2017 | Retrofitted/Remodeled Buildings | 1st Place

Louisa County Ambulance
Built By:
Greiner Buildings, Inc.
Columbus Junction, IA
Building use, importance, and newsworthiness:

This mono-slope post-frame building addition provided new garage space with heated floors for the ambulance service, 2 bedrooms and full bath for employees.

The existing building, which previously was the garage/office space, was converted to a training room, two offices, kitchen, lounge area and bath. The new and existing building were connected by a two story entry tower to make the transition flow focally. The large windowed garage doors add natural light to the large shop area.

Unique features:

Two story entry tower using EIFS. The McElroy mega rib steel added a different visual look to the post frame exterior. The architect and team at Greiner Buildings worked hard to make the two buildings come together seamlessly so the building was pleasing to the eye.

Post-frame advantage:

The original building was post frame and the Louisa County Board wanted a construction option that was cost efficient and easy to work with the existing structure. Heated concrete floors was a great option for keeping vehicles ready to easily access in cold weather months as well as a comfortable surface for using during traininig.

Cost per Sq. Ft.:


Duration to complete:

58 Days