Chamber May Business of the Month

Whether you are building a shed, large metal building or a fence, Laredo Discount Metals is your one-stop shop for everything you need. Located at 3080 IH 37, Three Rivers, the local company has been in business since 2012. Recently they were named Business of the Month by the Three Rivers Chamber of Commerce.

The company has a variety of products to serve the needs of those in Live Oak County, as well as people who travel from San Antonio, Corpus Christi and other cities. For general contractors, there are a variety of steel pipes and plates, as well as roofing and siding materials. Ranchers will appreciate having a local place to get fencing materials and cattle guards, and welders can find tools and supplies. They also have pre-engineered metal buildings with all components.

While the company is proud of its tremendous inventory and excellent pricing, Manager Ray Smith says the difference is customer service. “When people come in, we want to make sure they get personal service. We try to remember everybody’s name and we want them to have a comfortable, unhurried experience.” Because they are located so far from major cities, “We have to do things a little different and our sales staff know that it’s all about how you treat people.”

The local Laredo Discount Metals is a big supporter of the community, especially young people. They’ve donated materials for Little League fencing and provided support for the Boys and Girls Club. The company has also provided discounts to help students build their projects for the county fairs. “We believe in supporting students, especially those who are in the trades.”

Smith, who lives at Ray Point and has family that has been in the area since the 1920s, enjoys working for the company. “It’s a great job and you get to talk with great people every day. You can’t help but love this community.”