Southern Structures, Inc. was started by Hugh
A. Stump Jr. as a contracting company building
room additions and small projects one at a time.
Mr. Stump realized in the early 60's that modular
construction could be accomplished faster, with consistent quality, and with less complications
than site built construction. This idea is what
began SSI history in modular buildings.
After purchasing buildings from other manufacturers
for about a decade, Mr. Stump made the decision
to open a company owned manufacturing facility
as he could not get the quality and custom type
structures he felt was desired by the marketplace.
In 1978 SSI opened its own manufacturing plant
in Ocala, Florida. Over the next 25 years the
company produced several hundred residential and
multi-family complexes as well as over a thousand
commercial modulars for use as classrooms, daycares,
medical offices, stores and many others.
In 1995, under 2nd generation management
SSI moved from its original 20,000 sq. ft. plant (
which had been expanded over the years to 32,000 sq. ft. ) to a much larger 10 acre facility with over
62,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing and storage space.
Production capabilities for large projects is
about 3,000 sq. ft. ( 1800 normally ) of finished building
modules per day. SSI maintains a skilled design,
estimating, and production staff, and also does most installation and erection work with in
house personnel. SSI operates separate and fully
equipped erection crews as necessary, but subcontracts
locally for certain special trade specialties
Independent professional consultants in the architectural
and engineering disciplines are employed as needed,
along with third-party professional review and
inspection firms for compliance with various state
industrialized building system regulations to
insure your building is fully state approved.
SSI has provided structures for all branches
of the Military and NASA, hundreds of state and
local government agencies, school boards, and
thousands of private individuals, corporations,
dealers, and developers. Other projects have included
housing in two foreign countries, vacation and
resort living units, 55,000 sq. ft. of specialized
offices for Lockheed-Martin ( Eastern Space and
Missile Command ), and two entire "relocatable"
schools for Dade County School Board. SSI can
provide a wide range of structures to fit almost
any need. Designs range from single modules, to
dozens of modules under one roof, including multi-story. Specifications range from the minimum code-approved
construction, to non combustible, permanent steel-framed
and concrete modules for schools and other medical
applications, prisons, and many other uses.
Builder/Dealer inquiries welcomed.