We believe in a better post-frame building. In 2008, when we started Integrity Buildings, we made it our mission to not only build a better building but improve the post-frame industry overall. We also wanted to make it a better experience for our customers. It is easy to simply say that. But we live it.
Integrity’s goal is to make sure you understand everything about your building. That includes being experts in the way that wind deflects, your local snow loads and offering the best and longest lasting foundation systems. Stronger buildings are best for our customers and that includes engineered structures and following building codes.
VALLEY AUCTION IN SPALLUMCHEEN SIGNS OFF WITH INTEGRITY
– Roger Knox, Vernon Morning Star
In the township since 1963, Valley Auction turns property over to Alberta’s Integrity Building Products
Integrity will remain on the site of a longtime Spallumcheen business.
The Alberta-based Integrity Group is opening a new facility in the township on the site of Valley Auction Ltd. on Raffan Road off Highway 97A to accommodate the expansion of Integrity Building Products and Integrity Buildings.
Integrity’s newest residential offering gives you flexibility and efficiency in construction and design. Compared to traditionally constructed homes, Integrity’s built to lock-up, slab-on-grade residential models are a great value-added choice for those who are comfortable general contracting their own project and do not require a basement. The structure is also much quicker to build than traditional methods. All of this is achieved without sacrificing quality.
Building residential lock-up models across Western Canada in BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba— enjoy a simple, on-budget and on-time construction process!
Have a look at this huge 80x300x22 Integrity machine shed/shop combo! Our customer came to us with the request to build a building that could store all of his farm equipment as well as personal "toys". The only regret we hear from customers is, "we didn't go big enough"; this customer planned ahead!
Today, there are so many uses for post-frame buildings, from agricultural to commercial. Making sure that your building meets your needs is important. Understanding the usage and size of your equipment will help with choosing the right building design for you. Door size and operation, insulated vs. cold storage, turnkey services (concrete, mechanical, plumbing), post type and more. There is a lot to think about. Our Integrity team will take you through every aspect of planning your building to ensure that it's perfect for you and your needs.
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This isn't your standard 40x60x16 Integrity shop.
We were asked to design a shop that could keep all of our customers' toys out of the elements. This Integrity Design Build shop uses a geothermal heat pump to keep it warm in the winter and cool in the summer. While also being energy efficient as well as environmentally friendly!
Built with Perma Columns to ensure maximum strength! After all, protecting your investment in equipment and cool toys is a must. Strong foundations equals strong buildings!
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We all know the story of the Big Bad Wolf who will huff and puff until he blows the little pig’s house down. When I was a kid, I was more interested in the cool pictures in the book and I only sort of understood that a stronger building made sense. I never understood why all three of those pigs didn’t all build the strongest building possible.
There is a lesson here, right?
Now that I’ve gone through several cycles of reading that story to my own kids and have gained knowledge from life experience, I understand why you always want to invest in long lasting, stronger products. And that goes for post frame buildings. Especially post frame buildings in Western Canada.
When it comes to foundations on your post frame building, you have choices. This means that doing some research on the best option to protect the value of your investment is important.
NOT ALL POST FRAME FOUNDATIONS ARE EQUAL!
Let's get right to the point. The concrete Perma-Column® post is a permanent foundation system for post frame buildings that offers a lifetime guarantee. And it makes sense. If you use standard wooden posts in the ground as the foundation for your project, that wood will rot. Over the years we've seen a lot of gimmick solutions that claim to prevent wood rot. We've seen a hard-plastic post sleeve, a plastic wrap, harsh chemical treatments. Water will find its way to the wood. It always does.
There are a number of factors ranging from environmental forces on your building to the fact that many buildings are simply being built for different uses than they used to be. So, what does that mean for you and your post frame project?
Let's face it, there are unlimited ways you can use your Integrity Post Frame Buildings. From Manitoba to Saskatchewan to Alberta to BC, we see how our buildings are being put to good use. And many times we are amazed at the innovation our customers have.
This is one of our favourite stories:
We love good news AG stories. This is a great one.
Reference: CTV News
RED DEER -- As harvest season wraps up for another year, some central Albertan farmers have an extra reason to celebrate.
A team of people lead by Mikaela Lemay helped tend to a 40-acre lot of barley in Trochu by donating their time, experience and equipment. This barley is then being sold, with the profits going toward Canadian Foodgrains Bank.
