Company President & CEO: Fred Campana
Plant Locations: Houston, TX
Office Locations: Houston, TX; Denver, CO
Products: Rigid Global Buildings is an innovative leader in the steel building industry. With an experienced engineering staff and state-of-the-art equipment, the company manufactures buildings that are aesthetically pleasing, code compliant and cost efficient.
Rigid’s building system solutions range from standard box buildings and quick-turnaround “Quickie Buildings” to complex custom steel buildings. They offer the standard framing systems: Beam & Column, Rigid Frame, Straight Column and Lean-To. These systems can be successfully used for a wide range of building types including:
• Agricultural Buildings
• Aviation Hangars
• Commercial Buildings
• Industrial Facilities
• Institutional Buildings
• Religious Facilities
• Self Storage / Mini Warehouse
In additional Framing Rigid also offers a complete line of Roof and Wall panels, including insulated, StuccoLite, and Rigid Rock.
Background: In 1990, Fred Campana and Alex Ghodsi, both engineers, partnered to found an engineering consulting firm. They called the company Rigid Structures. Using investment capital earned through the success of the consulting firm, the two founded Rigid Building Systems in 1993.
By employing highly skilled and qualified professionals to guide each project through every department in the company, Rigid developed a reputation for providing quality buildings quickly, and at an affordable price.
On June 12, 1995, just five years after starting their consulting business, Rigid's guiding principles opened the doors to a brand new manufacturing plant in Houston. In 1997 Inc Magazine recognized Rigid nationally as being the 28th fastest growing privately held company in America - The only metal building company on the Inc 500 list. Rigid also received recognition for being on the list of the Houston 100 which recognizes the top 100 privately held companies in Houston having the most influence on the local economy. The Houston 100 also recognized Rigid for ranking number 1 for providing new jobs in the manufacturing sector than any other privately held company in Houston. Annual revenues for 1997 grew to $17,000,000.
With Rigid’s sales reaching out to all 50 states and many countries overseas their sights were set on developing one of the strongest Builder programs in the Industry. This growth fueled the expansion to Denver, Colorado where Rigid opened a Sales Office partially dedicated to going after well-qualified builders for its builder program. Combined sales for Rigid and Millennium rapidly grew to over $110 million a year with the success of its Authorized Builder Program.
Throughout the years Rigid continued to see growth and expansion in the metal building industry. In 2008 the steel industry faced a significant impact with the price of steel rising at a volatile rate along with the downturn in the economy - Rigid was no exception to these occurrences. In order to secure the stability of the company, Fred and Alex realized the company needed to broaden their horizons and expanded into the international market. In 2011 Rigid Building Systems officially became Rigid Global Buildings. The transition into the global market brought financial stability as well as a means to reach a larger international audience.
Rigid Global Buildings is still the same manufacturing company it was back in 1995. Leading the way back then, Rigid Global is now leading the way into the future.