May 2015

Olson Steel Specializes in Metal Work

Olson Steel—a leading provider of quality steel fabrication, erection and specialty construction services in California—prides itself in being capable of very specialized metal work.

Quality work comes from an investment in its workforce. Olson hires trained workers focused on quality workmanship, professionalism and safety. 

“The modern California construction industry of today, demands high levels of production, quality and safety,” said Olson Steel President Dylan Olson. “You can’t expect to hire that worker off the street. We need union ironworker locals that recruit, train and manage a highly skilled labor force in order for us to be able to meet the demands of our clients. We count on this union labor force for our shop and field success.”

Olson Steel also invests in the latest construction technology, making its team capable of detailing, fabricating and erecting everything from base isolation seismic retrofits to delicate stainless steel sculptures. 

“We want to be the single source for all the project steel needs instead of having to coordinate three or four different companies on scope and schedule,” said Olson. 

“We will continue to grow if the value of what we provide is recognized by the industry and we maintain superior service, quality and safety. We are only as good as our last project.” 

Olson Steel’s roots run deep. The company originated in 1960 as Bostrom Bergen Metal Products and Meddco Metals. Focus has always been on being the best in the field.

In 2002, the company consolidated and rebranded as Olson Steel, under the leadership of David and Dylan Olson. The company’s mission continues to focus on providing exceptional value and quality work for its customers. Superior service remains a key part of the business culture today.

Olson Steel operates fabrication plants in San Leandro and Fresno. 

Adjacent to the company’s San Leandro headquarters, the miscellaneous metals shop produces everything from light structural to stairs, railings, miscellaneous and ornamental metals. With 150,000 square feet of fabrication space under roof, it is one of the largest miscellaneous metals plants on the West Coast.

The Fresno plant—with 10 acres of yard and the latest technology in CNC beam lines—is set up for high volume structural production. It is AISC certified for steel building structures.

Olson Steel’s field crews can be seen installing steel throughout California. They are AISC-certified advanced erectors for complex structures—a must for construction quality.

Project: San Ramon City Hall – San Ramon, CA
Description: Olson Steel fabricated and erected the complete structural steel and miscellaneous metals scope for the new San Ramon City Hall, featuring the architectural structural steel and glass rotunda entrance.
Owner/GC: Sunset Development Company
Project In Progress / Scheduled Completion: 2015

Project: Mills Peninsula Hospital – Burlingame, CA
Description: Olson Steel had multiple roles on this project, including the fabrication and erection of the architectural exposed structural steel, miscellaneous steel, and ornamental metals for the new Mills Peninsula Hospital, a six-story, 450,000-square-foot general acute care hospital connected to a (approx.) 145,000-square-foot medical office building.
GC: Turner Construction Company
Project Completed: 2012

Project: Stanford University BioE+ Chemical Engineering Building – Stanford, CA
Description: Olson Steel designed, engineered, fabricated and installed the architecturally exposed monumental and egress stairways, railings, and miscellaneous metals.
GC: The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
Project Completed: 2013