Drawing on his experience in the Air Force, Odell Steele dreamt of building a mechanical contracting firm not only committed to excellence, integrity, innovation and the well-being of others, but recognized for its unparalleled work-ethic. Armed with ambition, an idea, and one employee, he did just that, establishing Steele’s Mechanical in 1972. As the firm became recognized for those values, we flourished, initially operating from a building located in Odell’s own backyard to twice relocating the office — the last being our current location at 1710 Charlotte Highway in Lancaster, SC.
Fast forward forty years, and we now consist of 55+ employees with 70 years of combined experience. Odell continues to contribute, but now enjoys his well-deserved retirement, comfortable knowing his legacy is safe in the hands of our new president, Dan Bailey. Under Dan’s experienced guidance, we remain true to Odell’s dream, honoring the success his business formula has produced, but also building upon it so we may continue to produce facilities throughout the Carolinas that operate in the most efficient manner imaginable – just as we have for the past 40 years and just as we intend to for the next four decades.