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New Business, Familiar Faces

Updated: Dec 4, 2021

IBEX Metal, LLC is the newest direct-to-consumer rollforming plant in North Idaho

Born from a passion to serve the community, IBEX Metal was formed to provide direct-to-consumer sheet metal supply with a 24- to 48-hour turnaround time. “Our soft opening has been a success,” says Tyler Beachy, general manager. “The community is responding well to having easier access to roofing, siding and trim for their projects.”

Now officially open to the public, IBEX Metal is located off of Great Northern Road, near the Bonners Ferry Airport, at 280 Great Northern Road in Bonners Ferry. Although the business is new, the owners are familiar faces. Ken Schrock, Darin Byler, David Byler and Brian Miller have been established residents of Bonners Ferry, raising their families here while operating a local sister company—Caribou Creek Log Homes. “Being a part of the construction industry for nearly 40 years, we saw a need for quicker turnaround times for metal supply. We put our heads together, did our homework, and started IBEX Metal,” states David.

Furnished with state-of-the-art equipment and a 13,000-square-foot shop, IBEX Metal is poised to meet the demands of the community's needs with delivery available to most of the Inland Northwest and parts of Canada.

The slogan and logo for IBEX was deliberated over meticulously. Sticking with the wild game theme like Caribou Creek has, the ibex was chosen for its rugged, tough nature, which is symbolic of metal material. It was just coincidence that I-B-E-X also turned out to be a catchy acronym for Idaho’s Best Exteriors, which has been adopted as the company’s slogan. Jack Philips, the artist behind the logo, discovered the coincidence and is credited as the mastermind behind the slogan’s creation.

The journey to open has been an uphill battle, with global metal and supply shortages. Originally scheduled to open in September, the date had been pushed back due to hang-ups in shipping and supply. All in all, the owners are pleased to be open before the new year, only a couple of months later than they had hoped.

Orders can be received by phone at 208.565.3002 or by email to Producing top-quality products with exceptional customer satisfaction is the highest priority for the owners of IBEX Metal. “Having been a part of this community for so many years, we understand just how important having a solid reputation is. Not to mention, it brings us great joy to produce quality. It’s been our personal mission and what has been a driving force in the success we have had at Caribou Creek,” shares Darin.

IBEX opened with a small crew that is currently meeting market demand successfully, but with the news of IBEX operation quickly spreading, the company expects to expand the work force in the near future as well, especially once the building season begins again in the spring.

They are currently taking custom orders, with many color options and unique profiles available. Take a look at the front of the IBEX building to see a hot new product that resembles board and batten, which is gaining in popularity on the East Coast. Plans to have full building kits available are in the works, but for now the company is staying busy filling custom orders.

The team at IBEX looks forward to continuing to serve the community of North Idaho for years to come. For more information, you can visit their website at

IBEX Metal 280 Great Northern Road Bonners Ferry, Idaho 83805 208.565.3002

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