Residential Buildings

Build Your Dream Home with Lester Buildings

Lester Buildings post-frame construction is very versatile and is ideal for building incredibly beautiful homes. In addition to the traditional home design, some people have large shops with a smaller living space connected to it. Live, work and play in one building!


Below are some residential plans that Lester offers. Click the links to learn more about them and to download the plans.







Use our Construction Project Checklist to help you manage your budget throughout your project and to ensure you are accounting for all building costs.

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“We have a tremendous amount of foot traffic going by [our new lake house]... Whenever we are outside people give compliments on the house and if we offer to show the inside they jump at the chance. On nice weekends we will give 3 or 4 walkthroughs… Without the knowledge and guidance of our Lester salesman, we could not have done this. He had great ideas on style and functionality. He helped us build a home that will be in our family for a long, long time… We have a working man’s lake house that gets more compliments than the million-dollar homes on the lake itself.”

– John J., Project 606116

RESIDENTIAL FINANACING new-century-bank.png

New Century Bank is an independent financing partner, who specializes in fiancing post-frame homes. Lester Building Systems is not affiliated with New Century Bank.

New Century Bank finances several types of post-frame residential buildings including barndominiums, shouses, barn homes, shop homes and shed homes.

New Century Bank
2815 Anderson Ave. Manhattan, KS 66502-2849

Contact: Alan Lierz, President
785-532-9066 or [email protected]
(Mention "Lester Buildings" sent you)

New Century Bank Financing Flyer (pdf)
Construction Loan Application (fillable PDF)


Lester Buildings post-frame construction offers open floor plan designs and limitless custom options to create a beautiful, warm living space that is uniquely you. Any interior or exterior design element that is typically found in a traditional home can be included in a Lester Buildings pole barn home. There is no need to rely on interior posts or load bearing walls for structural support. Lester Buildings pole buildings allow up to a 120’ wide clear span space. It’s possible to build that dream home you’ve always imagined.

“I am pleased with the product and the craftsmanship on our cabin. Our expectations were met and then exceeded with this project! I highly recommend Lester Buildings to anyone considering a building project. Our experience could not have been more positive.”

– Rion R., Project 270116


Compared to a traditionally framed home, labor and materials typically cost less for a Lester Buildings post-frame home. Because there is no need for interior posts or load bearing walls, adding or removing walls or even adding a second floor (depending on the height of the frame) is much easier and more cost effective than with a traditional house. Adding extras like a porch or walk-in closet is possible without substantially raising the overall cost. The best part is that, over time, it costs less to maintain steel compared to traditional siding and asphalt or cedar shingles.


Beauty meets functionality. Smartly designed with unmatched curb appeal, the patented* Lester Buildings Eclipse Roof System is strong and sleek with no leaks. The attractive batten snaps over the roof ribs, concealing the screws, making it weathertight. A perfect choice for your dream home!

*U.S. Patent No. 9,127,451 B1 | Canadian Patent No. 2,901,202


Backed by a Lifetime Structural Warranty, Lester Buildings pole barn homes are engineered and built to last a lifetime.


Lester Buildings post-frame homes go up much faster than a traditional home because a foundation or basement is not required. Steel roofing and siding is also faster to apply than traditional home exteriors.


Lester Buildings pole barn homes are easy to insulate. They provide better energy efficiency than traditional homes since there are fewer thermal breaks. The design is flexible to accommodate any type of insulation or HVAC system.


First check into the zoning and building code requirements for the city and county where your residential pole building will be constructed. Be sure that your property is zoned for your Lester post-frame home. Then have your preliminary house plan ready when you talk with your Lester representative. There are many resources available online to help you find your ideal building plan.


Room Sketcher
Floor Planner

Lester Buildings or one of its dealers will handle the construction of the exterior (shell) of your pole building to ensure that it is structurally sound and built to last a lifetime. Many Lester dealers can act as a turn-key general contractor and handle your project from start to finish. The Lester process allows you to do it yourself or have the finishing contractors of your choice.

Visit our photo gallery to see examples of our Residential Pole Buildings.