Lonestar Barns — Cheated on product and installation.
Lonestar Barns cheated us on our custom four stall raised center aisle barn that we paid for them to build and deliver and construct on our concrete slab. It is obvious that Debbie (owner), Mike (husband), and the shop manager son, know nothing about building or construction. There is poor to zero communication and an inability to stick to deadlines. There is a lack of conscience as they steal money by not living up to products and services promised and promised and promised. We ordered our barn in 2012 and it was not until my husband drove from Arizona to Texas to check on progress that they welded up the barn framework pieces at the last minute. Delivery was by a handicapped elder lady (Mary, who knew nothing about building yet talked like she knew everything) and two newly hired shop worker welders who also had no experience building barns. The husband, Mike, showed up for one day and talked up a storm but also did do anything but shoddy workmanship and rushed construction. No one on site referred to the building plans or followed it. My husband, a licensed commercial contractor in several states and an experienced custom home builder, took over the job site after two days. The two young shop workers stayed for less than two weeks to complete the framework and roof under my husbands supervision. My husband worked sun up to sun down whether the workers showed up or not during this time. My husband and I completed the barn in 7 weeks. We built it with extra materials we bought on our own to bring the barn up to a high standard of quality and workmanship. Nothing on the Lonestar Barn website about the products, services, or about the company is true. They are more than happy to take your money and deliver nothing but empty promises and the worse dog house level of construction that is possible. The attached pictures are of the Lonestar Barn company in Canyon Texas and some examples of dangerous and flimsy workmanship. Sharp edges on unfinished steel and poor welding are unsafe for horses. Putting a heavy steel barn together with cheap thin metal nailing plates and screws is not acceptable. The two finished barn pictures are what my husband and his company built. NOT what Lonestar Barns will build.