About Us

The FabSuite Story

FabSuite is the result of founder Bill Issler’s persistent efforts to provide high value and technical excellence to the steel fabrication industry. Combining the fortitude and strength of character forged while competing on the gymnastics team that won several national titles with his strong penchant for standardizing operations and minimizing waste and redundancy, Bill envisioned a way to leverage the power of modern technology to address the business challenges he witnessed and experienced first hand in his work in the industry. After decades working as a detailer and technologist in steel fabrication himself, Bill launched FabSuite in November of 2000. In the years since, FabSuite has grown to become one of the most respected companies and software platforms in the industry. In April 20th 2018, Trimble acquired the assets of FabSuite to expand its steel fabrication software portfolio — Press Release.

We have satellite offices, regional representatives located throughout the world, and we serve the most loyal and thrilled clients around the globe!

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  • As a company, McCombs Steel seeks to utilize technology to gain a competitive advantage, and our partnership with FabSuite is central to this idea. It exemplifies the thought that software should work for the company rather than the company working for the software. FabSuite is constantly developing and changing to meet the needs of the client, and their commitment to our needs is simply unmatched in the industry.

  • FabSuite is the single most important program that we own. High performance, easy to learn, easy to use, and amazing importing and exporting capabilities that save time and eliminate errors. Our Estimators love it! This program has it all.

  • I can’t imagine how hard it would be to go back and do the volume of work we do without FabSuite. For us, not having FabSuite would be like not having a word processor and going back to using a typewriter.

  • We used it from the start of our largest project to date, a 6,500 ton LNG import terminal. FabSuite’s production control program has allowed FSP to manage and fabricate material at an optimum and has supported our record growth.

  • We shopped around quite a bit before deciding on Fabsuite. Frankly, nobody else came close to the value they offered for the price.

  • After much research of all the available programs, we found FabSuite to be the superior program. It was also the best value.

  • Prior to becoming a FabSuite user, I used the other system for over five years. At first I was apprehensive about making the switch. After making the switch it only took a couple of days to realize we made the right decision. FabSuite is not only priced right, but it is also much more user friendly and will interface easily with other software.

  • FabSuite…has allowed us to focus on customer satisfaction, has helped us help our customers. We see that through repeat business. We see that through their comments. They appreciate what we’re doing for them, and FabSuite is a big part of that.