Through interpretation of industry specifications and inventory diversification, Friendswood Metals will provide material to satisfy customer needs. Characterized by continuous improvement, our organization strives to provide exceptional customer service and rapid turnaround of all orders.


In our staunch desire to provide our clients with an unparalleled experience, we commit ourselves to quality products, competitive pricing and unflagging customer service.


Working within the steel industry since the early sixties, Charles Roberson envisioned a new company offering unparalleled customer relations and anchored by a friendly and knowledgeable staff. In 1984, he saw that dream come to fruition when he founded Friendswood Metals and Specialty Steel, Inc.

Family owned and operated quickly became more than just a token description. Without the detached hierarchy of a typical business, Charles was insured of having a well-versed staff, familiar with all aspects of processing customer requests, which could easily handle complicated specification interpretation and offer quicker turnaround than the competition.

Located in Southeast Texas, Friendswood Metals deal mainly in forged bar in large sizes, seamless rolled rings, and hollow bar. They proudly serve the oil, gas, petrochemical, machinery, industrial equipment, power generation and defense markets.


The Friendswood Metals sales team is a diverse group whose steel-industry experience spans more than 40 years. Each brings their own distinct talents ensuring an unmatched experience for our clientele.

Originally from East Texas, Charles’ extensive experience in the steel and forging industries dates back to the early sixties and encompasses the spectrum of purchasing, quality assurance and sales. Active within the industry as well as the community, he has been a member of The Purchasing Manager’s Association, The Steel Service Institute, The Lion’s Club, The Friendswood Rotary, and is a JCI senator in The Jaycee organization.

In 1984, Charles created Friendswood Metals and Specialty Steel upon the same family principles that, to this day, remain the backbone of an enterprise which sustains the Friendswood Metals organization. As President, he is instrumental in its growth, having expanded it from a small steel representation concern to its current state as a service center.

These days, Charles focuses primarily upon customer needs. His time is spent handling both domestic and foreign accounts as he steers the Friendswood Metals sales team towards a successful tomorrow.

Ginger, the youngest of the three children, earned her Masters of Business Administration from the University of Houston-Clear Lake in 2002 and works tirelessly to expand the company’s customer base. Having worked for the family business since 1995, she lives in League City with her husband Jody and two lovely children.

Charles’ wife of 45 years, Pat was there from the beginning. Her influence helped make the company what it is now and she still is a cornerstone of its day-to-day operation. She heads up the accounting team, oversees warehouse activities and plays a key role in sales by preserving client relationships though communication, direction of personnel and follow-up.


Telephone: (281) 482-2277
Fax: (281) 482-1968
Postal Address: PO Box 1045, Friendswood, TX 77549