About Us


25 Years of Experience

In April of 2005 METL-FAB, Inc. was founded with the goal of bringing 25 years of cold storage construction experience to  the industry with a fresh approach and new concepts. Our goal was to keep all aspects of the construction process "in-house". We invested in state of the art CNC metal forming equipment to ensure the quality of the metal components that we provide in our building systems. We have in-house AutoCAD designers to provide design assistance as well as working shop drawings to facilitate quality constructed facilities.

Our Field crews are second to none in building state of the art food distribution and processing facilities. We designed and developed our 'DC' and 'DCR' series truck dock canopies to keep the elements out of our clients' facilities as well as provide an architecturally pleasing finished product. We partner with general contractors, design build companies as well as end users to construct energy efficient facilities.


Steve Hoffman - President

Steve is Metl-Fab. As one of Metl-Fab’s first employees in 2005, Steve has worked as a Cad Technician, Field Laborer, Estimator, Project Manager and now President. Steve has had extensive hands-on experience in every facet of Metl-Fab’s business including installation of insulated metal panels, fabrication and installation of steel truck dock canopies, cold storage repair work, fabrication and installation of specialty trim work, client development and business operations. Steve is considered an industry expert in the cold storage industry and works tirelessly with clients to deliver quality craftsmanship on projects. Along with spending time with his wife Tara and his two daughters, Steve enjoys playing golf, attending sporting events and working on projects around the house.  

Shane Potts – Vice President

Shane is a licensed Civil Engineer and focused his career on structural design in the railroad industry after graduating from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Now as Vice President of Metl-Fab, Shane has immersed himself in learning the cold storage industry supporting both the project delivery and business operations of Metl-Fab. Shane can be found hiking the Rocky Mountains, attending concerts and cheering on his son and daughter at all their youth sport activities.

Jon Trelka - Project Manager

Jon joined Metl-Fab in September 2019 with a deep history in the cold storage industry. Jon has built cold storage facilities all over the country and understands every aspect of the construction process. As a Project Manager at Metl-Fab, Jon is assisting with bidding projects, project staffing, construction details, on-site construction safety, and compliance to project

documents. Jon is located full time in Stephens Point, WI and loves to spend time with his wife and two sons rooting on the Green Bay Packers.

Pablo Roman – Project Manager

Pablo joined Metl-Fab in June 2019 with over 10 years of cold storage industry experience. As a Project Manager at Metl-Fab, Pablo is working to develop new client relationships while helping to safely deliver projects on-time and on-budget. If you want to talk about cold storage or the New England Patriots, call Pablo.

Kelsey Marsh – Assistant Project Manager

Kelsey joined Metl-Fab in September 2017. Kelsey supports project delivery through bidding projects, shop drawing production and material ordering. Kelsey also focuses on providing outstanding customer service for Metl-Fab’s truck dock canopy operations. Kelsey spends her down time working out with her husband and being a mom to her young daughter.

Rob Atkinson – CAD Technician + Estimator

Rob joined Metl-Fab in December 2020 with a long history in drafting/design and the cold storage industry. Rob supports the Metl-Fab team through project estimating, developing CAD standards and shop drawing production. Rob likes to spend his personal time with his wife and five dog kids, he also volunteers with a local fire department.

Get In Touch

Steve Hoffman | President

402.618.1172 | [email protected]

Shane Potts | Vice President

402.880.6408 | [email protected]