Famous Barns

About Us

About Our Products and Services

A barn is usually an economic and emotional heart of a farm or ranch.  That’s why it’s so important to consider all of your options before you build.

Here’s what we can provide:

1)  A Design and architectural drawings customized to your region, your barn’s function and your budget. We don’t require big down payments for this step – usually for just a few dollars per square foot.

2)  Design, Drawings and materials for you to build your barn or work with your favorite builder.

3)  Design, Drawings, Materials and Construction of your barn – we’ll just let you know when you and Trigger can move in.

About Us

If you want to be a great writer, you read great writers.  If you want to help clients create and build great barns, you know what makes a barn historically and architecturally significant.  So with a four- generation heritage of beautiful barns on my family’s farms and ranches on the Kansas-Colorado border and after years in post and beam and timber frame construction in Texas and the southwest, I created my Famous Barns Tours to tour and study our nation’s most famous barns.

These very special barns taught me more about barn architecture, regional differences, functionality and form, than any book. 

Great barns don’t have to be post and beam or timber frame.  I expanded suppliers to focus on you – your region, your budget and I created a team of professionals to provide you with the barn you want and need.  For many years I was in an advertising agency environment that did just that for their clients … it was time to bring it to barn design and construction.

We build barns with as much character and integrity as the people who will own them.   Let me help you with your family’s barn, so it’s famous for generations.

                                                                                                                      – Sonja Howle

Latest News

In June I was interviewed by Texas Home and Living Magazine.  The article was beautiful and showcased some of my favorite Famous Barns – take a look at the article here:

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