We Build And Support Dreams

WELCOME!

Journey Steel, Inc. was established on passion, integrity, and dependability. We are bringing quality and experience to the steel industry.  We are a certified minority owned/ woman owned structural  and miscellaneous steel fabrication and erection company. The leadership team of Journey Steel combines for 60 years of experience in all facets of construction. This experience allows us to anticipate and meet the needs of all of our customers.

 

Our experience and flexibility allows us to work well with construction management companies, government agencies, and corporations in the commercial sector. We handle all size jobs with the same skills, value, and due diligence. We self-perform our work. Therefore, your designs, additions, and structural issues will be addressed by people who know the steel fabrication and erection industry.

Emerging Business of the Year 2014 - African American Chamber

We Celebrate - Business WE Watch Honoree 2014 - Cincinnati Regional Chamber

2016 Journey Award for Economic Empowerment and Entrepreneurship GCUL

2016 Emerging Sustainable Supplier of the Year - city of Cincinnati

ABOUT US

Journey Steel is one of the few certified minority-owned and women-owned self performing steel fabrication and erection companies in the nation. Our ability to self-perform allows us to be flexible, meet our customers’ needs, and take on projects other companies cannot handle. In fact, one of our strong niches is retrofitting. We can do whatever is necessary to keep your business’ facilities up to date. We do both structural and miscellaneous steel fabrication erection. Core Competencies are Beams, Joists, Deck, Columns, Girts,Handrails, Guardrails, Bent Frames, Misc. Weld Repairs, Metal Stairs, Platforms, Pipe Racks, Ladders, Lintels, Pipe Guards.

Barbara Smith

 

President and majority owner, Barbara Smith, has a background in construction that began over 29 years ago. She has a BS in Industrial Technology with a Construction Specialty from Eastern Michigan University. Barbara went on to work as a project manager and estimator for both Cargile Contractors and D.A.G. construction before furthering her career and experience as a Senior Estimator with both Jacobs Engineering and Hixson Architects and Engineers preparing multi-million budgets for a varied array of fortune 500 firms.

 

Barbara has worked with engineers, architects, contractors, and owners. Thus, she knows the needs and stresses of each person involved in a project.

Tom Garten

 

Tom brings over 34 years of experience to Journey Steel. He began his career by learning designing/drafting, purchasing, and project management. He quickly gained respect in the industry emerging as a leader with strong estimating and management skills, learned while working for prominent steel fabricators and erectors in the region. His understanding of project flow and organization are the backbone of Tom’s strong leadership abilities.

SAFETY IS CRITICAL

Safety is now and has always been a primary concern at Journey Steel! Our employees, by the nature of their jobs, often work in difficult or dangerous environments. We not only require traditional safety gear, we work to find ways to control or ameliorate any environmental hazards.  For example, we provide shade tents and large quantities of water at job sites that do not have shade. We provide lighting in areas where visibility is an issue. Our EMR results show the success of our emphasis on safety.

 

Journey Steel has been, and intends to remain, very safety minded. From their initial interview process, to hiring, to training, to actually working on a project our employees know that we are serious about safety.

 

The basic issues of  protective jackets, pants, work gloves, Kevlar sleeves, steel-toed boots, eye protection, earplugs and hard hats are just that, basic.  These go with every job. For several of our jobs, we have had to ask our employees to work long hours, to work in very hot weather, to work in very uncomfortable conditions, and to work high in the air.   For each of those jobs we provide additional safety needs—everything from shading, multiple water coolers, and extra safety lines, to whatever is needed.

 

We are happy to say that we have had zero lost time accidents in our short history and we are striving to keep that going in the future.

PROJECTS

We have experience designing and structuring steel into shapes. Express your company’s inner beauty, and we will make that beauty show outwardly. We have done diverse projects featuring curves, wing shapes, arcs, and almost any other shape you can name. We can fabricate the shapes you want.

 

Duke Energy had an emergency requiring repairs to the box trusses at their sub-stations.  We responded to this emergency by working 10 hours a day for 55 straight days in 100-degree heat.  Duke’s emergency need was met with no power outages. When the unpredictable happens, or a combination of issues occurs, just call us. We will help you resolve the issues.

 

MISSION:

Journey Steel is committed to deliver on-time and within budget a top quality and safety driven project to the client every time.

 

GOAL:

Our goal is to be “that contractor” you call because you recognize our passion, appreciate our integrity and know we are dependable.

 

Tom Garten

(Vice-President)

tgarten@journeysteel.com

CONTACT US FOR YOUR NEXT PROJECT

7660 Production Drive • Cincinnati, OH 45237

513.731.2930 (Office) • 513.731.2936 (Fax)

Barb Smith

(President)

bsmith@journeysteel.com

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JOURNEY STEEL

We Build And Support Dreams

JOURNEY STEEL

We Build And Support Dreams

JOURNEY STEEL

Tom Garten

 

Tom brings over 30 years of experience to Journey Steel. He began his career by learning designing/drafting, purchasing, and project management. He quickly gained respect in the industry emerging as a leader with strong estimating and management skills, learned while working for prominent steel fabricators and erectors in the region. His understanding of project flow and organization are the backbone of Tom’s strong leadership abilities.

7660 Production Drive • Cincinnati, OH 45237

513.731.2930 (Office) • 513.731.2936 (Fax)

7660 Production Drive

Cincinnati, OH 45237

513.731.2930 (Office)

513.731.2936 (Fax)

JOURNEY STEEL
JOURNEY STEEL

Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved.

Website designed by Curtis Visual Communications.