To be the trusted provider of Structural and Miscellaneous Steel & Coatings for Commercial and Industrial Contractors throughout the Rocky Mountain Region.

Colorado Steel Services Company


High Plains Steel Services, LLC is a group of seasoned steel construction professionals who have come together to create a service-oriented steel construction company with a simple goal; to provide A Quality Product, On Time.

After decades in the industry, we have come to understand that what customers want from a steel contractor is simple; a single call to a steel contractor they can trust to provide turn-key steel projects, no matter the size, complexity, or difficulty with confidence that the job will be done well and on time.

High Plains combines decades of experience, financial strength, the right facility and equipment, leading edge technology and a passion for learning and training to be the trusted provider of Structural and Miscellaneous Steel & Coatings for Commercial and Industrial Contractors throughout the Rocky Mountain Region.


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.

In 2019, High Plains also added the first two cranes to their fleet of equipment, enabling the erection division to become more competitive and provide more nimble services to their customer base.

In 2020, High Plains achieved several major milestones. They gained certification of their Quality Management System by the American Institute of Steel Construction, becoming a Certified Building Fabricator with a SPE-P1 Sophisticated Paint Endorsement as well as a Certified Steel Erector (Advanced) with a MEE Metal Deck Erection Endorsement. They also received Certification of Registration of their Ironworker Apprenticeship program with the United States Department of Labor.

In 2020, High Plains became 100% digital. High Plains leveraged all their technology assets, including Tekla PowerFab and other software, to become completely paperless in all aspects of management, quality control, safety, shop production, and erection.

Additionally, 2020 saw the completion of the total renovation of their structural and miscellaneous metals fabrication shops. The shops were both updated with all new material handling equipment, overhead cranes, LED lighting, and radiant heat to ensure that our employees are comfortable, safe, and efficient!

Today, High Plains Steel Services, LLC leverages their strong and experienced team with leading edge technology and company owned facilities and equipment to provide turnkey steel construction solutions. Capable of providing a quality product safely, High Plains’ commitment to their customers is simple: A Quality Product, On Time.


The core values of High Plains are the values in which we feel create the very foundation of all our business decisions and interactions; be it with an employee, a vendor, or a customer.

We have developed this list to ensure our values are clearly communicated to all, providing repeatable results through clear communication.


  • Do not let our customers down

  • Do not let excuses define us

  • Say what we do and do what we say

  • Be pleasant and respectful to everyone

  • Be helpful and educate everyone

  • A process oriented company

  • Take care of those who take care of us