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Why Choose Us?

The Wick Difference

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Wick Buildings, Inc. is a privately held Wisconsin company founded in 1954 by John F. Wick. John Wick is a Wisconsin native and graduate of the University of Wisconsin–Madison with a background in agriculture and advanced schooling in business and engineering.

Wick Buildings consist of a wood-frame structure covered with sheet steel and/or other exterior materials such as brick and block. Clear span trusses up to 100 feet in width are fabricated. Siding, roofing, liners and trim are formed and cut from rolled steel at Wick’s production facilities. These components, together with the necessary pre-cut lumber, doors, windows and a variety of options, are loaded on semi-trailers and delivered to the buyer’s site. The components are then constructed into buildings on-site by company or local crews trained in the Wick way of building.

With the sale of over 70,000 buildings to date, Wick Buildings has steadily grown to become one of the nation’s largest producers of post-frame buildings, including sophisticated animal confinement systems, horse housing facilities, on-farm livestock and storage buildings, suburban structures and professionally engineered commercial and light industrial buildings.

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DURABLE STEEL AND PAINT

Full-hard steel, 82,000 PSI hardness or better. Twice as impact resistant as 30,000 PSI commercial-grade steel. You'll appreciate that when hail falls on the roof or the mower throws stones at the wall - less dents.

Exterior steel is G-90 galvanized. Compared to G-60 you'll get 50% more corrosion protection, so your Wick building will look great longer.

Akzo Nobel Ceram-a-Star 1050 paint. Warranted not to chip or crack for 40 years. Highly reflective for energy efficiency, which keeps your building much cooler on those hot summer days.

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RELIABLE, HIGH-QUALITY LUMBER

Wick uses only machine graded or machine evaluated lumber for all structural components such as truss members, columns, girts and purlins.

In addition to the visual benefits of cleaner lumber with less bark and knots, it's at least 15% stronger than regular lumber so you'll see less maintenance down the road.

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EXCEPTIONAL ENGINEERING

Wick's Licensed Professional Engineers (PE) stay current with the latest codes and building technologies, and they create the standards for all Wick's designs.

Using those standards, Wick's trained designers custom design each building to your needs. You'll get both a building that meets your needs and stands the test of time.

 

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DESIGN YOUR BUILDING IN 3D!

Select a building type and initial design with our 3D Building design tool. You can then use the tool to customize the building to meet your exact needs. When you are done, your plans will be sent to Freeport Builders. We will contact you with an estimate for your created building.

GET STARTED!

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PICK YOUR COLORS

Want to see what your next Wick Buildings post-frame building will look like? Our color planner should give you a good idea. Select a building below and then click on the sections of the building to try out different colors to design your own building. When you’re done, you can print your design or save it for future reference.

EXTENSIVE WARRANTY AND SERVICE

As the old saying goes "a warranty is only as good as the company that backs it up."

Wick takes its commitment to warranty and service very seriously, and year-after-year most of our sales come from past customers and referrals.

We proudly stand behind every building warranty and are an accredited member of the Better Business Bureau.

Wick Buildings Inc. offers two warranties depending on whether a Wick-employed crew builds your building (Wick Construction Services Warranty) or a local Builder’s crew builds your building (Building Packages Warranty). Wick Buildings provides crews only within certain geographical areas. Contact your local Wick Builder to learn more.

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THE BEST CREWS

Wick crews know only one way to build: the right way.

The crew that builds your building will be trained in the Wick way of building so you can be assured that your building will both look and perform as designed.

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OUR STANDARD SCREW FASTENERS

All Wick exterior steel is screwed down with color-matched screws - no nails.

Reduces nail pops and maintenance while increasing strength against weather elements like snow and wind.

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LOCAL BUILDERS YOU CAN TRUST

Wick partners with independent builders from your area who you know, and who Wick trusts.

They live and work in your community so you'll know who to contact should you need service, an addition or another Wick Building.