We Are Steel


Structural Steel Fabrication

Structural steel fabrication for all types of projects.

Miscellaneous Steel Fabrication

From stairs to mezzanines and everything in between.

Our History

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.


Thanks to our trustworthy staff being experienced in 3D modeling, metal forming, cambering, rolling, plasma, oxy fuel cutting, and our welders being AWS certified, we offer a wide range of structural and miscellaneous steel fabrication solutions to fit the needs of any project.
As for the Ideal Group, Steel’s success over the years helped grow the group into six award winning companies with worldwide reach.

Years of Experience


Fabricated Steel (Tons)


What We Do

Structural Steel

  • Pre-Construction Services
  • Design and Build
  • 3D BIM Virtual Design

Miscellaneous Steel

  • Reinforcing
  • Stairs & Handrails
  • Mezzanines & Platforms
  • Guardrails
  • Ladders
  • MEP Support
  • Ornamental

Team Expertise

  • 3D Modeling
  • Metal Forming
  • Cambering
  • Rolling
  • Plasma
  • Oxy Fuel Cutting
  • AWS Certified Welders

Our Work

Take a look at some of our most recent projects.


Jesse Venegas

Vice President
Started in 1995

Jeff Parsons

Chief Estimator
Started in 2018
Office: 313-551-2287
Cell: 313-580-3605

Stephen Pedley

Project Director
Started in 2014
Office: 313-551-2294
Cell: 313-268-6576

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.

Latest News

Featured Story

A Drive for Diversification

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...

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Recent Posts

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...

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