The Journey Steel Story
President and majority owner, Barbara Smith, has a background in construction that began over 34 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 brings over 38 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.