Lakeland Metal Buildings
from the Florida Steel Building Experts
Why Choose Us For Your
Lakeland Building Project
Buck Steel EXPERIENCE
We have decades of building experience from simple backyard shops to complex commercial projects which helps to ensure your project goes smoothly and stays on budget. The Sunshine State is our home state and our understanding of Polk County Building Codes and their impact on your project is unmatched.
Buck Steel INTEGRITY
We are not a high pressure telemarketing metal building broker; we are construction industry professionals and dedicated to serving our customers and to the success of their building projects.
We understand that price matters. Our knowledge of steel building and thousands of completed projects allows us to value-engineer your project to save money.
Have Building Questions?
We Have Answers!
CALL US and we'll explain the Lakeland FL building process 'from quote to completion', provide you with realistic budgeting numbers for materials, concrete and erecting, and share with you realistic timeframes for engineering, fabrication, and erecting of your project.
The History of Lakeland
The larger Lakeland area was settled primarily by European-American settlers from the states of Kentucky, Tennessee, South Carolina and Georgia. In the late 19th century, a Louisville KY resident by the name of Abraham Munn purchased 80 acres of land which later became the downtown area. Some 38 lakes in the area, the largest of which is Lake Parker, prompted the naming of the town.
Like many small towns in Florida, Lakeland has a rich history in agriculture and citrus. While citrus still plays an important role in the economy of Lakeland, phosphate mining is an important part of the local economy and at one time produced near 25% of the U.S. phosphate supply. The largest employer in the area today is the Publix supermarket chain which has both headquarters and warehouses in the town.
Like many small towns during the great depression, Lakeland struggled. The arrival of the Detroit Tigers baseball team, in the mid 1930's, for spring training helped bring life to the area and the Tiger's still train at Joker Marchant Stadium and own the Lakeland Flying Tigers (the city's Class A FL State League team). The building of the Lakeland Municipal Airport in the mid 1930's also helped provide jobs during the depression-era.