The best pole building contractor and company will of course vary depending on your region. Depending on the exact region, there will likely be more or fewer pole building contractors available to choose from. While a heavily urbanized region will not likely have very many companies specializing in pole building, more rural regions likely will. Rural regions tend to have the most pole builders as the agricultural world is where these buildings find the most use. Still, in suburban and rural regions, many normal building companies also known how to erect pole buildings, so it can pay to keep an open mind about who to hire to erect a pole building.
A pole builder’s qualifications can be important. The National Frame Builder’s Association (or NFBA for short) is the largest association of people using these construction techniques and they offer accreditation to pole builders willing to join their organization. Finding a frame builder with NFBA certifications can be a helpful way to tell a worthwhile pole builder from a less expert builder. However, the NFBA is a small organization and not every builder will have their seal of approval. Still, the association does have standards. Finding one of their accredited builders can be as simple as visiting their website and searching for builders, which can make the search for a pole builder far, far easier than one would expect.
Examining the previous efforts of a frame building contractor is also a good idea, particularly if your intended building is more than a simple barn or storage shed. Some builders are capable of building a wide variety of pole based buildings, while others specialize in agricultural buildings and little else. While most people looking to use this technique aren’t looking for a building intended to be used for anything but storing livestock or equipment, those that are would do well to research their builder. The same also holds true even if you need an agricultural building not intended for human habitation; seeing what kinds of barns and sheds a builder can make will likely make your search for the best contractor a lot easier. Fortunately, most contractors are eager to show off their past work, usually sharing photos and stories with anyone who asks. A few even post their best work on their websites to give potential customers an idea of what they can do.
You may need to look for other qualifications in a builder in attention to a capacity for pole building. If your planned building needs any sort of plumbing, you’ll likely need to bring in a plumber, but building a frame building to accommodate running water and electrical power can take some extra planning on the part of the builder. Knowing that your contractor is up for this extra planning can be important to find the builder that’s best for you and your project. Other considerations, such as installing anything from a kitchen to a fence, may also be handled with other contractors, but your pole building company will likely have to begin the groundwork.