In 1958, Leo Koetting formed Plains Steel Building Company. During the late 50's and early 60's, Plains became the third largest distributor for Stran Steel Metal Buildings. Specializing in agricultural construction, we sold and installed grain storage and feedlot facilities throughout the southwest United States.
In 1971, Alfred Koetting became President of the company upon the death of Leo Koetting. In 1979, Tim Koetting and Mark Koetting became involved in the business and Dan Koetting followed in 1996. Alfred managed the company until his death in 2008. The three brothers now manage the company together.
Under Alfred’s guidance we continued to grow and diversify. Completing jobs for Pilot Oil Truck Stops, International Harvester Dealerships and Maxus Oil. This diversity is displayed in our last 20 years history, from our roots beginning in the pre-engineered building business, to our now thriving business in conventional construction. We are still considered a top pre-engineered building contractor in Amarillo. This is evidenced by the fact that local general contractors hire us to complete pre-engineered structures on their projects.
In the 56 years that we have been in business Plains Builders, Inc. has completed over 3,100 different project in 22 different states. Currently, conventional construction accounts for approximately 75% of our yearly sales. Our ability and reputation, in completing all types of commercial construction has grown rapidly. Over 72% of our sales are with repeat clients. Most of this work is completed on a negotiated basis.
We pride ourselves on keeping the most qualified personnel in our work family. Our average length of employment is 15 years. We employ only those individuals who reflect our ethical and moral standards. From the beginning, our company has relied on honesty, sincerity and hard work rather than slick salesmanship and a sharp pencil to develop and nurture long-lasting relationships with our clients and within the construction community.
We are proud of the fact that Plains Builders is the only third generation construction company in Amarillo. The business philosophy and vision that Leo Koetting had in 1958 is still present in his grandsons today. Plains Builders, Inc. has always been and will always be committed to serving our customers. We look forward to showing you the caliber of facility we can construct.