Rigid Frame Metal Buildings

Direct Steel and Construction specializes in Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings out of our headquarters in Crystal Lake, IL

Metal Buildings

Metal buildings are also referred to as Steel Buildings or Pre-engineered metal buildings. These structures offer many advantages to other construction types:


The durability of metal in construction has widely recognized advantages:

  • Last much longer than structures made of wood. 
  • Offer low maintenance cost compared to wood buildings which deteriorate more rapidly, leaving the owner with costly continued maintenance. 
  • Designed to withstand everything from heavy rain, snow, high winds, and earthquakes.
  • More fire resistant than wood.
Varco Pruden

Additional Advantages Include:


Pre-engineered metal buildings can utilize clear space (no interior columns). As such, the floor plan can be much more flexible than traditional buildings. A wide-open interior space and no maximum size can accommodate a wide variety of occupants. The space can be retail, office, or even manufacturing.

Rigid frame metal buildings allow for wider bay spacing and larger doors on sidewalls.

Speedy Assembly

Unlike traditional construction that can take several months to complete, erecting pre-engineered metal or steel buildings is much quicker.

Cost Efficient

Pre-engineered metal buildings are cost-efficient. As the buildings are designed to exacting requirements, typically much less steel used; thus reducing costs. Additionally, unlike traditional construction, there are seldom delays in metal or steel building construction.

Energy Efficient

Pre-engineered metal buildings allow for insulation to meet the increasing demands of energy code requirements.

Environmentally Friendly

Pre-engineered metal buildings are manufactured from steel which is recycled more when compared to other materials. Steel also can be recycled an infinite number of times without losing strength.  Debris from the pre-engineered metal buildings from demolition goes to recycling plants rather than landfills.  

"Faced with budget and time constraints, Cobblestone sought the services of Direct Steel. With the building design in hand and as an authorized VP distributor, Direct Steel, LLC worked closely with Varco Pruden Buildings to provide structural design, which was quoted, supplied, delivered in only four weeks, and erected in a timely manner. Direct Steel provided professional and knowledgeable service for our Sports City Academy. The staff’s attention to our needs and detail allowed our goals to be accomplished. I readily recommend Direct Steel’s services."
Jack Porter
Sport CIty Academy

Award-Winning Buildings from an Award Winning Company

Direct Steel is proud to have earned multiple accolades for our commitment to providing tailored commercial construction solutions.