About the Company

Rapid Steel was founded in 1980 in New Hyde Park, NY by Annette and Philip Weinstein. Starting from scratch, they developed a thriving business first located on Jericho Turnpike and then on Denton Avenue.

In 1993, their son Roy Weinstein joined the business. Roy is graduate of the University of Texas and The Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He holds a master's degree in civil engineering. Roy's experience and knowledge of engineering and materials contributed to our growth and subsequent move to Long Island City in 2004.

The decision to relocate proved to be a significant moment in our company's history. We moved into facilities formerly occupied by the Thypin Steel Company, which was once one of the largest steel companies in the region. The 20,000 square foot plant allowed us to increase our warehouse and services departments by 50%, and the central location enabled us to offer free delivery to customers on all orders — no exceptions.

Today, Rapid Steel is led by President and General Manager Roy Weinstein and Vice President Kris Rutkowsky. Our staff has grown considerably since 1980, but Roy and Kris still enjoy working directly with customers each day. In fact, if you have questions about our company or the services we provide, you can email Kris directly. He'll be happy to hear from you.

Our Staff

Steve Messina, Senior Inside Sales
stevem@rapidsteel.us 

Urszula Pietraszkiewicz, Accounts Receivable & Administrative Specialist
urszulap@rapidsteel.us

Heather Verbell, Credit & Accounts Manager
heatherv@rapidsteel.us

Kris Rutkowsky, Vice President
krisr@rapidsteel.us

Roy Weinstein, President & General Manager
royw@rapidsteel.us