Our History

For 42 years, we’ve set the stronger standard.

Clint DeGeest, founder of DeGeest Mfg, returned to South Dakota after serving as a welder in the United States Navy to apply his welding skills in the manufacturing industry.

In 1976, Clint and his wife Glenyce, started a weld shop with one other employee. In 1978, their son, Scott DeGeest, joined the business and together they grew the company alongside its customers; adding equipment, space and employees.

Clint passed away in 1997. His dream of a “company that would share profits with it’s talented, hard working employees” lives on with his sons and grandsons.

Three facility moves, six additions, and one name change later, DeGeest Steel Works is a third-generation family owned company with Scott DeGeest, Derek DeGeest, Matt DeGeest, and Alicia DeGeest all active in the company with the same core belief of investing in our employees and taking care of our customers.

The key to the success of our company will be our ability to expedite the product in an efficient manner producing quality, on-time products. – Clint DeGeest