"We use those funds to support programs around the world, to buy food for people in crisis, to support agriculture development programs and to provide nutritional support to young mothers and children facing malnutrition," said Canadian Foodgrains Bank Executive Director Jim Cornelius.
"We are so fortunate in Canada to have all of the opportunities we are afforded. To have food and know where it comes from. So I think about the importance of giving back," said Lemay.
For more than 11 years Integrity has been the leader in post frame buildings in Western Canada. We are known for our shops, barns, machine sheds and riding arenas. But did you know we also build amazing post frame homes to lock up?
For years customers have been asking us to build them a post frame home. We've worked with them to make their vision come to life. Last year, we launched 2 post frame home models - The Homestead and the Ranch Hand.
Post Frame Home construction makes sense. Our post frame homes bring together efficiency and style that will make your acreage the talk of all your neighbours.
So, you’re looking into a new post frame building. You’ve seen some on TV. You’ve seen your neighbour’s buildings. You’ve done you research on the internet. You have a pretty good idea of what you need from a building and what it should look like.
What’s next? Draw it!
On a napkin, a piece of paper, the back of an envelope – anywhere – just draw it.
Over the next 3 months our local teams will be busy at trade shows right across Western Canada. Your Integrity reps will be at the following shows:
Mane Event - Chilliwack, BC - October 24 - 27, 2019
Alberta Aerial Applicators Association - Red Deer, AB - November 4 - 5, 2019
Agri-Trade - Red Deer, AB - November 6 - 8, 2019
Canadian Western Agribition - Regina, SK - November 25 - 30, 2019
Manitoba Ag Days - Brandon, MB - January 21 - 23, 2020
If there is one thing that we can all agree on, it's that hail sucks. Parts of Western Canada are actually called "Hail Alley". From homes, to expensive machines and crops, hail is on the mind of every landowner when we see those strange coloured clouds headed our way. One great way to protect your expensive machines from hail damage is with a Integrity Post Frame Building. We know first hand how much of a pain hail damage can be. Down time, repair bills, insurance - no thank you.
Pole Shed House! Post Frame Home! Pole Barn House! Call them what you want, but Post Frame Secondary Suites are a great, affordable way to have a 2nd residence for families, friends and guests. Secondary suites are also a fantastic way to generate income as a rental.
Post Frame Buildings and Modular Shop Buildings are dotted across the landscape of Western Canada and have served as amazing agricultural storage, work, and shop spaces and much more for generations. For the past 11 years, Integrity Post Structures has been looking at everything from pole buildings, to barn construction, to commercial garage building plans in a different way. Our approach to post and beam construction has always been to not only make our buildings the strongest and most advanced available, but to help improve the industry as a whole.
As one of only 3 companies in North America to achieve this status, we are extremely proud. Integrity takes safety seriously. Today the NFBA awarded Integrity with The Gail Miller Recognition Program for Excellence in Safety, Platinum Level Award.
Integrity Buildings wins in two categories for the 2018 NFBA Building of the Year Awards. The NFBA (National Frame Building Association) has awarded Integrity Buildings with two 2018 North American Building of the year awards. The winner categories are "Hobby Shop" and "Institutional Building".
Customer feedback is vital to the success of a company and Integrity Post Structures is no exception. For years, we’ve solicited customer feedback after every completed building project in the form of a survey. We ask for feedback on the sales consultant, construction crew, the product, and overall satisfaction.
Okotoks, Alberta - Integrity Post Structures Ltd. is pleased to announce today that Jerry Myer, Owner/CEO has been selected to participate in the 2017 QuantumShift program.
Integrity Post Structures offers their congratulations to 14-year-old Tate Schmidt who finished the 2015/2016 team roping season as points leader in the open class category and won his first ever team roping saddle donated by Integrity.
Integrity Post Structures featured in Alberta Venture magazine, October 2014, "Building employee loyalty through honesty, fairness and good work." Simple principles and words to live by.
Thank you to the fantastic Integrity team!
Integrity Post Structures announced today it is supporting the Okotoks Outriders 4-H Horse Club (4-H Club) with a $5,000 donation. Integrity will be sponsoring the 4-H Club programs for the 2014-15 season, which focus on equine education, leadership and agriculture for youth ranging from age six to 17.
Integrity Post Structures was proud to have sponsored the Bohnet's Barrel Barn barrel racing futurity and derby this past July. "We would like to thank you very much for your generous donation to our derby," says Lana Bohnet, of Bohnet's Barrel Barn.
Take a bumper harvest across Western Canada, add a grain transportation bottleneck, and you’ve got many farmers across the prairies left searching for crop storage solutions.
