About Us


Dialed in on Cold Storage Construction

In April of 2005 Metl-Fab, Inc. was founded with the goal of bringing cold storage construction experience to the industry with a fresh approach and new concepts. The goal brought to reality was to keep all aspects of the construction process "in-house".

Metl-Fab invested in state of the art CNC metal forming equipment to ensure the quality of the metal components provided in these buildings were second to none. Throughout the following years Metl-Fab never settled and has expanded into CAD services, engineering design, field services installing insulated metal panels, canopy solutions and a full range of project management and material services directly related to the cold storage industry.

The Metl-Fab wakes up everyday wanting to be the best at delivering Cold Storage solutions.

Our Field crews are experienced in building both dry and cold storage facilities. From airport hangers to dry storage to coolers and freezers, we do it all when it comes to installing insulated metal panels. Metl-Fab partners 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.

Jay Hoffman – Project Manager & Shop Manager

Jay joined Metl-Fab in August 2022 with over 15 years of experience in the steel, manufacturing, and construction industries.

Jay is leading up the organization and delivery of our metal fabrication shop and also digging into every aspect of cold storage construction. Jay will be bidding and managing jobs as an integral part of our project management team’s capabilities. Jay is based out of Omaha, NE, and loves spending time with his wife and young son, watching sports, and playing golf.

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!

Anthony Boro – CAD Manager

Anthony joined Metl-Fab in October 2022 with expertise in AutoCAD and MicroStation services. Anthony is focused on delivering detailed project shop drawings for Metl-Fab’s clients and building out an internal standard details library for our team. Anthony is based out of Omaha, NE, and enjoys vacations with his family, catching sporting events, concerts, and coaching his two boys in baseball, football, and basketball.

Joan Kurtenbach – HR Manager

Joan joined Metl-Fab in September 2021 as an expert in payroll services. Joan has spent her time and been instrumental in building out Metl-Fab’s internal payroll, HR, and licensing capabilities.

Joan is based out of Omaha, NE, and enjoys spending time with her husband, 3 daughters, and a tassel of grandkids. Joan is an avid reader, loves to draw and paint with multiple mediums, and cans many, many quarts of salsa and marinara from her garden every year

Chris Miller – Accounting Manager

Chris joined Metl-Fab in November 2016 with a background in Accounting. Chris leads up all of Metl-Fab’s Accounting services including billings, invoices, accounts receivables and project close out documents. Chris is based out of Omaha, NE and spends time relaxing on the golf course, catching up with friends at their favorite coffee shop or hiking in the woods with family to a quiet log cabin.

Get In Touch

Steve Hoffman | President

402.618.1172 | [email protected]

Shane Potts | Vice President

402.880.6408 | [email protected]