Empowering builders since 1948
Why Choose Varco Pruden
A leader in steel building solutions
Since 1948, Varco Pruden Buildings has led the industry in creating innovative, pre-engineered steel building systems that offer better solutions for our partners. In everything we do, our focus is to provide top-of-the-line steel systems for nonresidential buildings that combine world-class design and unsurpassed functionality.
We’re based in Memphis, Tennessee, but our work takes us worldwide. We have the capacity and expertise to provide state-of-the-art design/build services throughout North America with our network of manufacturing and service centers and nearly 1,000 independent, authorized VP Builders. Everywhere you are–and everywhere you want to go–we’re here for you.
Our team is dedicated to building long-lasting relationships that get the job done. From timely communication to long-term goal setting, we work alongside our clients to start and end a project with unparalleled transparency, mutual respect and excellent craftsmanship.
Through our parent company, we help support a variety of organizations across the nation as part of the BlueScope Foundation, N.A. We focus on supporting STEM programming, transitional living, and education, arts and development programs for underserved populations in our communities through volunteering and giving.
For many building owners, getting the best value for a construction investment is as hard as constructing the building itself. Our Fast-Track program helps to simplify the building process, offering the fastest and most efficient solution for basic buildings at an economical cost.
As a member of multiple organizations dedicated to the ongoing development of sustainability in the construction industry, we maintain an ever-growing number of Energy Star® certified products and can contribute greatly toward your next project’s sustainable design and LEED certification.
We use proprietary advanced engineering programming that offers more efficiency and productivity than traditional engineering. Combining steel structural materials with virtually any exterior finish, we create state-of-the-art metal buildings that are energy-efficient and provide years of trouble-free performance.
More than just buildings.
Expertise built on tradition
Our legacy began more than half a century ago. Back then we were called R.G. Varner Steel Products and Pruden Products. Today we stand over 300 employees strong with nearly 1,000 independent Authorized VP Builders in our network and thousands of projects under our belt. We are proud to continue our company’s long history of growth and innovation, and could not do it without partners like you.
R.G. Varner Steel Products was founded in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. The company would become Varco Steel.
Pruden Products, founded by Clark Prudhon in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, evolved from manufacturing equipment for farm buildings to producing steel building frames designed to be used with wood secondary framing systems.
Fuqua Industries of Atlanta, Georgia purchased Varco and Pruden, establishing Varco-Pruden Buildings, a metal building subsidiary headquartered in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.
Varco-Pruden Buildings headquarters were moved to Memphis, Tennessee when the company was sold to Dominion Bridge, a subsidiary of AMCA International.
Varco-Pruden Buildings became VP Buildings Inc. and moved it's headquarters to a VP steel-framed building in Memphis, Tennessee.
BlueScope Steel acquired Varco Pruden Buildings, ASC Profiles, SteelScape, and Metl-Span.
Clark Prudhon elected to Metal Construction News Hall of Fame.
We put family first
We consider every employee, builder, architect, engineer, , supplier, and building owner part of the Varco Pruden family. We are passionate and purposeful in everything we do, from the start of a project to well past its official end. And as part of our dedication to building stronger communities, our diverse and inspired workforce continually searches for breakthrough innovations that offer increased productivity, sustainability and opportunity through better building solutions. One project at a time, our family works hard to transform landscapes across the globe.
Join the team
Become a member of our growing team of innovators and engineers. We’re always looking for leaders with all skill sets who want to build better solutions for themselves and their communities. Build more than a career–join a family.