The most often asked question we get at this time of year is, “Can you build in the winter?” Our answer is YES, we can indeed build in the winter. If you are thinking about a new building, here are a few reasons why it may be more advantageous to book and build now versus in the busy spring and summer months.
In response to market demand for the Integrity Post Structure’s high-performance Perma-Column technology, we are excited to announce new cutting edge technology that will further advance the Canadian post frame industry. The new Integrity Post Disc supports the Perma-Column concrete post, by allowing for post frame construction in soils with low-bearing capacity or high water tables.
Integrity focuses on service and innovation
Al Williams and Jerry Myer started their post-frame building company in Okotoks in 2008.
From there the company has grown to include having the exclusive Canadian rights to cutting edge post-frame technology and last year opening a building supplies superstore as well.
They saw a void in the market and a pair of Okotoks business partners has stepped in to fill the vacuum and they have done so with impressive success.
Al Williams and Jerry Myer started Integrity Post Structures in Okotoks in 2008 and the business has grown substantially in just a few years.
An attractive building can add value and complement your acreage, farming operation or business. After planning out the critical details of a building like size, door types, insulated versus cold storage, we find that one of the most difficult decisions for people comes when choosing colours.
Integrity Post Structures has recently joined the National Frame Building Association (NFBA), the only national trade association that represents post-frame industry professionals. The association is a primary source of post-frame building resources, research, networking, news and education.
Check it out: Integrity Post Structures featured in Western Producer article, Jan 12, pg. 29 "Wide range of sizes, shapes, materials for farm sheds."
A growing business needs the right building to maximize productivity and efficiency. Integrity Post Structures is no different. There was no question about the need for new commercial operating facilities to keep up with increased demand for Integrity buildings based in Okotoks, Alberta.
If you’re going to build an agricultural building, you’d better do it right. It takes a durable structure to withstand the forces of mother nature, gravity, animals and more. We realize how enticing it can be to always choose the cheapest building option. You see cheaper materials or services that seem equal to their more expensive alternatives, so you choose the cheaper option. A building’s a building after all, right?
Efficiency is likely to be more important this seeding season than ever for many farmers. To squeeze as many acres into the tight seeding window as possible, the temptation is to jack up travel speed and many wonder if they should invest in higher-tech equipment. Those farmers will be looking in the wrong direction to improve efficiency, say equipment experts. The single biggest factor that will make or break one’s ability to seed quickly and effectively is equipment maintenance.
Integrity Post Structures offers affordable storage sheds for your needs.
Thinking about building a farm/barn building, machine shed, animal shelter equipment / food storage or a riding arena? There are many things you must take into consideration before fully committing to a builder, so make sure you do your homework!
Starting farm trucks in the bitter morning of a Saskatchewan winter can be a long, and sometimes costly, process. With harsh winds blowing the tarps off vehicles stored outside allowing snow to get in and brakes to freeze, Inno-Tech Farms owner Brent Sattler decided he needed a storage solution for his grain trucks and seeding equipment.
Farm equipment is a large and important investment. Keep your operation running smoothly, cut down-time and lower repair costs by investing in a practical machinery storage shed.
A machinery shed enhances many aspects of farm operations.
Protect the value of your hay by storing it in an inexpensive Integrity hay shed. How you store hay after baling can have a big effect on losses in both quantity and quality. Bales stored indoors keep the amount of hay, tightness of bales and quality much better than hay stored outside. Integrity hay sheds can be designed in several ways. One option is to have sheeted walls to the ground on one or more sides.
An acreage building is the perfect addition if you love the ranch and country lifestyle. These buildings can store recreational vehicles and animals or can be designed as a combination building. Integrity Post Structures builds functional and attractive acreage buildings with superior finishing, attention-to-detail and skill—an important factor when you want a building to increase the value of your property.
Farm equipment is a large and important investment. By storing equipment inside a machinery storage shed, your operation runs more smoothly by reducing down-time and lowering machinery repair costs. Integrity Post Structures provides a diverse range of machinery storage solutions.
With the extreme winter conditions we have been experiencing across Western Canada, it is important to ensure that livestock--cattle, horses and other farm animals--have appropriate areas to seek shelter from the cold and wind.
For any size farming operation, machinery can be a large and important investment. Building a machinery storage shed is one simple way that farmers can keep their operations running smoothly, decrease down time and lower repair costs.
