Building Specialties was founded in 1954 by W.P. Caddell “Chief” and his wife Leola. The company started in Birmingham, Alabama installing steel casement windows for both residential and commercial projects. The business evolved into selling steel doors and frames primarily to general contractors for commercial projects. To this day, the hollow metal doors and frames remain the backbone of a widely diversified company. Today, Building Specialties distributes hundreds of items for the construction industry. You can purchase anything from Overhead Coiling Doors, Toilet Partitions and Accessories, to Electrified Hardware; and we even have crews to install them. Our Company built its reputation on exceptional service and attention to the customer. That has been the philosophy from day one and continues today.