Kris McLean, President

Kris brings over 18 years of steel business ownership and proactive executive leadership to the team at High Plains Steel Service (HPSS). His background is in large AISC (American Institute of Steel Construction) certified projects consisting of design build, design assist and traditional competitive bid projects including the 3,000 tons of design/build steel for the new Denver Transit Partners Commuter Rail Maintenance Facility. Kris also has extensive experience in architectural metals, stairs and rails; completing projects such as the design assist project at Denver International Airport Parking Garage Stair Replacement consisting of 32 new stair cores up to 8 stories in height. As well as the design build project of all stair systems, consisting of 42 separate stair cores up to 12 stories in height at the new VA Clinic in Denver.

Kris’ executive background includes building and leading a previous steel fabrication and erection company to revenues exceeding $20m annually before selling that Company in 2014. Kris has extensive experience in conceptual estimating and design/build development as well as project planning, management and execution.

Today, Kris has involvement in every project assuring that HPSS is bringing the knowledge and experience of he and his teams large scale difficult project fabrication and erection experience to expertly service every project regardless of the size.

Brian Snider, Director of Sales and Project Management

Brian brings over 18 years of steel management experience to the team at HPSS. Brian began his career in the United States Air Force as an Aircraft inspector and transitioned into steel construction immediately out of the Service. Brian’s background consists of developing and implementing three AISC Programs and managing large AISC Certified Fabricators in the positions of Shop Manager, Project Manager, VP of Operations, and General Manager.

Brian’s background includes managing and producing large scale structural and miscellaneous steel projects up to 3,000 Tons from the shop floor to the executive office. Brian’s customer first attitude and tenacious drive for excellence is the force behind High Plains Steel Services commitment to providing a quality product, on time!

Kevin Hooper, Operations Manager – Fabrication Division

Bio forthcoming…check back soon!

Mike Hurst, Operations Manager – Erection Division

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Cole Nelson, Operations Manager – High Plains Industrial Coatings

Cole entered the world of polyurea based industrial coatings while completing his degree at Colorado State University. After graduating Cole immediately dove into the next level of polyurea coatings by tackling projects ranging from extreme pipe restoration to chemical and wear resistant coatings for CDOT. At High Plains Industrial Coatings Cole combines his extensive hands on experience with training from the polyurea experts at Versaflex to provide our customers with experienced based solutions.

Day to day Cole can be found on site ensuring that we are providing an extremely high quality product and working with customers to meet and exceed their needs. Whether its polyurethane spray foam, abrasion resistant linings, cosmetic coatings, or bedliners, Cole has the experience and knowledge to provide a quality product that will out perform expectations.