About Us

Folks let me introduce myself to you, my name is Bill Harris and I’m the second generation of what is today, Harris Steel Buildings. Having been raised in the metal building industry, from the age of 16 when I first started learning the industry. Very few in the industry today can hold claim to the knowledge and experience I have gained over a span of 39 years.

My family started in the steel building industry back in 1969 in Savannah, Georgia, when my father, Jack Harris, purchased the very company he worked for as a draftsman. At the time the company manufactured smaller light gauge and rigid framed buildings that varied in sizes from 8×8 to 40×100, the predecessor of today’s metal buildings.

Buildings during this time were still pre-fabricated as the marketplace adapted to the limited, set sizes that were available. However, structural engineers began to design more and more standard-size offerings to meet demand and soon pre-fabrication was no longer possible. At this time, still well before the computer age, the process came to be known as the pre-engineered metal buildings industry.

The advent of the computer to analyze and design structural members quickly has ultimately led to the modern make-to-order process that exists today. The pre-engineered system previously known was only limited to roof and wall panels and some connections design. Today exterior finishes are virtually endless, from wood fronts, brick faced, or synthetic stuccos giving today’s metal building the look you desire.

The metal building industry boasts a capability of producing buildings for virtually any low-rise, non-residential, and residential end use. These building designs are performed quickly by industry engineers, who have vast knowledge of the building codes utilized in the United States. Further allowing the customer to make design changes in hours and not in weeks. The custom design practice allows for economy in building design that makes metal buildings very attractive to the marketplace.

Harris Steel Buildings can provide LEED (This is a high standard that, if met and certified, more buildings will be officially safe for both the environment and the people who use them.) certified buildings.

If it can be built with wood and concrete, it can be built better with steel, America’s renewable resource.