Roger Bullington was born and raised in Columbus, Nebraska. He attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln from 1979 to December of 1983 and received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. Upon graduation, Roger relocated to St. Joseph, Missouri to work for Varco-Pruden Buildings. In 1986, Roger moved to Grand Island, Nebraska to work for Chief Buildings. Roger received his Master in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska Lincoln in 1995 and is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Nebraska.
In 2006, Roger was name Chief Buildings Vice President of Technical Services where he oversaw the daily operations for the entire division. His 25-year career in the metal building and structural steel industry would lend itself well to this distribution center project. In 2012 he moved from Chief Buildings and was named VP of Chief Construction and Development. Roger’s career has entered the 32nd year with Chief Industries in which his leadership roles have facilitated growth under his direction.
During Roger’s tenure with Chief Industries, he has been involved in various development and construction projects. As President and General Manager, Roger oversees complex, high dollar projects. A few of these projects include the West Haymarket development, Hawks Championship Center regarding the design and structural framing solution, Heartland Event Center, Hudl, Grand Island Regional Hospital and 5 buildings that encompasses over 300,000 square feet located at the new Nebraska State Fair site in Grand Island.
Roger has held various leadership roles in the community which include:
Chairman of Grand Island Economic Area Development Corporation
Board member of Heartland United Way
Board member of Central Nebraska Humane Society
Board member of Riverside Golf Club
Co-chair of the successful capital campaign for the Central NE Humane Society
Board member of St. Francis Medical Center Foundation
Board of the Grand Island Community foundation
Graduate of Leadership Tomorrow
Roger currently is a member of the Chamber Board of Directors and is the Co-Chairman of the Legislative Committee for the AGC Nebraska Building Chapter.