Ross Structural Steel

Born in Detroit ... Raised in Detroit ... Raising Detroit.One project at a time.
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About Us

In 1956 when James Gordon Ross founded the JGR machine and steel fabrication business in a small Quonset Hut on 7 Mile Road, he had no idea that the business carrying his name would be involved in the construction of much of the skyline of Detroit, as well as massive and recognizable buildings all across Michigan and the Midwest.

With the untimely death of the family patriarch in 1967, his three sons took over operations and expanded the fabrication shop every year by acquiring property and neighboring businesses. Since 1971, under the direction of Thomas M. Ross, son of founder, the company provided high quality steel fabrication expertise and products for some of the most iconic buildings and projects.

In 2021, after fifty years at the helm, Ross sold the business to longtime friends and employees John Yarberry and Charles Buhagiar. The team continues to earn the well-regarded reputation constructed by their mentor and colleagues over the years.

Estimating

Estimating

The right quote can make all the difference for a contractor and project. We know the industry from the inside out and offers competitive estimates for any sort of bid, from small single runs to large scale amounts.

In-house engineering/detailing

Engineering/detailing

With more than 90 years of combined experience—from old school, hand drawn plans to using the newest CAD and other design software programs—the in-house engineering team at Ross Structural Steel can design any project a client can envision.

Design/build

Design/build

Working collaboratively with top general contractors, developers and builders around, our custom metal fabrication team can create and build any requested item for any project. We love a challenge.

Fabrication

Fabrication

Playing with fire is part of our DNA. Our welders are some of the most experienced professionals and it shows. From massive to miniscule, singular to multiple, our team will get the job done right, on time and on budget.

Erection

Erection

From bottom up or top down, We have the experience, knowledge and skills to build any size, shape or type of building. Ross Structural Steel has experience working big productions, including helicopter and crane beam placement.