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5 Benefits of A.C.E and Butler Metal Building Systems

With hundreds of successful building projects under our belt, A.C.E. Building Service brings together local construction knowledge with a world-class building solutions company. Our commitment is to provide every customer with an exceptional experience for their construction project. A.C.E. Building Service is your local Butler Builder.

Our services include:

  • Budgeting
  • Expert Butler building design consultation
  • Preconstruction services
  • Complete construction management
  • Design-build services, from permitting to punch out

Together, A.C.E. Building Service and Butler Manufacturing provide expert construction solutions.

Partnering With Butler Manufacturing

Why does A.C.E. Building Service partner with Butler Manufacturing? The style, versatility, and affordability of Butler buildings make them the logical choice for a variety of private, commercial, and industrial facilities.

Butler has more than 100 years of experience and is the world’s leading producer of building system solutions. Ideal for religious, manufacturing, warehousing, athletic, office and municipal facilities, Butler building and roof systems offer superior performance, aesthetically pleasing design options, and proven sustainability attributes.

The benefits of using a Butler building system are numerous and so are the advantages of working with A.C.E. Building Service as your turnkey provider of building construction.

Butler and A.C.E. Work Together

ACE-butler-blue-logo-2-1A.C.E. has been a Butler Builder since 1973 and coming up soon to being partners for 50 years. Not too many builders across the U.S. have been with Butler for this long, but A.C.E. has been for a reason. We believe that a Butler Building is the best building on the market, from top to bottom. With the industry-leading MR-24 standing seam roof, pre-punched structurals, and the all-around product and design, Butler is the clear choice for us and it should be the clear choice for anyone with a building project.

Below you will find just a few ways that the sharp and hardworking team at A.C.E. Building Service utilizes the benefits of working with Butler Manufacturing to provide our customers with the best building project service.

1. Increased Communication

A.C.E. Building Service employees discussing metal building project quotes“Time is money.” “Information is key.” Besides the fact that these cliche phrases are overused, they’re true and we understand this. As your design-build contractor, we want to provide you with details, facts, and figures as soon as possible.

When our clients give us specifications for their project such as building dimensions, clear height requirements, door locations, and other building factors, we input that information directly into Butler's proprietary pricing software program. In some cases, we are able to provide materials pricing for the building structure along with three-dimensional images in less time than it takes to have a pizza delivered!

In some project cases, where special engineering is required before an established quote is drawn up, it’s still only a couple of days until we determine the cost of materials for the steel structure. When our estimating process and our technology is combined with Butler Manufacturing’s communication tools, we can turn a simple building quote around extremely fast.

2. Reliance In Building Materials

If A.C.E. had a motto, it would be, "In Butler We Trust," because we truly trust Butler and their products. We’ve seen other building products... we’ve repaired a great number of other building manufacturers roofs, we’ve seen their building materials up close and personal when performing roof inspections or assessing a building for an expansion. Trust us, there is no comparison. Our goal when working with you on your project is for you to have the same confidence in us and our products as we do.

Don’t take our word for it, read what Charles Stecker, President of Mechanical Research & Design, Inc. in Manitowoc, has to say about A.C.E.’s promise to provide not only dependable materials but service as well.

“I have done business with A.C.E. Building Service for over 30 years, and have worked with Chris and his team through multiple projects. I was president/owner of Stecker Machine Co., Inc. for over 20 years and now, president/owner of Mechanical Research & Design, Inc. for over 20 years. I trust them with my wallet. The number of problems we had with all of the projects over the years was very minor, but when we did have something that needed attention, it was a phone call, and that was it, the issue was taken care of. I trust A.C.E. to do a good job, and you can too!”

- Charles Stecker, President

Mechanical Research & Design, Inc., Manitowoc, WI

Here at A.C.E., we have an extreme level of confidence in the product and in the product design that Butler provides and because of this, we can assure our customers that our excellent service is matched with quality materials.


Ask any one of our skilled field workers if they believe that Butler is the best, and every one of them will tell you, “Yes.” They look at it from a craftsmanship standpoint and will tell you Butler details and parts are superior to the rest when it comes to how they’re built, how they’re designed, and how they go together. They have walked on the roofs of other buildings to retrofit a reroof and have added expansions to other buildings. Our workers have seen the other side and there is no comparison.

