High Plains Steel Services, LLC was established in March 2012 by Jon and Jason McLean. The father-son duo cumulated their 65 plus years of combined general construction and steel experience to establish a steel services company. In the first few years, they focused on providing structural steel and miscellaneous metals erection services for commercial construction projects as well as on-site fabrication, repair, and erection of mining equipment for the aggregate industry.
In 2016, company founder, Jon McLean contracted cancer and announced his retirement. At that time, steel professional and brother to Jason, Kris McLean joined High Plains as President & CEO to lead the company in an aggressive growth and expansion plan. Under his direction, High Plains developed both a full-service structural and a miscellaneous fabrication shop; created an industrial coatings division which specializes in sophisticated coatings of the steel they fabricate; and purchased a fleet of company-owned cranes and equipment.
In 2017, High Plains began their NCCER Industrial Ironworker Apprenticeship Program to not only provide the best safety and craft training opportunities possible for their employees to grow in their profession, but to ensure that High Plains has the safest and best trained steel erection staff in the industry. All Ironworkers at High Plains are either a Certified Industrial Ironworker or enrolled in the apprenticeship program to become certified.
In 2017, longtime confidant and steel industry expert, Brian Snider joined High Plains as Director of Sales and Project Management and, in 2018, became a partner. Today, Brian is the face of High Plains, ensuring that High Plains lives up to their core values and that every customer is taken care of.
In 2019, Kris, Jason, and Brian formed the entity High Plains Investment Properties, LLC that purchased the 15,000 square foot, 3.5-acre industrial property in Windsor, Colorado where High Plains Steel Services, LLC operates from today.