Building of the Year

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The NFBA Building of the Year Awards is the premier and most prestigious contest to determine the best post-frame buildings constructed annually.


About the NFBA Building of the Year Awards

The NFBA Building of the Year Awards consists of 24 categories plus a Judges’ Award.  The Building of the Year Awards allows builder member companies of comparable size to compete against each other.

Each of the 12 award categories has two divisions:

Experts

Builders within the NFBA membership categories of $0–6 million in annual gross volume.

Masters

Builders within the NFBA membership categories of over $6 million in annual gross volume.

Categories

  • Agricultural Storage / Workshops
  • Commercial Buildings (< 5,000 SQ FT)
  • Commercial Buildings (5,000 - 10,000 SQ FT)
  • Commercial Buildings (> 10,000 SQ FT)
  • Hobby Shops
  • Horse Barns / Facilities (< 5,000 SQ FT)
  • Horse Barns / Facilities (> 5,000 SQ FT)
  • Institutional Buildings
  • Livestock Facilities
  • Residential Buildings
  • Retrofitted / Remodeled Buildings
  • Suburban Garages

NFBA will validate all entries by confirming the company’s membership category.  Winners in both divisions of all categories receive equal recognition and benefits.


Benefits of Winning a Building of the Year Award

  • Winners will be recognized at a prestigious awards luncheon at the annual Frame Building Expo.
  • Winners are recognized in Frame Building News magazine.
  • Winners are recognized on NFBA's website and in special features throughout NFBA communications.
  • Winning projects will be featured on the Frame Building Expo show floor for more than 1,000 building and design professionals to view.
  • Building of the Year winners receive a plaque to proudly display at their office to showcase their company’s high-quality work.