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Building a barn is a big investment. If you build a quality custom pole barn in Coeur d’Alene and maintain it properly, it could be around for decades––or longer. When you decide to build, there are different Coeur d’Alene pole barn builders in the area, and deciding which one to work with is an important decision.

Here are a few non-negotiable qualities you should look for as you choose a builder:


If you plan to invest thousands of your hard-earned dollars in a building, don’t risk hiring a builder or crew that doesn’t already have years of practice. Find a builder that has been building custom pole barns in Coeur d’Alene for years.


Experience is essential––but it isn’t everything. A builder may have been working in your area for a long time, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that they do quality work. Ask around for references from friends or colleagues who recently built a Coeur d’Alene steel building.

Quality Materials

It doesn’t matter how good a building looks when it is new if it doesn’t make it through the first winter. If, for example, your Coeur d’Alene steel building is built with lighter gauge steel than is required, you might have saved a little money upfront––but you will lose money in the long run.

Build Options

Barns, garages, and hobby shops aren’t “one-size-fits-all” or “one-style-fits-all.” Find a builder for your Coeur d’Alene agricultural building that can build according to your specific needs and style, no matter what they are.

Customer Service

A dishonest salesperson will promise you the world to make a sale. The difference between a professional builder and a dishonest builder is their ability to deliver on time, as agreed upon, and within budget. It is also important to remember that communication is key. Find a builder who tells the truth and stays in contact with you. There is nothing more frustrating than a delay in construction and a contractor who can’t bother to pick up the phone and explain why the project is delayed.


It is always good to get more than one quote for your building project. When obtaining quotes for your project, you should get an idea of which company offers better customer service, which company is overpriced, and which company tries to cut corners.

If you have worked with dishonest builders or contractors before, the list above may seem like too much to ask. A large construction projection, such as a barn or garage, is a significant investment and use of your resources. Don’t settle for a dishonest or incompetent builder who will waste your money.

MQS, Inc –– Specialists in Post Frame Buildings

If you are looking for high-quality, Amish barn builders in Coeur d’Alene, give MQS, Inc. a call today. Our founder and owner, Mark Stolfus, began building as part of an Amish family in his youth. Mark brings the same professionalism and work ethic to every project we take on.

To get started, give us a call or go online to receive a free quote on your project.

MQS is one of the largest post-frame building companies in Montana and Idaho. We even maintain our own supply yards, warehouses, and a fleet of delivery trucks.

Our goal is to make sure all our clients are happy with the final product and the process. We understand the importance of keeping your project on time and within budget.

We look forward to hearing from you!