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From the construction of our first post frame building in 1989, O’Rorke has been dedicated to providing high-quality turnkey solutions for residential and commercial projects including new construction, repairs, remodels, additions, alterations and more. As a general contractor, we can be there from start to finish, from pouring the concrete to handling the interior finish — and everything in between.

Examples of the types of structures we can build include but are not limited to:

  • Dairy freestalls / milking parlors
  • Livestock confinement
  • Equestrian facilities
  • Complex commercial projects
  • Homes
  • Toy sheds
  • Workshops

We have experience connecting new and existing structures, are a certified Veterans Affairs builder and offer an extended warranty on workmanship. We’re the complete package, and we look forward to helping you turn your vision of the perfect building into a reality.

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Get affordable payment options from multiple lenders

Steel Hardness Matters

A common measure of steel strength is hardness. It’s like the difference between a hard candy and licorice of the about the same size…both are made primarily of sugar but one is much harder than the other and more apt to break your tooth!

In post-frame construction there are several different types of steel available for exterior roof and sidewall steel. Some builders use a softer (30,000 PSI tensile strength) but slightly thicker 26-gauge steel – more akin to the licorice mentioned above. And some builders use slightly thinner 29-gauge full-hard steel (80,000 PSI hardness) which is more like the hard candy mentioned above.

What’s critical to understand is that the full-hard steel is 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 - fewer dents!

Wick uses only full-hard steel, 80,000 PSI hardness or better for exterior wall and roof panels.

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When you choose O'Rorke Construction and Wick Buildings, you can count on receiving detail-oriented and customer-focused services. We strive to provide each customer with an exceptional buying and building experience.