Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs

Do you help with obtaining construction permits for steel structures?

If the project includes general contracting services, SteelCo will obtain the permit in most cases. If the project stops at drop-shipping materials or erection, we still supply the necessary paperwork for the client to obtain permits for the building that satisfy necessary codes in the project area. All projects get Stamped Engineered Building Drawings & Letters of Certification and we can also supply Stamped Foundation Plans (if applicable). Head over to our dedicated Resources page for more information on the process including permit requirements, permit hold options, and timeline.

Are you certified in any steel design, engineering, and manufacturing standards?

SteelCo only works with suppliers and contractors that are MBMA, AISC, and AISI certified members. As a result, we adhere to industry-leading compliance and consumer protection standards. Through these working relationships, all of our products comply with state and local code requirements ensuring successful building approvals by local code jurisdictions. Rest assured, these design and engineering standards are both nationally and internationally recognized standards for steel design and production which ensures superior dependability and quality of our finished product.       

  • Our materials are engineered and fabricated to industry-recognized standards by fully certified MBMA (Metal Building Manufacturers Association) vendors ensuring total reliability and integrity in design and engineering. The MBMA regulates its members for full compliance with AISC and AISI and do not tolerate design practices outside of those standards.
  • The AISC (American Institute of Steel Construction) is a standard setting non-profit organization publishing several standards for steel design and construction, cited almost everywhere by other certifying standards and organizations and included by reference as part of the International Building Code. This technical institute and trade organization guides engineers in the use of structural steel for construction use and publishes a guide for design limits when using ordinary hot-rolled steel for construction.
  • The AISI (American Iron and Steel Institute) largely influences public policies for the American steel industry and is comprised of top steel-producing member companies. The AISI publishes design standards that are cited by model codes (such as the International Building Code) and publishes design guides for Structural Steel Framing and Cold-Formed Steel Framing. Additionally, they are a leader in the innovative development and application of new steels and steelmaking technology. 
 

Where do you provide services for materials shipping, erection, and general contracting?

We ship steel building materials nationwide, provide erection services within the Southeast United States, and provide general contracting services within 60 miles of Covington, Georgia.

Can you provide financing terms for residential or commercial projects? 

SteelCo does not offer financing options and requires a 20% deposit at the time of contract signing.

What is the typical timeline for project completion from quote to finish?

This is variable as it realistically depends on your project size, scope, and deadlines. However, SteelCo offers competitive project completion and turnaround times due to working with both regional and national plants. We can usually get our suppliers to consider quicker turnarounds on drawings and production on a case-by-case basis and our “buying power” allows us to get favoritism in these matters. We also have the ability to compare suppliers and match our customer’s needs with the best availability in the market.

Typically, on frame buildings (red-iron/PEMB) the stamped permit drawings are available from the plant in 2-3 weeks, around 4-6 weeks for simple self-storage buildings, and 8-10 weeks on more complex frame buildings (crane loads, mezzanine, intersecting rooflines) and climate controlled self-storage buildings.  Production turnaround times and schedules ultimately depend on the plant producing the project, the complexity of the project, and supply/demand factors.

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Benjamin Gates
Benjamin Gates
2023-10-06
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These guys have been great to work with. I have dealt with Joseph and Brad, and they have been total professionals. Look forward to working with them again!
Toni Houtz
Toni Houtz
2023-05-09
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Ben Childers went above and beyond helping me design and quote storage buildings. With guys like Ben Childers I will be coming back with follow up business. Thank You Donald B Houtz
tony biddle
tony biddle
2023-02-28
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Clint was great to deal with, building material quality was very good. They even recommended a great 3rd party to construct the buildings for me. I would use them again.
Brandon Wiggins
Brandon Wiggins
2022-09-22
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I used SteelCo for my most recent building addition at our self storage facility. Clint and Brad were great to work with from start to finish. I would highly recommend them if you are in the market for a metal building.
michael johnson
michael johnson
2022-03-29
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Had a project I was working on and contacted Clint Neely. Although it wasn't a huge project, he was very helpful. Within 24 hours I had a price, and he came and met me later that day to sign the order......In less than a week, materials were dropped, and work has begun. Couldn't be happier with Steelco or with Clint. Thanks!
Mx8 Mx8
Mx8 Mx8
2022-03-28
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Buiding will be delivered in a few weeks. So far Steel co buildings has been very helpful, always up to date on what's going on. Never had a problem getting a hold of anyone.
Michelle Wilkerson
Michelle Wilkerson
2022-03-22
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Clint Neely was very helpful and the entire team is professional. I highly recommend the Steelco team for any industrial buildings you may need
Joey Ayash
Joey Ayash
2022-03-01
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I looked along and hard for a steel building supplier turns out steelco was very close and I gave brad and Ben a call, they took care of everything including all the changes and extras for my building! Great experience from start to finish ! I'll be a repeat customer! Thanks again Brad and Ben and all the steelco employees that made my building !
Jennifer Hutchins
Jennifer Hutchins
2022-02-28
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I would highly recommend SteelCo Buildings and especially Clint Neely. He was very responsive and knowledgeable and the whole experience with Clint was unbelievable. Wish more companies had people like Clint working for them. Super excited to enjoy our lake house this summer. Thank you SteelCo and Clint for an amazing experience. HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS COMPANY!!

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