Bernon G. Perkins Award

One of NFBA's highest honors - The Bernon G. Perkins Award is presented at the annual Frame Building Expo Awards Luncheon to an individual who demonstrates exemplary service to the post-frame industry. The winner is also featured in Frame Building News magazine.

To nominate someone you feel qualifies for this prestigious award, please fill out and submit the nomination form.


  • Current NFBA Member
  • Dedicated over 5 years to the industry

About Bernon G. Perkins:  Bernon G. Perkins is credited with refining the evolution of the modern post-frame building from a temporary "pole barn" to a longlasting structure. Red cedar poles were used before Perkins' time, lending up to a decade or more of longevity to structures. When red cedar poles became scarce in the mid-1930's, Perkins used creosote-treated poles to provide primary structural support. This innovation extended a typical pole building's life by several decades. Perkins pioneered several design enhancements and post frame has since proven an economical and efficient building system for a multitude of uses.