Better Built Dry Kilns was established by Larry Randall in 1997. His son, Chris, graduated with his MBA from UK in 2004 and joined his father in the business. His daughter, Alex, graduated with a degree in HR from NKU and joined her father in 2006.

With 30 years of experience in dry kiln sales for national and international companies in both Dehumidification and Conventional kilns, Mr. Randall has seen most of the pitfalls in dry kiln construction and components. BBDK presents a kiln package that substantially reduces those pitfalls. BBDK offers dryers that are top performers and are appreciated for their quality and precision, installed by experienced professionals. Special attention is paid to every component from the 304 stainless steel finned pipe with extruded aluminum fins, to the 304 stainless steel supply and return lines, to the 304 stainless steel interior skins and the R32 insulated walls and roof.

The company philosophy is to bring a trouble free, long lasting product to the end user at a competitive price. Truly, "Better Built."
Better Built Dry Kilns specializes in the sale and installation of dry kilns, center fan wall pre-dryers, walnut/cherry steamers and pallet heat treaters.
Kilns offered can be package or track loaded, high or low pressure steam fired, hot water heated, direct or indirect fired format. Dehumidifiers are also available in various sizes.
Pre-dryers are all cross-flow and either single line or double opposing overhead fan line format or center fan-wall designs. All are offered in multi-zone format. Most feature fan speed controls.

Steamers are designed with heating elements submerged in city water, in high or low pressure steam applications or as stand-alone gas or oil-fired submersible burners.

Pallet Heat Treaters are offered in 3 forms: A Rooftop model mounted on a customer supplied shipping container; a field assembled all aluminum/stainless steel, truck load lot machine; or a multiple-load, self-propelled machine that captures a pre-staged load while exposing a finished load. It doubles as a dry kiln.

Controls available range from 7 day circle chart, dual dry bulb, single wet bulb format to fully computerized multiple zone systems featuring wireless dry bulbs and wireless EMC built expressly for Better Built and supported by Lignomat Corp. Softwood control systems are all PLC based and feature “AccuStop” MC wands that work in conjunction with TDAL technology, built expressly for and supported by Secovac Controls

Parts are available for all kinds of applications. Most common are fan blades, kiln duty motors, VFD drives, Controls, valves and actuators, and Steam Traps.