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.
Bernon G. Perkins Award Winner
|Past Perkins Award Winners|
|2022 - Tim Royer||1999 - Bob Moore & Gus Gilderbloom|
|2021 - Matt Greiner||1998 - Russ McGinnis|
|2017 - John Hill||1997 - Dr. Don Bender|
|2016 - John Wick||1996 - Dr. David Bohnhoff|
|2015 - Henry Getz||1995 - Dr. William Bickert|
|2014 - Randy Ridenour||1994 - Dr. Art Muehling|
|2013 - Ron Sutton||1993 - Dr. Kifle Gebremedhin|
|2012 - Gary Auman||1992 - Bill Friday|
|2011 - Leo Shirek||1991 - Ken & Glen Umbaugh|
|2009 - Dr. Harvey Manbeck||1990 - Dr. Harvey Manbeck|
|2008 - Doug Rammer||1989/1988 - Al Dale|
|2007 - Roy Reiman||1987 - Dr. Frank Woeste|
|2006 - Pat McGuire||1986 - Bernon G. Perkins|
|2005 - Pete Kohl|
|2004 - Leo Shirek|
|2003 - Barry Bingham|
|2002 - Harold Schroth|
|2000 - Dr. David Bohnhoff|