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Houston’s Leading Companies – 2014

Houston Chronicle Leading Companies 2014

For the second year in a row, Schulte Building Systems, Inc. has been named to the Houston Chronicle’s Top 100 Private Companies. The 2014 list was compiled by the Houston Chronicle based on 2013 revenues of the biggest privately held companies headquartered in Houston, Texas. SBS owes this honor to a complete team effort. We would like to thank all our employees for their hard work and dedication, support from our vendors and above all, the continued loyalty of our customers.   See our ad »

Schulte Building Systems, Inc. Wins Prestigious MBMA Award

Fred Koetting, President & CEO of Schulte Building Systems, Inc. receives prestigious MBMA AwardHockley, TX: Schulte Building Systems, Inc. (SBS) was recently recognized with an industry Safety Award from the Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA), a national building industry association. Each year MBMA recognizes metal building systems manufacturers who show exceptional commitment to assuring workplace safety. Safety Awards were presented at the MBMA Spring Meeting held May 1-3, 2011 in San Antonio, Texas.

From the 46 manufacturing facilities nationwide that submitted data, 36 awards were presented – and some were given to multiple locations within the same company. MBMA patterned the awards program to conform to OSHA safety standards. Read more »
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Wade Turner – Component District Manager for GA and SC

Wade TurnerWe are excited to announce the hiring of Wade Turner as our new SBS Component District Manager covering the Georgia and South Carolina sales region.

Wade Turner joins SBS with over 17 years of experience in the metal building components industry. Wade lives in Cartersville, GA along with his wife Kellie and their 3 children; sons Kyle and Ethan and daughter Josie. His hobbies are golf, hunting and anything associated with University of Georgia athletics.

Please welcome him to the SBS team!


Kyle Gwynn – Component Inside Sales Manager

Kyle GwynnPlease help us congratulate Kyle Gwynn on his new position as Component Inside Sales Manager. Kyle has approximately 13 years of experience in the metal buildings and components industry. Kyle has held previous positions in manufacturing as well as inside sales coordination. For the last 3 years, Kyle has held the position of District Manager for SBS Components covering the Indiana region.

Beginning today (Nov. 10, 2010), Kyle has assumed his new position in the Hockley Sales Office. Soon the rest of his family will relocate to Texas from Indiana. Kyle and his wife Teresa have been married for 14 years and have two sons, Brandon (13) and Matthew (11). In his spare time, Kyle enjoys watching both college & professional football and most outdoor activities. He is a family man first and his focus remains mostly on spending quality time with his wife and two boys.

Please help us welcome Kyle and his family.

Schulte Building Systems has recently appointed three new District Managers – Component Sales and would like to welcome them to the SBS team.

Randal BakerRandal Baker comes to SBS with over 14 years of experience in the metal building industry. He has served the last several years as a District Salesman covering the territories of Oklahoma, Kansas, Western Missouri and Western Arkansas. Randal lives in the Tulsa, OK area along with his wife Shawn and their two children, daughter Alexis and a son Choice. When not selling metal buildings, Randal enjoys golf, fishing, and spending time with his family.



Wes BrokusWes Brokus: We are excited to announce the hiring of Wes Brokus as our new SBS Component District Manager covering the Alabama, Mississippi and Florida panhandle sales region. Wes joins SBS with over 8 years of experience in the metal building industry. Wes lives in Hanceville, AL with his wife Danielle and enjoys being outdoors fishing, hunting and spending time with his wife. Other hobbies include working on his ‘69 Chevelle and playing the drums. Wes also enjoys SEC football… especially Alabama! Please welcome him to the SBS team!



Jeff TimmeJeff Timme joins Schulte Building Components with nearly 20 years of experience in the metal building & component industry. He lives in the Tyler area with his three children Callie (16), Jake (11) and Brett (9).





