What is Industrial Builders, Inc.?
Located in West Fargo, North Dakota, Industrial Builders, Inc. is a heavy highway contractor with the skills and resources to excel in a wide range of construction industries from building dams and bridges to sprawling earthwork grading jobs. We have a many departments and specialized services within our company and are proud to provide the best quality and service in the Midwest for competitive prices. To delve into the many services we provide, please explore our "Construction Services" tab or explore our highlighted projects.
Our core values are safety and accountability; our commitment to the health and welfare of our employees as well as the safety of those who use the projects we build are at the forefront of our mind in everything we do. In peak season we employ around 275 people with an average of 16 years of tenure with the company; the combination of excellent leadership, experienced employees and a wide and varied equipment fleet allows us to focus on delivering the best end project.
Annually we perform about 60 million in volume with the majority of that being self-performed. We serve both private and public customers and are proud to be known as a company to seek out when something needs to be done right.
Warren and Irene Diederich founded Industrial Builders, Inc. together in 1953 with a passion for developing infrastructure in the Midwest and the dream of building a legacy that would serve their region for years to come. They had four children who all began careers with IBI in the 1970's. Paul and Donn, two of their sons, have lead the company as President and Executive Vice President, respectively, since 1992 and the third generation of Diederich family is involved in the company now. Warren and Irene started the company with as a family business where all employees were considered part of the family. IBI has grown substantially since Warren and Irene started it up but it's still a very tight knit community and we're proud of everyone that is a part of it.
When we started, our scope of skills was mostly limited to bridge work, but as Warren and Irene became involved with the Associated of General Contractors (AGC), IBI began to change and enter new sectors. Paul and Donn have both served as executives both at a state and national level in the AGC with Paul holding the position of President of the national division in 2013 and Donn holding the position of Chairman of the Board of the Highway Division in 2017. Consistent involvement in the AGC has allowed IBI to both stay ahead of and influence trends in the construction industry.