Our History

Steward Steel was founded upon the principles of providing quality fabrication and an unyielding commitment to customer service and satisfaction throughout the construction process. 

 

Our pledge is to provide the very best fabrication to the construction industry and to maintain the trust of our customers through exceptional performance and quality.

Steward Steel was founded during an exciting time of growth and innovation following the end of the Second World War. During this time, new buildings were being erected using new construction methods, new architectural details, and new material specifications. In 1950, Fred Steward Sr. founded our company to meet the need for quality steel building components required by a rapidly changing economy.
 
What Fred Sr. started in a 30-foot by 30-foot barn, today is a thriving state-of-the-art steel fabrication company that supplies contractors, erectors, building owners, aluminum smelters, and other fabricators domestically and internationally. Our 200,000 square-foot covered production space allows us to tackle projects from one-story churches to 50,000 seat stadiums.
 
Although we have grown from our humble beginnings, Steward Steel has not forgotten Fred Sr.’s timeless values of collaboration, commitment to excellence, continual improvement, and caring for both customers and staff. 

 

Our Mission

Steward Steel was founded upon the principles of providing quality fabrication and an unyielding commitment to customer service and satisfaction throughout the construction process. 
 
Our pledge is to provide the very best fabrication to the construction industry and to maintain the trust of our customers through exceptional performance and quality.

 

Our Customers

Contractors, erectors, aluminum smelters, owners and other fabricators trust Steward Steel to deliver on-time with superior fit and finish. 
 

Contractors

We have the staff and the tools to help contractors with design build and design assist. Couple this with our extensive quality assurance program and you've got a structural steel frame that goes up fast and fits well on the job every time.
 

Erectors

Ask any erector who's worked with us, and they'll tell you that Steward Steel is the right fit for the job. That's because we verify each member will fit before it ships to the job site, so steel goes up extremely well, per plans. We work closely with our erectors via timely and precise communication. We provide accurate shop/erection drawings, sequencing, scheduling and deliveries to keep the project on track.

 

Aluminum Smelters

For over 40 years, Steward Steel has provided many sizes and shapes of collector bars for its aluminum producing customers, domestically and around the globe.  We also provide many other components unique to the aluminum industry including, but not limited to, side shields, anode stubs, anode assemblies, anode repairs, pot shells, deck plates, pot shell side plates, crucibles and pot room tools.
 

Building Owners

Steward Steel can provide owners with design assist, design build, budgeting, scheduling, value engineering, etc. to help take help develop a turnkey structural steel package as applicable to your needs.  We can also assist aluminum smelters with our staff’s extensive industry knowledge, provide value engineering ideas and more.  

Sub Fabrication

Steward Steel commonly works with other fabricators to help them meet the toughest of schedules.  We are happy to assist other fabricators with difficult or large projects. Whether it is large trusses that require a lot of floor space, specialty paint, etc., other fabricators regularly chose Steward Steel to help them bridge the gaps in production capacity and keep their projects on schedule. Centrally located and known for excellent project turnaround and service, we can scale to fit any size project.
  

Our Team

Our dedicated team at the Structural and Bar Divisions have extensive experience not only in steel fabrication but also in construction, erecting, engineering, and aluminum smelting.  Feel free to reach out to our office team members (listed below) with anything you need and they will provide you with what you need or facilitate your inquiry so your project can get to our most valued asset, our shop team members.

 

JD Steward
President
JD  Steward
Position: President

Don  Moore
Vice President
Don  Moore
Position: Vice President

Mark Ahlvin
Chief Financial Officer
Mark  Ahlvin
Position: Chief Financial Officer

Amy Hankins
Administrative Assistance
Amy  Hankins
Position: Administrative Assistance

Nick Barnes
Estimator & Warehouse Sales
Nick  Barnes
Position: Estimator & Warehouse Sales

Tim Sanders
Estimator & Project Management
Tim  Sanders
Position: Estimator & Project Management

Larry Hancock
Chief Estimator
Larry  Hancock
Position: Chief Estimator

John McMillen
New Project Coordinator
John  McMillen
Position: New Project Coordinator

Keith Anglin
Sr. Project Manager / Operations Manager
Keith  Anglin
Position: Sr. Project Manager / Operations Manager

Brian Jennings
Project Manager
Brian  Jennings
Position: Project Manager

Jason Rudisill
Assistant P.M.
Jason  Rudisill
Position: Assistant P.M.

Don Curtis
Shop Manager
Don  Curtis
Position: Shop Manager

Annie Beal
Purchasing/Transportation
Annie  Beal
Position: Purchasing/Transportation

Tim Buchheit
Human Resources / Safety
Tim  Buchheit
Position: Human Resources / Safety

Angie Davis
Programmer
Angie  Davis
Position: Programmer

Tony Hicks
I.T. Manager
Tony  Hicks
Position: I.T. Manager

Greg McMikle
Programmer
Greg  McMikle
Position: Programmer

Larry Steward  & Fred Steward
Owners
Larry Steward  & Fred Steward
Position: Owners

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