AV Lake Construction is a company that has constructed a foundation of quality, innovation and commitment to our customers. We provide construction, engineering and fabrication services for the commercial and manufacturing industries. Our goal is to deliver the customer an enjoyable, honest service by satisfying customers’ needs with a quality product. Job satisfaction is very important for employees and owners; we take pride in creating a work environment that is gratifying and profitable for all.
In 1963, (Alden) Gene Lake founded Union Fab & Machine Co. After the immediate success of Union Fab, Gene recognized the local needs for a structural steel construction company. So in 1965, Gene founded A.V. Lake Steel Company. It wasn’t long before A.V. Lake Steel became a success as well. Over the years, both companies realized major growth working independently of each other. However, for business purposes, they were eventually merged into one which became known as AV Lake Construction Company. With success comes growth and transition, so after a few moves around Sandusky Ohio over the many years, the company now permanently resides in the Lake Industrial Complex located at 3427 Venice Rd, Sandusky Ohio 44870.
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It’s more like…..,“what can’t we do?”

We have grown to be a leader in design and construction of pre-engineered buildings. We are a franchised dealer for Butler Manufacturing Company, the world’s largest producers of pre-engineered metal building systems. Our growth has also come from our heritage of forming as a custom engineered and fabricated general building contractor. We design, engineer, and construct from start to finish. How do we tackle all of this? Our 10,000 sq. ft fabrication shop gives us the ability to tackle the more creative and challenging projects that other companies can’t handle. Our crew has tackled a plethora of jobs from storage buildings, office spaces and haunted houses, to water parks, billboards, pedestrian bridges & boat condos.

The safety and environmental aspects of our projects are an important measure of our success. A.V. Lake Construction is devoted to the safety & well being of all people involved in our projects, including our customers, all contractors, & their employees. With an in-house safety director and our own safety programs, we are committed to abide by all Federal, State, and Local safety regulations as they pertain to our industry and good practices as dictated by locations and circumstances.
“Committed to Building Service” not only means serving our customers and employees; It also means serving our communities. We enjoy donating all year round to the local school sports programs, the United Way “Stuff the Bus” program, the United Fund Tool Time Event, the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Organization, Eagle Scouts sponsoring, and the Children Services Christmas Wish List program to name a few.