Attendees at the 2019 Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois, may feel right at home when they visit Morton Buildings’ new exhibit. That’s because the exhibit will actually be a display home.
For the first time at a Farm Progress Show, Morton will feature one of its most popular home offerings among Morton’s rural and agricultural customers – a traditional unfinished ranch model post-frame house with two-car attached garage, along with a 42- by 60-foot detached garage.
The interior finish work will not be completed for this 1,600 square foot display home. “But that’s by design,” says Sean Cain, Vice President and General Manager of Morton Buildings. “Instead, it will showcase the unique features of our clear-span construction, meaning that it is an insulated shell with no load-bearing walls. The result is an open interior space for homeowners to finish based on their needs and design preferences.”
“The unfinished interior gives homeowners flexibility to design the floor plan of their dreams,” he explains. “Many of our customers like to act as their own general contractor for all interior finishing, which can save upwards of 20 percent of the total finishing cost, making this an attractive option for them.”
Various floor plans will be demonstrated at the exhibit, although the options are virtually limitless. The structure will also feature one of Morton’s new paint colors – weathered gray – as well as several door, window and exterior finish options.
“We’re excited to be able to showcase this home offering at the Farm Progress Show, and all the great benefits that come with a Morton home, including energy efficiency, a virtually maintenance-free exterior and clear-span construction, to name a few,” Cain says.
The display home will be located on Morton Buildings’ permanent new exhibit space now under construction on the Decatur Farm Progress showgrounds. Visitors are invited to visit the exhibit at Lot #633 during normal show hours Tuesday through Thursday, August 27-29, 2019.