Whirlwind Steel

Whirlwind Manufacturing Inc was founded in Houston, Texas, in 1955 by C.O. Sturdivant. Originally a manufacturer of whole-house attic fans, by 1961 Whirlwind had expanded into the manufacture and sale of metal building components, including panels, secondary structural framing, and trim.

In 1966, seeing the growing demand for metal buildings, our founder hired a structural engineer to begin the design, manufacture, and selling of pre-engineered building systems in addition to the component parts. 

At the passing of C.O. Sturdivant in 1972, his son Jack Sturdivant took the reins as President and CEO.  Jack grew the company from a small regional metal building manufacturing company to a company with a diverse range of building products and manufacturing locations across the country.

In 2001, Jack's son Ty Sturdivant joined the company.  In 2012, Ty became President.  Today, Ty and Jack work closely together and are leading the company into the future.