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Tom Jurgens - Owner

Tom Jurgens is owner of Raeco Builders, LLC and has earned his company nationwide attention as a leader in metal building construction.

Growing up in a construction family, Tom received hands on experience in the field from a young age and eventually made a career out of it. From selling home improvements to selling actual buildings, Tom worked his way to District Manager and traveled the western US. Working with dealers to ensure the specifications, codes, and expectations of agricultural and industrial buildings were met, he developed understanding and systems that he continues to apply today. Over the past 24 years, he has been growing his experiences in the construction industry and strengthening the values he learned early on. 

After starting a family, Tom made the decision to stop traveling and spend more time with his young children. After resigning from his job as district manager, Raeco Builders, LLC was established in 2009 and has built a name for itself in the metal building industry.
Over the years, Tom’s company has been recognized as a high volume, top dealer for Nucor Building Systems and also as one of the Top 100 Metal Builders by Metal Construction News in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. Crediting his success not only to his hand-picked team of managers that share his values and mission, Tom believes in a high standard of excellence and a person’s word as their bond. 

In 2014, Tom added a concrete division to Raeco Builders, LLC. Tom felt this addition was a necessary requirement that would both enhance the quality service his clients were already receiving as well as benefit the job project scheduling process for them as well.

Designing and constructing metal buildings isn’t all that Tom does well. He also travels the country with his family, competing on his horses in team penning and ranch sorting events. Tom’s biggest enjoyment comes from being able to watch his children grow and playing their biggest fan at their sporting events.

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Dave Taggart - Project Manager

Dave was born into the construction industry; his father was a large contractor in the Sioux Falls area for thirty years. He has been involved in the construction industry ever since. During college, Dave worked in the civil field building roads, bridges and working on mostly government projects. Since then, he has been in a combination of positions from superintendent, owner proprietor, project manager and facilities manager.

Dave’s experience includes residential, commercial and industrial with extensive work in both
healthcare and the restaurant industry. He also has extensive involvement managing projects from
concept to completion and in to operation of the facilities with an emphasis on fast tracking projects.
In his free time, Dave enjoys spending time with his family, woodworking and golfing.