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A Strong, Dependable Building with a Company You Can Trust

Morton Buildings has constructed thousands of fire stations, EMS facilities, public use buildings, and municipal storage facilities. From office buildings and meeting areas to multiple-bay fire stations with duty quarters and activity rooms, our open floor plans with clear-span trusses allow for less construction time without sacrificing quality.

We offer a wide variety of exterior and interior options, so you can choose the style you want, inside and out. Plus, our buildings are virtually maintenance-free, which allows you to focus on helping the community, not maintaining your building. Our Energy Performer® insulation package will help save on utility costs throughout the year while keeping your building comfortable in both the summer and winter months.

Our century-old, financially solid company will be there to honor its warranties. Snow damage, wind damage, roof leaks, preservative-treated lumber, paint fading, chipping, peeling, or signs of red rust are not a concern for owners of Morton buildings. Our 50-year snow warranty has no weight limit, where many of our competitors do. And these companies make you jump through hoops with manufacturers when you need to use it. A Morton warranty claim is handled directly in-house, and most-importantly, our warranties are non-prorated and include labor.

Many municipal clients use our Morton designBUILD project delivery method as it provides single-source responsibility, integrated design, collaborative construction planning, and accelerated schedules.

We work with organizations and municipalities in various stages of their building project—some have already had plans drawn by an outside architect, some are only in the planning phase, and some are ready for our designers/architects to draw up plans and move forward with construction. No matter what stage you are in currently, we will help guide you to the best possible outcome.

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Trust Morton From Concept to Completion

Fire station construction or building a new metal municipal building can be a complex and time-consuming project. Building codes, building placement and zoning issues can be frustrating if you are working without a trusted partner. At Morton Buildings, we work with you and offer expert advice to help your project run smoothly. We work closely with our affiliates, Allied Design Architectural & Engineering Group, P.C, to make sure you get what you want and need from your new building. We can also work with your designer on public bid projects to take the stress out of the building process.

You want a building that can house all of your equipment with a floor plan that meets your needs. We are here to make that vision a reality. Whether you are an elected official for a local, state or federal government agency or office, your local Morton Buildings sales consultant will be with you to ensure you and your community create the type of building you can be proud of.

Morton has designed and constructed a wide variety of metal steel buildings that include:

  • Community Centers
  • Fire Stations
  • Public Safety Buildings
  • Libraries
  • Ambulatory Care Facilities
  • Storage Buildings
  • Public Water Works
  • Post Offices
  • Park Shelters
  • Recycling Facilities

For over 100 years, Morton Buildings has offered our customers innovative products, superior materials, and exceptional customer service. We are 100% employee-owned company that is proud of our history and reputation as a leader in the post-frame construction industry.

Benefits of Building a Morton Municipal Building

Whether your metal municipal building will be located in a downtown area or a more rural setting, you want an attractive structure that fits the style of your community. Morton Buildings offers many options including brick, stone and Hi-Rib™ steel to give your building and others a distinct look. You may also consider adding porches, cupolas or wainscot to enhance your metal fire station building’s appearance.

The interior of your building is equally as important as the exterior. The inside of your fire station must provide you with the amenities you want for your firefighters, and the layout that will help you provide a quick response time. Municipal buildings and shelters also need to serve as multiple-use facilities that can be used by generations of citizens. Morton Buildings offers the features that help you achieve your goals and the requirements of your community. Our Energy Performer® insulation package will help save on utility costs throughout the year while keeping your metal fire station building comfortable in both the summer and winter months. Another attractive feature you may want to add is Morton Buildings’ Hi-Rib™ acoustical steel. This system provides a quieter, more controlled environment for you, your employees, and your community. Not only will your new building provide both function and comfort, inside and out, it will also be a great source of civic pride.

In an emergency, your community looks to you for help and direction. You have enough to focus on and need a building you can rely on. Morton Buildings wants you to know you can depend on us to stand behind our product. Morton offers the strongest, most comprehensive, non-prorated warranty in the building industry.

Our “Green” Legacy

Morton Buildings has a history of integrating “green” or environmentally-friendly principles into our general building practices. We are especially proud of our Energy Performer® insulation package, which continues to meet and exceed efficiency requirements in many states. To further improve overall efficiency, Morton offers several "cool roof" paint colors that are Energy Star® approved for reflectivity. These approved colors help to reflect sunlight and heat away from the building, which helps to keep the building cooler and reduce cooling loads.

Long before the USGBC (U.S. Green Building Council) created its building rating system, LEED® (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design), Morton Buildings was already applying a number of sustainable building practices to fire station construction. Since we constructed our first building in 1949, we’ve been using timber frames manufactured from renewable wood sources. The siding and roof steel used in our buildings is typically recycled and recyclable. To conserve energy and natural resources, the materials used in most Morton buildings are manufactured within 500 miles of each building site.

Morton is proud to employ LEED Accredited Professionals to help customers who want to achieve certification. We have been involved in a number of projects where the customer wanted an environmentally friendly structure. We are particularly delighted to have a Morton building win the Green Building of America Award and another project receive the Energy Star Label for 2009.

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We look forward to the opportunity to be your builder. Currently our construction schedules are booked through the end of 2021 in many of our construction centers. In order to better serve customers who have orders in our backlog, we are currently not allowing new orders to be placed in these areas, nor are we able to provide forward pricing beyond budgetary estimates. Please fill out the form below and you’ll hear from us soon to discuss your project and answer any questions you may have.

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