Buildings & Interiors



Barndominiums are typically metal buildings with inside living quarters.  Landowners have the option to incorporate a shop, carport, porches and more to create a custom, multipurpose structure.  Barndominiums by J4 Building Solutions in Texas (see can be built with a variety of shapes, sizes and materials. Such barn homes range from basic cabins to high-end homes.

The appeal of barndominiums includes affordability, low maintenance, energy efficiency, and simple construction.  Square footage for a barndominium costs 25 to 50 percent less than for a conventional home. Electric bills also tend to be less – particularly if insulation is installed between metal exterior and interior walls (e.g., sheetrock.).

Landowners across the country are increasingly aware of and interested in barndominiums, and J4 Building Solutions provides construction of barndominiums and barn homes in many states. This niche market has continued to grow.  Inside, the homes are no different from a conventional home.  However, instead of dirt floors and hay bales, these barn homes can feature granite countertops, hot tubs and walk-in closets.

Some landowners start by finishing a small living space – while using the rest for storage of workshop.  Many discover it easier and less expensive to add on and enhance their barndominium – rather than build a conventional home.  This is particularly attractive for people who want land, but need to save money on the house.  Barndominiums also are commonly used as second or weekend home; as well as a interim lodging.

Landowners can choose anywhere between 30-foot-by-40-foot metal buildings with one room, to 4,000-square-foot buildings with full homes inside of them.  Bottom line is that Barndominiums are relatively inexpensive, quick to build, flexible and, have virtually no external maintenance requirements.  Such structures also generally have lower insurance and taxes.

Contact Cuatro Strack of J4 Building Solutions today for more information and a free quote at ©2012 J4

J4 Building Solutions

1969 County Road 442

El Campo, Texas 77437

Phone: 979-637-9892




J4 Building Solutions

Joe “Cuatro” Strack has expanded his J4 Fencing & Services company to include J4 Building Solutions. Specializing in designing and constructing barn homes, metal buildings, and metal storage buildings, Cuatro and his team provide efficient and cost-effective turn key solutions for metal building construction and interiors. With years of experience in ranch improvements and building high fence and breeder pens, J4 Building Solutions is the trusted source for rural property owners and ranchers!

J4 Expands Across The Country

Having established successful business in Texas for many years, J4 is expanding across the country and is excited to serve clients in multiple states with the construction of metal buildings. Call us today for a free quote on a project in your state and learn more about our barn homes, metal storage buildings, and other building solutions!

Texas Rebuilt Barn Homes

One trend in many rural areas is to convert an existing barn into a barn home.  For example, enterprising Texas landowners are converting agricultural barns into unique and comfortable homes.  This trend increases with the end of government some allotments.

Even if no barn exists on the land it is still possible to add an “old barn” – if the landowner has the money.  J4 specializes in finding and providing actual barn frames, design assistance, and construction for people who want to build unique barn homes. This builds on the fact that landowners are demanding more energy-efficient (i.e., greener) homes.  This approach uses recycled materials from all parts of a barn – including frame, siding, flooring, roof, beams, and foundation stone

This approach starts with reclaimed historic barn frames as the “core” feature of a barn home.  Incorporating barn wood adds charm and beauty, as well as the character of vintage lumber. Different woods blend well with the overall theme of a barn home.

This style of barn home can encompass the entire spectrum from rustic to modern.  The reclaimed lumber does save trees – as well as the energy and costs of milling and producing new wood.  However, they are also the most expensive alternative.