General Steel Celebrates 20 Years of Success and Thousands of General Steel Buildings Sold

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How Jeff Knight's local startup in Littleton, Colorado became General Steel, a nationally recognized brand in the steel buildings industry after a not so conventional start.

“We’ve had the opportunity to work with some truly outstanding people and organizations over the last two decades, including college athletic programs, major manufacturers, international organizations, and thousands of churches.

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This week, as part of its 20 year anniversary celebration, General Steel is doing a special giveaway to the first 20 buildings purchased between now and October 31, 2015.

In 1995, General Steel founder Jeff Knight saw an opportunity to build a brand name in the steel building industry from a small office in Littleton, Colorado. So he emptied his savings account to buy one radio advertisement to run over the weekend for his new company, General Steel. With a radio spot on a nationally recognized program, Knight expected to gain some traction.

However, as he walked into his modest office space in the Ken Caryl Business Center hoping his investment had paid off, the phone sat silent. That was when Knight received a call from Ken Caryl Water and Sanitation District offices, located in the same business park as the General Steel office space in Littleton, Colorado. They told Knight their phones were ringing off the hooks with people wanting to know more about General Steel!

The radio spot had run with the wrong toll-free number, but by a stroke of luck, it was for the office down the street!

Since those sometimes uncertain early days, General Steel, better known as “The General”, has solidified itself as the industry leader in steel buildings with hundreds of millions of dollars in steel building sales resulting in over 20,000 steel buildings sold worldwide.

“We’ve had the opportunity to work with some truly outstanding people and organizations over the last two decades, including college athletic programs, major manufacturers, international organizations, churches and thousands of farmers and ranchers across the United States,” expressed Mr. Knight.

General Steel has provided steel buildings for the White House on multiple occasions as well as buildings for Boeing, General Motors, Dow Chemical, Disney, NASA, Walmart, Wells Fargo, Oklahoma State University and the United States Air Force Academy; 54 brands in all, across 26 industries and in 14 countries throughout the world.

To learn more about the 20 year anniversary promotion as well as see some of General Steel’s buildings and philanthropic work, please visit: https://goo.gl/rFcbzh

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