Monthly Archives: July 2016

Doors, doors & more doors.

What works best for my building? There is a ton of options for large entry doors, and sometimes it tough to decide what works best for different applications.  Well we have tried to simplify it somewhat with a quick breakdown of the pros and cons of overhead, slider, and bi-fold doors.

Overhead Doors

  • Works great for all buildings types; Farm Shops, Barns, Oil & Gas Buildings, Farm Storage, Acreage Shops & Riding Arenas
  • Insulated
  • Available in widths ranging from 6’ to more than 24’ wide
  • Remote control or chain hoist option
  • Glass panel option lets a ton of natural light into the building

Overhead Doors

Bifold Doors

  • Best for Farm Shop, Farm Storage, Aircraft Hangars
  • Doors can span up to 90’ & full height access to the building
  • Can also be insulated & provide a great seal
  • Remote control options
  • Requires access to power

Bifold Doors

Sliding Doors

  • Best for Barns, Riding Arenas and Cold Storage Buildings
  • Great lower cost option
  • Single sliding or bi-parting
  • Able to choose metal color

Sliding Doors

Introducing John Schouten

Jon Schouten

Jon Schouten has worked with Remuda for almost 2 years now so we decided it’s time for everyone to get to know him a little better. After tying him to his office chair, we finally had a chance for him to answer some questions.

My hometown is…
I was born in Surrey B.C. but later moved to Yarrow B.C. for a few years before landing in Calgary, AB. Alberta has been my home for almost 20 years.

Before Remuda…
I went to BCIT for my first 2 years of electrical school and then competed my 3rd, 4th and Masters level at SAIT in Calgary along with a number of different courses in Sales, Marketing and Management.

I started working at 4 Star Electric and was there for 17 years, working my way up from apprentice electrician to site foreman, service manager and finally company trainer.

I love working at Remuda because…
We really do have a great all around team – from management to the crew members in the field! Many of our customers have said this as well which makes my job a lot easier and the customers experience more enjoyable. I enjoy helping a client put together the plans for their building, working on a solution that will work for them. I want all customers to be completely satisfied with their buildings.

People would say…
I’m knowledgeable, efficient and seek to serve the customer well. My kids and wife would probably say I’m a bit of a perfectionist but I like to see things done properly and right the first time.

When I’m not working, I’m probably
Hanging out with my beautiful wife and 3 kids. We enjoy getting out to the mountains on my quad, camping, going to church and spending time with friends.
– Jon Schouten, Sales Representative

Indoor Riding Arenas

Superior Construction -Riding Arena

80 x 140 x 18 Riding Arena

indoor horse riding arena

Whether you work with horses for a living or just love to get out and ride anytime of the year, an indoor horse riding arena is a fantastic addition to any property. Indoor riding arenas protect you from blowing snow in the winter or pouring rain in the spring. No longer would you have to think about the forecast before planning a riding session. Riding arena construction is not something to be taken lightly, it is a substantial investment and should be considered carefully. Remuda Building has the ability to take you through the process with countless options, great value, and superior construction.

Building Leasing

Leasing equipment, vehicles, and trailers is something that happens often in today’s world and can make a lot of financial sense, especially in a business environment.

What a lot of people don’t know is that leasing options for the agricultural community extends to buildings as well. Most people don’t realize that leasing a new barn, shop or storage building is just as easy as financing and while interest rates may be slightly higher than regular loans, a couple key benefits may make leasing the right option for you!
Quick and painless: Rates are based on your credit rating and the approval process tends to be faster than that of a bank.

The entire cost of the building could be tax deductible: Rather than just the interest portion of a purchase payment, the entire yearly cost of the building could be written off against your income.

Save your cash: No traditional down payments help preserve your cash reserves and frees up space on your Operating Loans or Line of Credit for other farm expenses.

Our sales team can point you towards a leasing company that can fit your needs, and support you through the buying process. Call us today to make your building dreams a reality.

Hip Roof Barns

Hip Roof Barns

There is nothing more picturesque than a well-established farm site with the original hip roof barn standing tall. These old barns are a distinct part of our history and come with a host of good memories. With that in mind it can be difficult to part with a barn when repairs and maintenance are no longer feasible.

When it’s time for a new farm building it’s great to know that there are options for preserving that distinct barn feel. One of our recent customers decided a gambrel truss on a new 40’ x 60’ barn was a great way to keep the traditional look but last for the future generations of his growing family. An overhang flare and a widows peak were added to the roof system and the vaulted truss system allowed for overhead doors that would still fit the tractor. The 4’ x 8’ sliding doors give quick access to move cattle in and out. Overall this barn was a great mix of form and functionality.