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Versatile buildings at an affordable price

Friday, August 1st, 2014
Issue 31, Volume 18.
Michelle Mears-Gerst
Special to the Valley News

The possibilities are endless when it comes to the designs and use of steel buildings. If you can describe and explain your idea, the team at Castle Steel Buildings can design it.

Specializing in pre-fabricated metal buildings and building products, Castle Steel Buildings brings over 35 years of experience in Southern California.

General Manager Randy Houston took over for his father who started the company in the ‘70s. However, the family has been working in construction in Southern California since the ’20s.

The Houstons have been building for the community of San Diego County for close to 95 years.

Today the company services military, government, municipal, industrial, commercial and private customers in California and Arizona.

"Our buildings are 100 percent made in the USA and we backed them with a 25-year rust through warranty," Houston said. "Our sizes can be customized in many sizes and styles. Since you’re dealing directly with the factory, we have the ability to manufacture to your specifications."

Customers of Castle Steel Buildings have designed structures to house their collector cars, hobby shops and artist studios.

"I have even had requests for man caves," Houston said. "The building was built in the backyard where the customer furnished it with a pool table, television -- everything a man cave could need."

Houston also created a tree house for his kids out of the company’s material and the tree house rested on four posts to protect the tree from stress.

"The tree house was pretty high and nestled within the branches. It was fit with a balcony and railings for safety," Houston said. "If a customer requests it we can also build them a tree house. No project is too big or Advertisement
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The manufacturing company also does steel roofing and siding for clients. The buildings though are highly functional, durable, recyclable, and resistant to termites and dry rot. The buildings are also movable.

"We prefabricate the material then weld, bolt, drill, screw and put it together," Houston said. "We have had requests from wineries and barns as well as feed shops."

One of the most notable steel buildings in San Diego County is in Julian. The Julian Pie Shoppe, home of the famous apple pies with the same name, is a Castle Steel-made building.

"The building was originally made for another customer and I was surprised and proud to know the famous pie company set up shop in our structure," Houston said. "It shows the variety of uses our buildings have."

Rural communities are drawn to the classic ‘Dutch’ styling with steel materials. Gambral buildings are durable, attractive, and functional. With a traditional farm look; they provide significant storage volume for the square foot.

All Castle Steel Buildings are made from the finest materials. They deliver the total package to specifications that include all of the trimmings. It starts with an industrial strength frame using I-beams and channels, and then they add heavy 26-gauge sheeting to form walls and roofs. All of their walls and roofs are painted with a strong SMP (Silicon Modified Polymer) paint for tough-duty applications.

Castle Steel Buildings include gutters, down spouts and exterior jam cover trims. All the trimmings are painted in coordinated colors that provide a pleasing attractive and distinct finished building.

Castle Steel Buildings is located at 9069 Birch Street in Spring Valley, California. For more information, give them a call at (619)-589-1856 or e-mail them at



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