Elmira Structures, Inc. was founded in 1973 by Orval Vieselmeyer, Robert Dalrymple, P.E. and Edward Dalrymple. The three founders also concurrently owned Dalco, Inc. which was a union General Contractor established in 1965. ESI was established as a merit shop company with a focus in Structural Steel Fabrication and Erection and as a Pre-Engineered Metal Building Erector. In 1980 Kirk Vieselmeyer, P.E., graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, joined his father at Elmira Structures, Inc. and Dalco, Inc. as a Project Engineer. Kirk was quickly promoted to Project Manager and then to Vice-President. After 10 years of managing and operating two construction companies, it was in the best interest to merge the two and focus on the growth of Elmira Structures, Inc. In 1989, Orval, Bob and Ed retired and transferred ownership and management to Kirk. Kirk, current President and Chief Executive Officer has continued to lead the success and growth of the company while remaining dedicated to the principles and values established by its founders.