Tips to help pick the perfect doors
Every post frame building needs at least one door to make it functional. In reality, most buildings require two or more to make it the most useable for you. But how do you choose the doors that would work best for your operation? After all, this is one of the most critical decisions when designing a building.
One of Rick Butler's main hobbies is horseback riding. But he was tired of riding outside in the cold during Alberta's harsh winters. He had seen Integrity Post Structures’ office many times while driving along Highway 2, and decided to contact them about building a riding arena. Butler already had a barn, which had been built many years ago.
If you want to keep your horses in the best shape, consider investing in a budget-friendly horse shelter. A ready-to-move shelter shades your horses from the hot sun, allows them to escape flies, and protects them from the wind, heavy rain and snow.
Pat Weizba hired Integrity Post Structures to build an indoor riding area and he couldn’t be happier. “Riding in here with the 20-foot high walls is really worth it,” says Pat. “The building is 100% insulated. While we have no heat in the riding area at all, it’s really comfortable and we can ride out here all winter.”
Let me set the scene: it’s a beautiful, sunny summer day. It’s not too hot, a light breeze is coming your way. In other words--a perfect day for riding.
Now for the real picture in western Canada. From cold winds and icy conditions to blazing heat, we have a wide range of weather to deal with. Those perfect days can be few and far between.
If you’re reading this, you likely understand how an indoor riding arena can help you and your horse avoid missing training days due to bad weather, and in the long term, improve your riding.
When Forma Steel had to make the decision whom to use to build the new storage facility for all of their metal cladding, the answer was obvious: "We've seen the quality of the end product many times over and we knew how quickly the buildings get done" says James Coast, General Manager of Fort Macleod based Forma Steel.
Commercial buildings provide space for storage and for special projects. Whether you need a place to store a plane, or you want to have a place to operate your own wood working shop, a commercial building has to be suitable to your needs. When putting a commercial building in place, it is important to remember to install proper insulation. Sufficient insulation will provide your commercial building with a number of additional benefits.
Renting office space for your business can sometimes be very expensive in a long run. Instead, business owners can opt for constructing a new facility and enjoy the ownership of their office. In addition, buying a property can offer significant tax and equity advantage. Another advantages of choosing to build your office space by a commercial building builder is that you have the choice of design, wall textures and adornments to choose from to office space look more aesthetically appealing.
If a bad storm passes through Redvers, Saskatchewan, the newly expanded Fire Hall is built to withstand it. “When the expansion was designed, we made sure it would be built to last,” said Firefighter Brad Hutton. “Our fire hall will be the last building standing if we have disastrous weather come through here.”
Doug Harvey contacted several companies about the possibility of building an airplane hangar. After careful consideration, he chose Integrity Post Structures. “I’m really happy with the way it was put together,” says Doug. “The crew worked together very well. The building turned out great.”
Beyond the typical farm use, post frame buildings are also widely used in commercial projects because of their cost-effective, practical applications. Wide clear-spans up to 120’ mean unobstructed space to lay out the building exactly as needed, whether it’s multiple bays with overhead doors, office space or warehousing large equipment.
Hangar construction and design can be easy and affordable. While hangars are sometimes referred to as glorified garages, they are a valuable asset—allowing you to minimize your plane’s maintenance time in the hangar and maximize your flying time.
Whether your plans are to add-on to an existing sanctuary, build a new one or construct an activity center for your church, building projects can be challenging. We offer a wide variety of functional features and options to customize your house of worship. From sound-absorbing acoustical steel to exterior siding like brick and stone, your building can be created to fit your congregation’s needs. Choose an industry leading insulation option that saves on the operating costs of your facility year-round.
Did you know that Integrity Post Structures offers Design Build Construction Services? If you need a new post frame building but don’t have the time or resources to manage the project yourself, we will supervise the site and trades and make sure that your new post frame building is built on time and within your budget. From building design, obtaining permits, site preparation, pouring of concrete floors to the installation of the electrical, plumbing, and interiors – we will take care of it all.
Time after time we are asked the question, "Why is an Integrity building more expensive than your competition?" The truth is, we are more expensive. We are more expensive because we don't build the same building as our competition. We aren't comparing apples to apples here. We are comparing apples to super structure, engineered oranges.
One of the most critical things to remember when seeking a price for an Integrity building is that the most reliable source throughout the design process will always be your local salesman. The experienced sales team at Integrity are equipped with the knowledge to explain to a customer what a building will cost and why it will cost what it costs.
