About Our Award-Winning Construction Team | JB STEEL™
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2015 & 2022 Metallic Builder of the Year

Our Story

JB STEEL™ is a family business owned & operated out of Medford, Oregon. Our Steel Fabrication Shop has been a part of the Southern Oregon community since 1955 and we have specialized in Metal Buildings since 1970.

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JB STEEL™ Mission, Values, Vision

Dedicated To You And Your Project

At JB STEEL™, our unwavering commitment lies with our clients and the industry we serve. We are dedicated to providing nothing short of excellence, going the extra mile to understand and fulfill the unique needs of each client. Our foundation is built upon fostering long-term relationships based on trust, transparency, and open communication. We continuously stay abreast of the latest industry advancements and trends, enabling us to deliver innovative solutions that surpass client expectations. Our tireless pursuit of improvement and unwavering focus on customer satisfaction distinguish us as a dependable and respected partner in the industry. With JB STEEL™, you can expect nothing less than our utmost dedication to your success.

MISSION STATEMENT

We're Better Builders Of Structures, Ideas, and Relationships

Delivering Visions, Accommodating Needs™

Alignment


"We see all things from all angles to chart the course ahead and move together as one."

Core Values

KEEP BUILDING KNOWLEDGE

CREATE CLARITY

  • Seek to understand, investigate deeper, & never stop learning.
  • Communicate directly and speak the same language.
  • Awareness and intention clear the path forward to a job well done.
  • ⁠Embrace the integral role we play in our work and relationships.
  • See others' challenges and opportunities as our own.

LOOK AHEAD

  • Move Proactively
  • We know what needs to be done, we don't wait for someone else to do it.
  • We consider the bigger picture to properly prepare for a more cohesive approach.

Vision

Our Goal For The Future

  • Set a new industry standard, elevating common sense & clarity in construction.
  • Connect strongly. Establishing a reputation that will help us land more work that helps our business thrive.
  • Master what we do. Clarify our processes from office to Jobsite.

The first J.B. Steel, Inc. office building

Humble but hardworking beginnings

It was the construction of a new middle school that inspired founder and father Jack Batzer to begin his legacy of Batzer family-run construction companies. He was a superintendent on that project, and the construction of that school gave Jack the confidence to start his own company in 1955. Fifteen years later, facing escalated charges from a steel supplier while building a mill, Jack decided “we can do that too” and started his own steel manufacturing facility, JB STEEL™ in 1970. Since then JB STEEL™ has grown into a successful commercial and industrial contractor offering specialized knowledge and experience in structural steel, structural concrete, and pre-engineered metal buildings.

JB STEEL™ is one of the longest-run, family-owned, construction companies in Southern Oregon. JB STEEL™ has created the culture and resources to serve its client base over the past 50 years. Following in their father’s footsteps, Andy, Bill, and Russ have continued the tradition of providing quality construction services. They have gone above and beyond by diversifying into secondary and complimentary business markets that provide stability for its employees and clients. In the words of Jack Batzer “You’ve got to do good work and you’ve got to be conscientious”, understanding the value of maintaining a good reputation.

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Excellence is a Habit

We are proud to have been partnered with Metallic Building Company & NCI Group since 1997. While we have been honored numerous times by Metallic in the past, we were thrilled to be awarded Metallic’s 2015 Builder of the Year. Making us the only Oregon-based company to receive this prestigious award. We believe quality cannot be compromised. Our success is directly dependent on years of dedication to excellence.

The JB STEEL Way™

JB STEEL™’s diversity of business solutions provides its customers with the experience and the resources to complete each project successfully. JB STEEL™ has taken the core values started by Jack Batzer and cultivated them into what we deliver today. Seamless transitions in self-performed structural concrete, site concrete, steel fabrication and installation provide distinct advantages for project budgets and schedules. Our diverse clientele include mills, airports, schools, banks, credit unions, co-ops, government, education, healthcare, tech-industry, retail, agricultural buildings, and many more!

For nearly five decades, we’ve been providing design-build & contracting services for new construction projects, renovations and even service repairs for commercial and industrial buildings. Our projects range in size from $100,000 – $100 million. Since 2000, we have earned 25+ awards from various public and private entities as well as Metallic Building Magazine for Excellence and Service. We continually connect with the communities where we work by keeping things local and utilizing specific specialized subcontractors wherever the job may take us. JB STEEL™’s approach to design and construction is always based on finding ways to streamline processes, reduce waste, and minimize the environmental impact of our operations while lowering construction costs. We rely on practical construction solutions and continually look for cost-effective, environmentally friendly options for all of the construction services we provide.

The history of JB STEEL

2023

Top 3 Metal Building Contractor

JB STEEL™ was ranked by Metal Construction News as a TOP 3 metal building contractor on the west coast by square footage and tonnage installed in 2022.

2022

2022 Metallic Builder of the Year

JB STEEL is voted the Metallic Builder of the Year for the second time

2022

J.B. Steel, LLC names Russ Batzer – CEO, Andy Batzer – President of Steel Operations, and Jacoby Stead – President of Construction Operations

2022

J.B. Steel, Inc. changes name to J.B. Steel, LLC in preparation of Succession Plan

2016

Batzer Construction, Inc. shifts General Contracting to J.B. Steel, Inc.

2015

J.B. Steel, Inc. was awarded Metallic’s 2015 Builder of the Year

1997

J.B. Steel, Inc. partners with Metallic Building Systems

1997

Batzer Construction, Inc. – Russ Batzer is President

1990

J.B. Steel, Inc. – Andy Batzer is President

1984

Batzer Construction, Inc. – John Batzer is President

1972

Batzer Construction, Inc. becomes Incorporated

1972

J.B. Steel, Inc. – John Batzer is President

1970

J.B. Steel, Inc. starts Fabricating Steel and becomes Incorporated

1955

Batzer Construction founded by Jack Batzer and President

Metallic Builder of the Year Award

The Builder of the Year Award is presented annually to an Authorized Metallic Builder to recognize their consistent contributions to the pre-engineered metal building construction industry and their local community, and the builder’s innovative use of metal building materials. JB STEEL™ has previously earned Metallic excellence and merit awards and a spot in the Metallic M-Team (top 25 builders in the nation) on numerous occasions.

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American Concrete Institute

JB STEEL™ is a proud member of the American Concrete Institute.

Associated General Contractors

JB STEEL™ is a proud member of Associated General Contractors of America in the Columbia chapter. We have been a member since 1970.