A.C.E. Building Service History


A.C.E. Building Service

Allen C. Eberhardt founds A.C.E. Building Service as an offshoot of A.C.E. Agricultural Supply Co.



A.C.E. incorporates and begins to outgrow its agricultural roots.

Pre-engineered steel structures become an area of focus.


Design/Build Project Services

Pictured left to right: Gene Maloney, Architect; Allen Charles Eberhardt, A.C.E. Founder; Ron Schwalbe, Past A.C.E. President, and Mike Virnoche, Estimator discussing a new project. A.C.E. begins to grow with design/build project services.


Authorized Butler® Builder

A.C.E. becomes an Authorized Butler® Builder of pre-engineered metal buildings.


A.C.E. becomes a Butler Career Builder

A.C.E. becomes a Butler Career Builder, a designation bestowed on select Butler Builders that have demonstrated total competence in the areas of Marketing, Construction Capability, Professional Design Services, Sound Business Management, Adequate Financial Resources, High Local Reputation and Career Dedication.


A Focus on Design-build Projects

Ron Schwalbe and Jim Steuer purchase the company from Al Eberhardt. A focus on design-build projects in the private sector is established.


A New Facility

A.C.E. builds and occupies its new facility at 3510 S. 26th Street in Manitowoc, allowing it to serve a larger geographical area that includes Sheboygan and Calumet Counties.


Stan Johnson and Bill Shimek join in ownership of the commercial and industrial construction company.


A.C.E. Celebrates 40 Years

A.C.E. celebrates 40 years of construction service. A.C.E. reaches 10 million dollars in cumulative sales as a Butler Builder.


A.C.E. Celebrates 50 Years

A.C.E. celebrates 50 years as an incorporated business and 40 years as a Butler builder.


A.C.E. Acquires Corner Point, LLC

A.C.E. acquires Corner Point, LLC, a surveying and land development services firm that will now be known as Corner Point, a division of A.C.E. Building Service.


Chris Herzog, Carolyn Hoffmann, Max Maigatter, and Stuart Johnson purchase company.


A.C.E. Acquires SMI

A.C.E. acquires SMI and creates SMI Civil & Structural, a Division of A.C.E. Building Service.


Top 100 Metal Builders

A.C.E. named to list of Top 100 Metal Builders by Metal Construction News, the first time the company achieved this recognition.


A.C.E. marks 30 million dollars in cumulative sales with Butler Manufacturing.

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