About Us


Crest Steel is Southern California’s premier steel service center. Our extensive inventory includes beam, plate, tube, flat bar, angle and channel. Our processing capabilities include three plate processing machines which can create customized plasma, oxy, or drilled parts for your next project. We also have four precision saws, all with mitre capabilities, for your intricate cut-to-size jobs. Crest Steel is a one-stop shop for all your structural carbon steel needs.

Crest Steel has been serving our customers with next-day delivery service since 1963. In 2007, Crest Steel was acquired by Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co.

We look forward to working with you and learning more about how we can help serve your business.

Our Timeline

Today
2015
2014
2013
2007
1995
1990
1975 – 1980
1970
1963

Today

Crest continues their relentless pursuit of customer service improvement.

2015

Crest Steel relocated the company headquarters to Riverside, California to combine the sales, administration and operations teams into one single location to improve customer service.

2014

Crest transitioned to a new ERP system to improve response time to customers and to improve inventory management to improve accuracy.

2013

Crest Steel increased their focus on value-added processing by installing three state-of-the-art plate processing machines and four structural and production saws. This commitment to processing has broadened Crest’s ability to service the Southern California steel market.

2007

Crest was acquired by Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co., (NYSE:RS), the largest metals service center company in North America. Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. is a Fortune 500 company with over 300 locations in 39 states.

1995

Crest had further expanded its internal systems and service capabilities by installing additional processing equipment and by developing JIT stocking programs, which grew to approximately 25% of Crest’s sales.

1990

Crest moved its California operations to a 23-acre greenfield site in Riverside, California and relocated its corporate offices to Carson, California. From its new state-of-the-art, centrally located distribution and processing center in Riverside, Crest was ideally positioned to expand its market share with large regional OEMs and construction contractors in the Western United States.

1975 – 1980

Crest doubled its sales to almost $60 million through its lightweight beam technology and close relationships with the Japanese, European, and Korean steel producers. In 1981, Marcrest Pacific Company was merged into Crest. In 2003, Crest repurchased Marubeni’s minority equity interest in Crest.

1970

Crest’s original facility was established in Wilmington, California in the same year. Crest quickly became one of the largest importers of structural steel on the west coast. Crest and Marubeni America Corporation, a large Japanese general trading company, established a joint venture company, Marcrest Pacific Company, to produce electric-resistance-welded light weight beams for the mobile home and construction industries. This strategic alliance allowed Crest to develop its sourcing expertise in...

1963

Crest Steel founded by Phil Steinberg by brokering steel out of Asia to Southern California. Headquartered in Wilmington, California.  
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Our Core Values

SafetyCustomer ServicePeopleIntegrityGrowth

  1. We are committed to safety. Nothing is more important to us than the health and wellbeing of our employees and customers.
  2. We are committed to customer service. Without the customer, there is no company. We will provide “world class service” to our customers.
  3. We are committed to developing our people. We will hire and retain the best people at all levels of the organization.
  4. We are committed to behaving  with integrity. We will do the right thing and keep our commitments. Always.
  5. We are committed to continuous growth in revenue and earnings.