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In 1942, Ronald M. Guntert, Sr. formed a limited partnership with Hickinbotham Bros. and L.R. Zimmerman for the purpose of fulfilling major World War II contracts. Hickinbotham Bros., Ltd., was a highly regarded steel company in the San Joaquin Valley. The partnership was known as Hickinbotham Bros. Const. Div. who established its shipyard on Banner Island in the Stockton Channel.
During the war, Hickinbotham Bros. Const. Div. entered into contracts with the Navy and the Army Transportation Corp. for the construction of floating crane barges, landing crafts, steel tug boats, and 176 ft. Inter-island supply vessels. These contracts were completed so effectively under a management whose main characteristics were integrity and outstanding ingenuity that on August 27, 1944, the Army-Navy Production Award (E) was presented to: "The men and women of Hickinbotham Bros. Const. Div." At the peak of the war, the partnership employed over 600 people.

Shortly after the war, Ronald Guntert and L.R. Zimmerman acquired Hickinbotham's interest and incorporated as Guntert & Zimmerman Const. Div., Inc. In 1948, Guntert and Zimmerman formed a steel supply division to augment their material needs, which was called Guntert & Zimmerman Sales Div., Inc. The supply division changed its name to Guntert Sales Div., Inc. in 1961, and it is more commonly known as Guntert Steel.

Today, Guntert Steel remains family owned and operated with a strong dedication to its customers, employees and the community. Centrally located in Ripon, CA since 1984, Guntert Steel takes pride in its reputation for superior customer service and ability to serve a diverse customer base in California’s Central Valley and Bay Area.

Guntert Steel is a centrally located steel service center providing all of your carbon, stainless and aluminum flat roll, plate, tubing, pipe, structural shape, merchant bar and grating needs. Its extensive on-hand stock of common items, as well as products difficult to locate and superior pre-processing tools, make it a one stop shop.

With over 100 years combined experience, Guntert Steel’s Inside Sales and Estimating Team takes pride in its ability to offer many value added services such as computer aided drafting, flat layout, design and material selection.  Its Outside Sales Staff comes prepared to discuss various customer needs and requirements in addition to their ability to field measure.

Matching these services with state of the art equipment and exclusive processing capabilities, Guntert Steel has the ability to shear and form to 20’ long, roll to 12’ wide, laser & plasma cut up to 1” thick, and flame cut up to 6” plate. Add in a full service machine shop rounded off with a fleet of trucks for delivery enables Guntert Steel to provide a complete range of services to its customers under one roof.

Guntert Steel is committed to maintaining its reputation as one of Northern California’s premier Steel Service Centers by continuing to add new products, processing capabilities as well as providing unparalleled service.


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