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Worldwide Steel Buildings has designed and manufactured Hangars for customers all across the US and in several other countries. As an AOPA sponsor we understand protecting your investment is at the top of your list and are proud to say we have never lost a hangar due to weather. With several different styles available please stop by our Booth #4080 at The Spirit of Aviation EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh Wisconsin July 23-29, 2018 to discuss your project.

Summer is officially here – but we don’t need to tell you that. Cities across the country have been experiencing record heat and high temperatures, and fall is still months away. It’s hot out there!

Fortunately, air conditioning is available pretty much everywhere, and that certainly includes steel buildings. Each of our building kits is completely customizable to accommodate the specific climate control needs of your building usage. Keep in mind it will get cold again and you want to be prepared.

Flexibility to incorporate building systems

Whether you want to air condition the office space within a hybrid warehouse/office structure, or provide climate control for your entire garage, workshop, or single-family steel home, you can plan and layout your own HVAC (as well as power and other systems) for part or all of your building kit. Need a little help? Our experienced customer service team can work with you to understand your HVAC and systems needs and customize your building kit to achieve them.

Design elements to help you keep your cool

While HVAC is the primary means of keeping things cool in the warm weather, some of the most basic design elements can also be used to help manage climate and air circulation in your steel building:

  • Doorways / openings – with clear span buildings 24-225 feet, our steel building kits allow for large garage-style door openings on multiple sides of the building to provide cross-ventilation.
  • Windows – another obvious, but important one: our clear span designs also allow you to place windows to maximize (or minimize) natural light and ventilation based on your specific building site.
  • Ceilings / roofs – the open design of our building kits means you can customize the ceiling height and roof pitch to allow heat to rise to the top of your building, vent out of your building and away from your belongings, equipment – and from you.

Let us know how we can help – and stay cool! For more information about metal building kits contact us, or start designing your building with our online 3D Building Designer Tool by clicking the image below. 3D-Building-Designer-button

If you’ve owned a steel building in the past, or even if you’ve just been researching building options, you probably already know some of the benefits of steel: strength, durability, value.

But did you know steel is the #1 most recycled material in the world? According to the Steel Recycling Institute, between 60 and 80 million tons of scrap steel are recycled every year by North American steel mills into new steel products and components. In fact, scrap steel is an ingredient in producing new steel.

Our building kits at Worldwide Steel Buildings are made of approximately 94 percent recycled steel, all of it sourced from American steel mills. Using recycled steel gives our customers all the great features of steel – lighter yet stronger than other building materials; resistance to all types of weather; flexibility of design; and more – with the added benefits that come from recycling, including:

  • Performance. Because of steel’s properties, it can be repeatedly recycled from one use or product to another without compromising structural integrity or performance.
  • Environmental impact. Recycling steel reduces the amount of resources consumed and emissions produced involved in creating steel products, reducing its impact on our environment and our planet.
  • Economy. Not having to produce new steel for every new product also reduces the cost of steel products to consumers – enhancing the already great value of this high-quality building material.
  • American manufactured. Worldwide is proud to use exclusively American steel, which means – because U.S. steel mills use largely recycled materials – that buying recycled steel is an important part of keeping money and jobs in our country and our communities.
(Source: Recycled Steel Institute)

Be sure to check out all the custom styles, finishes, and other options we offer, and give us a call to let us help you with your next (recycled) steel building project!

For more information about metal building kits contact us, or start designing your building with our online 3D Building Designer Tool by clicking the image below.3D-Building-Designer-button

Our goal at Worldwide Steel Buildings is to provide our customers high-quality, affordable steel building kits customized to their unique needs or purpose. We love to share our customers’ stories and the great things they are doing with our products:

Wings of Faith: “Real People Meeting Real Needs”

Wings of Faith Ministries provides ongoing support and donations to missionaries serving mainly Native American populations in California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, as well as communities in Appalachian West Virginia. Their volunteer light aircraft pilots make more than 60 flights a year to bring food, clothing, medical supplies, and other aid to those who need it.

Several years ago, Wings of Faith purchased one of our steel building kits to house supplies and donations awaiting distribution to the communities they serve. Jim Yost, who coordinates logistics and deliveries for Wings of Faith, shared these thoughts and photos:

“Our building from Worldwide has proved absolutely invaluable in serving the very poor of the Native American reservations of the Four Corners area. I cannot imagine doing what we do without it. In May 2018, we moved over 50,000 pounds of supplies through this building.”

