History/About Us

St. Joseph, MO Office
Full Services
Design/Build General Contractor

System Builders was founded in 1974 by Raymond Johnson and Wick Lehr as a Building Contracting Company, providing Butler Metal Buildings on small commercial projects. First year sales were nearly $647,000. Some of those first customers are still customers today: Missouri Western State College, Saint Joseph News Press, Saint Joseph Ag Processing, Iowa-Missouri Walnut, St. Joseph Light & Power, Triumph Foods, Lawhon Construction, and Lehr Construction.

After employment with System Builders, Inc. for 17 years, David Boerkircher became sole owner of System Builders Inc., December of 2009. Through monthly discussions with his previous partners; David established a strong sense of obligation. “If we close the doors all our employees, their families and our customers will suffer.”  David is a local owner and is providing Varco Pruden Pre-Engineered Building Systems. Varco Pruden has their production plant in St. Joseph and this allowed System Builders to offer regional customers the design, engineering and expertise of an international company, manufactured local to the region.

David is a hands on owner. You may find him in the office and many times, in the field working alongside his employees. David believes our employees should not be expected to anything he won’t do himself.

System Builders, Inc maintains “Reputation is Everything.” We stand behind our workmanship.