SOURCE: American Steel Buildings

January 21, 2008 13:21 ET

American Steel Buildings Discusses Choosing a Steel Building Supplier

Dean Brown, President of American Steel Buildings, Discusses What Kind of Service a Steel Building Supplier Should Offer

TULSA, OK--(Marketwire - January 21, 2008) - When constructing a self-storage facility, the choice of a steel building supplier is one of the most crucial decisions an aspiring entrepreneur will make. Dean Brown, president of American Steel Buildings (http://www.gosteelgo.com), discusses what kind of service a steel building supplier should offer.

"Your steel building supplier can either be a major help or a weight around your neck," Brown said. "If they don't give you the customer service you need, you could end up wasting a lot of time and money on your construction process."

Brown says that one of the most important things a supplier can do is simply answer the phone when clients call with questions or concerns.

"You don't want to work with somebody who's going to put you off until tomorrow or next week," Brown said. "If you have questions, concerns, or requests, they should be willing to accommodate you as promptly as possible."

Self-storage entrepreneur Jeff Bankovich knows something about that. He tried three other companies before turning to American Steel Buildings for his self-storage buildings.

"The first three companies that I called would not give me the time of day," Bankovich said. "Answering questions for them was like me pulling teeth."

Brown recommends that entrepreneurs always try to get a client list for any steel building supplier they're considering, so they have the opportunity to talk with those clients about their satisfaction with the supplier.

"Ask them how the construction process went, how the supplier handled delays and mistakes, and if they made efforts to keep costs down," said Brown. "If a supplier isn't willing to let you talk to his previous clients, or tries to talk you out of it, then you need to move along. A good supplier will be happy to let you see his previous work."

According to Brown, the steel building supplier that offers the best customer service will make the construction process a relative breeze.

For more information about choosing a steel building supplier, or to see what a good steel building supplier provides its clients, visit American Steel Buildings online at http://www.gosteelgo.com.

About American Steel

American Steel Buildings designs and distributes quality pre-engineered commercial steel buildings, including mini-storage/self-storage buildings, offices, shops, retail businesses, warehouses, churches and agricultural buildings.

American Steel planted its roots in the heart of America in the 1980s. American Steel offers service and quality products to a growing customer base spanning the entire United States.

Since its buildings include construction drawings, most smaller buildings can be erected with basic construction knowledge. However, American Steel also offers erection labor services, and all buildings are designed to be compliant with local codes.

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