2017 | Livestock Facilities | 2nd Place

Rob & Tiffany Manning
Built By:
Greiner Buildings, Inc
Waukee, IA
Building use, importance, and newsworthiness:

This is a beautiful monitor style post-frame building for the family's show cattle. Two lean-tos have been added for garage space and cattle stalls. The owners chose to finish the second story for recreational use. The monitor barn style was selected to keep with the look of an antique barn, but metal exterior for low maintenance. Rubber surface flooring was chosen for the main level for a softer walking surface.

The post-frame building has a laundry room/bath on the main floor, stalls, cooling room for show livestock, fitting area and storage for their livestock trailer. The second story has a kitchen, great room and bathroom.

Unique features:

Unique features of the building are accordion barn doors, 3 dutch doors, two cupolas, a 12x48 lean-to and a 14x48 lean-to.

Post-frame advantage:

Post frame construction was chosen for the ease of maintenance, speed of the building proves, and the durability of materials used on the building for the daily use with livestock.

Cost per Sq. Ft.:


Duration to complete:

19 Days