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General Steel

10,908 reviews
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Overview

General Steel has a consumer rating of 4.4 stars from 10,908 reviews indicating that most customers are generally satisfied with their purchases. Consumers satisfied with General Steel most frequently mention storage building, work shop and car garage.General Steel ranks 1st among Building Construction sites.

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Positive reviews (last 12 months): 83.7%
Positive
3,612
Neutral
508
Negative
193
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Positive highlights

  • We are a small church and want to replace our old church with a steel building
  • It gives lots of information about any type of metal building that you may want.

Critical highlights

  • Stop advertising that you can get a price when in fact you just want my email address and phone number!
How would you rate General Steel?
Top Positive Review

“I am interested in some budget costs for a small industrial...”

John C.
5/14/22

I am interested in some budget costs for a small industrial building 80' wide x 100' long with a 24' eave height. A mansard and split block facia across the 80'. I will need approximately 1,000 sq. Ft. Of office space to include a galley kitchen and 2 unisex bathrooms. A dock level 14' door and a 14' drive in door is required. Please give me some preliminary costs and photos or drawing of anything similar that you have provided. Thank You, John

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Top Critical Review

“I just want to look and price”

notthatcuriousyet w.
3/9/21

I just want to look and price-- like going to car dealerships after they close so you can think and not be bothered. Why can't you just give me an idea of price. I understand it's a ball park and I understand location matters--I gave you my zip code, that's close enough. I do want a detached garage. I want it for workspace and for storage and maybe to put a car, but right now I just want to look anonymously and get ideas.

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2 reviews
0 helpful votes
May 14th, 2022
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I am interested in some budget costs for a small industrial building 80' wide x 100' long with a 24' eave height. A mansard and split block facia across the 80'. I will need approximately 1,000 sq. Ft. Of office space to include a galley kitchen and 2 unisex bathrooms. A dock level 14' door and a 14' drive in door is required. Please give me some preliminary costs and photos or drawing of anything similar that you have provided. Thank You, John

Reason I chose this business:

It was a real help but I could not figure out how to rotate the building? The 100' length should face the industrial drive and the 80' wall should face Busha Rd.

1 review
2 helpful votes
October 13th, 2020
Verified purchase

Most people don't want to have someone chasing them down, when all we want to know is general prices. I recommend being transparent with your pricing and just adding that info to your web site. Cuts down on pointless phone calls on both ends.

I'm just in the planning stage, finding what will work with my budget and plans for my project which, of course, changes frequently as the planning process continues.

Reason I chose this business:

None, as I stated above. Your site did nothing to help with my project.

1 review
0 helpful votes
April 18th, 2022
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We are planning on relocating our existing Academy. We are a 2 day/week pre-K to 12 grade tutoring service with small class sizes. We will need 17 classrooms, 6 small offices, rest rooms, auditorium and gymnasium. The actual footprint is flexible. Exterior appearance similar to NCCS - North Carroll Community School in Westminster, MD would be nice. Interior needs to be finished. A complete building. Cost options would be helpful.

Reason I chose this business:

It Gave me a range of projected cost for building

1 review
0 helpful votes
March 14th, 2022
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Looking to have a garage built at my new home this late spring/summer, will be working on boats and possibly want to have a car lift put in so need the height for that with 12 foot door/s... need help and advice on roof pitch, windows and man doors... also can building be added to easy enough down thebroad for an inlaw apartment? Thanks!

1 review
0 helpful votes
February 4th, 2022
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I want to build an insulated building for working on my ag equipment. I think a steel building will fit my needs better than a wood stick building. My biggest concerns are making sure concrete pad is perfect for erecting the building and that it looks attractive when finished. I live in Iowa so snow load and wind protection are a concern. I do not have my site prep work done yet, so thats why I put 6-12 months in for timeframe.

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December 28th, 2021
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Need to contain the following in the building

1) 14 foot high x 36 foot long motorhome with room to open slide-outs on drivers side

2) 24 foot pontoon boat on trailer

3) minimum 300 square foot insulated office/Lab space with separate partitioning

Have room on land. Need permitting, site preparation, foundation and driveway, utilities (electrical, water, sewer connection to dump motor home and sink in lab space)

1 review
0 helpful votes
May 4th, 2022
Verified purchase

I will be working with my friend that is a General Contractor to complete my house. However, I wanted to price out the cost of just getting the shell built, and then I would take over from there with GC. I am not really interested in this type of build unless you have a team I could pay to build it. The intended location to build is Lake City CO or Ridgeway CO. I want to start the build in a couple months once the property is purchased.

