The owners of BSS Waste, in Lancaster, OH, wanted a structure that would allow their company to incorporate all aspects of its business under one roof. Today the multiuse post-frame building incorporates space for maintenance and repair of garbage trucks, storage and repair of portable toilets, corporate offices, and a driver-dispatch office area. Some unique features of the building—second-place winner in the National Frame Building Association’s 2011 Building of the Year contest in the category of commercial buildings (more than 10,000 square feet)—include a mono-slope roof truss with mansard on three sides, 24 x 24 two-story office and tower hip roof, a clearspan warehouse and shop areas with mezzanines, high bay windows, and recessed accent stucco areas in the tower.
“Because we are located on one of the busiest highways in central Ohio, we wanted unique design features added to our building to showcase the facility,” said Kim Lanning, building owner. Even with a limited budget, “our two warehouses and office complex are the most attractive buildings in our area.”
According to Steve Eversole of Eversole Builders, Inc., in Lancaster, OH, “The building owners had a unique vision for this project, and the flexibility of post frame allowed those ideas to be fulfilled. They wanted to combine work and office space requirements for their company in one unique and functional building and were able to do that.” He added that post frame also provided BSS Waste with an energy-efficient building that contributes to the local economy.