Jake StricklandJake Strickland has over nineteen years in the metal building component industry. He has served in positions ranging from sheet line operator to plant manager, and finally inside sales. The last three years have been spent with Schulte Building Systems as the Scheduling Manager. He lives in Simonton, Texas with his wife, Sonja and one son Greg (20).





Ron Ambrosius Promotion

Ron AmbrosiusEffective April 19, 2010, Ron Ambrosius, who now serves as Wisconsin District Sales Manager, will be promoted to General Manager of SBS Building Sales. He will be responsible for managing both the outside and inside sales team, to increase building sales and profitability.

Ron graduated from Western Illinois University with a B.S. in Industrial Technology. He began his 36 year metal building career on the “buyer” side of the business, when he worked for a general contractor. Early in his career with this builder, he worked as a crewmember for the concrete, masonry, carpentry and steel divisions. He moved up to foreman and eventually to general superintendent.

In 1979, Ron moved to the manufacturing side, when he began working for a major manufacturer here in Houston, TX.  During the past 31 years with several metal building companies, Ron has worked in many sales related positions: trouble shooter/ Component sales, sales service manager, estimator, contract manager and district sales manager.

Ron and his wife, Carol, will be relocating back to Houston from the Milwaukee area. They have two children; a daughter, Liz, who is in graduate school at the University of Wisconsin and a son, Frank, who will graduate from the University of Iowa this spring.

Ron’s hobbies are fishing, golfing and traveling.

Let’s all wish Ron the best as he begins this challenging role with Schulte Building Systems.

SBS Has Purchased Inland Building Systems (IBS)

Inland Building SystemsSchulte Building Systems today announced that it has purchased the name and assets of Inland Building Systems (IBS). IBS is headquartered and operates a single manufacturing facility in Cullman, Alabama. Read more »


“Joining Our Team

Schulte Building Systems has recently appointed Darell Northen as the Sales Managers of Component Sales and Gary Thomsen as the Building Sales District Manager for Florida. We would like to welcome them to the SBS team.

Darrell NorthenComponent Sales Manager — Darrell has nearly 33 years of metal building industry experience and will offer us great expertise in the development and growth of all Component Sales, the outside sales team as well as overall management of the Component sales division. Darrell has lived in the Houston area for 43 years, the last 29 years with wife Dianna and has two grown children, Michael (27) and Jennifer (25).




SBS welcomes Gary Yoder as the Director of Midwest Sales:

Gary Yoder
Gary comes to SBS with 25 years of metal building experience.  He started his career as Plant Manager for Silvercote a division of John Mansville and was shortly promoted to outside sales within that organization. Most of his experience has been as a District Manager for Summit Buildings, Inland Buildings, Metallic Buildings, and most recently Chief Buildings.  Gary will lead our Midwest Sales effort as well as continue as District Manager for Michigan and Northern Indiana.

Gary, his wife Valerie, and three children live in Elkhart, Indiana where Gary has been a life long resident.


Patrick Barrick is the newest member of our Engineering team.  He will be the Design Engineer at the Hueytown, AL plant.  He will be specializing in the design of low to mid complexity jobs.  Patrick will be involved in the MBS configuration as well.  He is currently working on his P.E. certification.

Mike Walsh has joined the SBS Drafting team as Drafting Manager.  He will lead the drafting training program as well as assist in drafting schedules.  Mike has over 32 years experience in the metal building industry.

SBS also has a new contract drafting group. This addition should add over a $1 million worth of detailing capacity.

New Products

  • Ag Panel
    In April we added the SBS-369 panel. This is primarily a 29GA panel for agricultural applications.
  • Architectural Standing Seam
    In August, SBS will begin rolling a 2" vertical leg standing seam panel with 16” coverage. SBS is currently sponsoring a contest to name this panel.
  • Sub-girts / Hat Sections
    In July, SBS will begin rolling a series of hat sections and channels used in retrofitting and miscellaneous field fabrication.

SBS will continue to add new products to broaden what we can offer to our customers.

General Announcements:

To be announced soon.


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