 

Thanks to Jim for sharing your story, and for the great work your organization is doing to help others! To learn more about Wings of Faith, visit flywithwings.org.

How are you using YOUR Worldwide Steel Building? Let us know – we’d love to hear from you!

Summer is here – and wedding season has begun. June, August, September, and October are the most popular months for weddings, as well as other events such as family reunions, outdoor concerts or community gatherings.

Our high-quality steel building kits are fully customizable and an affordable way to create an event space tailored to your needs. Whether you own catering or special event business and want to offer customers a dedicated wedding/event space; your church wants to add or expand a reception hall, or you’re a proud parent wanting to create a custom space for your daughter’s (or son’s) dream wedding, we are here to help.

Wide Open Spaces

Because they don’t need columns, our steel structures offer clear spans from 24 feet to 225 feet, giving you clear floor spans and usable space all the way up to the peak.

Durable and Economical

Steel building kits are a convenient and quicker alternative than traditional construction – and generally much more affordable. The value of our custom metal buildings, however, comes not just from the budget but from their quality, durability, and ease of assembly. We manufacture our own trusses, which are welded in precision jigs for accuracy, double dipped in a rust-proof coating, and inspected to ensure your structure will stand the test of time.

Finishing Touches for a Perfect Space

Both our interiors and exteriors are fully customizable with a variety of styles, colors, and finishes to ensure your event space is not only functional, but attractive. Our customer service team will work closely with you to design your space inside and out, from \ electrical, water and HVAC, to layout, interior walls, overhangs or porches, and finishes ranging from wood to stone to stucco. Want a rustic country feel? Our Gambrel barn specialists can help you create a classic look and charm to your space.

For more information about metal building kits contact us, or start designing your building with our online 3D Building Designer Tool by clicking the image below.3D-Building-Designer-button

Worldwide Steel Buildings was recently honored by the Kansas City Business Journal as one of its 2018 Champions of Business. This annual program recognizes companies based in the Kansas City area that contribute to our community’s economic strength and quality of life.

We are particularly proud to be a Champion of Business because the qualities the selection panel looks for are the same thing we believe allow us to provide a great product and great service to our customers:

Innovation

Our commitment to create steel buildings customized to each customer’s exact needs drives us to constantly find new and innovative ways to deliver on that promise. This includes our 3D Building Designer tool, which we developed to help you design every aspect of your dream building before you order. It also includes our approach to designing and manufacturing our steel building kits for easy DIY assembly to streamline budget and timeline. And, it’s why we love working with our customers to make their unique building ideas a reality – you are part of our innovation team!

Strength and Stability

Just like our building kits, Worldwide Steel Buildings starts from a solid foundation. We own and operate our own manufacturing facility so we control every aspect of quality and fabrication to meet your expectations. We work hard and smart to ensure you are getting an outstanding value, backed by our 50-year warranty. Our focus on giving customers a great product and great service with great value has kept us going and growing for 35 years, so you can be sure we will be here when you need us.

Giving Back

Most importantly, we are committed to being a great place to work to help our employees and our community thrive. As our owner, Jeff Snell, told the Business Journal: “Having an enjoyable place to work is part of the culture, but on top of that, we want our employees to feel empowered to make decisions and make the right decisions based on the customer experience and pride in their work.”

We take great pride in being able to give back to our community through creating jobs and contributing to the local economy. Also, by using exclusively American-made steel, we are not only ensuring high quality of our steel buildings, but by serving our customers in a way that supports our country’s economy as well.

This recognition couldn’t have happened without our tremendous employees and without the support of you, our customers. Thank you for your trust and confidence in us – you are our “Champions of Business”!

Check out our Champions of Business profile here. And as always, call us at any time with questions or to discuss your next project.

For more information about metal building kits contact us, or start designing your building with our online 3D Building Designer Tool by clicking the image below.3D-Building-Designer-button

 

When you take a look at our website or any of our materials, you may notice the words “We are certified by the American Welding Society (AWS) as a Certified Welding Fabricator.” For our company, it’s a source of pride and a recognition of our commitment to manufacture steel buildings of the highest quality. But what does it mean to our customers?

 

Top-Quality Craftsmanship

To be designated as a Certified Welding Fabricator (CWF), companies go through a rigorous and lengthy process. It starts with an application documenting quality processes, personnel experience, and capabilities. Then, an AWS expert reviews the company’s quality manual and recommends any improvements needed. Next, AWS performs an on-site audit of the manufacturing facility and another detailed review of the quality manual. The company then must make any changes needed to meet the AWS’ industry-recognized standards to produce the highest-quality steel fabricated structures.

