How We Started
Stephan Michaels
Stephan Michaels

After finishing college in 1990, I moved to Colorado, driven by my passion for skiing. Returning to Virginia Beach, I struggled to find a job until I joined a local steel building company. I quickly rose to the top as a salesman. But when the company cut my commission twice, I left and started my own business, Powerbilt Steel Buildings, in 1995. I began working from home, but as business grew, my then pregnant wife urged me to rent an office. My mother helped by answering phones. Our team expanded, and we began selling internationally, including in Puerto Rico. Today, after 24 years, we’ve supplied buildings worldwide and serve large-scale clients like Budweiser and Disneyland, to name a few. We now operate from our 8,000 sq. ft. HQ with 23 staff and two manufacturing facilities employing 150 people, generating 50 million in sales annually. Stumbling into this industry was a blessing, and I’d enjoyed every moment. We’re honored to be your steel building provider.

Learn More About Powerbilt Steel Buildings

Government Approved: Powerbilt steel arch buildings were the first of their kind to receive Government Services Administration (GS07F0319K) approval. We have satisfied requirements for all branches of the US armed services, including the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, and Navy, as well as designing buildings for the Federal Prison System.

Factory-Direct Prices: Our steel arch buildings are delivered at factory-direct prices, avoiding the middleman as we pass the savings on to you.

Ease of Construction: All Powerbilt Quonset Hut buildings are shipped with an easy-to-follow assembly manual and can be erected with as few as four people in as little as three days. Over 70% of the simple bolt-together construction is done on the ground and requires no special tools or equipment. Most customers are able to erect their buildings themselves.

American-made: Our buildings are 100% American-made, built with the highest-quality US commercial steel available, and manufactured in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. They carry an American manufacturer’s warranty. Keep America strong, buy American!

Durability: Virtually maintenance-free, you will have no gutters to clean, siding to paint, or shingles to replace. Our steel arch buildings are fire-resistant and vermin-proof.

4 Styles to Choose from: We offer A, P, Q, and S models that are versatile enough to work in almost any application. Their clear span design offers maximum space with no need for internal support columns.

30-Year, 6-Month Warranty: AZ55 Galvalume Coating Warranty. Absolutely the finest available in the arch building industry.

100% Useable Space: No beams or cumbersome trusses yield 100% open and usable space. Get more bang for your buck!

Heavy Commercial Galvalume Coated Steel: We use aluminized, zinc, and silicone-coated steel. Tested throughout the world in the harshest of weather conditions.

Customer Service: Join our community of hundreds of happy customers in the United States. With the help of our excellent customer service, we are always available for you to take care of your needs and questions. Join our family today!

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