Lawson Steel Erection - Kansas City
Independence Medical Office Building

Welcome to

Lawson Steel

   a division of
Continental Steel.



Joe Fortner : President

Joe Fortner began his career as a detailer and salesman for a steel fabricator and erector. Joe is FMI certified in construction negotiating and has extensive experience estimating and managing a wide variety of commercial construction projects.

He spent his career managing Large Scale Retail projects, schools, multi-story office buildings, military hangers, and stadiums. Joe worked as a project manager and estimator for a Steel company in St Louis Missouri until he joined Lawson Steel in 2001 as an estimator and project manager. 

By 2006 Joe was performing many of the day-to-day management duties for the Company and by 2007 was managing the business under the direction of the owner Kamal Mikhail.  Joe has extensive experience in all facets of steel construction and has served in most, if not all, key positions in the steel business.