We Are Steel

Made in Detroit.

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, Southwest Detroit staple continues to work on projects of all sizes around the state of Michigan and the United States.


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
  • Projects up to 1,000 tons

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

Senior Estimator
Started in 2018

Hector Romero

Plant Manager
Started in 2017

Stephen Pedley

Project Manager
Started in 2014

Steve Novicki

Material Control & Purchasing 
Started in 2012

Carl Okalski

Started in 2017

Trevor Gruden

Project Accountant
Started in 2013

Courtland Lee

Project Manager/Estimator
Started in 2019

Garrett Fishaw

Marketing Manager
Started in 2016


For Ideal Group, Safety Comes in Cans: “I Can, You Can, We Can”

The Safety Comes in Cans program identifies workplace and program safety hazards while positively reinforcing good safety behaviors and urging continuous improvements.


Each Ideal Steel team member is held to the highest level of safety standards; and undergoes extensive training to enforce a safe working environment, while maintaining an active knowledge of the hazards they may face in the workplace.


Ideal Steel works closely with all stakeholders to identify hazards prior to beginning a project. We also communicate closely with our customers in regards to program safety requirements and standards to ensure that our services are being executed efficiently and safely.


Ideal Steel makes work sites safe for all stakeholders. We surpass safety requirements and exceed industry safety standards on every location due to our commitment to quality, efficiency, and program safety.

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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