Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the top questions asked by our customers.  If you do not find your answers here, please contact us.  We are happy to answer your questions.

  • Custom, custom, custom...predominantly welded and bolted metal building construction, as well as a variety of residential, commercial, and agricultural building applications utilizing traditional building materials such as wood, concrete, and masonry or any combination of the above. Renovations to existing buildings such as re-sheeting or additions are common as well.
  • Welded buildings refer to an economical and flexible ag series building system that utilizes 4-1/2” steel pipe uprights that go through the slab and are encased within a concrete pier (thus removing cross bracing that is common in a bolted system). Standardized framing is used on every building such as 6” or 8” x 2.5” 14 ga. cee purlin spaced 5’ or less on roof.
  • 4” x 2.5” 14 ga. cee purlin spaced 5’ or less on walls. Wall purlin is saddle welded onto side of pipe upright creating a 4” flush girt wall and maximizing the amount of usable space in your building.
  • Bolted buildings refer to completely custom software designed building system that calculates material sizes and gauges based on building dimensions, building location, bay spacing, door & window locations, etc. Purlin or beam uprights are anchored to the top of the slab, framing connections are bolted using clips, and cross-bracing is often required which may affect your usable bays. The engineering calculations automatically generated make this system beneficial in building applications that require windstorm, permit, or engineer certification.
  • Yes! GCC offers custom concrete work such as building slabs, patios, sidewalks, parking lots, etc.
  • Yes! GCC offers turn-key construction with full interior for a custom home, barndominium, or commercial office space as well as residential and commercial renovation projects.
  • There are customary building layouts that can be used as a good starting point, but as a Design-Build Contractor we can develop a layout that suits your needs. Design drawings of previous custom projects, commercial and residential, are also a good resource in new design development.
  • We do not offer in-house financing, but we are an approved builder through many local banking institutions.
  • Studies show that although light colors such as white are cooler than dark colors, Galvalume (silver) offers the highest reflectivity both initially and after 3-year exposure.
  • A Bowstring Roof consists of trusses fabricated from steel pipe resulting in a curved roof line. A benefit to this style is that it allows the roof panel to span across the entire width of the building, thus eliminating the need for additional trim or sealant along the peak.
  • A Gable Roof consists of trusses fabricated from wide flange beam resulting in a peaked roof line. A benefit to this style is that it allows you to modify the pitch of your roof. In addition it allows for rake trim on the gable ends of your building for a more defined look.