From layout and design to setting roof trusses, our mission is to help you get the barn you need at a price that works with your budget.
Our buildings can be found from Indianapolis to Toledo and everywhere in-between. From residential storage and garages to agricultural buildings, barn-homes, workshops, and more, our teams deliver professional work and construction methods that usually exceed local building codes.
Everybody is working with a certain budget. We want to help you get the barn you need at the price that fits. When you call or email we will ask what features you are looking for like types of doors and windows, size of the roof overhang, insulation, interior framing, concrete floor, porches, and a few other things. If you are just "kicking the tires" and wondering how much it may cost you in the future, give us a call and we can do our best to offer a ball-park price range. Keep in mind that lumber and material costs fluctuate. Working up a full quote for your barn takes a few hours to a week depending on complexity.
AS OF SUMMER 2021 - CURRENT PRICING FOR A BARN "shell" (walls, a few windows and overhead doors & roof with 4" concrete floor) is running approximately $28 to $35 PER SQUARE FOOT.
Great, the price is right and you want to move forward! There are a few things you need to do before our team comes to your job site. The first thing is call your local county office and ask about building permits and how to go about getting them. Bower and Sons will pull all permits needed for projects located in Allen County, Indiana. Homes and farms zoned "Ag" are easy to build in, residential zoning may take more work, and a couple of counties require engineered building plans. We supply any needed documents you'll need to help get permits. If it's part of your bid, we'll get the ground cleared and excavated prior to the build and then ship trusses and material your way. Electrical or indoor plumbing is something you and a friend can do, or you can work with a local tradesman in your area. Our teams specialize in framing and concrete, but we're happy to work with any plumber or electrician you bring in during the project.
All the building materials have been assembled, custom roof trusses engineered for your barn, roof and wall metal cut at the factory, windows picked out, overhead doors ordered, and everything to make your construction project happen.
Once the material is on-site, one of our crews will arrive, augur the post holes, and have your barn framed in about a day or two. Most barns will be built and "dried-in" within 3 to 5 days. Concrete work comes after the building is erected, then the overhead door installation, and then any interior finish work. From start to finish, expect a 2 to 4-week process.