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Morton Buildings has been in the business for more than 110 years.  As a true leader,  they offer a wide range of turn-key metal building options from agricultural barns to hobby shops to residential homes.

Why Choose Morton To Build Your Pole Barn?

There’s a reason Morton has managed to stay in business for more than a century: they offer impeccable service and their structures are built to last. They’re also a 100% employee owned company, which means employees are committed to providing the best quality and service.

If your goal is to construct a residential building, you’ll find that Morton offers a wide range of flexible floor plans, from metal barns to homes, garages and more. Buildings can also be customized to your liking or to complement other structures on your property.

With Morton, you can finally build your hobby garage – or have both your home and hobby garage built. With such flexible floorplans and sizes, the possibilities are virtually endless.

Of course, floor plans and customization are just one piece of the puzzle. Any company can offer these options. But quality is what sets Morton apart from other metal building companies.

According to Morton, cheaper is almost never better.

That’s why the company sources and manufactures its own materials.

Morton takes turn-key to another level:

  • Roll forms their steel
  • Builds their own trusses
  • Constructs their own doors
  • Manufactures their own hardware

Their buildings use the company’s own Stainless-Steel Internal Drive Screw, which virtually eliminates the possibility of rust.

But arguably the most important material of all is the steel used to manufacture the buildings. Morton uses Hi-Rib steel, which is more flexible and designed to prevent hairline cracks that can lead to rust with other buildings. Their steel has a heavier zinc coating and uses the FLUOROFLEX 1000 paint system. Together, they resist cracking during roll-forming, which further prevents rusting.

The company also understands the importance of energy efficiency.

When it comes to insulation, Morton offers their Energy Performer Package, which includes:

  • Approximately 9” thick walls with 6” of insulation
  • Polyethylene vapor retarder to keep insulation dry and reduce drafts
  • Fully ventilated attics for better condensation control and air circulation
  • 5” truss heels for deep insulation and air space for attic ventilation
  • Uncompressed sidewall fiberglass blanket insulation (6” thick with an R-19 rating)
  • Blown-in ceiling insulation (R-38 rating or better)

Need another reason to choose Morton?

Just look at their warranty. Morton warranties are handled in-house, including labor and materials.

Morton Service Area

Morton services most of the United States, with offices in:

  • Vermont
  • New Hampshire
  • Massachusetts
  • New York
  • Connecticut
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • Virginia
  • Ohio
  • North Carolina
  • Wyoming
  • Kentucky
  • Georgia
  • Tennessee
  • Alabama
  • Mississippi
  • Florida
  • Arkansas
  • Texas
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Idaho
  • Michigan
  • Missouri
  • Iowa
  • Wisconsin
  • Oklahoma
  • Kansas
  • Nebraska
  • South Dakota
  • Minnesota
  • North Dakota
  • Colorado

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Morton Residential Structures

Morton offers a range of residential buildings, including: workshop, home & cabin, hobby building, garage and even airplane hangars.

Residential homes are by far the most complex projects, but Morton offers many options to help buyers through the process. In fact, customers can choose whether they want a turn-key solution (not available in all regions), or if they want to take care of some of the work themselves to lower costs.

When building a Morton Buildings home, the process will go a little something like this:

  • Secure financing
  • Choose a site
  • Choose level of involvement
  • Prepare plans and costs
  • Final approval from bank
  • Review plans and sign contracts
  • Begin construction

There are three levels of involvement to choose from:

  • Single Source Accountability: The most expensive option, but the turn-key solution. Requires very little day-to-day interaction from customers, and the risk is minimal when a reliable general contractor is chosen. Plus, you only have to deal with one contract for the entire project.
  • Split Source Accountability: The middle-of-the-road option. Morton Buildings provides the insulated building shell, and your general contractor finishes the rest. This route also requires little day-to-day interaction from customers and is low risk when reputable contractors are chosen. This option will likely require two contracts.
  • Customer Source Accountability: The cheapest option. Morton Buildings completes the shell, and the customer completes the rest. Multiple contractors will be involved, so there is a higher level of risk involved.

Morton Buildings Project Gallery

All images courtesy of Morton Buildings Inc.

Morton Buildings Prices

How much does a Morton pole building cost?

That’s an impossible question to answer because each building is constructed to fit the buyer’s needs.

But here’s the good news: Morton sales consultants provide accurate pricing estimates. And because the cost includes material, labor, tax and delivery, there are no hidden or surprise costs.

There are several factors that will affect the cost of your metal building, including:

  • Site: If your building site requires clearing, grading and other work, this will increase the cost of your project. A ready-to-build site will save you time and money.
  • Size: The preliminary cost of the project will be based primarily on the height, length and width of the building.
  • Location: Prices will vary by region. Permits, building codes and zoning issues can all affect the cost of the project.
  • Building Features: Additional features and customization options will add to the overall cost of the project.
  • Scope of the Project: Some projects will require several trades to complete the construction. Morton does provide “turn-key” construction and will work with customers throughout the entire process.

While prices are dependent on each individual project, Morton does give some examples of project costs on their blog.

  • Ranch-Style Insulated House Shell: 36’W x 10’H x 50’L with 1,800 sq.ft. living space – $74,987
  • Ranch-Style Insulated Shell with Attached Garage: 36’W x 10’H x 45’L with 1,620 sq.ft. living space and 30’W x 10’H x 30’ sq.ft. garage space – $123,500

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P.O. Box 399
Morton, IL 61550-0399