Steel Building with Historical Design

The 15,000 sf flagship building for Rugged Radios features accent columns and trim, a structural steel tower, and varying wall panel and trim colors to enhance the architectural design elements.  It serves as a headquarters, retail facility, research & development, and warehouse for a communications equipment company.

Two 5,000 sf ancillary metal buildings showcase a traditional style with parapets, special accent trims and glass sectional doors. A small metal building anchors the corner of the development and was designed to emulate an old gas station.

Small, yet complex, this building has a level canopy and utilizes insulated metal panels, soffits, and special trims. The vintage radio tower and gas station theme made the project a shoo-in to be constructed of metal building products, providing the campus with a feeling of an era gone-by with the modern efficiencies of a wide-open structure.

This facility was awarded the bronze medal in the American Buildings Excellence In Design publication.

  • Location: Arroyo Grande, CA
  • Size: 26,000 sf
  • Wall System: Architectural III
  • Roof System: Standing Seam II
  • End Use: Company Headquarters

  • Builder: D.A. Craghead Construction, Inc.
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