grand staircase view of post and beam event center in kansas

New Post & Beam Event Center in Kansas!

New Post & Beam Event Center in Carbondale, Kansas

Brides in the Topeka area now have a state-of-the-art post and beam event center to consider when celebrating their big day!  Willows Bend Event Center overlooks Carbondale Lake and is the epitome of a picturesque setting for a wedding or other special occasion.

In addition to the ideal location, the venue itself is sure to make you say ‘Wow’!

From the big picture details like the grand staircase, the overlooking balcony, and the large bridal suite, to the intricate enhancements of the burned tongue and groove, the integrated cupolas, and the carefully placed storage closets (that add so much function to the beauty), we can’t get enough of this venue!

And we’re not alone. Before this venue opened its doors, 55 couples had committed to celebrating their special day here. Twenty-one of those couples booked before ground had even broke on the facility!

It’s stories (and buildings) like these that make us so proud of what we do day in and day out. If you’re considering a post and beam event center, be sure to get in touch with us to hear more success stories like Willows Bend!

The Knox 66108

66′ x 108′ Raised Center | 36′ Center Section with 15′ Enclosed Lean-tos

Seating Capacity: 350 at round tables

Balcony view of post and beam event center in Kansas
grand staircase view of post and beam event center in kansas
Outside view of post and beam event center in Kansas
view of balcony overlooking main floor in post and beam event center
timber trusses and open floor plan in kansas

To get started on your dream post and beam barn, home, cabin, or event center, contact us at (402) 317-5747, info@legacypostandbeam.com.

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Better Business Bureau A+ Rating

Better Business Bureau A+ Rating

At Legacy Post and Beam we are proud to be a small family-owned business. Our commitment to providing personal attention to every kit that we build helps our customers successfully build their own legacy. Throughout the entire process, we care about your experience at Legacy, as it is directly linked to ours!

Our business has the privilege of working with customers across the nation and part of this means we are not able to meet every customer face to face. We value the trust of our customers and understand that not being able to personally meet us can be nerve-wracking for some when building (and financing) your dream post and beam building.

When making decisions that hold such an impact, third party verification’s are helpful. We have many third-party references that are able to put your mind at ease!

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Legacy Post and Beam has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. “BBB Accreditation signifies trust and integrity, and an unwavering commitment to consumers,” according to the Better Businesses Bureau website. We are also a member in good standing with the Fremont Area Chamber of Commerce, as well as the Lincoln Home Builders Association. Additionally, the factor that speaks the most volumes about our work is our long list of satisfied customers. We will gladly connect you with references upon request.

Click here to find more about our Better Business Bureau A+ rating on Better Business Bureau’s website.

At the end of the day, we want you to feel comfortable with the investment you are making in your dream post and beam building. We are here to answer questions over the phone and always welcome anyone interested to stop by and see us anytime (M-F 8:00-5:00pm).

To get started on your dream post and beam barn, home, cabin, or event center, contact us at (402) 317-5747, info@legacypostandbeam.com.

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A look at post & beam projects being built this spring!

A look at post & beam projects being built this spring!

Spring is officially here and we can’t wait to see these project come to life! Whether you’re looking for a commercial property with a unique flair, a classic barn, or a timeless home, we’ve got ideas to share!

South Dakota Event Center – The Knox 60108
60’ x 108’ Raised Center | 60′ Center Section and two Lean-tos with Gable Entry Trusses

3D Drawing of a post and beam event center in South Dakota

South Carolina Home – Armstrong 5238
52’ x 38’ Gable | 22’ Center Section with two 15’ Enclosed Lean-tos and a 12’ Deck

Massachusetts Brewery – Knox 6460
64’ x 60’ Raised Center | 40’ Center Section with two 12’ Enclosed Lean-tos

Arizona Home – The Armstrong 4850
48’ x 50’ Gable | 24’ Center Section with Two 12’ Lean-Tos

Nebraska Barn – The Knox 6072
60’ x 72’ Raised Center | 30’ Center Section with Two 15’ Enclosed Lean-Tos

3D CAD drawing of post and beam raised center barn in Nebraska

Iowa Home – The Knox 3236
32’ x 36’ Raised Center | 18’ Center Section with one 14’ Enclosed Lean-to & an 8’ x 18’ Porch

3D CAD drawing of a post and beam home in Iowa

To learn more about any of these specific projects or to get started on your one-of-a-kind post and beam barn, home, cabin, or event center, contact us at (402) 317-5747, info@legacypostandbeam.com.

