Originally started back in 1979, Ideal Steel was the original member of the Ideal Group.
But it all started with a little bit of luck…
Frank Venegas Jr. won a 1979 Cadillac Coupe deVille at the raffle during Livingston County Builders Gala Dinner Dance. After cruising in his new Cadillac for nine days, Frank decided to sell his prize car to start Ideal Steel & Builder’s Supplies, Inc.
Ideal Steel started off focusing mainly on house beams, steel I-beams, culverts, and columns for residential homes before moving into the small commercial industry.
Today, the family-owned MBE is a Southwest Detroit staple that continues to work on projects of all sizes around the state of Michigan and the United States. Focusing on Structural and Miscellaneous fabrication, Ideal Steel has a wide array of steel capabilties to fit any need.
Years of Experience
Fabricated Steel (Tons)
What We Do
- Pre-Construction Services
- Design and Build
- 3D BIM Virtual Design
- Stairs & Handrails
- Mezzanines & Platforms
- MEP Support
- 3D Modeling
- Metal Forming
- Oxy Fuel Cutting
- AWS Certified Welders
Take a look at some of our most recent projects.
Started in 2018
Started in 2014
For Ideal Group: “Safety Brings Us Home”
As part of our commitment to keeping our employees, clients, and the communities we work in safe, we’ve adopted a “safety first” culture. We encourage all employees to speak up and stop work if they see unsafe practices.
We initiated a safety campaign to engage employees’ families and implemented it at every Ideal Group facility and worksite. This program reinforces our safe working practices and how it impacts others, especially family members.
A Drive for Diversification
Author: Vince Bond, Automotive News. DETROIT - Frank Venegas Jr.'s family roots trace to Ford, but a Cadillac changed his life. His grandparents immigrated to Detroit from Mexico in 1917, lured by Ford's $5-a-day jobs. His grandfather worked at a Ford stamping plant...
Shop Renovations Kick Off the New Year
With the start of every new year comes a new slate and new opportunities. At Ideal Steel, to kick off 2018, we’re planning on taking advantage of the new year by making some large and important shop renovations. Looking to streamline the production flow, increase...
Detroit’s Ideal Group CEO receives one of Mexican government’s highest honors
DETROIT, MI – Thirty four years ago Frank Venegas, Jr. won a Cadillac in a car draw, sold it nine days later and started Ideal Steel. Today, he is chairman and CEO of Ideal Group, a $200 million multi-tiered company that employs 250 people in Southwest Detroit. And...