Great Western Buildings

Industrial Steel Buildings


The industrial metal building of today needs to be more than just a large warehouse with tall walls.

Great Western metal buildings offer the perfect industrial solution no matter your discipline. Whether you’re looking for a new space for manufacturing and fabrication or a large-scale facility for storing heavy machinery and vehicles, our expert designers can create your ideal building. Our clear-span framing leaves a vast interior space with no supporting columns to interrupt the usable space, ensuring you get the most usable space possible. This framing structure also allows our designers to integrate both top-running and under-hung bridge cranes and a host of other customizations. In addition, our host of ventilation options allows virtually any industry to benefit from a steel building.

Great Western’s American-made steel buildings are the result of decades of design, manufacturing, and building experience. We pride ourselves on our product and stand behind it with a lifetime structural warranty on every building we deliver. Our buildings are precisely engineered and manufactured for quick and easy construction. We provide our customers with an industry-leading erection manual that is both in-depth and comprehensive to allow precise and rapid assembly. Finally, Great Western offers a 24/7 support hotline, so you can rest assured that we’re here to help with any situations or questions that may arise. Great Western is at your side for the entirety of the design, delivery, and construction of your steel building kit.

100 x 160 x 19

Gypsum, CO

60 x 160 x 19

Denver, CO

50 x 100 x 16

Roseburg, OR

Trust Great Western to build the exceptional steel building you need for your industrial operations.

100 x 100 Gable

100 x 100 Gable

80 x 100 Western

Why Choose a Great Western Metal Building for Industrial Use?

Great Western can design a metal building of virtually any size for your industrial needs with a host of customizable options. Beyond color choices and roof options, you’re free to decide the placement and type of windows, doors, and ventilation systems. For industrial use, our option of operable louvers and fans to accompany your choice of ventilation system can ensure a safe manufacturing environment. In addition, our team can design your structure to accommodate the ease of interior build-out. So, if you need a designated office area, your building can accommodate an interior steel, wooden, or hybrid structure. 

We understand that your business is growing, and your space will need to grow with you. Fortunately, our designers can integrate a full-load rigid frame on one or two end walls that allow future expansion of the building’s length. Though allotting for future widening of your building is a lot more complex, our engineering and design team can certainly handle that if it’s what you desire. 

Our designers have an intimate understanding of current International Building Code (IBC) requirements and have decades of experience designing buildings within the specs of various agencies, including local counties, the FAA, and more. So, whether you’re in an area that sees extreme weather conditions like heavy snowfall, substantial winds, or seismic activity or in an area with height restrictions, our team can provide you with the perfect building for your project.

How Much Is a Great Western Steel Building?

Typically, the starting cost of a steel building from Great Western is around $15 to $20 per square foot. However, certain factors can increase the cost of the building. For example, if you’re in an area with exceptionally high climate requirements, the added material needed to support the necessary reinforcements can increase the price. In addition, extra materials required for full-load framing on walls left for future expansion, as mentioned above, can bring the price up, too. Finally, added load capability for things like a crane system in the roof also adds more materials that increase the price. Ultimately, the price of your building boils down to all of your unique project specifics. Rest assured that our team of experts is here to help ensure your project stays within your budget. 

Our 3D building designer allows you to visualize and customize your project to your preferences, including windows, doors, color options, roofline, and more. Once you finish your preliminary design, it’s as simple as submitting it to us, and we’ll contact you with a free estimate. If you’re unsure of where to start, contact us directly with your size and intended use, and our experts will work with you to create your perfect building design. From there, we’ll provide you with a free and accurate 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 kind of ventilation is available for my metal building?

Great Western Building Systems offers several different ventilation systems for your structure, including cupolas, circular vents, and ridge vents. Options like operable or static louvers and fans allow you to optimize your ideal ventilation system completely for your specific needs.

What is the difference between a top-running and an under-hung bridge crane?

Great Western Building Systems offers several different ventilation systems for your structure, including cupolas, circular vents, and ridge vents. Options like operable or static louvers and fans allow you to optimize your ideal ventilation system completely for your specific needs.

What is hook height and how is it determined?

A crane’s hook height is the amount of clearance beneath a crane’s hook. Building height, crane system type, and needed capacity are all factors that affect a system’s hook height. If you already have a crane supplier and a specific system selected, our designers can design your metal building to accommodate it based on your necessary clearance. If you’re unsure which crane system you need, simply inform your designer how much clearance you need, and we will assist you in selecting one.

If our building is used for manufacturing or storage and that process uses, stores, or creates corrosive products, will this void any of our warranties?

Notify your Great Western representative of any chemicals that may come in contact with your steel building structure. A handful of products at your disposal can limit or protect your building from direct exposure to harmful chemicals and materials. However, if your building is exposed to an abnormally corrosive environment and there are no proper maintenance procedures enacted or preventative measures taken, there is a good chance that it will fall outside of your warranty. We provide customers with a complete maintenance guide and log of each building we manufacture upon request, which can help ensure you’re taking proper care of your steel structure. Discussing these potential corrosion issues with our team up front can help clarify whether or not your warranty will be voided. 


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.