Constructing Excitement and Rallying for Success in Port St. Lucie

Excitement fills the air in Port St. Lucie, Florida, as construction progresses on a groundbreaking project set to elevate the pickleball experience to unprecedented heights. Leading the charge as the chosen construction management company, Stevens Construction has entrusted Vulcan Steel Structures to deliver the metal building, solidifying the project’s commitment to excellence while embodying innovation, quality and craftsmanship in construction.

Spanning an impressive area of 121’ x 242’ x 26’ and boasting a 1.5:12 roof slope, The Pickleball Club at St. Lucie West epitomizes sophistication with its clear span design upheld by straight columns. Not only does this architectural choice maximize space, but it also ensures optimal playing conditions within. The facility’s durability and contemporary allure are further enhanced by the inclusion of 24 GA SL216 roof panels and 26 GA PBR Kynar wall panels.

Construction excellence transcends mere functionality at The Pickleball Club. Designed with the comfort and well-being of its patrons in mind, the facility features spandrel beams providing essential support for masonry elements. Additionally, a Simple Saver Insulation System ensures optimal temperature control and energy efficiency, underscoring the club’s commitment to sustainability and responsible construction practices.

On the ground floor, patrons will find 12 champion pickleball courts, locker rooms, a pro shop and café, catering to every aspect of the pickleball experience. Meanwhile, the second-floor mezzanine, spanning 3,852 square feet, houses the Players’ Lounge, along with the upstairs bar and club offices. In total, the building encompasses 33,293 square feet of meticulously designed space, ensuring every visitor’s needs are met with precision and care.


This investment marks a significant milestone for Vulcan, positioning the company for continued success and growth in the metal building industry. With enhanced production capabilities, improved efficiency and a relentless focus on quality, Vulcan remains dedicated to exceeding customer expectations and delivering exceptional value at every stage of the construction process. As the company continues to innovate and invest in its future, customers can trust Vulcan to provide reliable, high-quality solutions for their metal building needs.

Outside of work, Gus enjoys outdoor pursuits such as hunting and fishing, and he maintains a regular gym routine. Additionally, he dedicates time to volunteering with the SPCA to support animal welfare initiatives.

Originally from Texas, Gus spent 12 years in the state before relocating to Savannah, Georgia. He is a graduate of Valdosta State University, where he also played football.

Industry News

The February edition of Metal Construction News magazine features the 2024 State of the Industry report with insights from metal construction industry leaders.

Mark Van Dyken, MBMA chair, gives a positive outlook on the future of the metal building industry in his latest Metal Construction News column, “Five Points to Remember.”

He looks at the growth in warehouses and manufacturing buildings, noting the benefits for the metal building industry as well as American jobs. Additionally, MBMA has a wealth of resources for anyone interested in learning more about the industry and metal building systems. MBMA is also on the forefront of cutting-edge research and will be coming out with updated versions of several guidebooks and resources in the coming year.

Call today and discuss your next project with an experienced Vulcan Steel Structures representative.