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See the 3 distinct purposes of this post and beam barn in North Carolina!

This beautiful barn in North Carolina was built on a family acreage with a few special family member requests in mind. Each one highlights one of the distinct qualities of a Legacy Post and Beam kit.

  1. Customized Design: RV and Equipment Storage

    Request number one was to allow for a full size RV to be parked inside. To accommodate this, we raised the tie beam height and added hammer trusses in the locations needed. This allowed for the overhead doors to be installed easily and resulted in a great location for the RV to be kept out of the elements.

2. Open Floor Plan: Classic Car Storage

Request number two was for classic cars to be comfortably stored and easily driven in and out. The open floor plan capabilities of a Legacy kit make this easy to accommodate as supporting walls are not needed. The vehicles fit perfectly in the lean-tos/around the perimeter of the barn.

3. Stunning Building: Weddings

Request number three was to provide an elegant location for an upcoming family wedding of around 250 guests. A Legacy kit never disappoints in this arena! The exposed Douglas-fir timbers provide the perfect back drop for hosting any type of special event. In fact, commercial wedding venues are how a large portion of our kits are used!

Overall, you can see the raw character shine through in this post and beam barn kit that compliments their existing acreage well.  Each bent was built in our shop in the Midwest with specific purpose as to how it would be reassembled and used on the East Coast. We are proud to have helped this family build the barn that meets and exceeds their needs!

To learn more about this specific project or to get started on your one-of-a-kind post and beam barn, home, cabin, or event center, contact us! (402) 317-5747/ info@legacypostandbeam.com / Contact Form

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Top 5 Reasons to Buy From Legacy Post and Beam

Top 5 reasons to buy from Legacy Post and Beam

Here at Legacy Post and Beam, we are proud of the work we do. From the wood we use to the service we provide our customers with, we believe that what we do makes us stand out. Here are 5 reasons to buy from Legacy Post and Beam when looking for a post and beam kit.

1. HIGH QUALITY MATERIALS

All of our kits use the ‘gold standard’ wood choice for our structural bent work materials, kiln-dried Douglas-fir. There are two important factors to consider here – first, that our wood is dried, and second, the specific species selected. Read more about why this matters in the The Douglas Fir Difference”.

2. MORE INCLUDED IN STANDARD KIT

A base kit from Legacy includes more components than many other kit providers. We do this to ensure each kit is set-up for success from the beginning and to reduce the amount of engineering and upgrade charges needed later in the design process. In addition to our high-quality wood choice, items such as 4”x6” purlins, black powder coated steel plates, 24” overhangs, and free shipping for the first 500 miles all come standard in a Legacy kit.

3. FAMILY OWNED WITH NATIONWIDE REACH

When you work with Legacy, you get the best of both worlds. A company that has sent kits to every corner of the US, and, a company that is small enough to be a family-owned operation that takes great pride in each and every kit we produce. In fact, you can’t buy a kit from Legacy without working closely with one or more of the owners.

4. UPFRONT, FAIR PRICING

Our pricing model reflects how we do business in general – it’s upfront, honest, informative, and fair from the beginning. We don’t play pricing games, leave out important components, or mark kits up just to mark them down. We believe our product speaks for itself and want customers to buy when they are ready, with no surprises waiting for them down the road.

5. CUSTOMER SATISFACTION

When someone trusts us to ‘build their Legacy’ we take this responsibility seriously. It is our job to make the process as smooth and enjoyable as possible. The true mark of a job well done is a customer referral and we are honored to have much of our business come from referrals of satisfied customers. If you would like to hear from our customers, call us and we will get you connected with references that can give you a vision of how we work.

If you have any questions, want to learn more about what sets us apart, or want to get started on your one-of-a-kind post and beam barn, home, cabin, or venue, contact us at (402) 317-5747, info@legacypostandbeam.com.

To learn more about any of these specific projects or to get started on your one-of-a-kind post and beam barn, home, cabin, or event center, contact us at (402) 317-5747, info@legacypostandbeam.com.

