The Great Northern Story

As young boys running around the foothills of the Bridger Mountains, Jesse and Rainor Kjelsrud enjoyed hunting, fishing, and hiking. They were taught to treat people as you want to be treated, and always have integrity.

As adults they have a combined 15 years experience in the steel and aluminum industry and saw a need for a high-quality steel roofing and siding manufacturer in the Gallatin Valley that truly cared about the customers needs. They decided to reach out to longtime friend Jason Kostelecky for guidance and a partnership. Jason has over 30 years experience in the construction industry. The 3 of them together formed Great Northern Metal Company in November of 2019.

What our customers had to say...

"I have been working with Jesse on large metal siding and roofing projects for ten years. His knowledge and attention to detail has made him a necessity on our projects. He allows us to focus on our work because we know the supply of our materials is being taken care of by someone that maintains as high a standard as we do."
-Dakota Ham Battle Ridge Builders

Our Team

Jesse Kjelsrud / President

Jesse Kjelsrud / President

I now have a large family of my own with 6 wonderful children and a loving and supportive wife. If we aren’t working, we are outside enjoying the wonderful gifts Montana has to offer. I have been serving the contractors in the Gallatin Valley and surrounding areas for over 12 years in a similar role and saw a void that needed to be filled. With the experience and knowledge I have acquired, I had a vision to have quick turn around and give the customers what they need. If they have a vision, we will find a way to make it happen.

Email me: jesse@greatnorthernmetalco.com

Rainor Kjelsrud / Vice President

Rainor Kjelsrud / Vice President

I have been operating under Kjelsrud Construction for the past 5 years doing gutters, roofing, and siding. When I have free time, you can still find me running around the foothills of the Bridger Mountains. I am now taking my knowledge and experience and applying it to the front end of the trade. I have been on the customer side of things and understand their needs and wants. I will find ways to make the buying experience great.

Email me: rainor@greatnorthernmetalco.com

Jason Kostelecky / Chief Financial Officer

Jason Kostelecky / Chief Financial Officer

I have worked in the construction trade since I was a young boy with my father. I now have a family of my own with 2 sweet little girls and a loving, supportive wife. After 30 years I am hanging up the tool belt and finding new and innovative ways to make it easier and faster for the buyer. Knowing all the parts and pieces to entire buildings, I can help educate and inform customers on different ways of doing things.