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Barn Doctors

By: Norma Dittman, staff writer

July 3, 2013

	Aaron Barritt stands next to the cupola that he is constructing that will be added to the Barn Doctors building that is near Ramerth Hardware on Front Street. 
  
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Aaron Barritt stands next to the cupola that he is constructing that will be added to the Barn Doctors building that is near Ramerth Hardware on Front Street.
gives Fulda building a new look


Aaron Barritt, owner and operator of Barn Doctors, is nearing completion on the remodeling of the old fertilizer storage warehouse located on Front Street just behind Ramerth Hardware. Just as his work with Barn Doctors restores and repurposes old barns, he and his crew have given the warehouse a new look and new life.

The building is now the location for the offices of Barn Doctors and stores much of the business’ equipment. “We haven’t gotten too far on the construction of the office itself, but I’m not here very much because I am on the road bidding jobs,” Barritt stated. The office space is on the south end of the building and will feature a barn-look when completed.

“I couldn’t believe how good of shape that this building was in,” Barritt said, referring to the fertilizer warehouse. “It is very solid. We bought it and gutted the insides. There were bins where you see the foundations still in the flooring. We tore those out and took out all of the steel rods that were used to tie the structure together. There were studs every foot and the rods were all doubled. We put in new beams and stringers throughout the building,” Barritt explained.

New roll-up doors were installed that accommodate the size and height of the equipment used by Barn Doctors.

The exterior of the building is now covered with bright red metal siding. Entry doors, and even the doors on the east side which Barritt said are “fake and just there for the barn look” are barn-style doors.

Over the south roll-up door a barn quilt has been placed. It’s design and color say “Welcome”, according to Barritt.

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