Midwest Steel 55th Anniversary: Midwest Steel has been at the forefront of the plant dismantling and demolition industry for over 55 years. As nationally recognized and trusted demolition contractors, we provide innovative dismantling services to chemical plants, oil refineries, tank terminals, and other industrial sites. 

At our headquarters based in Houston, Texas, we have almost 20 acres of land that house our extensive surplus equipment yard. Our experts take pride in our ability to offer sustainable, innovative, and economical solutions to companies around the world– no matter their dismantling, demolition or salvage needs. We are the preferred contractors for some of the world’s leading industrial corporations and we are at the center of the nation’s oil, gas & petrochemical industry.

Our Genesis

Originating from a plan and a truck, Midwest Steel was established in 1957. Richard Kralovetz was an ingenious businessman who started small with an idea to purchase and recycle batteries on the West Coast. Less than 10 years later, he had positioned himself as a respected leader in the demolition and salvage industry. Quickly gaining recognition for his integrity and honesty, his customers soon turned to him for all their dismantling and demolition needs. In the process, Midwest Steel pioneered the use of the hydraulic shears which have become the gold standard of the modern demolition business. This history and our superior performance have made Midwest Steel what it is today. A company that not only respected the environment but also provided superior scrap metal solutions for oil and gas, chemical, mining, pulp and paper, and other heavy industries across the country.

Our Expertise & Experience

At Midwest Steel, we understand how important it is to get the job done efficiently by working safer while also minimizing costs by maximizing salvage value. That is why we take pride in our expertise and experience when it comes to all of our dismantling projects. Our teams are made up of highly experienced and trained professionals who have extensive knowledge about the complex process of demolishing process plants. We are unequivocally committed to safety— all of our employees receive rigorous safety training and consistently adhere to strict standards on every project site. This ensures that every job gets done carefully and efficiently without any unnecessary delays.

Our Unique Approach

One thing that sets Midwest Steel apart from other industrial dismantling companies is our unique perspective towards each project we work on. We believe in taking an individualized approach when it comes to dismantling projects because every job is different and requires its own specific set of requirements. To ensure that each job is completed with maximum efficiency and minimal cost, we conduct detailed surveys before starting a project, allowing our team to develop an effective plan that is tailored specifically to the task at hand.

Our team utilizes cutting-edge technology before beginning any kind of demolition work which helps us accurately plan out every step of the process ensuring maximum efficiency on-site. By combining our expertise with advanced technologies, we guarantee you will get your project done quickly while staying within budget constraints.

Highly-Respected Industry Leaders For Over 55 Years and Counting

At Midwest Steel, we have been and always will be committed to providing top quality services at competitive prices without ever compromising on safety or efficiency. Our tried and true approach to safety can be displayed through the numerous awards and commendations that we have received over the years. We have been selected by Engineering News Record as one of the leading specialty contractors in the United States. In addition, ExxonMobil Corporation awarded us as being one of the top 50 contractors across their entire range of domestic operations, as well as landing a position in their Core Contractor Leadership Team. 

With over 55 years of experience in the industry combined with our state-of-the-art techniques & technologies– companies can trust us for all their dismantling and demolition needs. When you need dependable & reliable services for your next industrial dismantling job then Midwest Steel should be at the top of your list. Contact us today for more information on how we can help make your next demolition project a success!