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Harsh winters, a beautiful fall where history and the future meet – the city that never sleeps, and the first American colony. It is challenging to build in New England – unless you have a Great Western steel building kit.

There are conditions when building in Maine that you have to consider. For instance, there are only certain times of the year when a tractor-trailer can deliver a building because of asphalt conditions. It’s not something every steel building company knows about. But we do.

The snow loads in Vermont and New Hampshire are higher than in other parts of the country because there’s an assumption that leaves are still packed on rooftops, adding to the weight. Not something every steel building company knows about. But we do.

A beautiful view of mountains in New England

Pennsylvania requires higher-grade steel than other states, and Massachusetts has brutal ice storms which can allow ice packs to build on rooftops over weeks, meaning higher snow loads. New York City will only let steel buildings of a certain height go up on their busy dock, and Connecticut is deeply concerned with the curbside appeal of any structure. These aren’t things most steel building companies know or even care about – they’ll sell you what they want, not what you need. That’s not Great Western.

The engineers at Great Western have an intimate understanding of wind loads, foundation requirements, moisture issues, and even the delivery and storage challenges South Eastern residents might face during the erection process.

  • Any size, any shape, any span, any height; we design the rigid interior frame to handle whatever you need – from a Rhode Island boat house to a factory in Pittsburgh
  • Assortment of color combinations to match your current property structures or surrounding Association codes
  • Several finishes to add the aesthetic elements you want – it’s gotta look sharp!
  • Agriculture, industrial, utilitarian, or recreation, there’s no project we can’t handle

All standard warranties, including our lifetime workmanship guarantee, come with each Great Western building we sell. At Great Western, we understand that a steel building is a big investment, and we require that your building looks good and stays standing for decades – it’s guaranteed!

  • We adhere to the most current IBC standards for the entire New England Region
  • We work with you to find the right roof pitch, wind load, and even color
  • Easy-to-read and detailed erection guides
  • Large-scale commercial buildings, farming and ranching, and even a backyard workshop – We’ve got you covered.


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