Commitment to Excellence

Becoming a CWF means not only do we have the experience, knowledge, equipment, and capabilities to ensure the strength and durability of our structures. It also means we constantly maintain and improve our quality processes, and participate in yearly quality reviews, to keep our certification year after year. It takes time and dedication to maintain these high standards – that’s why only about 200 companies the U.S., Canada, and Mexico combined have earned this select designation.

Peace of Mind

At the end of the day, what really matters to our customers is that every weld in your steel building is durable, strong, and can withstand whatever weather conditions, loads, or special uses you require. Our steel buildings are backed by an unmatched 50-year warranty – and by the expertise and quality commitment of our Worldwide Steel Buildings employees. This means that not only are you getting an affordable steel building kit customized to the needs of your home or business, you are getting the highest quality our industry has to offer. So when you see the AWS CWF symbol – just like the Worldwide Steel Buildings name – you can have the confidence and peace of mind knowing your structure will maintain its integrity and appearance for years to come.

Let one of our skilled, professional staff members help you customize a high-quality steel building kit, or check out our 3D building designer tool to draft your own design. Either way, we will ensure your product is of the highest standards.

For more information about metal building kits contact us, or start designing your building with our online 3D Building Designer Tool by clicking the image below.3D-Building-Designer-button

 

Cars, RVs, trailers, tools, and other valuables require a large storage space and plenty of protection. What better way to protect these large, often expensive belongings than in a steel garage made custom to fit your needs?

You could build a garage from a variety of other materials, but it won’t stand up to the quality that comes with a steel garage from Worldwide Steel Buildings. Not only does steel provide a durable space to store your possessions, it also takes much less time to assemble than traditional building materials and is less expensive.

steel building with 3 garage doors

Stands the Test of Time

These steel garages are made to last. By using steel instead of wood to build, Worldwide garages can face the toughest of elements from snow and wind to pests. Steel garages are even fire resistant! This means your garage will still be standing and in great condition 20 years later. Worldwide even offers a 50-year structural warranty for further protection.

Not only will the materials last in the years to come, but so will the design. Should you require additional space in the future, you can easily add on and expand your steel garage thanks to the live truss system used to build it. ““““

 

Environmentally Friendly

Not only do steel garages hold strong against mother nature, they are also sustainable. Steel is one of the most recycled metals in the world and it is incredibly easy to repurpose. Combine that with its aforementioned longevity and you will have a durable garage guilt free made out of 94% recycled materials.

 

Steel Garages Made For You

Here’s another reason a steel garage lasts for so long: you will never get tired of it! With extensive customization options. Want a loft for extra storage space, not a problem, want to brick the outside to match you house, you can do that with the Worldwide steel Building system. Worldwide is known as the most versatile building available.

 

Affordable and Accessible

Worldwide has a variety of financing options so you can get the garage of your dreams. Financing, however, is only a small part of a steel garage’s accessibility. Since the steel garages require no heavy, expensive equipment, and are easy to assemble, the cost to construct them is much lower than that of a traditional building. In fact, assembly is so easy, you can do it yourself. Worldwide offers DIY kits with all materials included. This means you can cut labor costs and build your very own steel garage in no time.

 

 

I live in northern Kansas and I needed a building built. I had a 40-50 year old machine shed that had been converted into a pole barn on the property. The people we bought the property from had added a concrete floor. The building was an absolute piece of junk. It only had one garage door in it. It was rusted and dated. I looked into painting it and got several quotes, but the painting costs were outrageous. The cost to paint it was going to be $13,700 due to the rotting and the condition of the siding. The cost for the new building was $14,200.

Finding a Company  

I looked at pole barns and other steel buildings and read some of the testimonials. I called 8-9 different companies. To be honest, when I called to talk to some others, they transferred me around. I left messages places and never got responses. Many of them never bothered to even call back.

Choosing Worldwide Steel

When I reached Derek at Worldwide Steel, he was extremely easy to talk to, answered all of my questions, and gave me quotes. He sent me brochures, I looked at the quality and different things. It was pretty evident right from the beginning that he was customer service oriented. I felt very comfortable with Derek. He followed up several times and we talked over the course of maybe a month and a half before I figured out what I wanted for sure. He walked me through the process and the warranty was excellent.

