With offices in Cedar Rapids and Des Moines, we've been erecting steel and precast structures for over forty years. 

We provide you with the highest quality equipment and operations. Our business is built on our strong relationships with our partners and clients. We work with you from start to finish on your premier projects. Your projects are very important to us and we understand that each project needs to be taken seriously and requires our attention to detail and our focus on safety.

Relationships start with people. We know that you need to be able to trust the people you work with. Our staff has extensive experience in the steel erection, precast and rigging industry. They will be passionate as you are about each project to ensure the best outcome.

Over the years our company has grown in size and reputation. That only happens with a goal and a focus day in and day out. It's our mission to provide our services on the premier projects in and around Iowa. We do that through the relationships we've built through trust and respect.

Northwest Steel Erection

Safely building relationships


Shaun O' Tool

Shaun is experienced in all phases of steel erection including: manpower, equipment managing, crane sizing, estimating, budgeting, and scheduling. He enjoys a challenging project and working through issues that arise as a project progresses.


Scott Houdek

Scott has been with NSE since 2005 and has been in the construction industry since 1981. He manages our location in Cedar Rapids and continues to build valuable relationships with our partners.


Ryan Staudt PE

Ryan manages structural steel and precast concrete erection projects. He provides structural engineering support including erection bracing, temporary shoring, rigging analysis, fall protection systems and crane pick plans.


Zach Abild

Zach drives all of our projects to completion. He keeps everything on schedule and makes sure projects are being constructed in the safest way possible.


Ryan Smith

Ryan manages safety within our company.  He has been in the construction industry since he was 18 and has been managing safety in construction for 6 years.