Why Premier

Why Premier

We Provide High Quality Steel Solutions

Premier Fabrication provides prototype to production services, structural steel, and barge & port facility spouts to customers throughout the United States. We strive to do the right thing always, on time, with excellence.

Relationship Focused

Helping you with your steel needs is important to us – we want to build a relationship with you and be your first call when you need an advisor for your project.

Our biggest passion is working alongside you to assess your current situation and advise you on ways you can deliver better products/services to your customers with our help. When your business grows and succeeds, we succeed.

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ISO 9001:2015 
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American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) Certification 
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AWS D1.1 Standard 

Our History

45 Years of Excellence

We were founded in 1973 as “The Farm Shop, Inc.” by Ernie Stahl, an Army maintenance welder in Vietnam. Stahl sold the company to employee Dave Zobrist in 1989, who then sold to Bruce and Charlene Hohulin in 1998. In 2014, the current management team purchased the business.

A Heritage of Honest Work

We stand on the shoulders of those hard-working individuals who provided quality service, fulfilling jobs, and built lifelong relationships with clients. Today, under the leadership of President and CEO Scott Aberle, we continue to grow and expand. Our facility space is over 75,000 square-feet and provides complete design and manufacture of numerous products that meet the unique custom fabrication needs of our customers.

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Company Philosophy

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Right Questions

We ask specific questions to understand the goals of your project. This allows us to improve end results and provide you the best service.

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Right Solutions

We work closely with you to develop the right solution for any project. We promise careful planning and execution through the entire product cycle.

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Right Relationship

We want a working relationship with you. Trust can't happen overnight, and we break the mold of the traditional customer-supplier relationship.

Premier's Leadership Team


President & CEO

In 2008, I got a call to take the helm at Premier. I saw an opportunity to return to my manufacturing and agricultural roots. Leading Premier has given me the opportunity to work closely with both our customers and employees. The most rewarding part of my day is guiding a team of individuals to pursue their full potential and provide quality service to our clients. Every day I am challenged to provide the best service to our clients, no matter the project size. I want our clients to know they can trust us and that we will do right by them. I believe we are all stewards of what we are entrusted with: time, talent, people we lead and serve, and our customer’s trust.

“Life is a God-given journey: know your purpose, exercise your talent, and strive to live without regret.”


Business Development

My two passions are steel and fostering relationships with people.

I’ve been with Premier since high school and have had the opportunity to experience every aspect of the company and work with a variety of people. I know this company inside and out – I truly believe we are different than any other steel fabrication company there is. I enjoy helping people find the right steel solution for their project. We want to build long-lasting relationships with each of our clients, and we do this through quality work, integrity, and transparency.

“Never say never.” My dad always said “No hill for a climber”

Operations Director

With over 20 years’ experience in the manufacturing industry, I’ve learned the importance of developing people while working at a growing company. In my day-to-day job, I have the opportunity to invest in my team and create an enjoyable workplace. It’s important to me that we are always striving to be our best and learn new ways to deliver quality solutions to our clients. A well-nurtured workplace creates teams that are focused, driven, and motivated to do their best work for the client. I’m blessed to spend my days developing both employees and building relationships with current and prospective clients.

“Find wisdom and hope for whatever you may be facing in life as you listen to real people sharing about a real God.”

Manufacturing Support Manager

The support my team provides allows Premier to focus on serving our client needs.  I truly enjoy working alongside such hardworking and talented individuals.  My team is driven to achieve the best in everything we build from our collective culture to the solutions we provide for clients and co-workers.

“Without struggle, there can be no progress.” - Frederick Douglas

Quality Manager

In March 2018, I started my 20th year at Premier. I get the opportunity to lead the Safety and Quality teams for our company, and I am blessed to work with some amazing men & women throughout our shop. Working in these fields allows me to interact with our tremendous customers and vendors. Our Premier team is charged to be safe and deliver a quality product.

"Some people might say the grass is greener on the other side. I say the grass is always greener where you water it."