The industry’s leading steel erector

Schuff Steel is one of the largest and most experienced structural steel fabricator and erector in North America, consistently ranked by Engineering News-Record (ENR) magazine as the #1 Steel Erector in the U.S. Schuff Steel approaches each project with a “builder” mindset, planning the project with the construction of the building in mind, working backwards through erection, fabrication, project management and design. Schuff Steel operates fabrication plants across the U.S. with over 1.334 million sq-ft under roof and over 116,000 tons of annual fabrication capacity, and manages a vast network of quality subfabricators to support the needs of very large projects.

“Our continual pioneering spirit in technology. Pressing the boundaries. Challenging the status quo. That’s what keeps Schuff Steel the leader in the Industry.”
– Rustin Roach, CEO

Our commitment

People are the key to Schuff Steel’s success. Originally a family owned and operated company, Schuff Steel has evolved into a brand whose growth is driven by a select team of industry leaders. Together with this group are teams of planners and builders that bring life to each of Schuff Steel’s projects. These projects give us the opportunity to invite community involvement by employing a diverse group of vendors and subcontractors, including those that qualify as Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE). From the site, to the shop, to the boardroom, Schuff Steel actively seeks out and hires the most qualified people and partners, in both expertise and character, for the specific needs of our clients.

With the influence of its family roots, Schuff Steel has maintained this culture with its employees, partners and customers with family-like principles such as honest communication, teamwork and support. Our intention is to build lasting relationships within the company and with our customers.

The Schuff way

Lean construction isn’t just our mindset, it’s part of our DNA. Every thought and decision within Schuff is instinctively done from a lean perspective. Dating back to Schuff’s early years, our commitment to waste elimination through a project life cycle, led us to the early adoption of BIM (Building Information Modeling) as well as development of our own proprietary steel management software, SIMS (Schuff Integrated Management System). In an effort to do everything possible to exceed our clients’ expectations, we’ve integrated lean construction into the Schuff Steel project delivery method.

Our process includes:

  • Establishing milestones when items need to be finalized
  • Committing and providing regular updates to the Project Team
  • Allowing visibility of impacts immediately
  • Incorporating plus/minus values after collaboration sessions to elevate the effectiveness of future sessions

Pulling from over 45 years of experience, hundreds of projects and our highly skilled team, we approach each day with a lean thinking mindset of how we can continually evolve our processes to further increase value for our clients. Our process is transparent and brings potential challenges to the surface, allowing time to find a solution. This stabilization increases the efficiency of the project while having a positive impact on quality and cost.

The stability of Schuff Steel

With Schuff Steel’s building expertise and nationwide footprint of fabrication shops and subfabricators, we are able to perform the largest, most complex projects from coast-to-coast. Schuff Steel has demonstrated time and again our ability to execute projects with the highest levels of quality and performance, while bringing significant value-add to our customers through enhancing designs, mitigating risk and saving time, all which translates into savings on the budget.

Security matters

Since 1976 with solid growth and success behind us, Schuff Steel is a secure choice on any size project. Schuff Steel’s financial strength and industry leading bonding capacity ensures the ability to complete projects of all sizes.

Client testimonials

“Schuff Steel was committed to safety 100%, no exception.”

“Schuff Steel was committed to safety 100%, no exception. They were proactive on every single aspect of the project. Assisted with identifying conflicts, proposed more effective methods and ultimately collaborated reaching solutions with the Design Team, Subcontractors and DPR. The commitment to the Master Schedule was key for completing this project on time. Schuff always had material on-site to support the schedule and complete scope per the schedule. In addition the field Superintendent interaction with DPR’s Field Supervision was superb and led to schedule improvements.”

Camilo Garcia
Project Manager

“Ahead of schedule, under budget and injury free.”

“We would like to take this opportunity to recognize the Schuff Steel Team and their excellent performance on the Sacramento County Airport. It was a pleasure to work with a professional and proactive team at all levels within the Schuff organization.

The attention to detail, schedule and safety from Schuff staff helped bring in the new Concourse structure ahead of schedule, under budget and injury free.”

Gary Rolls
Sr. Project Manager

“Proven to be a professional and collaborative partner.”

“Schuff Steel Company has consistently proven to be a professional and collaborative partner on many projects, and the Camp Pendleton Hospital project was no exception. On this Design-Build project, the Schuff Design-Assist Team, working with KPFF Consulting Engineers was proactive in identifying potential conflicts, providing effective design solutions, and collaborating with the Design Team and other Subcontractors to reach solutions that saved time, reduced cost, and ensured the schedule was achieved. We look forward to working with the Schuff team on future projects.”

Michael Tuohy
Vice President Operations

“Schuff is truly best in class.”

“I want to thank the entire Schuff Steel organization for their dedication, commitment to quality, and incredible hard work over the past few years. In large part Schuff was the heartbeat of the Wilshire Grand project as we reached for the sky. The steel detailing, fabrication and erection process has been executed in a flawless manner. While the public marvels at today’s event, they don’t fully understand, or appreciate what went on ‘behind the scene’ allowing the spire to be set in place. It has been a distinct privilege to work with you, and the Schuff team. Schuff is truly best in class, and sets the benchmark for excellence.”

Kenneth Aspis
Martin Project Management

“Successful in spite of demanding constraints.”

“Schuff Steel designed, fabricated and erected photovoltaic support structures for several Kaiser projects. They accomplished these projects successfully in spite of demanding constraints. All sites were active. Schuff had to deliver and erect steel in challenging locations so as not to disrupt the activities of the hospital functions, staff and general public. We found Schuff Steel personnel to be professional and efficient in their management and erection of the project. We look forward to working with Schuff Steel in the future.”

Bryce Schlosser
Project Manager

“Reached a completion date over one month ahead of schedule.”

“Schuff Steel became involved in the early stages of our project and played a vital role in preconstruction coordination and planning. As a result of their early involvement and foresight regarding the specific conditions of the project, they were able to meet the demands of an extremely aggressive project schedule. Schuff Steel was continually able to adapt to constant design change and provide a quality product on extremely short notice without delaying the schedule. Their professionalism and dedication helped us reach a completion date over one month ahead of schedule. Their ability to excel on a project that presented continual design and schedule challenges demonstrates that they are one of the premier steel fabricators in the county.”

Brock T. Eubanks
Lead Project Manager

“Schuff’s dedication and professionalism was truly exceptional.”

“Thank you for your outstanding performance on the National Nuclear Security Administration Campus project. The dedication and professionalism of Schuff’s management team was truly exceptional. Your team’s overall coordination with other trades and quality workmanship were vital to the success of this project. We would like to thank you for assisting JE Dunn Construction in exceeding our clients expectations and look forward to future projects with you and your first rate team.”

Thomas J. Heger
Vice President

“The Schuff Steel management team has gone above and beyond.”

“The Schuff Steel management team has gone above and beyond to help coordinate the design, root out problems early, and be flexible with changes. You have all been team players who have helped drive our safety & quality culture each and every day. We really appreciate all of your team’s hard work on the project and look forward to a successful completion.”

Jonathan Tribo & Paul Duke
Holder | FCI | A Joint Venture

“A fantastic job!”

“We want to thank all of you for the work you did out here at DEN. It was great working with you guys and overall a fantastic job getting us a structure to build off of. Hope you all do great on your next jobs and can appreciate your work done here if you ever fly back through the terminal in the future. Best of luck to all of you. Again, thank you for all of the hard work and effort.”

Clark Fortner
Superintendent – DEN Concourse Expansion Program