APEX Industrial was founded in 2019 by two licensed Professional Engineers on a mission to provide customers with industry-leading structural steel solutions in the most cost-effective way. We achieve this through innovative product designs, which are customized to each project in a customer-centric process. Throughout this process, we work directly with clients during the design phase, so they get exactly what they need and in a manner that allows for industry-leading assembly time and quality.
APEX Industrial designs long-lasting, efficient steel structures for agricultural and industrial applications resulting from a company-wide commitment to quality. These structures include both standard and custom towers, catwalks, temporary storage and accessories – all of which are manufactured to meet your specific project requirements. With a commitment to engineering excellence, quality products and exceptional customer service, count on the APEX Advantage to deliver the best possible solutions to your clients.
Customer satisfaction starts with the Apex Advantage. The customer is always first. Aiming to provide all the benefits of an industry-leading product and customer experience, you will receive responsive service delivered by the people who design the equipment.
We aim to give you peace of mind knowing your project is being handled by Professional Engineers from start to finish.
Meet the leaders
Derek Hemphill, PE
Derek Hemphill, PE, graduated from Iowa State University in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in construction engineering and a master’s degree in structural engineering. He then received his Professional Engineering License in 2009. He is enthusiastic about providing industry-leading customer service, as well as designing and providing high-quality products that meet customers’ needs.
Chris Jacob, PE
Chris Jacob, PE, graduated from Iowa State University in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and received his Professional Engineering License in 2017. Chris is passionate about product designs that lead the industry in on-site assembly time, all while tailoring structural products to provide the facility with an operational and cost-effective flow.
Ross Ingwersen, SE
Ross Ingwersen, SE, graduated from Iowa State University in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and received his Structural Engineering License in 2013. Ross is passionate about providing a high level of customer service and designing industry-leading, innovative products that meet customers’ needs, while simultaneously being cost-effective and efficient.
Derek, Chris and Ross are supported by a team of designers and detailers with over 25 years of experience in the agricultural structural steel industry. Using the latest 3D-modeling software, the design team supports the customer’s vision by providing approval drawings and details that turn this vision into reality. With experience working on structural steel projects for agricultural and industrial applications on six continents, you can trust the Professional Engineers at APEX to create safe, efficient and solid structures to fit all of your needs.