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Post and Beam Airplane Hangar

Legacy kit finished as a Post and Beam Airplane Hangar

One of our favorite things to do at Legacy is listen to the dreams of our customers and work to make them come to life! Each of our customers comes with different ideas and we pride ourselves on our ability to meet our customer’s specific needs.

On this Eastern Nebraska project, our customer wanted a classy way to store their equipment, while still embracing the rustic setting. One important piece of equipment – their airplane!

In order to make this happen, we upgraded the trusses to accommodate a 48’ clear span and raised the walls to ensure there was ample room. We were able to create an open space conducive to the wingspan of the airplane, without supporting beams, by using kiln-dried Douglas fir timbers. Douglas fir is used for the structural bent work components on all of our projects as it provides a sturdier build than other wood species. Finally, with the addition of a hydraulic door, their idea became a reality!

The Armstrong 4872

48’x72’ One Story Gable with Raised Side Walls | 48’ Center Section | 3,456 Sq Ft on Main Level

To learn more about this project or to get started on your one-of-a-kind post and beam barn, home, cabin, or event center, contact us at (402) 317-5747, info@legacypostandbeam.com, or by filling out this form.

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How it Works to Build Your Legacy

How it works to Build Your Legacy

Each Legacy customer is unique and so is every kit we produce! And, you can rest assured in knowing that personalized does not have to mean perplexing.  For those getting started on their post and beam journey, we have two convenient options to help you get started.  No matter which route you are interested in, we are here to answer your questions and guide you along the way. 

PRE-DESIGNED KITS

Start with a base kit and make it your own!

A Legacy pre-designed kit comes with the perfect blend of definition and customization.

The roofline and bent structure are defined on each model, which generates cost savings on the design side and allows us to offer the kits at a reduced rate. From there, customers have the ability to add accessory and upgrade options as they like, enabling them to finish their kit as a barn, home, cabin, garage, multi-purpose building, or more. Take a look at our pre-designed kits here.

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CUSTOM KITS

Designed just for you

Many of our customers start out on their post and beam journey after being inspired by something they’ve seen online or in person. Others have had an idea in their head for years and simply sketch it out on a napkin. And even more commonly, people have a general idea of what they like/dislike. Any of these options work well as the starting point on a custom kit!   After we spend some time discussing that initial inspiration, we can help bring your project to life.

We make the custom design process as easy as possible by listening closely to your needs and matching that with the square footage, dimensions, rooflines, accessories, and more that fit your budget.  Whether it’s your first time building, or you’re an experienced contractor, we’re here to help!

To learn more about our design options or to get started on your one-of-a-kind post and beam barn, home, cabin, or event center, get in touch with us today!  (402) 317-5747 / info@legacypostandbeam.com / Contact Form

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Builder/Contractor Open House

Builder/Contractor Open House | Wednesday, Oct 24th 

Want to learn more about what we do/how we can work together? Stop in and see us on Wednesday, October 24th!

Everyone welcome (not just builders/contractors).

Event Details:

Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

2:00pm – 7:00pm

3220 E Morningside Road

Fremont, NE 68025

Note: If this time/date does not work for you, feel free to come by another time! We are open 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday – Friday and on evenings/weekends by appointment. Give us a call and set up a time to come see us!

Learn how we build the kits in our workshop and what it looks like to put them back together onsite.

Discover the specialty lumber items we offer at wholesale prices. Our most popular items include Tongue and Groove/Shiplap/Carsiding, Douglas Fir Beams, and 1x and 2x Rough Cut Pine.

Find out how we can help incorporate timber components, such as pre-built trusses into your projects.

To learn more about how post and beam compares to other types of construction or to get started on a Legacy Post & Beam kit, contact us at 402-317-5747 or info@legacypostandbeam.com.

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post and beam office entrance

Grand Opening/Open House – Sept 24!

Join us on Monday, Sept 24th | 9:00am-2:00pm

We invite you to join us on Monday, September 24th as we celebrate the grand opening of our new facility in Fremont, NE! The event will include a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house featuring special guest, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts.
Event Details:
Monday, September 24th, 2018
9:00am – 2:00pm
3220 E Morningside Road
Fremont, NE 68025
Also note that WE LOVE VISITORS! If this time/date does not work for you, feel free to come by another time. We are open 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday – Friday and on evenings/weekends by appointment. Give us a call and set up a time to come see us!

