About Bradford Steel

About Us

Steve and Kathy Bradford founded Bradford Steel in 1977 in a small shop in Ivanhoe, California with the fabrication of walnut trailers and general farm equipment repair. In 1984 Steve acquired his C-51 license, and began eagerly fabricating structural steel for contractors in the community. 15 years later, growing demand and request from customers resulted in the addition of pre-engineered metal buildings.

More than 30 years after the opening of Bradford Steel’s doors, we have maintained a great reputation as a Structural Steel and Metal Building Outfit. The honorable reputation we have earned is a result of our loyalty to customers and work ethic leaving customers extremely satisfied.

Our Team

Here at Bradford Steel, our lead estimators and project managers have over 75 years of combined experience providing them the knowledge to handle almost any situation that comes their way.  Our friendly and efficient office staff have maintained customer relationships for many years, proving that working with Bradford Steel is guaranteed to be a positive experience for you.

  • Steve Bradford
    Steve Bradford CEO

    Steve began Bradford Welding in 1977 with the goal of owning his own welding shop and performing light fabrication services to the farming community. While attending COS, he was the state reporter for The Vocational and Industrial Club of America (VICA), and he traveled throughout the state encouraging other colleges to implement new strategies, promoting growth in the industries.  Soon after the inception of Bradford Welding, another opportunity presented itself with the addition of steel fabrication services for new and existing construction projects. In June of 1980, the business model was changed to Bradford Steel Construction, which became the primary focus of the business. Steve did not, however, forget his roots and the local support that made this opportunity available.  To this day, we continue to enjoy heling the locals in the community with a few dedicated on-staff employees in the repair/fabrication of miscellaneous farming projects.

  • Kathy Bradford
    Kathy Bradford CFO

    Kathy began with the company in 1980 as CFO in a small shop in Ivanhoe, California. For over 35 years, she has provided close accountability to business finances and project success.  Remaining a vital strong arm of the business, Kathy has continually improved processes and work flow while instilling the importance of good, moral character.  Loyalty and kindness toward others has been a key  element to the growth of our family legacy to this point and for years to come.

  • Russell Bradford
    Russell Bradford Project Manager

    Russell has climbed the ranks from fabricator to Lead Foreman, spearheading multiple military, educational, & Industrial construction projects specializing in structural steel erection.  With over 20 years of management experience with technical field installations, he has the experience to get the job done, and motivate the field installers along the way.

  • Randy Bradford
    Randy Bradford Project Manager/Estimator/Detailer

    Randy has over 17 years of experience within the Structural Steel, Pre-Engineered Metal Building Industry, Detailing & fabrication. Randy has liaison between project engineers, architects & steel detailers. One of his tasks is ensuring all communication, from design through project completion, is seamless.  As a Project Manager, Randy has been on several intensive design-build projects with various architectural design firms and general contractors as a consultant. His strengths are developing a strategic plan to combine building efficiency, constructability, and value for one of many contributions to producing a successful project.

  • Andrea Bradford
    Andrea Bradford Contract Administration/Accounting/Project Manager Assistant

    Andrea has been a valuable team member at Bradford Steel, Inc. for over 18 years.  Her impeccable task management, accounting, customer service skills and the valued customer relationships she has maintained over the years have greatly attributed to the success of Bradford Steel. Over the last decade, she has gained extensive  knowledge that have made her an extremely beneficial asset for the company.



Our Clients

For the last 38 years, Bradford Steel, Inc. has built a satisfied client base consisting of a wide range of individuals and organizations.  From the average home-owner to large government entities, Bradford Steel takes every client and project seriously.  Our diverse list of pleased past and present clients substantiates our devotion to customer satisfaction, and we will be happy to provide you a list of references upon request.


  • “As the project manager for our company, I worked very closely with the principles at Bradford Steel prior to and during our recently completed building expansion project. On all levels, personnel from Bradford Steel were professional,  knowledgeable and accommodating to our unique circumstances. We have had zero warranty issues as all personnel involved completed and tested all systems prior to our move-in. For this construction project, we needed to maintain full production capacity during all phases of the construction.  This meant starting and finishing in as short a time as possible with as little interruption  as possible. One of the key factors that lead us to award this project to Bradford Steel was their ability to design, engineer, and fabricate the building’s components in house, and for us, locally. This meant that timelines could be met, and in many cases accelerated, and as was our experience, shaved approximately 60 days of the construction schedule. I am confident in stating that Bradford Steel met all of our needs during this project.  If we have a building project come up in the future, I will give Bradford Steel a call.  If asked to recommend a builder, I will not hesitate to advocate Bradford Steel as a great company to work with.”

    Mark Hellwig Hellwig Products
  • "Bradford Steel was extremely qualified to complete our project, which was not a typical project.  It required careful coordination with existing structures and to partially support an existing building. No warranty or remediation was required, and the owner was extremely satisfied with Bradford Steel’s work. Bradford Steel is a company I trust and do refer to many of our clients and peers.”

    John Atilano Lane Engineers, Inc.
  • “I am very happy with our Bradford Steel building.  Before drawing up plans, Jared took time to evaluate how our business operates so he could design a building in a way that would help us function most efficiently. He gave us several options, and helped us find a way to get the most building for our budget. The buildings were completed within the projected timeline with excellent craftsmanship. We get many compliments on our buildings, for both appearance and quality.  Choosing Bradford Steel is one of the best decisions I made when designing our new facility.”

    Julie Sannar Soil Basics
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