Accomplishing extraordinary things together.

Dave Nutting founded VIP in 1975 with the vision of serving clients more effectively by integrating the best elements of design and construction.

VIP Structures started small and grew slowly. Even at our smallest, however, we offered combined design and construction services – which was key to our advancement in our industry. As looked at our progress, it became clear that our integrated design-build model yielded a distinct competitive advantage for our clients and for us. Incorporating design and construction under one roof increased our operating efficiencies, eliminated overlapping overheads, reduced costs, and simplified communication – and a greater understanding of our client’s goals emerged!

VIP’s growth during the early 1980s enabled us to refine our design-build system. Working together day in and day out, VIP’s designers and builders realized a significant transfer of skills:  and a unique combination emerged – architects with construction expertise and builders who knew design – which allowed us to increase our quality control and design efficiency. 

In 1984 VIP Development Associates was created to provide our clients with the option of leasing new facilities rather than purchasing them. We subsequently saw a period of tremendous growth. In 1985 Inc. Magazine named our firm one of the nation’s fastest-growing privately held companies – a member of the Inc. 500.

In 1990, Metal Construction magazine acknowledged us as one of the nation’s largest metal building contractors for the previous decade.

In 2009, our team added in-house engineering, allowing VIP to provide all building-related design and construction services in-house.

In 2021 VIP entered our second generation of leadership with Meg Tidd becoming CEO after 10 years with the company in the roles of Chief Operating Officer and Chief Marketing Officer.

Daughter, Kate Nutting began leading VIP Architecture as Principal and Managing Member in 2014.

Dave assumed the role of Chair and remains heavily involved in VIP’s Real Estate Development endeavors.


Commercial construction for industrial, manufacturing, distribution, warehouse, metal buildings, commercial, housing, healthcare, and education clients.

Now under the second generation of leadership, CEO, Meg Tidd continues VIP’s initial integrated design-build culture and couples it with a fresh vision focused on finding “A Better Way” for all people, our communities, and the planet.

Today VIP employs over 125 architects, engineers, construction workers, developers, administrators, and support staff. We have over 30,000,000 square feet of construction experience and have developed 3,000,000 square feet of space nationwide. Although the scope of our services has become more extensive, our basic philosophy has remained unchanged – to integrate design and construction to better meet clients’ needs.