Smith Steel, Inc. is an innovative designer and supplier of quality metal building systems based in Southeast Arkansas. We are a highly motivated, highly skilled team of professionals with many years of experience in the design, development, manufacture and erection of metal building systems.

Highly regarded throughout the industry, our combined resources and expertise insure our customers’ confidence, knowing that their project will be completed in a timely manner with the utmost integrity and attention to quality performance.

Our History

From its beginning in 1950, when founder H. B. Smith first began manufacturing steel buildings, Smith Steel, Inc. quickly gained the confidence of its customers and established a reputation for quality and service.

In the beginning, Smith Steel’s business was confined to agricultural-type structures and buildings for the cotton industry. These were designed using primary pipe structures, secondary channel structures and corrugated panels. In the early 60’s the switch was made to primary rigid frame structures and secondary cold-formed purlin-and-girt structures with ribbed panels.

Over the years Smith Steel has designed, manufactured and erected numerous farm shops, sheds, and shop/shed combinations as well as some of the largest and most impressive cotton gins, seed houses and cotton bale warehouses in the South.

Today we offer that same commitment to quality and service for virtually any type of metal building system imaginable; store buildings, manufacturing facilities, gymnasiums, warehousing, churches and mini-storage. The range is limitless!

We continue that tradition still to this day. It’s more than reputation; it’s a way of doing business, with commitment to producing the highest quality metal building systems at the most competitive prices possible. It’s giving a level of service that has made Smith Steel buildings the choice of owners, builders, architects and developers throughout the South for over 65 years.

Spec Smith for Quality


"We have bought and erected many Smith Steel buildings and have been very pleased with the quality and ease of erection. Our Smith Steel representative has been exceptional with service, he will do sketches and go to the job site to quote a building when asked.

We are very pleased with everyone at Smith Steel and we'll keep doing business with Smith. "

– Barry Kilgore –

Owner, Cenla Steel Erectors