Reason I chose this business:

I have not dug into your website, which I wanted to know more things first before I invest the time. The first thing I want to accomplish is understanding the general cost of building and if you have a team that will come build the outside shell (walls, siding, roof, exterior doors, and windows.) Thank you for your time.

1 review
0 helpful votes
September 19th, 2021
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I am building a large home off grid in the middle of the Mojave desert for a film and studio location. It will be framed out with wood inside and look like a modern, Palm Springs style facade. It will be 100' across the back overlooking a pool and river valley. There will be at least 8 additional buildings going up after the first is complete.

Reason I chose this business:

It hasn't except for the photos.

1 review
0 helpful votes
February 19th, 2020
Verified purchase

Have 10 acre in wisconsin and wanted a barn-ish building and looks like you have one my style. I don't know the size yet but am trying to keep it to about 2000 to 2500 sq foot-ish. Im open to what can be done. I'll be in touch. We go up to WI beginning of april and I'll find out if its a possibility in crawford county. Thanks

Reason I chose this business:

Realize I don't need a conventional home builder for mist of it.

1 review
0 helpful votes
September 30th, 2020
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I'm in the planning stages of buying land and building a home. I want to explore my options other than traditional home building. I would like an understanding as to what needs to be done before you can build. I understand that the building is essentially a shell without installation. Could you estimate how much it would cost to finish a 50 x 100 with 3000 sq ft finished as living space and the rest used for garage and a shed. Thanks in advance.

1 review
0 helpful votes
March 3rd, 2022
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Approx. 15 acres of single story self storage units. Over 30 structures to be built. I assume you offer bulk discounts for orders over $1M. Thank you.

1 review
0 helpful votes
August 30th, 2021
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We are in the process of looking and trying to make a decision. The property we have our ion it take a nice barn to minium in the shop attached or we could do a separate job. There is also a quarter acre that is commercial property we would like a small metal building on for my set an alarm metalsmith/Jewelry business and as an office for my husband and sons business which is automotive related.

Reason I chose this business:

I’m just in the beginning stages

1 review
0 helpful votes
April 28th, 2020
Verified purchase

2 buildings, one aircraft hangar (garage for now), and business and residence net zero. I'm considering your building vs concrete tilt up for structural element. Exterior would be SIPS PANELS R48 with concrete exterior cladding. Simple design, no interior walls, air tight super performing energy efficient. Can the building be taken apart? Seismic isolation under the foundation is desired, so, how thick does slab need to be?

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Reason I chose this business:

Very good
At the minimum
The development is aircraft focused, hangar space must be left, but I figured, why not have ready, and I get the most badass garage ever; and a safe place for construction materials during the build.

1 review
0 helpful votes
December 13th, 2021
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We are retrofitting a 12,400 SF former Ford Dealer structure in Bishop, CA (Butler Steel Frame) into a Veterinary Hospital which treats both small and large animals (equine). We plan on adding horse paddocks, and an auxiliary storage structure on the site. For this new added steel building on site, we would like a covered opening to store hay bales (max capacity needed 100 bales), then an area to store horse feed, warehouse dog food, veterinary supplies and a forklift.

Reason I chose this business:

Great for looking at sizes/configurations

1 review
0 helpful votes
February 8th, 2021
Verified purchase

Planning stage of storage units from 10' x 10' units to a drive thru unit able to store 2 or 3 campers with the towing vehicle or boat in front of it. I am looking for pricing & realistic order to delivery times. The large unit is for RV units but would like to know if the hanger design is more economical to use. No build dates are set.

1 review
0 helpful votes
May 16th, 2021
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We have a church building that is 860 square feet. Not enough room for our clothing ministry and no fellowship hall. Need to convert to one building with more space. Need two women and men bathrooms, kitchen for preparing food and the sanctuary will seat at 100 members

Reason I chose this business:

It was helpful. Need to speak with a sale rep for more understanding about steel building and cost. Thank you for your assisting.

1 review
0 helpful votes
November 2nd, 2021
Verified purchase

Need a shop/storage of rv 32' 5th wheel
Looking to build home in next 5 years. We would add full bathroom in shop while living in rv until house is built.
Looking to build shop in next 1.5 to 2 years. Bought property have to get waterline and septic an pad done in that time frame before I build shop.
Looking around seeingvwhats out there.
Is metal framed building goid in Montana?
Hear different stories in pole versus steel.
Will it hold up to snow and freezing Temps?
Thanks

Reason I chose this business:

Lots to look at and decide on what will work for us. Shopping around for info etc.

