From our humble beginnings in Tulsa, Oklahoma, All Steel Building Company has evolved from a small furnish and erect contractor, to a well-respected Design-Build general contractor, capable of delivering numerous multi-million-dollar turnkey projects simultaneously. Founded in 1972 by Ron Kirkpatrick and incorporated in 1976, All Steel Building Company started as a small furnish and erect company working out of a pickup truck selling Stran Metal Buildings. Many times, Ron would pick up the building components himself from the Stran plant in Houston, Texas, driving overnight to deliver to a jobsite to make sure the schedule was met. As the Company began to grow, a relationship began with Alliance Steel Building Systems, a new steel building manufacturer that had built a plant located in Oklahoma City. We proudly sold their product line for the next three decades.
In 2005, Ron sold the Company to Scott Dawes who immediately began investing in new IT systems and other internal infrastructure and implementing new systems to allow All Steel Building Company to compete on a larger scale as a Design-Build “Turn Key” General Contractor. Recognizing a need to provide faster pricing for customers and to advance the Company into computerized design and BIM technology, Scott teamed up with Nucor Building Systems (NBS), becoming an Authorized Builder of their product line. This allowed the Company access to NBS’s state of the art estimating and design software including their BIM technology and the ability to provide pricing to customers in less than half the time it previously took. Scott also advanced the Company into an integrated accounting and document control system, allowing procurement, job costing and financial analysis to be completed in a “real time” manner. Finally, to allow the ease of coordination and document transfer between the design team, engineering disciplines and customers, the Company began utilizing and staying current with AutoCAD.
Since that humble start nearly 50 years ago, All Steel Building Company has proudly built hundreds of buildings in Tulsa and surrounding areas, encompassing the Manufacturing & Industrial, Commercial & Retail, Aviation and Agricultural industries. As a testament to our integrity and service, many of our projects are for repeat customers and referrals. As we move forward into our future, we will continue to pursue, research and embrace new building technologies and construction methods, always with the desire to provide our customers with the most cost efficient and high-quality solutions to their building needs.
Having a core belief is vital to any successful company. Since our beginning, All Steel Building Company has held the core belief of placing our highest priority on customer relations. Listening closely to our customer’s needs, advising them on the best design and construction solutions, then delivering cost efficient and timely projects has always commanded our fullest attention. Keeping our customers involved and updated throughout the entire design and construction process is also a key belief of ours. We do so by holding regularly scheduled meetings and issuing project update reports. We believe it is our responsibility to find the simplest way for our customers to stay involved in the project, while at the same time allowing them to maintain focus on their normal business operations.
All Steel Building Company also believes in the importance of building strong technical relationships with Architectural and Engineering Services. Through our experience and leadership, and by working closely with our professional design teams, we ensure that our customers are provided with designs that maximize the efficient use of their space while utilizing the latest in cost efficient materials technology and aesthetic trends.
We also hold the belief in maintaining strong and trusted relationships with our highly qualified subcontractors and suppliers, some of which have been with our Company for many years. The relationships we maintain with them ensure quality materials and service and also allow us to easily move projects forward during difficult market conditions, when other contractors are experiencing difficulty.
By holding these core beliefs as our highest priority, our customers know that their projects are always intelligently designed, well managed and built with quality. And that All Steel Building Company was the right choice as their Design-Builder!