Why Chief

At Chief Buildings, we believe the only thing stronger than our metal buildings are our relationships.

Consider Chief a business partner that is committed to making sure your project happens on time and within budget. With over 55 years of experience, we know how to get from the planning phase to move-in day.

That’s what makes us . . .

Trusted. Tested. True.


Often hidden behind a brick veneer or a glass storefront, our building systems are trusted by numerous national brands and local “mom and pop’s” all across America. With our tested and highly capable Network of Builders canvasing all fifty states, you always work with a local contractor that knows your market. Our unwavering work ethic means our customers can expect unparalleled personal attention, which holds true to our midwest family values.

If your needs lie in the highly architectural world of retail and commercial real estate, then we’ve got you covered. How about recreational and sporting venues? No problem. Maybe you need acres under roof for warehousing, industrial, or manufacturing purposes. That is right in our wheelhouse. We typically complete many aviation hangars and vehicle maintenance facilities for private, public and local governments every year. Simply put, our buildings are versatile, long lasting, energy efficient, economical, and environmentally responsible.

But don’t let over fifty five years of past successes be the only reason to choose us. Contact Us today. We will listen to your needs and make sure that the solution we bring to the table makes sense for you. Find out the answer to “Why Chief” for yourself.

Made in the USA

Chief Buildings is a US based company. Our products are Made in the USA in our own plants located in Grand Island, NE, Rensselaer, IN, and Lancaster, SC. We buy our raw materials from US manufacturers just like us. Our personnel are Chief employees that work out of one of our company owned facilities or one of our other remote locations. We never outsource work, especially design or detailing, and we never offshore jobs. We could do things differently, maybe even cut some costs along the way, but that’s not our only goal. Keeping jobs in our communities and abiding by our own set of standards is what defines us.

Chief Buildings News

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Chief Buildings Adds third Manufacturing Plant

After 55+ years of steady growth, Chief Buildings has taken the next step in preparing for its continued growth throughout the US, but specifically in the southeast. The new plant is located in Lancaster, SC and will be comparable in capabilities to the two existing plants, one in Grand Island, NE and the other in Rensselaer, IN. Once realizing the expanded manufacturing capacities when the plant goes fully operational in late 2022, Chief is poised to welcome the ever expanding construction market. Read the full press release below.

Chief is proud to announce that our first load of finished product has shipped from our Lancaster, SC facility. With more equipment and machinery arriving and going online it is expected that the new facility will be fully operation in 2023. Expansion to the facility will be the next step and those plans are already under review. 
First Load