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.


Mike Yilek

Joined Northwest in 2017 with 25+ years of experience in the steel and precast erection industry.


Christina Hallberg

Chistina joined us in 2015. She is a CPA and manages the financial aspects of our business.

Ryan Smith

Ryan joined Northwest Steel in 2016 after 6 years as a safety professional. Ryans is a certified CHST and monitors safety performance and compliance on all Northwest projects.


Kale Stephens

Kale has 13 years of steel and precast erection experience. Kale is qualified in steel and precast erection quality control. He will assist our management team with layout, bolt testing, and quality control inspections.


Jeff Miller

Jeff Miller has joined our team with 20-plus years in placing, estimating, and managing rebar projects of all sizes. Jeff will lead this new division with plans to make us a well rounded organization which still runs on relationships and safe practices.


Jeremy Shoaff

Jeremy Shaoff comes to us with 20+ years of millwright and rigging experience.  He will be heading up the Industrial Services division with a focus on rigging, machinery moving, and millwright services.