3. Expertise for Building Projects

A.C.E. Building Service is equipped with incredibly intelligent estimators, project managers, foremen, and tradespeople with some having over 35 years of experience. We’d like to say we have seen it all! However, if unique situations arise in special projects, we have access to Butler experts by simply picking up the phone and giving them a call. The specialists at Butler are always ready to roll up their sleeves and help us solve our customer’s problems.

For example, say we have a very uncommon re-roof challenge to overcome. We can call Roger Russ, National Roof Sales Manager of Butler Manufacturing, send him pictures and say, “What do you think about this? Can we use this here? Can we do that there?" And with his wealth of roofing retrofit project knowledge from decades of experience, he will help us find the perfect solution given its timeline, budget, and critical project needs.

We consult with Butler when necessary to assure we have every angle covered and every question from our customers will have the perfect answer. At A.C.E., our goal is to help our customers with our services and if that means flying in a Butler expert to be a resource, we have done and will do just that.

4. Better Manufacturing

If you've seen one metal building, you've seen them all. Right? Well for the vast majority of them, that's true. Most metal building companies buy the same roof and metal wall panels from the same place - then they put their name on it and sell it to construction companies. Butler is different. They're different in so many ways but unfortunately, it's not something that's super engaging to talk about. But we’re going to talk about it anyway because it’s exciting for us and we think you should be excited too!

ACE Roof Panel Splice metal roof

When you think about it... if you are making a huge investment into equipment, machinery, and the people you put inside of your facility, wouldn’t you want to put the very best envelope around it? It’s hard to justify settling for any old roof when you could have the best roof on the market. The way that Butler manufactures its products and the thought that goes behind them - such as pre-punching panels and the MR-24 standing seam roof system with a 360° Pittsburgh double-lock seam for complete weather tightness - truly show the intelligence behind the materials.

Get to know the MR-24 Metal Roof System and learn how different it is from all the other metal roof systems. Click here to learn more.

5. Breadth of Services

We’re proud to offer our customers specialty, maintenance, and repair services. You may ask, "Is there a building maintenance project too small?” Not for A.C.E. Our team of experts can repair, maintain, or upgrade any part of your building from doors and locks to concrete patching, trench drains, loading docks, in-plant offices and build-outs, and specialty items like concrete equipment foundations and complete re-roofing projects. Whatever our customers can throw at us, we’ve got a solution!

We can also work with Butler in a lot of ways based on the diversified products it offers. Butler has a heavy structures division, so facilities like heavy foundries, Naval yards, and aircraft hangars are possible for A.C.E. to build because we have the resources and the expertise from Butler to design and engineer these massive buildings.

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Along with the re-roof division and the heavy structures division, Butler also has a conventional steel division. Not every new building is a good fit to have pre-engineered steel and sometimes having a conventional steel building is the way to go. No matter the application, A.C.E. and Butler have a solution.

Start Your Specialty Project Today!

Delivering the Best Building Project Services

A.C.E. Building Service offers commercial and industrial construction services to owners and facility managers in Green Bay, Manitowoc, Sheboygan, and the Lakeshore area. Our reputation is our foundation…a reputation that started in Wisconsin in 1963 and has continued to flourish throughout the years.

Our customers will attest to the fact that our ability to listen carefully to their needs has kept them coming back to A.C.E. as their preferred general contractor. Integrity, trust, fairness, honesty, reliability, responsiveness, and respect—these are the qualities to which we remain true.

Interested in learning more about our services or our partnership with Butler Manufacturing? Call us today or complete the project consultation form! We look forward to hearing from you!

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Topics: Butler Metal Building, A.C.E. Building Service

Written by Chris Herzog

Chris is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin - Platteville where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management. A LEED accredited professional (AP), he began his career as an estimator for a local construction company and worked in field operations for a road construction company prior to joining A.C.E. in 2005 as an estimator/project manager. Chris works with owners to develop construction projects from the idea to design phase to construction. Much of his work is in pre-construction services where he assists owners in land selection, performs feasibility studies and works with government officials to obtain permits and approvals. He helps align owner’s goals with finished building projects and serves as the owner’s representative to A.C.E. construction personnel.