“Help! I want to hire a Metal Building contractor near me but don’t know where to start!”

We hear from clients that they have been thinking about erecting a steel building, but they have no idea how this process works. There are a lot of metal building contractors out there and, quite frankly, a lot of price and quality variance between different companies. In this article, we will walk you through how to choose the right metal building contractor for your project. 

What will you be using your Steel building for? 

It seems like a simple question, but it can change what metal building companies will work best for your use, depending on your answer. 

Living Quarters

steel horse barn

If you are looking for a steel building that you can live out of, you will want to make sure that the structure has wind ratings and safety implements to make the metal building coded to live in. Every state and county is different, but you will likely need engineered plans of the structure for insurance coverage and permits. 

Garage Space

If you are looking to build a smaller metal building project like a simple garage or workshop, maybe buying higher quality steel is less of a priority. Or possibly you might even be looking to buy a kit to put together yourself to save a little money. 

Metal Building Kits vs. Metal Building Contractor Near Me? 

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Metal Building Kit 

On your initial search, you may have seen a few companies that will sell and ship a metal building kit directly to you. The thought of not having to deal with a contractor is very appealing to some. If you are reasonably handy with tools and have a team of people who can assist you, a metal building kit could be good. However, it is essential to remember that any warranty they may offer you on this building is usually void if it is not installed perfectly to their specifications.

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Leland’s Metal Building Contractors

Not all contractors are created equal, and we know that. So when you choose to go with Leland’s Metal Buildings as your metal building contractor, you can be confident that all of our crews are trained and held to the highest standards. 

We offer the best warranty in our industry, and it is easy for us to stand by our guarantee because from metal fabrication to erection day, we are 100% hands-on. We will never subcontract out any of the work; this means we never point any fingers at the other guy and always make sure that you love our work.

Leland’s Metal Building Contractors

Metal building contractor

Not all contractors are created equal, and we know that. So when you choose to go with Leland’s Metal Buildings as your metal building contractor, you can be confident that all of our crews are trained and held to the highest standards. 

We offer the best warranty in our industry, and it is easy for us to stand by our guarantee because from metal fabrication to erection day, we are 100% hands-on. We will never subcontract out any of the work; this means we never point any fingers at the other guy and always make sure that you love our work.

galvanized steel tubing

Working with Metal Building Sub-Contractors

When speaking with other steel building contractors, we highly recommend that you ask them about subcontracting and how they handle this. Most often, our competitors are hiring out construction jobs to the lowest bidder and don’t always question the quality of their work.

Is it cheaper to buy or build a metal building? 

It will always be cheaper if you do not have to pay for someone else’s labor, especially in today’s times where no one is willing to provide cheap labor anymore. 

With that being said, you will need 3-5 people to erect a metal building coming from a kit, so if you have to hire those people, that is an additional cost to consider. You will also need various tools, ladders, and possibly even a welder, and if you don’t already own these things, you will have to purchase or rent them. 

Which Metal Building Contractors are the best fit?

welding metal buildings

We recommend talking to multiple metal building contractors when shopping for a pre-engineered metal building. While obviously, you’d like to be able to compare prices between competitors, it is also essential to ask the right questions and make sure you are comparing apples to apples. 

“What questions should I ask when talking to other metal building suppliers near me?”

How thick is their tubing, and what gauge steel is it?

 What type of warranty do they provide on their workmanship?

What gauge and warranty do they offer on their sheet metal?

Do they use subcontractors? 

How long does it take to install a metal building from them? 

What colors do they offer, and is there a charge for different colors?

At LMB, all we do is Metal Building Construction

We focus on building the best quality building at the best possible price for our customers. To do that, we as a company need to focus on metal buildings only. So no, we don’t pour concrete or electrical installation. Instead, we put our energy into what we do best. We are more than happy to refer you to one of our preferred vendors for all of your other needs. We will also work with whoever you choose to ensure they have the proper sketches and plans to get the job done right. 

Then why do we roll and manufacture our sheet metal? 

When we started this business, we struggled to find a steady high-volume supply of quality sheet metal that was rolled to our specifications. So we built our metal shop, Lanson Metals, which allows us to buy high-quality steel in bulk to help reduce the cost of price fluctuation to the consumer. It also allows us to have quality control over every detail. It also helps us keep our lead times short, so we aren’t waiting weeks or months on supplies to come in. 

If you run all of your crews, how do you service the majority of Texas?

While we are based out of Grandview, TX, we run and train crews all over the state of Texas. We can do this because of the number of dealer locations that we have. Before we open a new dealership, we ensure that we hire the best in the area and train them to our specifications. As long as you are within 50 miles of one of our dealers, we can provide free delivery and installation of your metal building. 

We are here for our metal building customers every step of the way 

From the moment you have the idea of constructing a high-quality and durable metal building until the day you leave us a glowing review, we are here to hold your hand through the whole process. Our team of metal consultants, on-site and virtual, is here to help you design, get permits, and schedule your installation. In addition, our team tries always to be available to answer your questions and provide you with excellent customer service from start to finish. 

Leland’s is how Metal Buildings get done

Call us now at (817) 769-2506, and let’s talk about your metal buildings project today!

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