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OUR MISSION

TO PROVIDE UNPARALLELED PERSONAL ATTENTION TO MEETING THE NEEDS OF OUR CUSTOMERS WHILE TREATING ALL STAKEHOLDERS WITH DIGNITY AND RESPECT, THEREBY ENSURING OUR STRENGTH AND STABILITY.

THE STRENGTH OF OUR REPUTATION STARTS WITH A SOLID FOUNDATION

IN 1966, CHIEF BUILDINGS FORMED ON THE FOUNDING PRINCIPLES OF HONESTY, RELIABILITY, AND PARTNERSHIP. OVER 50 YEARS LATER, WE'RE STILL OPERATING WITH THOSE SAME BELIEFS.

With manufacturing facilities in Grand Island, NE and Rensselaer, IN, CHIEF designs and manufactures metal buildings to your specifications: agricultural, aviation, commercial, retail, industrial and more. Our extensive engineering resources, manufacturing capabilities, and unmatched customer service make CHIEF Buildings a leader in low-rise, non-residential metal building systems.

STRENGTH AND STABILITY THROUGH DIVERSITY.

CHIEF BUILDINGS IS A DIVISION OF CHIEF INDUSTRIES, INC. A VIBRANT, MULTI-FACETED COMPANY.

CHIEF Industries is a multi-faceted company with our corporate office in Grand Island, Nebraska. Founded in 1954, CHIEF Industries' reach extends to all corners of the globe through many divisions and subsidiaries. A workforce of 1,300 highly skilled and dedicated employees produce products that are used in dozens of industries.

CHIEF Industries is a model for company strength and stability, due to the vast diversity of their family of businesses, including CHIEF Buildings. And spanning that diversity is a foundation of quality, integrity, and good business sense.

Read more about our parent company, Chief Industries.

 

OUR COMPANY

The CHIEF advantage is simple. Although we are large enough to service almost all industries across the entire United States, we are still a family company. The employees walking up and down our halls all greet each other by first name. We extend that same friendly hello to many of our Builders. Interacting daily with people you like doing business has to be the best kept secret of our longevity.  

PRIVATELY HELD. FAMILY OWNED.

Never bought. Never sold. Chief Industries, Inc. is a privately held company, that is still owned by the same family that first opened the doors in 1954.

Three generations strong. Through a solid history of good business acumen, diversification while remaining true to our roots, and forward thinking decision making has kept Chief financially strong and well respected in the marketplace. Slow and steady growth has proven to be the recipe for our ongoing successes. Unlike publicly traded companies that must answer to outside investors and the stock markets, our goals are not limited to immediate results just to satisfy quarterly dividends. Long-term planning for long-term results is an uncompromised characteristic at Chief. Trust that we will always put customer satisfaction and quality products before purely profit driven goals. We believe that the business of relationships is the root of success.  

CAREER MINDED EMPLOYEES

Surprising, yes we know. But remember a new building isn’t a sunk cost; it’s an investment. As with any good investment, you should expect to see a return.

Do you need to do more work in less time? Increase productivity with less personnel? Store more with less square footage? No, this isn’t a flowery pep talk. It’s a reality. A custom-built building can optimize your business processes.

ENGINEERED QUALITY. FOR THE LONG HAUL.

Chief Industries began in 1954 as a small construction company servicing the local residential and agricultural markets in and around Grand Island, NE.

 

1954 - Eihusen Construction Company began remodeling single family homes. This division lives on today as Chief Construction.
1959 - Started manufacturing grain bins in our Grand Island facility under the Big Chief of Nebraska name. This division lives on as Chief Agri today, but is now located in Kearney, NE.
1966 - Started manufacturing metal buildings. This division lives on as Chief Buildings today in our expanded Grand Island offices and manufacturing plant.
1968 - Big Chief of Nebraska is renamed Chief Industries. Opened a grain bin manufacturing facility in Rensselaer, IN. This facility is now run by the Buildings division producing metal buildings.
1970 - Added production and distribution of manufactured homes in Aurora, NE. This division lives on today, in its original location as BonnaVilla.
1973 - Acquired Grand Island Contract Carriers. This division lives on today as an irregular route trucking company under the name Chief Carriers and is located in Grand Island.
1976 - Formed Chief International, Inc and acquired Caldwell Manufacturing Company which added grain storage and aeration equipment to our product line. These business units now live on under the Chief Agri banner.
1984 - Split-off the fabrication services from Chief Buildings as a separate business unit. This division lives on today as Chief Fabrication and is located in Grand Island, NE.
1985 - Established grain bin manufacturing in Maldon, Essex, England. This business unit lives on today under the Chief Agri banner.
1990 - Purchased ethanol production plant in Hastings, NE. This division lives on today as Chief Ethanol Fuels, Inc.
1996 - Acquired assets of Phenix Rousies Industries, SA. This business unit lives on today under the Chief Agri banner.
1997 - Purchased Heartland Electric Company in Grand Island, NE. This business unit lives on today under the Chief Construction banner.
1998 - Began our Powder Coating department. This business unit lives on today under the Chief Fabrication banner.
2001 - Arrowhead Steel Products began fabrication of structural steel. This business unit lives on today as Arrowhead Steel Fabricators under the Chief buildings banner.
2004 - Chief Industries celebrated 50 years!
2005 - Chief Construction Company is incorporated in Grand Island, NE.
2011 - Chief Industries began real estate development. This busines unit lives on today as Chief Development under the Chief Construction banner. Chief Fabrication introduces the Pivot Walker.
2016 - Chief Buildings celebrates 50 years. Chief Ethanol Fuels acquires a second production plant in Lexington, NE.
2019 - Chief Industries celebrates 65 years!

Meet Our Team

WE ENGINEER RELATIONSHIPS. FROM THE PLANNING PHASE TO MOVING DAY, YOU'LL HAVE A PARTNER EVERY STEP OF THE WAY. MEET OUR TEAM — YOUR SATISFACTION IS THEIR PRIMARY GOAL.

 

Join Our Team

Are you looking for an opportunity to join a growing global company that will recognize and reward your innovative contributions, team spirit and dedication to customer satisfaction? Look no further than Chief Buildings. With our competitive compensation and benefits, and wide range of employment opportunities, you are likely to find a career that will fit your unique talents and interests.

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