Post-frame buildings are gaining popularity in the industry over the past few decades. Companies, corporations and industries often choose these high-quality and sturdy frame building designs for their office or workplace. The design, construct and durability of the post frame buildings make them a better choice for industrial usage. Frame construction includes engineered wood-frame building system, laminated columns, steel framing and heavy concrete masonry.
Perma-Column Posts are precast concrete columns that allow for a concrete foundation on your post frame building. They are 5’ precast concrete columns that keep the wood out of the ground, ensuring your building’s foundation will last. There are many advantages of building with Perma-Column Posts starting with your building’s strength and its durability.
Our post frame buildings have a wide variety of features and options so that you can customize a building for your specific needs. Experienced and knowledgeable staff at Integrity will go over all your options with you so that you get the building designed exactly the way you want.
Our post frame buildings have a wide variety of features and options that allow you to customize a building for your specific needs. Experienced and knowledgeable staff at Integrity will go over all your options with you so that you get the building designed exactly the way you want.
In a previous blog post How to Prepare Your Site for Construction, I talked about how to choose a good building site, calling before you dig and leveling your site.
If you're seeking the most durable, advanced post option in post frame construction, explore the new advanced technique which combines the Perma-Column with the Integrity Post Disc.
It’s a question I’m often asked. That being: “I’d like to add on to an existing building instead of starting from scratch. The building is good enough and I have a plan. Can you do that?”
Relatively new to Canada, the Perma-Column, combines the best of both worlds for post frame buildings: cost-effective wood posts with longer-lasting, durable concrete.
Find out what makes the Perma-Column special in this two-part series with Bob Meyer & Phillip Stoller of Perma-Column on their recent trip to Alberta-based Integrity Post Structures.
Want your hay to retain its quality and value for as long as possible? Sure. Who wouldn't.
One of the easiest and best ways you can do this is by storing it indoors.
According to North Dakota State University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture,"Studies have shown outdoor storage losses range between 5 and 35 percent depending on the amount of precipitation, storage site location, and original condition of the bale.Storage losses are usually reduced by approximately two-thirds with indoor storage..."
Ensure your building is constructed with the safety of you, your family, equipment and property in mind. Researching the engineering approach of your builder up front before your next building purchase can save money and potential problems in the future.
The "pole barn" has been around for centuries. In fact, many prehistoric people used posts driven into the ground as a way to erect buildings for a number of uses. Buildings along shorelines were built with poles to raise them above the water line. In rural areas, poles were used as the base for farm sheds. However, these buildings could only be relied on for a short period of time as the lifespan of the poles were limited due to contact with the ground, unless they were built in very dry regions. As the Great Depression settle in and building materials were hard to come by, a new type of pole building emerged.
An American entrepreneur designed a building that used 2' x 4' boards and a truss system. Advances in Post Frame Since the humble beginning of pole buildings, the industry has experienced many advances in engineering. Treated, laminated posts are standard in most building practices.
Another option is the superior Permanent Wood Foundation (PWF) treated wood post that has an even higher level of protection than regular treated wood. Engineering to local codes, large rib metal with 40-year warranty, energy efficient doors and windows, Hardie Board siding, new building designs and modern accessories are just some of the innovations of the post frame industry. New Era for Post Frame with Engineered Concrete Base for Post Probably the biggest advance for post frame today is the introduction of the Perma-Column. Perma-Columns are precast concrete columns that keep wood out of the ground. They are the first product to combine the economy of post frame construction with the durability of a concrete foundation.
- Uses the latest in self-compacting concrete precasting technology, which gives three times the strength of standard concrete
- The special concrete mixture is designed to be so dense that water can't penetrate it and subsequently freeze/thaw to break it up. The mixture is comparable to that used in bridge piers—meaning that it must stand up to cold temperatures around water.
- Used for years in the U.S. and thoroughly tested by the universities of Wisconsin and Purdue, the Perma-Column outperforms standard wood posts
- Comes with a lifetime guarantee
- Find out more about the Perma-Column engineering specs.
Modern Applications for Post Frame If you look around the rural Canadian landscape, post frame buildings are everywhere serving a wide range of purposes: machinery storage, farm shops, hay and grain storage, riding arenas, commercial operations, new hip roof style barns and more. And it’s just started. Stay tuned to see what else is coming for post frame!
This is an exciting post for us at Integrity. We are so pleased to let Canadians know of the biggest development to hit post frame! The Perma-Column is a pre-cast concrete column--the first product on the Canadian market that keeps wood out of the ground.