Our Focus is Quality and Customer Satisfaction
A privately owned Canadian Design-Build general contractor specializing in Pre-Engineered Metal Building Systems since 1981. Project by project, we promise our customers the best value for their construction dollars. Our customer commitment is further demonstrated for our COR and ISNetworld certifications. We have offices in both Brandon and Headingley, Manitoba.
In addition to supplying and erecting the steel building, Crane Steel provides foundation, turn-key general contracting, construction management, and renovation services.
We have an experienced team of in-house design and drafting services, estimators, project managers, site supervisors and our own erection crews.
You can be assured the success of your project will be Crane Steel’s objective. In pursuing this goal, you will have our attention and dedication. Our commitment is a quality our firm offers, as we know that a successful project is one that receives personal, hands-on involvement.
Project Delivery Methods
Design-Build is the preferred delivery method of Crane Steel. Design-Build involves first considering our customer’s project needs – whether simple or complex and provides single source of responsibility to the client. Design-Build is the quickest path from conception to delivery, providing a turn-key, fixed-price solution that brings the client, designer, consultants, and contractors together as a team.
General Contracting is your typical tendered project. The client hires a consultant to 100% complete their project design, then approach the market for tendered prices. Often times the client proceeds with the lowest tendered price. This method is most often used to try to ensure projects are tendered fairly and are on-budget. The biggest issues with this process is the long design-lead times, budget overruns as the designers are given lots of free reign to specify what they choose, and issues resultant of errors or omissions from the lowest tendered price.
We work alongside our client’s architect/engineer and advise on the feasibility of the chosen design, provide pricing information throughout the design phase, hire and manage all of the subcontractors that will be involved in the project as well as inspect the work during the construction phase. Construction Management stresses quality over lowest price.
Crane Steel Structures founder Paul Crane knows about building. Before founding his Brandon based company in 1981, Paul worked with a consulting engineering firm for ten years.
Since his company’s inception, Crane has watched the business outgrow its original 400 square foot office that housed a dozen employees. Crane Steel Structures Ltd. currently has 40 experienced and dedicated employees in their two service centers located in Brandon and the Winnipeg area. His sons, PJ and Jarod, have joined the business, making Crane Steel Structures Ltd. a true family company. Crane Steel believes that their staff is like family and has an active employee share purchase plan.