LifeTite Metal Products and Bialek Insurance are the Barbour County Chamber of Commerce Members of the Month in October.

Karen Bialek, left, is the owner of family-owned Bialek Insurance.  Josh Koepsel, right, is the Manager of the LifeTite Metal Products plant in Belington.  

LifeTite Metal Products manufactures premium metal roofing, metal siding, and trim components for the residential, commercial, and agriculture markets and has two roll-forming and fabrication facilities in the heartland of West Virginia in Belington and Kenna.

The company is in its second decade of operation, is the preferred regional supplier of construction metal roofing, siding, and trim materials, and is a direct supplier to homeowners and contractors as well as to businesses. The company’s two locations offer standard metal panel profiles and trims in seventeen colors, and will custom-fabricate component configurations as requested.

“Our friendly staff are always ready to assist in providing information and guidance to all who inquire.  Our walk-in manufacturing plants provide customers with a family atmosphere and the advantage of observing our operations and high quality products, and receiving technical support”, Koepsel says.

Josh Koepsel is a native of Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, was raised in Elkview, West Virginia, and earned his Bachelor’s Degree at West Virginia State University.  He may be reached at (304) 823-3771 or at  LifeTite is located at 131 Industrial Park in Belington.

Bialek Insurance Agency has been selling and serving Nationwide Insurance products in West Virginia since 1982.  Bialek Insurance began operations in Elkins in a single location and, after 35 years, has expanded into four other counties with the main office being in Ekins with others in Belington, Marlinton, Flatwoods/Sutton, and Gassaway. 

“We pride ourselves for being highly involved in community activities and specialize in all Nationwide products, including auto, homeowners, life, business, and farm policies at competitive prices.  Our staff would be honored to work with you to design a program to protect all your assets,” Bialek says.

Karen Bialek is a native of Elkins, a graduate of Elkins High School, and attended Davis & Elkins College.  She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Mountain State Forest Festival - which she served as Director General - and of the Barbour County Chamber of Commerce.  She is a member of the Belington Merchants Association, Polar Express, Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, and was co-founder of Mothers of Angels.  She was elected Business Woman of the Year in 2016.