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 has a background in Civil Engineering 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.
Jason Behrens – Project Manager
Jason joined Metl-Fab in February 2022 with over 15 years of Architectural and Structural Engineering experience. As a Project Manager at Metl-Fab, Jason is immersing himself in the details of cold storage and working to develop new client relationships while helping to safely deliver projects on-time and on-budget. Jason enjoys traveling, golf and spending time with his wife, two daughters and son.
Shane Jukes – Assistant Project Manager
Shane joined Metl-Fab in September 2021 with over 10 years of Cold Storage construction experience and a family legacy of panel installers. As an Assistant Project Manager at Metl-Fab, Shane will use his extensive connections in the cold storage industry to help execute projects all over the country. Shane is a perfect addition to the Metl-Fab family and will be working out of his remote office in Indiana with his wife and Harley's!
Rene Barrera - Field Operations
Rene joined Metl-Fab in August 2021 to help with field operations on our jobs from coast to coast. Rene's expertise in field operations and field labor are a huge benefit to Metl-Fab being able to execute project installs. Rene is based in Omaha, NE and is always busy with his extensive family.