To learn more about how post and beam compares to other types of construction or to get started on a Legacy Post & Beam kit, contact us at 402-317-5747 or info@legacypostandbeam.com.

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Post and Beam vs Pole Barns, Mortise and Tenon, Log, and More

Post & Beam Vs Other Types of Construction

As a post and beam company, we know firsthand that not everyone knows exactly what post and beam is and/or how it compares to other types of construction. And that’s ok! That’s what we’re here for. Today, we will give a brief overview of the different types of construction post and beam is most often compared to, which should also provide clarity on the construction form itself.  Though we are biased to post and beam, each type of construction is great in its own way and has its own place in the market. As always, we encourage you to reach out with specific questions or for more information on any of the items mentioned below.

Stick Frame/Conventional Buildings

This is the most standard form of construction today. Buildings are constructed from 2×4 or 2×6 dimensional lumber, which is an extremely easy material to access and a main reason this construction method is so common. Stick frame buildings have a long lifespan, are durable, versatile, and affordable. They differ from post and beam in that they are often reliant on interior supporting walls for strength, which can dictate floor plans. Additionally, the building materials are not visually appealing and need to be covered up with drywall. This limits the usable space on the second level and makes workarounds necessary for vaulted ceilings. From a price perspective, post and beam costs a little more than a stick frame structure, but not as much as most people think. If you are trying to make stick frame look like post and beam, it costs less to just go with post and beam from the beginning.

Pole Barn/Post Frame

Because the term post frame is similar to post and beam, people often get us confused. In reality though, post and beam is completely different than post frame and we fulfill much different needs in the market place. A pole barn or post frame building is a structure that uses large poles/posts buried in the ground for its support. A foundation is not required, which makes these a very low cost and attractive option for those needing a purely functional barn or storage space where longevity is not a high priority. The downside to these structures is that they carry very little aesthetic appeal and have short lifespans, often less than 50 years. This makes it hard to recoup the investment, especially if you’re looking at doing a home, cabin, or commercial facility. Additionally, to pass most city/county codes, the living and/or customer space is often only feasible on the second level.

Log Buildings

This form of construction has been around even longer than post and beam and results in beautiful wood structures. Customers considering log buildings are often drawn to post and beam because they both feature fully dimensional, exposed wood components. There are many differences between the two though. First, the price point on a log home is often much higher than post and beam. Second, log homes require more reoccurring maintenance (due in large part to the settling of the logs). Third, the support systems are much different which has a few key effects on the building we’ll briefly discuss.

Log homes get their strength from an interlocking horizontal framework where the logs are notched in the corners to join together. This framework forms the walls and in many cases, stick frame trusses are put on top of the log walls. This results in the same limitations mentioned with stick frame buildings of less usable space on the second floor, and the lack of a ‘true’ vaulted ceiling. Additionally, because of the log walls, a log home is through and through a wood home, meaning you can’t pick and choose which walls you want drywall on unless you duplicate a wall.

Mortise and Tenon Timber Frame

Mortise and Tenon and post and beam are both forms of timber frame construction. Both utilize fully dimensional timbers formed into bents as the support system of the building. This allows for open floor plans, truly vaulted ceilings, and beautiful exposed wood to be a part of the showcase of the facility.

The biggest difference is how the timber materials are connected. Mortise and Tenon uses wood and peg joinery, which involves a hole and a tongue that fit together securely. This is the most traditional form of timber framing and is undoubtedly beautiful. However, it is expensive because of the extra work of creating these intricate joints.  Both the kit cost and the on-site construction cost are increased.

Post and beam uses the same concept, but uses a steel plate with bolt connection in place of the wood and peg. This simplifies the joinery, which drives down the costs of both the kit and on-site construction. Additionally, the bold look of the steel plates against solid Douglas fir timbers creates a rustic look with an industrial flair that draws many customers to it.

Post and beam joins many of the benefits of each of these construction types together. It accommodates both rustic and contemporary design styles, as does stick frame construction. It comes at a price point between a post frame building and a timber frame or log building, making it one of the most affordable ways to attain an attractive, longstanding structure. Finally, it utilizes fully dimensional timber bents, which allows for a wood structure with truly vaulted ceilings and open floors.

To learn more about how post and beam compares to other types of construction or to get started on a Legacy Post & Beam kit, contact us at 402-317-5747 or info@legacypostandbeam.com.

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