Great Northern Metals Co.

About Our Company

Efficiency, Honesty, Integrity, & Trust

The Great Northern Story

Reliable & Value-Driven

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 2019. In March 2020, they brought on Thain Cook as co-owner.

What Our Clients are Saying

Dakota Ham Battle Ridge Builders

“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.”

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Meet Our Team

Jesse Kjelsrud

Owner / Sales

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 a quick turnaround and give the customers what they need. If they have a vision we will find a way to make it happen.

Rainor Kjelsrud

Owner / Production

Rainor was raised in the Gallatin Valley and graduated from Belgrade High School. He immediately founded a few successful businesses and started this company with his brother and friends. He takes pride in his work and his companies.
Rainor has a loving lady and baby girl. He loves his family and makes them his priority. In his little free time he enjoys Hunting, fishing, and just relaxing on the boat.

Jason Kostelecky

Owner / Office

Jason has been in the building trades working with metal roofing and siding for more than 20 years. Born in Minnesota his family moved to Sydney, MT via North Dakota when he was 17. He went to college at MSU in Bozeman and has stayed in the area, founding several companies that span the building and metal industries.

Jason enjoys helping people make metal roofing and siding decisions they love, ensuring they receive the best service and information for their projects. It’s his job to find the fastest way get products in hand to customers, and to make sure it’s the right product.

When he’s not working, he loves to spend time outside hiking and boating with his wife and two young daughters.

Thain Cook

Owner / Sales

Thain joined the metal industry over 10 years ago when he was looking to settle down into a career he loved. As the head of sales, he enjoys listening to his client’s ideas and creating the best plans to make them come to life. The more complex, the better. He strives to create a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere for both guests and staff in the shop and on the job site.

Outside of work Thain loves to spend time with his family hunting and fishing, building projects around the house, and working on his yard – which he considers the best form of meditation.

Jeff Dandy

Office Manager

Jeff has been in the metal and building industry for 13 years and helps keep everything running smoothly at the shop. He enjoys the people he meets and works with everyday, which is what makes all the work worthwhile.

When he’s not at the shop, Jeff loves watching live music with friends and family at the many venues around the state and exploring new venues around the country.

Carlos Rolon


Carlos is master of the shear and driving heavy machinery at the shop, but you can still see him onsite every now and then. He’s a friendly face you can count on to get the job done. He loves to be a part of a strong, growing team at GNMC and helping the company reach its potential.

Outside of the shop he enjoys hiking and rock climbing all over Montana.

Steve Theobald

Production Manager

Steven has been working for GNMC for almost as long as it has been open. He enjoys working with metal because it’s different from any other material and gives him the opportunity to learn about different trades, furthering his skills in the industry. If you have custom metal trim, chances are Steven has made sure every bend is precise.

He’s made Montana his home, and loves to hunt, fish, and be outside all year long.

Katy Robbins


Katy joined the team at GNMC a year after it began and is a jack-of-all-trades. She’s moved from the warehouse to the office and is now handling marketing and helping with the phones while still doing the occasional load out. She’s lived in Montana since she was eight, moving to several different towns but calls Bozeman home. Outside of the shop Katy enjoys rock climbing, hiking, hunting, and spending as much time as possible outside.

Fallon Strauch


Fallon is Bozeman, MT born and raised. At GNMC you can find him manning the portable standing seam roller on various projects across the valley or right in the shop yard. He loves the varied and hands on work that comes with manufacturing metal panels. It’s different than any job he’s ever had and keeps things interesting. Fallon is an avid outdoorsman and when he’s not at GNMC he’ll be out hiking, fishing, hunting, exploring off trail, woodworking, or tinkering on vehicles.

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Andy Lessley

Sales / Estimates

Andy has been working in the metal industry for 24 years. He genuinely enjoys doing this line of work, being able to work with his friends, and meeting new people.

In his free time, he enjoys hunting, shooting at the range, camping, and boating with family and friends. Andy’s mantra is he lives for the summers and tolerates the winter.

Paul Goold

Delivery Driver

Paul has been working in delivery for over 20 years. He likes going out on deliveries and seeing the different locations. He grew up in MT before moving away for some time only to find his way back and has been living here for the past 23 years. He enjoys spending time in the mountains with his family whether is hunting, fishing, or camping.


Office Greeter

Hank is the sweet and stinky customer greeter at Great Northern Metal Co. He was born on Leap Day, so he’ll always be a puppy. Hank’s main jobs are snack and gopher patrol and he loves the freedom to meet anyone who walks in the door.

When Hank isn’t at work he loves catching up on naps and hanging out with his family.

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