FAQs

Where do you build buildings?

To ensure the best possible customer service, we work primarily in Central Ohio. We build in the follow counties: Delaware, Franklin, Union, Marion, Knox, Licking, Morrow, Logan, Champaign, Madison, Pickaway and Fairfield counties.

Do you do site work?

Yes! Most of our projects are turn-key, meaning we are fully responsible for the project from beginning to end. View our page on site work for more information.

Do you offer financing?

We do not offer financing directly through our company, however we have partnerships with a few local banks. Heartland Bank offers secured loans, and Acorn Finance offers unsecured loans. We have a special tool through Acorn Finance that allows you to get pre-approved, no obligation. View our finance page for more information.

How long do pole buildings last?

Pole buildings can well outlast their function with minimal maintenance. They are known to last a lifetime, up to 100 years or more.

Why don't you have a price list?

We don't offer a price list because a price of a pole building can be drastically different based on the price of materials during the time you sign your contract, and the type of materials and features you want on your building. With the high volatility of material pricing today, it's impossible to keep up an accurate, up-to-date page. You can give us a call and we'll give you a current quote.

What permits do I need for a pole building?

The permits you need to have a pole building constructed on your property depend on the zoning regulations in your township, city, and/or county. In rare cases, you won't need a permit at all if your area is unzoned. Your KBSI representative can help you through this process. You can view our zoning resource links here.

How long does it take for a pole building to be built once the contract is finalized?

Depending on how far we are booked out at certain times of year, construction on your building may not begin for a few months after your contract is finalized. However, the construction process normally only takes a few days or a few weeks depending on the size of your building.

What can a pole building be used for?

Any building can be a pole building. We break down common pole building uses into three categories: residential, agricultural, and commercial. Many pole buildings have multiple uses, including storage space, workshop, garage, living space, office, small business, brewery or restaurant, event space, barn, or livestock space. You can view our most common types of pole buildings here.

Can my pole building have electricity, plumbing, HVAC, etc?

Yes! Pole buildings can have all the amenities of a 'normal' building. Many of our projects are turn-key, so we can take care of plumbing, HVAC, insultation, electricity, etc. for you.

What roofing and siding options do you offer?

Our roofing and siding options are very versatile. The most popular type of roofing and siding is steel panel, but you aren't limited to just that. We also offer asphalt shingles, standing seam steel roofing, vinly siding, cedar siding, cement siding, brickwork, and just about anything else you could imagine.

What is the difference between 'post frame' and 'pole building'?

Post-frame building and pole building are essentially one in the same and the terms are used interchangeably. The term 'pole building' was first used when the type of building system was invented because telephone poles were the main component! Now, of course telephone poles are no longer used, and the term has evolved to 'post-frame'. 

Do you have any sizing limitations?

The smallest building that we build here is 24'x24'. There aren't really limitations on how big you can go with a pole building. Some of the biggest buildings that we've built include an 86'x130' office warehouse and a 60'x304' storage building.

How much of a down payment do you require?

Typically we require a 10% down payment to start a project. However, this varies by the size of the projects. Larger projects will require less of a down payment. Your individual payment schedule will be clearly spelled out on your purchase agreement.