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Getting the Right Price for the Right Building

Often times, the question in a post-frame building project is “What is this going to cost?” Does your budget allow for your dream building or will you need to scale back? Your builder can help you get the information you need, but it’s important to be clear about what stage your project is in and if you are looking for a ballpark range to get an idea of the overall cost or for specific pricing on your dream building. It’s important to remember that a rough estimate is going to be just that: rough. To get you a firm price, your Project Sales Consultant will need specific details on your project, including the features you would like. Pricing is often an iterative process, where you start with loosely defined specs and eventually arrive at an acceptable convergence of size, aesthetics, functionality & price.


What all factors go into the total project cost?

Our team handles the building shell, but make sure that you are budgeting for the other factors in your post frame project as well. You don’t want any surprise costs in your project.  Our experience building over 20,000 post-frame buildings has taught us that talking to an excavator early in the process is key. Preparing your site for construction is often an overlooked cost and can lead to delays if not done timely and properly. Other common costs that our team can help you estimate are:

  • Permit Fees
  • Building pad
  • Finish Grading
  • Building shell
  • Builder’s Risk Insurance
  • Interior Build-Out
  • Paving
  • Landscaping

What about the unknowns?

There are some things that just can’t be planned out. It’s best practice to include 5-10% contingency of the total budget to make sure you can cover the unexpected costs that may pop up in your project. Many times, these unexpected costs are due to change orders, incorrect estimates or building inspectors requiring rework. Planning for the unknowns will help you stay in control and get the building you expect!