Written by Sarah J. Grezlik
Ken Troyer loves horses. His love for these animals made him realize there was a need for portable animal and livestock shelters. In 2004 he began designing and building them and started his business, KT Barn Structures.
Everything that Troyer builds is portable, other than a few large pole buildings and horse riding arenas.
The custom-built shelters can include stalls, hayracks, corner feeders and hay mangers. The solid oak horse structures can be open or enclosed. For most other animals such as cattle, alpacas, llamas, goats, sheep or chickens the siding will be pine.
The size of the structures range from 10′ x 10′ to 10′ x 26′. No foundation or a building permit is required for the portable structures.
The structures can be moved and sold with easy convenience.
It became evident shortly after starting the business that there were other needs that Ken could fill through his business and so he added custom-built chicken coops, pole barns, run-in sheds, garden sheds, storage buildings and cabins.
They are all Amish built right here in eastern Ohio.
Troyer makes and sells a 3’x4′ garden shed that is perfect as a bus stop for children.
At any point and time he keeps at least 15 to 20 different display models on his lot.
“Our business is giving you a top-quality custom building at the best possible price” Troyer said. “Your satisfaction is our goal, and we work hard to achieve it.”
Features included in these structures include:
Seven different types of cabins made of wood or steel. Including a portable version. A 4′ porch, 36″ door and window and 2″ x 6 ” treated tongue and groove flooring, 7′ sidewalls, cathedral ceilings and an optional electrical package.
12 styles of run-in sheds are great for llamas, alpacas, ponies and other smaller animals. All have framed openings and are constructed with solid oak or pine.
KT Barn Structures has 8 different styles of horse barns, 9 different animal structures or feeders and 9 other types of out-buildings including greenhouses, storage buildings, sheds, produce stands, potting sheds and garden sheds.
They also sell 11 different horse stalls that can be installed in large pole buildings.
Ken Troyer invites you to visit his lot Monday through Saturday during normal business hours. He can be reached at 330-231-8766. Fax 330-893-3800.
KT Barn Structures is located at 5311 CR 77, Millersburg, Ohio 44654.
Directions from Sugarcreek: SR 39 west, turn right at Troyer Country Market at the intersection of SR 39 and CR 77. Located just 1/3rd of a mile on the left. You can visit their website at http://ktbarns.com/default.aspx