Careers

Why You’ll Love
Working at WBS
in Wheatland, Wyoming

Why WBS?

Western Building Supply is a family-owned business run by brothers, Robert and Bruce Hilty. Together, they have 50 years of construction experience. WBS specializes in the supply and manufacturing of premium steel siding, roofing, wood trusses, laminated columns, and custom pole barn kits. Our retail shop and showroom offer lumber, culverts, hand tools, power tools, fasteners, shingles, insulation, windows, doors, garage doors, construction supplies and more.

Our team is made up of amazing folks in truss and steel production, yard and delivery fulfillment, business management, and sales. Ask any of us our favorite thing about coming to work, and we’ll all say, the people. At WBS, we value teamwork, honesty, and integrity and come to work each day proud to do our part. We like to have fun, love our families and our faith, and consider each of our customers a friend. We hope you’ll consider joining us, we can’t wait to welcome you to Western Building Supply!

Why Wheatland, Wyoming?

The city of Wheatland was recently ranked the best city in the county for, a safe place to live and a good place to raise a family, Wheatland offers small-town charm with convenient access to big city life. Located just 2-1/2 hours from Denver International Airport, you’re never far from gourmet meals, ultramodern museums, and Rocky Mountain ski resorts.

If you’re looking to escape those aggravating traffic jams, keep in mind that Wyoming is the least densely populated state in the country. Plus, the crime rate in Wyoming is 17% below the national average – and Wheatland is consistently below that! You and your family couldn’t be safer here.

Real Estate Prices and
Cost of Living

The median home value of single-family homes in Wheatland is $192,500. Wheatland home values have gone up 3.9% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.2% within the next year. It’s a great time to buy! Compared to other parts of the country, Wheatland’s cost of living is relatively low:

Cost of Living
Wheatland
USA
Overall
93.3
100
Grocery
99.6
100
Health
132.3
100
Housing
83.3
100
Median Home Cost
$192.500
$231.200
Utilities
99
100
Transportation
73.4
100
Miscellaneous
102.2
100

Quality of Schools

Platte County has two school districts, both of which rank high when compared statewide and nationally. High school students in Wheatland tend to graduate with high marks and go on to do well in secondary education and the workforce. In addition to small class sizes and individualized instruction, students in Wheatland schools are afforded many supplementary educational opportunities and extracurricular activities, including:

  • Drama
  • Forensics
  • Journalism

  • Clubs
  • Athletics
  • 4H

Recreation

If you love the great outdoors, then Wheatland is where you need to be! To the west are the Laramie Mountain Range and the Medicine Bow National Forest. Our state lands include Glendo and Guernsey State Parks, which are two of the premier state parks in Wyoming. Blue skies and clean air make Platte County the perfect place for camping, hunting, fishing, hiking, rodeos, riding, boating, skiing, rock climbing, four wheeling, music festivals, and snow mobiles.

If you prefer indoor endeavors, Wheatland offers plenty. From dancing and dining to libraries and church, Platte County has a little something for everyone.

Weather

If you like to watch the seasons change, then Wheatland is where it’s at! The summers are warm and mostly clear while the winters are cool and sometimes windy. We don’t get much rain, and over the course of the year, the temperature varies from 20°F to 89°F — rarely falling below 3°F or above 97°F.

 

JOIN US

We’ve been in the construction industry for 25 years. Our community, customers, and employees are near and dear to our hearts. If you are interested in joining our team, we invite you to inquire about our open positions and other opportunities.