About Us - Budget Steel

About Us


Budget Steel’s mission is to provide its customers with global ideas, local service and a total steel solution. Over the years we have focused on expanding our range to ensure we will always have what you’re looking for. If it’s made of steel and we don’t stock it, we’ll get it.

Budget Steel has been backing the winning team for well over 20 years focusing on top quality gear at the best possible prices. Your success is our success so we make sure you come out on top with a great deal. We’re always up for a challenge, bring us your quotes and we’ll beat you out an offer.

Technology might be changing but Budget Steel’s service will always remain old fashioned and a little bit country. It’s our friendly and professional staff which have built our reputation as a well-known and trusted company within the community. Our customers are the lifeblood of our business and we put you first. Not happy with the way we do something? Let us know and we’ll strive to improve.

We are your local Gympie blokes with global ideas, aiming to always keep ahead of our game with knowledge and info on all the latest in the industry. Looking for a little ‘know-how’, some info on a new product or how to get your project started? Simply talk to the team at Budget Steel!


Local Gympie residents Robbie and Moi Condon formed Budget Steel back in 1989 to service the Gympie region’s steel requirements. With a small stock holding, steel fabrication and an “all hands on deck” approach, the family-run business worked hard on building a solid reputation within the town.

Fast forward to 1993 when fresh-faced university graduates, daughter Angie Condon-Smith and husband Glenn Smith began working in the business. When Robbie and Moi were ready to sell in 1995, visions of growth spurred Glenn and Angie to purchase the business.

Dedication to quality country service and an investment in hard work saw the business’s vision grow. Budget Steel became a full service steel merchant, stocking a comprehensive range of products and supplying to customers around Queensland, Australia and overseas.

After fabricating for its loyal customers for 15 years through Budget Steel, the business founded Cavalier Engineering in 2005. With the focus on structural steel, civil products, shed, livestock handling equipment and fencing, demand increased for its high quality products.

Today Budget Steel services customers throughout Queensland, Australia and overseas with its renowned country services. The business is still a family-owned operation and is one of the largest private employers in the Gympie-Cooloola region.