Bernon G. Perkins Award

One of NFBA's highest honors - The Bernon G. Perkins Award is presented at the annual Frame Building Expo Awards Luncheon to an individual who demonstrates exemplary service to the post-frame industry. The winner is also featured in Frame Building News magazine.

To nominate someone you feel qualifies for this prestigious award, please fill out and submit the nomination form.

Click here to submit an online nomination for the Bernon G. Perkins Award

Printable nomination form: 2022 Bernon G. Perkins Award Nomination


Criteria

  • Current NFBA Member
  • Dedicated over 5 years to the industry

About Bernon G. Perkins:  Bernon G. Perkins is credited with refining the evolution of the modern post-frame building from a temporary "pole barn" to a longlasting structure. Red cedar poles were used before Perkins' time, lending up to a decade or more of longevity to structures. When red cedar poles became scarce in the mid-1930's, Perkins used creosote-treated poles to provide primary structural support. This innovation extended a typical pole building's life by several decades. Perkins pioneered several design enhancements and post frame has since proven an economical and efficient building system for a multitude of uses.


Bernon G. Perkins Award Winner

Matt Greiner

Congratulations to Matt Greiner of Greiner Buildings 

2021 Bernon G. Perkins Award Winner

Matt was honored at the NFBA Conference and Expo Awards Luncheon on January 19, 2022 in Nashville, TN for his spirit of collaboration and dedication to the advancement of post frame.


Past Perkins Award Winners
   
2021 - Matt Greiner  
2017 - John Hill  
2016 - John Wick  
2015 - Henry Getz  
2014 - Randy Ridenour 1999 - Bob Moore & Gus Gilderbloom
2013 - Ron Sutton 1998 - Russ McGinnis
2012 - Gary Auman 1997 - Dr. Don Bender
2011 - Leo Shirek 1996 - Dr. David Bohnhoff
2009 - Dr. Harvey Manbeck 1995 - Dr. William Bickert
2008 - Doug Rammer 1994 - Dr. Art Muehling
2007 - Roy Reiman 1993 - Dr. Kifle Gebremedhin
2006 - Pat McGuire 1992 - Bill Friday
2005 - Pete Kohl 1991 - Ken & Glen Umbaugh
2004 - Leo Shirek 1990 - Dr. Harvey Manbeck
2003 - Barry Bingham 1989/1988 - Al Dale
2002 - Harold Schroth 1987 - Dr. Frank Woeste
2000 - Dr. David Bohnhoff 1986 - Bernon G. Perkins