Careers with FBi Buildings
Not Your Typical Construction Company
Professional careers in a multi-faceted business
FBi Buildings is a company with a strong foundation: a legacy of principled leadership, breakthroughs in innovation and decades of nimble growth and adaptation. However, as deep as our history is, we are not confined by the past.
We’re looking for people of integrity, quick learners who have a “get it done” approach and a commitment to doing their best. FBi’s governing values are “Do right, on time, with excellence.” It’s what you can expect from us. It’s what we expect from you.
Because we are a vertically integrated company, the range of opportunities available here is much broader than at a typical construction company. We have salespeople, consultants, designers, manufacturers, distributors and, of course, builders.
Having all of these competencies in-house allows us to be faster, more flexible and very competitive. It gives us buying power, better materials and direct control over the day-to- day project flow and final product quality. Ultimately, it gives us more satisfied customers, which is our primary focus.
And although we could be considered a large company, all levels of management are easily accessible. Employees have the freedom to work in cross-functional teams, providing real impact to FBi’s success. You won’t be stuck in a silo. Employees are encouraged to move “up and over” to apply their talents to new areas.
If this sounds like a place you want to be, please contact us for a confidential conversation. Even if you do not see a current opening that matches your skill set, we’d still like to hear from you. We’re always on the lookout for talent that will help us get to the next level.
Learn More About FBi’s Five Key Areas
Marketing and Sales
In business, nothing happens until there is a sale. To that end, this progressive team works together to attract, engage and then assist potential customers to make wise purchase decisions. Our salespeople enjoy freedom, flexibility and impressive earning potential. The marketing team enjoys staying ahead of the ever-changing world of marketing, media and promotion by producing industry-leading materials. The strength of FBi’s sales & marketing is the envy of the industry.
Engineering, Design, and Estimating
We don’t build cookie-cutter buildings. Even though our method of construction is pre-engineered, every project is designed to meet the unique requirements of each individual customer. Our estimators, designers and engineers are gifted problem-solvers, using creativity to find the best solutions that balance economy with aesthetics and structural integrity. Given the many markets we serve, there is a constant variety and abundant opportunity for innovation.
Meeting our customers’ deadlines is a top priority. That’s why we have a team exclusively dedicated to the efficient movement of manpower and materials. At FBi, project management isn’t just another thing added to a salesperson’s list of duties. It’s a full-time job for skilled professionals who are nimble, thoroughly understand the construction process, have excellent customer service skills and enjoy the challenges that unpredictable weather and permitting offices can bring to otherwise perfectly planned schedules.
Manufacturing and Distribution
Surrounding our corporate office is a large lumber yard and manufacturing plant. All the materials necessary for a completed job are staged, bundled and shipped from here. Some, such as the wood trusses, laminated columns and precut wood framing, are manufactured here as well. Our distribution team uses company-owned semi trucks and cranes to deliver and place materials on job sites throughout Indiana and Illinois. Jobs in this functional area appeal to people who want to be part of an efficient choreography of materials and enjoy hands-on, outdoor work, but without the rigorous physical demands of construction.
The heart of FBi Buildings is our team that works at the job site. Construction workers and managers enjoy the benefits of working outdoors and the hearty physical challenge of post-frame work. Our company provides year-round employment, top-of-the-industry pay, paid travel to job sites, paid weather days and the tools and equipment to get the job done. Field workers also enjoy the extra income potential of paid overtime and incentive pay based on performance. Standout workers are given opportunities to develop their leadership talents and move into foreman positions.
Construction Career Opportunities
Being a post-frame carpenter isn't easy. It takes strong arms, a nimble mind and the ability to move quickly. But the rewards are enormous, especially at FBi Buildings. We've been constructing premier-quality post-frame buildings since 1958 and have understood from the beginning the value of treating our field people right. That's why we offer growth opportunities, top-of-the-industry pay and the best tools and equipment available. We have a strong commitment to full-time employment.
Climb the ladder
We expect our carpenters to reach great heights, literally and figuratively. That's why we offer incredible training opportunities such as an on-the-job company log. Installation manuals have been developed on many of our products and processes to provide a tool for assertive self-learners to quickly advance their skills.
Don't settle for a construction career that leaves you only sporadically employed. FBi understands the need for a steady income. That's why we offer year-round employment, paid weather days and vacation time. Here are a few other benefits FBi offers:
- Bonuses for safety, production, quality and efficiency
- Transportation to and from the job site
- Paid travel time to the job site
- Health insurance
- 401(k) retirement savings
- Very competitive pay
- Overtime pay for more than 8 hours/day
- Company-provided tools
Join a leader
FBi is a major player in the post-frame construction industry with a reputation for outstanding quality and sterling ethics. Several of our foremen and buildings have been recognized by the National Frame Building Association. Our headquarters is in Remington, Indiana, with construction crews in Indiana, Illinois and current recruitment for crew power in Iowa. We continue to grow into new territories, thereby giving field people frequent opportunities for advancement. Our current staff is approximately 200 professionals, of which well more than 100 of are in the field.
Safety is our number one priority
FBi has been a leader in developing a fall protection plan that complies with OSHA standards and protects our employees from one of the highest risk areas of construction – falls. This plan is just one of many ways FBi recognizes the value of safe work procedures and equipment. The implementation of our safety initiatives have resulted in receiving safety awards from both NFBA and ABC. Our employees are our strategic advantage and we strive keep them safe.
Move toward a better future
Post-frame carpentry is a unique and exciting breed of construction, requiring special skills, teamwork and an aptitude for hard work. Are you ready for the challenge? If so, contact our recruiter, Doug Brunton, today at 1.800.552.2981 or send your resume to him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. And don't sweat if you haven't had post-frame experience. If you are a hard worker with a learner's positive attitude, then contact us as we work together to see if there is a fit.
At FBi Buildings, you'll find more than just a job. You'll find a true career opportunity from a company that cares.
"Easiest construction experience ever! Every person down to the
telephone operator/secretary was personable and knowledgeable."
South Bend, Indiana