Building can be a painful experience.

We make it easy.

Step 1: Meet

We listen to you to get an understanding of your facility needs.


Step 2: Design

We provide a design with a contract structure that fits you.

Step 3: Build

We build a building that perfectly fits your needs and budget.

Have you had bad experiences with contractors in the past?


Costly change orders during construction that could have been avoided


Workers that didn’t care about what they were doing


Poor communication


Schedule delays and mistakes due to lack of coordination and organization


Regrets after completion, because the design wasn’t properly communicated to you

Get An Experienced Contractor
You Can Trust.

We understand how frustrating it can be to build without a quality contractor. In our 35 year history, we’ve built hundreds of buildings ranging from 2,500 SF to over 250,000 SF. Just ask around about us. Our reputation speaks for itself.

General Contracting

General Contracting

Commercial New Construction and Remodels


Steel Erection

Varco Pruden Pre-Engineered Buildings, Conventional Steel, and Precast



Commercial Flatwork and Foundations

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    Client Testimonials

    5 stars

    Our experience working with Empire was exceptional.

    “Our non-profit organization decided to build our new baseball field without a general contractor or engineer. Needless to say there were some hurdles to overcome. After the winter storm last April our schedules were very tight and fluid. Empire did an excellent job working with our schedule to keep our project on track. Due to Empire’s flexibility and dedication our kids were playing baseball by mid May at the facility. Thank you Empire for being a valuable asset to our project.”

    Brandon Valley Baseball Association – Chris Brown

    What You’ll Get With Empire.


    Craftsmanship and Quality

    Our extensive hiring process and awesome company culture breeds craftsmen who truly care about the work they are doing.


    Customer Service

    The #1 goal of every person on our team is to have a customer that is completely wowed by their experience with our company.


    Bang For Your Buck

    Don’t pay for unnecessarily expensive materials or labor intensive designs if they don’t serve you or your organization.


    35 Years of Relationships

    We work closely with architects, engineers, subcontractors, and suppliers to give you a building design that is custom tailored to your needs. Nothing more, nothing less.



    Our founder, Ercell Fortney, has been continually innovating since he began working on metal buildings in 1965. This passion for innovation combined with our cohesive team culture lets us complete projects ahead of schedule and under budget.

    Join Our Team

    *Disclaimer: We are not your typical construction company. We only hire and keep people who care about the work they’re doing and want to learn and grow.


    We're a family.

    There’s a reason our top 10 team members have been with us over 10 years each, several as long as 20 and even 30 years. We have high expectations for our team, and even higher expectations for how we treat our team.


    Great Benefits.

    Productivity Bonuses, Health/Dental/Vision, Year Round Employment, Holiday/Vacation Pay, 3% Match Retirement Fund, and more!


    1709 N Industrial Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57104


    (605) 335-7205