Great Western Buildings

Institutional and Government Steel Buildings


Government Buildings have strict budgets, aesthetic requirements, and timelines – that’s why governments choose Great Western Steel Buildings.

Great Western steel buildings are highly versatile. Thanks to their clear-span framing, a lack of interior support columns leaves virtually limitless possibilities for use. From public service buildings and office buildings to community centers and schools, a Great Western steel building is the perfect solution. In addition, our team can easily design open-air structures like gazebos for public parks. Best of all, our buildings are highly customizable down to ventilation systems, window placement, door types, colors, and rooflines. A Great Western building can perfectly complement the aesthetics of parks, neighborhoods, and more.

All Great Western buildings are engineered and manufactured to allow a quick and straightforward erection process. This means a building from Great Western ensures a construction process that can adhere to the tightest deadlines. In addition, we pride ourselves on the quality and longevity of our buildings, so each and every metal building kit we deliver comes backed with a lifetime structural warranty. We provide our customers with an industry-leading erection manual that’s both in-depth and comprehensive to ensure a smooth construction process. We stand behind them with a 24/7 customer support hotline to field any questions that may arise throughout the entire design, delivery, and erection process. 

30 x 40 x 10

Albuquerque, NM

60 x 110 x 16

Kanorado, KS

50 x 80 x 16

Goodhue, MN

30 x 60 x 20

Lake Havasu, AZ

45 x 36 x 18

Littleton, CO

40 x 60 x 14

Tucson, AZ

Why Choose a Great Western Metal Building for Government Purposes?

Metal buildings are inherently more robust and long-lasting than traditional wooden structures. In addition, our buildings require little to no maintenance, meaning that you can trust you’re getting a structure built to last. When it comes to government buildings like fire stations, schools, and other buildings with public funding, this means a reduction in the use of taxpayer dollars for upkeep and repairs. In addition, metal structures are typically cheaper to insure because of their robust nature. They’re far more resistant to extreme weather conditions and fire. Overall, a steel building provides unprecedented safety and financial efficiency. 

Metal buildings are superior in both efficiency and sustainability. They’re manufactured with recyclable materials, and because of our precise engineering here at Great Western, job site waste is minimized in both time and materials. Modern insulation solutions combine with our buildings to provide highly efficient interior climate control that reduces emissions and energy costs. Of course, our designers can also integrate roof accommodations for solar panels to minimize your building’s carbon footprint and even qualify it for green building certificates. 

Great Western metal buildings are designed and manufactured in the United States using American steel, so they meet the requirements of the Buy American Act. Our expert team of designers works hard to ensure that we provide you with a quality American-made steel building within your budget, bureaucratic constraints, and timelines. Our team has decades of experience designing buildings to meet International Building Code standards for climate-based requirements like snow load, wind resistance, and seismic activity. So, no matter where you are, we can design your building to adhere to your specific needs.

Great Western steel buildings can be designed to meet the Army Corps of Engineers’ production specifications, as well. So, no matter what your use case is, we’re here to ensure you get the building and specifications you need. 

Trust Great Western to build the exceptional steel building you need.

100 x 100 Gable

50 x 50 Gable

44 x 60 Western

How Much is A Great Western Metal Building?

Typically, our buildings start around $15 to $20 per square foot. However, exact pricing is dependent on the specifics of your project. Factors like climate and weather requirements can increase the required material and, as a result, the overall cost. However, our expert team will work to ensure that your building fits within your budget. If you’re unsure of your project-specific needs, contact us directly. Our team can help you understand your local requirements and make recommendations to meet your needs, budget, and timeline. 

Ready to get started? Our 3D Building Designer tool lets you get a head start on the design process and visualize your perfect building. The designer allows you to customize colors, roof lines, window types, and placement, as well as door types and placement. Then, you can simply submit the preliminary design to our team, and we’ll contact you with your free quote. Alternatively, you can contact our team directly to discuss your project specifications and get your free estimate.

Why Choose Great Western?

 At Great Western, each building project we complete is built on the back of our core values in designing high-quality American-made buildings that we can stand behind for life. Moreover, we strive to ensure that our customers get the exact building that they want. Our team works with you to create a building that meets the needs of your specific use case, location, and budget. Designed with the DIY-er and first-time builder in mind, Great Western Buildings are affordable and simple to erect. If you run into an issue or have a question, we have a 24/7 construction support hotline to take care of you.

Every Great Western Building comes with a lifetime structural warranty. You can take solace in knowing that our designers leave no stone unturned when it comes to your local codes and climate requirements, no matter what size building you’re in the market for. Our team’s expansive knowledge of our structures and experience in designing buildings for all regions and climates funnel into your building to make it exactly that: YOUR building.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Buy American Act?

The Buy American Act dictates that Federal agencies must procure products and materials domestically within the United States. All Great Western Buildings are built in Grand Junction, Colorado, using American steel, so they are within the restrictions of The Buy American Act. Buying from Great Western means supporting American domestic manufacturing, jobs, and the economy.

Can Great Western meet the requirements of government contracts?

The Great Western team has years of experience designing and manufacturing buildings that adhere to government contracts and timelines. Our team provides documentation and reviews designs to ensure everything is within the required specifications. You can rest assured that our team can provide you with documentation to outline accountability of spending and government-specific requirements within necessary deadlines.

We are a small municipality in need of a steel building. How can Great Western help?

Our team has extensive experience working with small towns and counties. We have provided them with storage buildings, shop space, and municipal maintenance buildings. Please contact our team with your specific needs for your town or county, and we will design your ideal metal building and provide a free quote.

How can we install drywall or another type of finish on the interior of our steel building?

Installing a stud wall of light steel or timber studs does not require any modification to your Great Western building’s design. Simply installing the walls between the building’s girts and purlins within the wall or roof system allows sufficient interior buildout without additional materials from your standard design. Our designers can also outfit your building with girts spaced at either two or four feet with hat channels placed on 16-inch centers for a more straightforward interior finishing experience. This requires us to adjust the roof and wall design to support the extra material, but it’s a simple process that our designers have no problem accommodating.


Great Western’s custom design tool allows you to design, customize, and price the best metal building for your needs. You can also share and print your designs or save them and modify them later.