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ABOUT R2G

BARNDOS. LIFESTYLE. COMMUNITY.

R2G Barndominiums provides nationwide barndominium design and build services.

WHAT IS A BARNDOMINIUM?

Barndominiums, or “barndos,” got their start by farmers and ranchers who created loft living areas above their working barns. This afforded animal caretakers the ability to live close to their livestock.

Today barndominiums range from very basic metal structures to intricate luxury homes – especially in upper echelon rural areas with ranch land and vineyards. Most barndo construction uses a steel shell and has a custom interior including an oversized garage or shop area.

In the world of zoning and development, the structures are referred to as pre-engineered metal buildings or PEMB.

WHAT INSPIRED THE BRAND NAME R2G?

A Message to Garcia, is an essay written by Elbert Hubbard in 1899, expressing the value of individual initiative and conscientiousness in work.

As its primary example, the essay uses a dramatized version of a daring escapade performed by an American soldier, 1st Lt. Andrew S. Rowan, just prior to the Spanish–American War. The essay describes Rowan carrying a message from President William McKinley to General Calixto Garcia, a leader of the Cuban insurgents somewhere in the mountain vastness of Cuba—no one knew where.

The essay contrasts Rowan’s self-driven effort against the average man who shows the inability or unwillingness to concentrate on a thing and do it.