1 review
0 helpful votes
March 14th, 2022
Verified purchase

Rural residential. Need 2 bays with 12' doors. And would like to find out a price to add one full length wing with 8 or 9' door and between 12-16' width depending on your specs. Thanks.

1 review
0 helpful votes
November 14th, 2020
Verified purchase

Office / Warehouse Project in Houston TX. Hybrid w/ Shipping Containers so we will need curtain walls with purlin span truss roof for the upper mezzanine to be open. First of many to be built. So looking for a partner to supply the Walls, Doors, Trusses & Roof. Project is price sensitive so value engineering is essential. Spans are 16' with 24' total unit width x 40 in length. 12 or 14' roll up door at one end. Provide cost for insulated.

Reason I chose this business:

Good at allowing us to get to pricing which is always the main issue.

1 review
2 helpful votes
April 14th, 2020
Verified purchase

Many competitors offer a rough price estimate at a glance for standard building sizes.
When entering info for custom estimates, your system neglects to offer special requests/ notes. I just filled out 2 requests, sadly neither will be accurate until I'm contacted and can then ask your team to start all offer again on the quotes process. I mean, I'm contacting numerous competitors, so it really only hits your business when they get the quotes up faster when they don't have to redo half the work. Just a thought.

Reason I chose this business:

Very poorly. See previous

1 review
0 helpful votes
April 21st, 2022
Verified purchase

We're looking to buy a two-storey warehouse to house the following: offices, break-area/lounge, living quarters (3 rooms) w/showers/bathroom, classroom/lab and have enough space for storage. This project is for the Department of Agriculture. Need a quote or an estimate on just the warehouse itself. If you can include the price for the others will be great. Thank you and look forward to hear from you.

Reason I chose this business:

The types of warehouse we need. We prefer Prefab steel.

1 review
0 helpful votes
October 7th, 2021
Verified purchase

When a web site does not provide a price it is presumed to be expensive immediately. I know steel rates fluctuate, but price changes are easy to make and price ranges provide a starting point with flex. I see a lot of fluff, but the site could use more in-depth content. A great way to gain SEO/Rankings and exposure across broader search term/phrases that increase traffic/reach.

1 review
0 helpful votes
November 6th, 2021
Verified purchase

Combo workshop, RV garage & storage. Insulated, interior divided into 4 or 5 spaces. Current wood barn on site to be taken down, concrete foundation and slab base poured. Long direction placed N-S, roof sloping E & W. Two sectional overhead doors on W-facing wall at N end, one 12' H x 12' W, one 8' H x 8' W, two man doors, one each end (N & S), Would like windows on both sides of SE corner.

Reason I chose this business:

It gave good info on building construction, size and comparable costs.

2 reviews
1 helpful vote
May 17th, 2020

I would like to back to shopping again. Fast shopping cory cardigan comfortable boots. As described in the product description the product suitable for me. Like what i expected.

1 review
0 helpful votes
October 31st, 2021
Verified purchase

I would like to build a 30'x30' x12 ' steel frame building. I currently already have 30'x30' concrete pad with 1/2"studs in the pour. I would like one walk door and one roll-up door. My goal is to put a auto lift in the center of the building. I was thinking a 6/12 pitch for occasional snow and leaves from several trees on the property. Thank you for your time. Dave

Reason I chose this business:

Roof pitch ideas, etc.

Q&A (3)

Answer:

Hello David, Apologies, I cannot find in the database any Church buildings that have been delivered in the immediate Topeka area. I'm sure our website has many pictures of Churches that we have done throughout the country over the years. I realize that is not the same as doing a drive by, but hopefully you can find a similar design that might suit your needs. Thank You for contacting us we appreciate the opportunity

By Bruce G.
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Answer:

Hello John, I am not sure, I would need to get one of the construction specialists involved. Could you please call me, I will need more information about the project, my direct line is below. Thank You, Bruce Graham 720-981-6085

By Bruce G.

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About the business

General Steel specializes in the custom design and delivery of metal buildings to individuals, churches, organizations and business owners. We also offer pre-construction services including a wide variety of solutions for every phase of the construction process.

Business History

Established in 1995, General Steel has been the leader in the steel buildings industry for over two decades. Our team has designed and delivered commercial buildings for America's leading companies such as Boeing, Dow Chemical and General Motors. We have also delivered thousands of solutions for individuals such as garages and workshops on their personal properties. Our customer service is second to none, customer satisfaction is our number one goal!

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Bruce G.
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Bruce has been with General Steel for over two decades and leads our customer service team. Bruce has ensured thousands of projects are completed to the satisfaction of our customers. Bruce and his department are part of what sets General Steel apart from other metal building companies.

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