Our Company

SOS Steel Co., Inc. was founded in 1946 by John Somers, Henry O’Rear and Paul Stephan. The company was originally located on Montgomery Street in San Jose, but moved to the present location in 1955. All three founders remained active in the company until 1990 when employees purchased the company.

SOS Steel maintains a full staff of estimators, project managers and detailers who have over 150 years combined experience in the fabrication and erection field. The shop at SOS Steel is affiliated with the Boilermakers Union Local 549 and field crews are employed by Field Ironworkers from Local 377.

The current facility is located at 1160 Richard Avenue with easy access to Highways 101, 880 and 280. The shop and yard are serviced by one 10 ton and two 5 ton overhead cranes with access from either Richard Avenue or Memorex Drive.

Meet the Team


Steve Boucher,
President / Senior Project Manager

Steve joined SOS Steel in 1976 as a shop helper. After holding almost every position in the shop, Steve was moved into the office as a purchasing agent in 1985. His duties ranged from job coordinator, estimator and project manager until he became the general manager in 1986. Steve became President in 1990. His leadership and expertise has moved the company into position as one of the top contractors for structural steel, and fine metal fabrication.



Norma Vargas
, Office Manager

Norma started with SOS Steel in 1989 as a receptionist, book keeper and file clerk, moving into her current position as Office Manager in 1998. Norma oversees all accounts, prepares monthly financial reports and retains vital information needed for the daily operations of the company. As the Office Manager, she has been a vital asset to the company’s growth and success over the years.


Tim Boucher
Project Manager / Estimator
Barry Shen
Project Manager
Project ManagerKaren Qu
Project Manager / Estimator
Dominic Windberg
Project Manager / Estimator


Charlie Aczcon

Eder Rodriguez

Eder Rodriguez

Smitha Kusumam
Benny Soto Shop ForemanBenny Soto
Shop Foreman

Jaqueline Covarrubias Office AssistantJaqueline Covarrubias
Office Assistant