Ultimately, we are here to build better lives. One way we can do that is to help farmers feed the world. But that is a Herculean task, made even more difficult by an exploding global population, environmental changes, social pressures, government regulations and an ever-widening gap between those who can afford quality food and those who cannot.
People cannot build better lives if they are hungry, malnourished or on the brink of starvation. If we are to make a difference—and that is our goal—we must help farmers do more, and that means changing the way we think, collaborate and innovate.
Today, Summit facilities do more than house animals—they improve animal health and production, reduce operational inefficiencies, solve regulatory issues and alleviate social concerns. By going beyond buildings, we are building better lives.
Ed Bahler, CEO
We had become experts in post-frame construction management. Our design and engineering team was innovating constantly. And we were well aware of the challenges facing protein producers. The next logical step was to form a new company with one goal: To go beyond the traditional approach to buildings in order to offer innovative, game-changing solutions.
Miles Ridgway, PRESIDENT
While our vision is focused on the future, our history is foundational to everything we are and do. As part of FBi Buildings, we’ve been engaged with post-frame construction since 1958. Our reputation for structural integrity, quality materials, and professionalism stands strong today. And it's evidenced in the more than 20,000 buildings that bear the FBi mark.
Brian White, COO
There are numerous innovations happening at Summit, and one of the most profound is our high-level, detailed processes. Rigorous, advanced, and unlike anything else in the ag industry, these processes bring greater predictability and control to everything from structural integrity to construction costs and deadlines.
Our guiding principles
Our goal is to build better lives. We’ll get there by going beyond buildings to create game-changing livestock facilities and forming long-lasting relationships and partnerships.
We form and strengthen those relationships by staying true to our guiding principles.
Do what's right; be honest and fair
Listen to, engage and empower our people in a high trust environment
Boldly define reality
Create clarity and over-communicate
Hold ourselves and each other accountable
Provide genuine care and exceptional service to our customers
Build better lives
Be safe in every moment
Be visionary, proactively create our future