! He took our needs into consideration when presenting ideas for the design. His E3 construction was superior to others we had looked at and was well worth the money spent."...Read more
Beatty's Builders Lean To Living Quarters Front Snow
Sugarcreek, Ohio
In the fall of 2010 I was looking to build a shop/garage. I searched and talked to a lot of people. One day I saw a flier for Betty’s Builders. So I took the phone number off of it and called Mr. Carl Beatty. Carl is an up front and down to earth person. After talking for a few hours, I finally...Read more
Gnadenhutten, Ohio
I could tell from the time I had Carl come and look at the property and give me an estimate that Beatty’s Builders was going to be a great choice. Since having the garage built, I have had an appraisal done to my property. I’m happy to say that the value of my property went up almost 25% from what...Read more
Beatty's Builders 1 Car Garage Overhang Front
Mineral City, Ohio
In the fall of 2010, we decided to have a new garage built. We had seen some work that Beatty’s Builders had done elsewhere, and were quite impressed with their work. So we contacted Carl Beatty and told him of our plans. We wanted a 24' X 28' pole type building. Beatty Builders drew...Read more
Beatty's Building Rick & Kay Parks One Car Garage Porch
Zoar, Ohio
"We found Carl to be very honest, conscientious about his work and being fair, hardworking and someone who takes pride in the outcome of his work. We highly recommend him and have recommended him to others. As a matter of, fact because we liked working with him so well, he will be building a...Read more
The front view of the garage
Carrollton, Ohio
As a Civil Engineer, I chose Beatty’s Builders because their post frame construction is stronger than a conventional pole building. Through the whole experience of designing and building, it was obvious Carl cared about a high quality of workmanship and constructing a building we were proud to own...Read more
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