Priefert Complex Designs is managed by Glen Calvert. Glen is a graduate Architectural Engineer with an emphasis on project management. As an Architectural Engineer, Glen is trained and experienced in all aspects of building design and construction - civil, architectural, structural, mechanical and electrical design and holds Professional Engineering licenses in several states. Across the United States he has been involved in engineering, construction and project management of a multitude of developments, ranging from industrial to municipal; from utilities to skyscrapers.
Glen has assembled a talented staff at Priefert Complex Designs, experienced in engineering, architecture, drafting, rendering and project management. The staff uses cutting edge technology to design and integrate both buildings and equipment. The drawings and renderings we produce can be an invaluable tool for your group to visualize the scope of the project. By coordinating the expertise of the PCD team with Priefert Manufacturing's experience in livestock handling, we are able to produce livestock and equestrian projects which are safe, functional and attractive.
The Priefert Legacy
In a one room shop under the oak trees of Mt. Pleasant, Texas, Marvin Priefert, a former Nebraska wheat farmer and inventor, built a headgate for his neighbor. Little did he know that first piece of ranch equipment would later become the foundation of one of the largest and most respected rodeo and ranch equipment manufacturing companies in the world. Always a man who looked for a simple solution to a complex problem, Marvin Priefert's innovativeness and his vision of a better way is still carried through the family as it enters its third generation of ownership.
From the inventiveness of that Nebraska farmer's creative thinking has grown a company that not only leads the way in the livestock handling business today but has, in many ways, revolutionized the industry. Son Bill, and now grandsons Eddie, Nate, and Travis carry on the tradition of finding a better way into the everyday operations of Priefert Manufacturing. Motivated by the pride of ownership and the challenge of "building a better mousetrap", the Priefert Family has built a business and reputation based on the needs of the American farmer and rancher. Building ranch equipment is not just our job; it's our lifestyle. It's not what we do - it's who we are. Hard work, good people, a willingness to step "outside the box" and abundant blessings from God have allowed our company to grow and prosper from its humble beginnings.
A lot has changed since that first headgate was built in 1964, but decades later one thing remains constant; Priefert's commitment to producing quality products. Located right here in Mt. Pleasant, Texas, the Priefert's Ranch is the first proving ground for the vast majority of Priefert products. That's why our slogan is "Built by ranchers, for ranchers". Durability, versatility, and functionality are combined with first-rate craftsmanship and an eye for detail as products are made to fit the needs and demands of a growing market. Cattle ranchers with herds from 10 to 10,000, horse owners seeking safety for their animals and ease of operation, and people who simply embrace the rural lifestyle and the western way of life have all helped build this company.
Today, Priefert products are shipped all across American and throughout the World and are used by the top organizations, fairgrounds, rodeos, companies and individuals in the horse and cattle industry. From organizations like the USTRC, NFR and PBR to countries like Australia, Germany and Japan. We even sell a little product right here in Titus County so odds are you or your neighbor might own a piece of Priefert equipment. Priefert is proud to be a part of the western way of life and the community of Mt. Pleasant. We think Marvin would be proud!