Comparing 3 Pole Building Contractors in Northern Utah
If you’ve already chosen to invest in a pole building, then chances are you’ve done a fair amount of research to help you decide which contractor to trust with your project.
For many of you in the Northern Utah area, the choice will likely come down to three main options: Roper, Cleary, and Beehive. Because we want you to make your decision with as much information as possible, we’ve outlined some of the main differences (and similarities) that you’ll notice between Beehive Buildings, Roper Buildings, and Cleary.
Beehive vs. Roper vs. Cleary: How They Compare
You may think that building a pole barn requires a relatively universal process, but the reality is that there are some important differences between contractors that are worth noting.
The Building Process and Materials
Although Beehive and Roper utilize very similar building processes and materials, Cleary is much different.
Cleary uses laminated posts, single trusses, and 2×4 girts and purlins. Additionally, Cleary buildings have a maximum 8 foot spacing between posts. Laminated posts consist of multiple pieces of wood that have been affixed together; both Beehive and Roper use solid 6×6 or 6×8 treated posts.
Beehive and Roper are also able to accommodate larger post spacing (such as 10 foot or 12 foot), and buildings from both Beehive and Roper feature 2×6 girts and purlins.
Beehive Buildings does, however, stand apart in a few ways. Unlike some other builders, Beehive completes all of our work in-house rather than subbing out projects, and we use 100% American steel.
Customer Service and Local Knowledge
For many people, working with a local company is an appealing option. Here again, Cleary is the sole dissenter. Cleary is a national company, whereas Beehive and Roper are both locally-owned. In essence, Cleary is similar to a big-box retailer; their national presence is more enticing to some people, but others prefer a local touch.
With a more grounded understanding of local requirements and a genuine investment in the community, it’s easier for local builders to prioritize customer service. In fact, high-quality customer service with clear communication at every juncture is an integral part of Beehive’s mission.
Cost and Payment
Beehive works to maintain consistent standards for how we handle payments, and we have been as transparent as possible about the cost of pole buildings, despite the fact that the price of a building varies significantly.
As far as Roper and Cleary go, there isn’t a great deal of information available about their pricing on their websites, so it’s difficult to provide any insight into what you can expect from these two builders on that front.
How to Choose The Right Builder for Your Project
At Beehive, we encourage you to reach out to any contractor that feels like they might be a good fit to receive a quote and get a feel for the organization.
When it comes down to it, the most important factor when you’re choosing a contractor is simply your gut feeling. Obviously, cost is a big deciding factor, but the last thing you want is to invest then have a poor experience with the contractor.
That being said, the best thing you can do if you’re stuck between multiple contractors is to simply reach out and get a feel for their level of service and communication.
Now that you have some more perspective on the differences between Beehive Buildings and some other contractors in our area, contact us to talk about bringing your dream building to life!