The Storage Garage

I bought a 30×56 building because I already had the pre-existing concrete pad from the old barn. ​It’s a garage – three full garage doors plus a toy door for bringing in the lawn mower, ranger, etc. I will be using it for equipment storage – a boat and two vehicles.

The Construction

I originally had a local contractor take down the old building and do some concrete work. The contractor gave me a ridiculously low price to build out new building as well. When I called Worldwide to talk with them about the contractor’s plan, they were able to give me helpful tips and explain to me exactly what needs to be done as far as the construction of the new building. They also got me in touch with a contractor who could go through the process seamlessly.

Instead of trying to build it myself, I hired a contracting crew that was recommended by Worldwide Steel and is one of their number one contractors. I was extremely pleased with them. They came out and built it in five days. They worked with the insulation company and were very professional. They did a super job!

Changes along the Way

Worldwide Steel is extremely customer oriented. From day one, when I finally decided the size of my building, they sent me blueprints for the building based on what I had told them I was hoping to get from the building. I could email and call and was able to completely customize and revise the blueprints with the help of worldwide employees.

Communication Was Key to a Seamless Job

Anytime I had questions, anytime I would call, I never talked to anyone from Worldwide who wasn’t overly helpful. From the littlest question to the receptionist, it didn’t matter who I was talking to or what I was asking. I had no hiccups along the way. I added the insulation package per the salesman’s suggestion and I have been extremely happy with it. The tiny issue that I ran into with the insulation company not sending enough insulation was immediately handled by Worldwide Steel and only postponed the whole process by half a day. The contractor didn’t charge extra for the additional time since it

wasn’t my fault. I’ve stayed in touch with our sales rep since then and have bragged continuously about how easy the process was and how seamlessly the project went.

Worldwide Steel’s Customer Service Is Amazing

Worldwide will build you whatever you want. You give them what you want and you can either put it up yourself or hire one of their exceptional contractors to take care of the job for you. Derek has obviously never pressured us. I can’t emphasize the customer service level enough.

My One Regret

I wish I could say more. We just love the building. The only thing that I regret was that we didn’t include the mezzanine for additional storage. I would recommend that to anybody. Much better warranty than anything else and I was impressed from the very beginning.

If you’re planning on building a garage, shed, large barn, or other structure, make sure to call Worldwide Steel first. We’ll make it painless. Call and talk to one our helpful salespeople at (800) 825-0316 or ​contact us online​. We’ll make sure your steel building is exactly what you wanted!

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metal building kit with 2 garage doors

If you’re looking for a way to add storage space or additional living space to your current property, metal building kits make expanding and renovating easier than ever, with fully-developed kits that take the complication out of construction.

Every building kit is equipped with everything you need to bring your building to life, and you also get support from our own building specialists to ensure that you are finding a building that is the best fit for your property and your budget.

Metal Buildings That Are Easy to Build and Easy to Afford

Oftentimes, you need to invest in your structure before the money will follow, and that is why financing options are available to those who meet basic criteria. Whether you are in the agricultural industry or are looking to warehouse parts, it is important to your personal and corporate financial success that you have the space you need when you need it.

This is why Worldwide Steel Buildings is happy to offer financing services that can help you make your dreams a reality and allow you to build when you need it.

How to Qualify for Financing

Financing for a metal building kit is easy to get. There are no upfront fees, no prepayment penalties, and no appraisal required. Unlike with many other contracting agencies, equity is not required for metal building kit financing.

What Kind of Metal Building Kit Will You Finance?

custom metal building gym interiorWe offer a wide variety of steel and metal buildings from garages and workshops to airplane hangars to horse arenas.

Our most popular size is 40’ x 60’, which is perfect for mini-storage buildings, hobby shops, man-caves and more.

You can choose the size that fits your needs. See our steel building kits page to see different types of buildings, the assembly process, and the tools and equipment needed to complete your project.

Did You Say Customize?

Worldwide Steel buildings are extremely versatile. You can choose from over 42 million variations of designs and add-ons. With our available building accessories, you can customize everything from the dimensions, colors, and exterior finish, to adding lofts, cupolas, skylights, and more.

Once it’s built you can completely customize the inside by adding a living space, bathrooms, bedrooms, etc. There really is no limit to what you can do with a steel building!

For more information about metal building kits contact us, or start designing your building with our online 3D Building Designer Tool by clicking the image below.3D-Building-Designer-button