Wilmington Metal Buildings
from the N. Carolina Steel Building Experts
Why Choose Us For Your
Wilmington 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. Our extensive building experience in the Tar Heal State and our understanding of New Hanover 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 Wilmington NC 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.
A City with Four Names
Originally referred to as New town, New London, and New Carthage, it was eventually named Wilmington after Spencer Compton (the first Earl of Wilmington) in 1740.
During the Civil War, the port of Wilmington was the location of an important base for the Confederate blockade runners who sought to circumvent the blockade mounted by Union forces to starve the city of goods received from the South. Fort Fisher fell to Union forces during the largest navel bombardment of the 19th century, and soon thereafter, the city fell to the Union Army in the Battle of Wilmington in 1865.
After the Civil War, Wilmington was the largest city in the state and an economic powerhouse. Like many cities in the south, reconstruction was a difficult period for the city, marred with violence and racial tension. The Wilmington Insurrection of 1898 ended with near 100 black residents killed and over 2,000 professional and middle-class blacks leaving the city.
WWII saw the port city turn it's focus to shipbuilding, and near 250 ships were built there to support the allied war effort. The city also housed a small number of German prisoners of war.