Lessons I Learned In Post Frame

Over the years, I’ve learned a lot about post frame including what works and what doesn’t.

Here are my top three mistakes to avoid when looking at post:

Mistake #1: Building too small As the saying goes, if I had a dollar for every person who came up to me at a tradeshow who’s said, “I wish I would have built 20’ or 10’ longer, or wider.” “I’ve never had anyone come up to me and say they’ve built too big. But I’ve heard hundreds of times from people who wish they would have built bigger. That is my top advice for anyone thinking of building—build bigger than what you think you need.”

Mistake #2: The addition on the addition on the addition… Let’s not go there. Instead, we can help you plan out a real solution in one building. There are a number of structural complications, risks of leakage involved in adding on to existing buildings—never mind the difficulties in colour matching and overall good looks of your project. You know the ones I’m talking about. The colours almost match—but close is only good in horseshoes and hand grenades.

Mistake #3: Not comparing apples to apples I can’t emphasize this one enough. Things are not always what they seem. Some products may look the same from the outside, but the reality is often far inferior. When you’re shopping around for a building, make sure you are comparing the same components—things that are critical when it comes to the integrity of your building.

Here’s a list to start:

  • Posts
  • Wood grade
  • Metal—what’s the paint warranty?

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Jerry Myer of Integrity Post Structures received the Movers & Shakers Award for 2010 from Alberta Construction Magazine.


Agri-Trade’s Equipment Expo Ag Innovation Winner – Integrity Post Structures with their winning submission Perma-Column.


Alberta Chamber of Commerce, Young Entrepreneur Award of Distinction Winner – Integrity Post Structures.


Jerry Myer, Owner/CEO has been selected to participate in the 2017 QuantumShift program. QuantumShift is an exclusive invitation-only leadership development program for 40 of Canada’s most promising entrepreneurs. Founded by KPMG Enterprise and the Ivey Business School at The University of Western Ontario, QuantumShift uses Ivey’s highly regarded case study method and award-winning faculty to help take the skills and talents of these entrepreneurs to the next level.

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”.

Jerry Myer, Founder & CEO of Integrity says “Since day one at Integrity, we have made it our goal to not only be the best post frame builder in Canada, but develop new and innovative ways to make the industry better. These awards are an honour and we are proud to win, but they are also a testament to the hard work and dedication of an entire team to achieve our goals.”

Myer also added “Every building Integrity builds is custom. That means our customers get our industry leading expertise and are able to add their own ideas to truly make their building something that can be proud of for generations”.