Welcome to Shelter Systems, the Mid-Atlantic's premier manufacturer of structural building components.

Founded in 1976, Shelter Systems has been providing quality wood components to our customers for over 45 years. In 2017, we delivered more trusses than any year in our 45 years of history than ever before. With a regional market extending nearly 250 miles in every direction from our 120,000 square foot facility in Westminster, Maryland, our state-of-the-art facility allows us to provide product to our customers at the pace of their building schedule.

Our products include: roof and open web floor trusses, engineered wood products, and sub-component rough window and door openings.


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“Our customers know they can count on us to deliver the best components the industry has to offer, no matter how big or small the project may be.

Our commitment to provide quality, timely service is at the heart of everything we do.”

Dwight Hikel, Founder

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From roof trusses to sub-component assemblies, our team can provide the services our clients need.

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Drawing upon a combined experience of over 198 years, our in-house staff of truss system designers strive to be on the cutting edge of our industry.

superior quality and results.

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Established 45 years ago by the Hikel Family, Shelter Systems is proud to be a third generation family-owned business operating in Westminster, Maryland.

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We are the Mid-Atlantic's premier manufacturer of structural building components.

In addition to our goal of providing cost-effective building solutions, we aim to treat every company and individual we work with as if they are part of the Shelter family. This simple business practice has proven to be a key to our success.

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We have dedicated ourselves to deliver each job on time… every time!


I`m approaching 40 years in the construction management industry , over many years I have used several truss companies , by far Shelter Systems is the best with floor and roof trusses , the product is always delivered on time , they will produce quickly if needed , new innovation with engineering and the technical support is superior …….. Great to have you as part of our growing team !!

Tom F.

Davis Enterprises, LLC

One word, AWESOME! They are the most gracious hosts.

Carl S

It's a team it's a great place to work! I work there would not have it any other way!

Michael B.

Great place to work. This plant is open armed and the people whom work here are top notch. The best truss facility in the world if I'd say myself. The quality the employees put into there work is 110%. I'd recommend this company to any contractor or business. Any individual that likes to work at a fast moving place this would be the place for you.

Randy R.

If your building a new house this is the place to go

John J.

East Coast has been working with Shelter Systems for many years. We are a multifamily framing contractor along with our interior finish division. Shelter Systems supplies estimating, sales, design, manufacturing and coordination there is not a better truss company on the East Coast. East Coast frames over 2 million sf. Per year and we prefer to use Shelter Systems on every project.

Patrick M C.

V.P Frame Division