Our History is Solid as Steel
Steel Building Systems, Inc. was founded in 1988 by industry veteran William “Bill” Emrich. Lt. Commander Emrich spent 25 years plus in the United States Navy, with tours in Vietnam. Upon retiring from the Navy Mr. Emrich started a new career in the steel building industry. The steel industry at the time was mostly just agricultural and warehouses. He worked in different departments over the years and eventually becoming sales manager.
In 1988, the opportunity arose to purchase an existing manufacturing plant. Seeing the potential growth of the industry, that now included churches, hangers, shopping centers, and self-storage facilities. Mr. Emrich took the opportunity and started Steel Building Systems with a few employees, some of which are still with the company. Mr. Emrich set out to create a company that provided a quality product and most importantly built a lasting relationship. He stressed the importance of treating each customer as a friend. Many of those customers are still friends to this day.
In 1998, Mr. Emrich turned over the reins of the company to his three children. Danny Emrich, Phil Emrich, and Bunny Parrish. Keeping the company philosophy of their father “Treat each job with the care that you would for your neighbor” William “Bill” Emrich.