California Riding Magazine • May, 2013

Choice Barns
Many years of barn building experience behind a new name in the business.

Choice Barns is a relatively new name in the modular barn and building business, but its principals, Jim and Wanda Silva, and staff have a collective body of experience to rival that of any company with a more familiar name.

The Texas-based company's specialty is steel barns and structures that are chew-proof, kick-proof, fire-resistant and easily expandable and customizable. They are backed by expertise and great customer service, before, during and long after purchase. Working with a network of equally experienced dealers throughout California,
Choice Barns prides itself in delivering the best in every way.

"When you have been building horse barns as long as we have, you tend to listen to your customers' needs," says national sales manager Cheryl Spangler. "Like how to save them time and money without sacrificing quality." Those qualities have been especially important to the California market, she notes. Californians, by and large, are a busy lot, and they want it all: the best bang for their buck, customizability, in both their initial purchase and over time as their needs change, and a good price. And, of course, they want a barn that's fire resistant, an area in which steel barns can't be beat.

"When we talk to our customers, we start with what they want and then find out what they really need," Cheryl continues. "Often there is a huge difference between the two. Maybe they want to start out with a two-stall barn, but in a couple of years will add on. With our buildings, that's very easy to do." Working along with the network of highly qualified dealers throughout the country, the Choice Barns staff welcomes customers with projects of any scope.

The family-owned and operated business focuses on safe, functional, aesthetically pleasing barns and buildings. "Our decades of knowledge, attention for detail and passion for horses is what gives us the ability to construct a quality barn for you and your horses," Cheryl says.

Choice Barns' made-in-the-USA products include barns, buildings and roof structures, stalls and other stable components, accessories and pens.

The company believes that nobody needs to deny themselves the barn of their dreams. In styles that include raised center aisle, gable, shedrow and in-line, all Choice Barns feature spacious 12' by 12' stalls with 26 gauge galvalume steel interiors with solid feed doors and sliding entry doors mounted on heavy-duty hardware. Twenty-six gauge steel roofs come in a variety of colors and include a 25-year manufacturer's warranty. Insulated wall sections, rear stall doors, oversized foaling stalls, tack rooms, offices and living quarters are just a few of many, many options for customizing each barn style.

The company's website includes a virtual barn building feature that's fun and useful for doers and dreamers alike. It allows you to select a barn style, roof, siding and trim colors, lay-out configuration and stall components. It's a great way to get a feel for the myriad possibilities that exist with Choice Barns' various offerings.

For more information, visit or call 760-798-7528.