Hoosier Barn Heroes

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Upcycling History

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Hoosier Barn Heroes

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Reclaiming Our Heritage

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Hoosier Barn Heroes

There’s a wonderful feeling of nostalgia as a native Hoosier travels down a country road and takes in the Indiana horizon decorated by dozens of old barns.   Painted by the wind and stained by the snow and rain – just looking at the picture of a Hoosier Barn gives me chills.  Back in 2013, the Indianapolis Star ran an article warning Hoosiers of the current state of these treasured assets.  These barns have been left neglected because they have long outlived their usefulness in today’s world of modern agricultural equipment.  Forgotten and dilapidated, many farmers simply demolish them and burn or dump the material in order to put to good use the valuable soil underneath.

This article lit a fire under me.  I felt a strong urge to do something to save our history.  BGW’s Hoosier Barn Heroes makes every effort to find these forgotten and decaying buildings and reclaim the material in and around them.  We cherish the handcrafted post and beam construction, and repurpose this valuable material, or rebuild the structure using Old World methods.

There is a purity and passion in what we do…we take wood that would otherwise be thrown away… wood that has had a whole other life performing some other humble duty and restore it to another grand purpose, so that these forgotten timbers can find another way to bring joy and service into the world.

-Bob Williams, Owner – BGW Construction, LLC

From the Blog…

Reclaiming Barns, Beauty and Lives.

Reclaiming Barns, Beauty and Lives.

Every morning when I wake up, I wonder what is in store for me that day. Here at BGW Construction we say we are Dream Builders – and I take no greater pleasure than to believe it’s not just our clients whose dreams are realized – it’s ours, too. I love that my days... read more

Under Construction…much more to come.

Hoosier Barn Heroes
BGW Construction, LLC

151 Williams Trace
Plainfield, IN 46168
317.652.6927

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