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Harvard builder earns ‘Building of the Year’ award

Published: Sunday, April 6, 2014 5:00 a.m. CDT
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Bill Peterson of Metal Master Buildings accepts the Building of the Year Award from Rick Hess of National Frame Building Association.

HARVARD – The National Frame Building Association selected a building constructed by Metal Masters Buildings of Harvard as its “Building of the Year” winner in the Experts Division, Horse Barns/Facilities (more than 5,000 square feet) category.

Bill Peterson, founder and owner of Metal Masters Buildings accepted the award at the annual NFBA convention, according to a news release.

“The building Bill and his team constructed is one of the finest and largest examples of post frame construction,” said James Cooper IV, member services for National Frame Building Association.

The building, in northern Illinois, is a horse barn with attached arena and spectator entertainment space. It features high-end amenities and features including heated floors, custom stalls and full exercise arena all constructed by Metal Masters.

“Throughout the entire design and construction phase, Bill was a tremendous partner. Taking our ideas – [and] adding many of his own – he brought to life the perfect facility all the while being conscientious of the budget,” the building owner, who wasn’t identified, said in the news release. “With Bill’s guidance our barn far exceeds our expectations.”

“I’ve built my company and my buildings with an unwavering commitment to exceeding expectations, hard work and dedication to building buildings that are lasting and highly functional, it is such an honor to be recognized for this,” Peterson said in a statement.

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