EleMETAL Fabrication & Machine 402-721-7753 info@elemetalfab.com

More than 50 years of experience

EleMETAL Fabrication + Machine was founded by Pete Dahlhauser as Pete’s Custom Metal, Inc. in 1964.

Based in Fremont, Nebraska, EleMETAL has more than 50 years of experience. We pride ourselves in offering the highest quality sheet metal fabrication, welding and machining.

Vintage Photo of Pete's Custom Metal in the 1960s


A passion for quality

EleMETAL Fabrication + Machine was founded in 1964 by Pete Dahlhauser originally as Pete’s Custom Metal, Inc. Pete was passionate about providing the highest quality sheet metal products at fair prices. His legacy of superior workmanship lives on in the business today.

In 1984, Pete’s son, Jack Dahlhauser, was promoted to manager, and Ken Burbach was promoted to foreman. Together, they expanded on the great work Pete’s Custom Metal was known for.

Ken took over the day-to-day operation of the business in 2007. In 2011, Jack retired, and Ken was promoted to vice president overseeing the complete operation of the business.

On the leading edge

  • 2015: Andrew Stamp joined the team as general manager to take over day-to-day operation of the business.
  • 2016: Pete’s Custom Metal went through a rebranding process and on Jan. 1 the company was renamed EleMETAL Fabrication + Machine.
  • 2019: Andrew Stamp and partners purchased the business in March and Andrew became managing partner.
  • 2021: In May, Ken Burbach fully retired from the business after 50 years of service!

EleMETAL purchased and moved to their current facility at 2263 Business Park Drive in Fremont, Nebraska.

The new facility was extensively remodeled and updated with bridge cranes, new power and LED lighting, ventilation and much more. The state-of-the-art facility’s main production center has over 35,000 square-feet of space and includes two large storage buildings and more than 17 acres of ground for future growth.

Significant equipment investment includes the Flow Mach 500 waterjet, a laser welding system, a Hurco VMX84i Mill, Hurco VMX30Di 5 Axis Mill and a Hurco TM18L Lathe.

The new facility and expanded lineup of equipment has positioned EleMETAL to serve our growing list of great customers for years to come!

The people of EleMETAL

Andrew Stamp

Managing Partner

Andrew holds a bachelor’s degree in manufacturing engineering from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. He utilizes his 18 years of manufacturing and engineering experience to lead the company as managing partner.

Brandon Carnes

Vice President of Sales, Partner

Brandon joined the company in 2017 as the VP of Sales. He brings over 10 years of experience in the industrial and food manufacturing industry. He has extensive experience in working with customers to design and supply aftermarket replacement parts and custom-fabricated components to decrease downtime while saving the customer money. Brandon genuinely cares about our customers and service is at the forefront of his mind!

Chad Anderson

Sales Manager

Chad joined the company in 2020 in Outside Sales. Chad graduated from the University of Nebraska Omaha in 2012 with a bachelor of Science in Accounting and Marketing. He brings over 10 years of sales experience in various industries. Chad has a track record as being a trusted advisor for his customers. He truly cares about his customers success and wants to be a strategic partner that his customers see as an asset to reach their company goals.

Jason Frey

Project Manager, Fab Shop Foreman

Jason joined the company in 2018 as a project manager and foreman of the fabrication shop. Jason has over 20 years of experience in the metal manufacturing industry and extensive experience with 3D design work.

Rick Dohrman

Project Manager, Machine Shop Foreman

Since joining EleMETAL in 2012 as a CNC machinist, Rick was promoted to foreman in 2015. He graduated with an associate’s degree in machine tool technology from Southeast Community College. He has 25 years of experience in the fabrication and machining industry, along with 10 years of experience with SolidWorks 3D CAD Software.

Brian Lundry

Project Manager

Brian Lundry joined the company in 2021 as Project Manager. He brings 20 years of experience in maintenance and project management in the food manufacturing industry. Brian holds a certification for Machinery Reliability with SMRP and uses his knowledge to help customers get the most out of their equipment while bringing projects to life. Brian has also taken an active role in safety for our facility by leading the safety team and offering solutions to complete work safety.

Matt Hemmelgarn

Mechanical Design Manager

Matt joined the company in 2021 as a Mechanical Designer. He graduated with an Associate degree in CAD from ITT technical institute. Matt has over 24 years of experience in mechanical design utilizing AutoCAD and SolidWorks 3D CAD Software.

Dan Boesch

Mechanical Designer

Dan joined EleMETAL as a Mechanical Designer in January 2023. He brings over 35 years of manufacturing and 15 years of 3D design experience as well as 24 years of experience as a machinist/tool and die maker. Dan has an associate’s degree in Machine Tool Technology from Southeast Community College Milford Campus and has a certificate from the Solidworks Essentials class.

Lucas Bredehoeft

Mechanical Designer

Lucas Joined the company in 2017 as a fabricator and brings 25 years of experience in welding and fabricating with a strong emphasis on the food grade industry. In 2022, he was promoted to Mechanical Designer. Lucas has a degree in Welding Technology from Metropolitan Community College.

Danielle Buckley

Office Manager

Danielle joined EleMetal as the Office Manager in 2021 and brings over 10 years of administrative experience in office management, human resources, and accounting.

Kaylynn Tuttle

Customer Solutions Specialist

Kaylynn joined EleMETAL as the Customer Solutions Specialist in July 2022. She has 10 years of management and more than 15 years of customer service experience. Kaylynn is here to assist you and answer your questions!

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2263 Business Park Drive
Fremont, NE 68025
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