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Gateway Building Systems is the region’s design and build leader of pre-engineered buildings for the commercial and agricultural markets. Gateway Building Systems currently has offices in West Fargo, and Jamestown, North Dakota as well as Fergus Falls, Minnesota. A dealer for innovative companies like Butler Manufacturing, Brock Bins, and MC Dryers, Gateway Building Systems has built its outstanding reputation on quality and reliability.

One of the advantages of working with Gateway Building Systems is we have complete control over your project by owning our own equipment and employing our own crews and safety personnel.

From the quality and longevity of our people to the customers we have served over the last fifty plus years, Gateway Building Systems continues to focus on the future and the needs of our customers.

Gateway Building Systems. Committed to integrity, reliability and craftsmanship since 1958.

Total Control

Gateway Building Systems has gained a hard-earned reputation as a Design/Build contractor that holds experience, quality, reliability, and safety above all other considerations in the commercial and agricultural building sector.

Our in-house support services provide us total control of your project at all times, keeping construction on schedule and on budget! We work with a select group of qualified subcontractors to complete the project.


When timing is especially critical, we can fast track your project to meet crucial deadlines. This involves applying grading permits while working drawings are being finalized and pouring foundations while decisions are being made about the building’s interior.

We constantly strive to identify and eliminate potential problems before they occur.


Butler is the world’s premier manufacturer of pre-engineered building systems and 20-year roofing systems. While other manufacturers are cutting quality to remain competitive on price, Butler is always ahead of the competition through research and development, product innovation and manufacturing efficiency to remain the industry leader in value and quality. We simply won’t use second best.

Where dependability, longevity and financial strength are an issue to a client, Gateway Building Systems has a verifiable track record of success based on years of professional performance.


When you select Gateway Building Systems, you’re getting more than a contractor. You’re getting experienced personnel, time-tested subcontractors and our pledge to be there even after the project is completed.

Full Service

We provide designers, construction managers, site planners and craftsmen to construct a building that meets your expectations. Our range of contracting services takes you from the ground up…including site selection, obtaining permits, soil investigation, site development and preparation, foundations – everything through the final landscaping.

Our History

Initially started in 1958 by Tom Williams and Jim Schultz, Gateway Builders was a design / build company for agricultural buildings. In 1974 Gateway Builders was split into two separate companies, Gateway Builders, Inc. and Farm Builders, Inc. Kevin Johnson, who is now President of Gateway Building Systems, acquired Farm Builders, Inc. along with Fred Super in 1977. In 1985 Kevin Johnson purchased Fred Suppes’ share in the company and also acquired Gateway Builders, a companion firm focuses on commercial and industrial buildings in 1986. In 1991 he combined the two companies and changed the name to Gateway Building Systems, Inc.

Over the next twenty years Gateway Building Systems has continued to build a strong reputation in the industry as a design / build contractor by taking excellent care of client’s needs in a variety of locations in an effective and efficient manner. Gateway Building Systems has a portfolio of successfully completed projects – not only in North Dakota, Minnesota, and South Dakota but throughout the United States and worldwide! President Kevin Johnson knows the value of relationships in serving their clients. “Relationships are very important. We have an open-door policy in our company – we want to be very approachable and our sales staff are empowered to do the right thing for our clients.” That’s why 85% of our business is repeat business. “We just don’t design and build for today, we look to the future and create a plan for our customers 3, 5, and 10 years down the road,” says President Johnson.

Commercial Building Staff


2138 Main Ave W
West Fargo, ND 58078

Steve Pederson

Sales / Project Management / IT –

Chris Mohs

Project Management –

Bryce Bjerke

Field Project Management –

Ken Axtman

Salesman –

Tim Anderson

Project Management / Drafting –

Agricultural Building  & Equipment Staff


2138 Main Ave W
West Fargo, ND 58078

Kevin Johnson

President / Sales –

Michael Goetz

Senior Project Manager –

Joe Horner

VP of Operations –

Dave Erbes

Sales / Project Management –

Ross Christianson

Sales Representative – 

Jeff Linnertz

Project Manager / Sales –


17153 Co. HWY 82
Fergus Falls, MN 56537

Jasper Reisenauer

Project Manager –


8073 36th St. SE
Jamestown, ND 58401

Chris Housh

Division Manager / Sales / Project Management –

Casey Trzpuc

Sales Representative –

Preston Laib

Electrician/Sales Representative –

Office Staff


2138 Main Ave W
West Fargo, ND 58078

Rhea Johnson

Secretary / Treasurer –

Tim Buckhouse

Staff Accountant –

Andy Brenden

Controller –

Brian Johnson

Logistics Coordinator –

Kayla Dockter

Administrative –

Candice Grinde

Accounts Payable –

Jeremy Leiviska

HR Business Partner –

Ron Alexander

Safety Director –


17153 Co. HWY 82
Fergus Falls, MN 56537

Miranda VanSanten

Administrative –

Company News

October 18, 2023 in News

Interview with Ross Christianson and Chris Housh About Long Term Grain Storage

At Gateway Building Systems, we have the expertise to ensure your project is completed with excellence! Our services extend across…
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October 18, 2023 in News

Interview with Chris Housh About the Benefits of Grain Dryers

Experts in grain storage solutions, the Gateway team understands the vital needs of your farm for a successful harvest. Be…
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October 18, 2023 in News

Interview with Kent Axtman About Commercial Buildings

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May 17, 2023 in Employee Spotlight, News

Ross “The Jokester” Christianson

Introducing the one and only, Ross Christianson! Ross is our dedicated Project and Logistics Manager, but to us here at…
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April 17, 2023 in Employee Spotlight, News

Michael “Livin’ The Good Life” Goetz

Introducing our very own Zen master, Michael Goetz! Michael is the Senior Project Manager here at Gateway and his can-do…
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April 11, 2023 in News

Grain Safety – Stay Safe with Gateway

Farm safety is a crucial element of modern agriculture, and grain bin entrapment is one of the biggest hazards on…
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March 22, 2023 in Employee Spotlight, News

Ron “Wild Man” Alexander

We’d like to introduce Ron Alexander, our safety director! Ron is an avid outdoor enthusiast and enjoys the adventurous side…
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March 7, 2023 in News

Start planning for your future projects!

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February 16, 2024 in Job Openings, Watertown, SD

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February 16, 2024 in Job Openings, West Fargo, ND

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