Safety & Awards


    Since 1968, Midwest Steel has been hard at work building one of the most enviable reputations in the demolition industry. It all began back in 1957, when our founder, Richard Kravoletz began purchasing scrap metal from the petroleum, aerospace, and defense industries. He quickly became known as an honest and fair businessman. That legacy of integrity remains at the beating heart of our business to this day. 

    Today, Midwest Steel is proud to serve America’s vital industries from coast to coast with a range of services, including dismantling and demolition of oil refineries, tanks, plants, and much more. We believe that to be a world-class demolition contractor, it’s not enough to simply know your trade. You must also take care of your employees and uphold the highest standards for safety, compliance, and environmental stewardship. We built our reputation by doing exactly that, every day, week, month, and year since 1968. 

    We have distinguished ourselves in the dismantling and demolition industry by going the extra mile to understand what matters most to every client and seeing that they get it. We deliver nothing less than exceptional service and we refuse to compromise on safety or compliance.


    As a nationally recognized demolition contractor based in Houston, Texas, Midwest Steel has always made the safety of our employees and clients a top priority. Our culture of personal responsibility and integrity is made clear by both the work we do and one of the demolition industry’s best safety records.

    Evidence of Midwest Steel’s commitment to safety:

    • Accident-free since 2012
    • No OSHA or EPA Citations since 1968
    • Over 3,500,000 man-hours with no lost time
    • Standard Insurance liability limits $22 Million


    Midwest Steel’s dedication to workplace safety is just one of many characteristics upon which our solid reputation rests. We are trusted by many of the nation’s largest petrochemical and industrial corporations because of our exceptional reputation. 

    Simply put, we do not cut corners here. We know it is far easier to build a good reputation than it is to repair a bad one. Integrity is everything to us. Midwest Steel is proud to have been recognized for our unwavering commitment to excellence.


    National Demolition Association

    • Michael J. Casbon Safety Award

    Houston Business Roundtable 

    • Best of the Best

    ExxonMobil Corporation

    • Core Contractor Leadership Team
    • Selected by ExxonMobil as one of the top 50 Contractors across their entire range of domestic operations.

    Golden Triangle Minority Business Council

    • Supplier of the Year
    • Selected by corporate members including Shell Oil Company, Motiva Enterprises, El DuPont de Nemours, Total, and Huntsman Corporation

    Engineering News-Record

    • ENR’s Top 20 Speciality Contractors
    • Selected by ENR Editorial Staff as one of the leading specialty contractors in the U.S.


    Midwest Steel believes that as stewards of the Earth, it is humanity’s responsibility to safeguard the environment. We do our part to protect the environment by supporting the industries that produce the materials our modern society needs to function and prosper.

    We maintain the highest standards for environmental sustainability and worker safety in the demolition industry. With over 55 years of working with the oil and gas and chemical industries, we understand the stakes better than most. 


    At Midwest Steel, our experienced dismantling and demolition professionals operate at facilities throughout North America, providing them with a wide range of services. 

    Our team of dismantling and demolition experts will visit your work site to offer free, no-obligation estimates and complimentary project planning assistance.

    Contact a member of our Business Development team at (713) 991-7843 to discuss how Midwest Steel can provide your business with the highly specialized solutions you need for your dismantling, demolition, and salvage needs.