Corporate Overview

Corporate Overview


More than 30 years ago the Donat brothers began chasing their dream of building an architectural restoration company. With the core values taught to them by their parents such as integrity, quality, commitment and hard work, the Donat children grew up watching their parents run a successful real estate business in Chicago. As the Donats moved away and began their various careers one thing remained constant, their desire to be the best and give 100% at whatever they did. It was this trait that led Dale, Dean and Don to start their own business. On July 1st, 1985 Mid America Metals was born in the small town of Forsyth, MO. Later moving their headquarters to Ozark, MO in 2015.

The first year and undoubtedly the most challenging showed just what the Donat’s were made of. Full of sleepless nights. Gaining new clients during the day and scrubbing metal at night. Growing into a true family affair, their sister Donna began handling financials, while Dale’s wife Mary wrote the contracts from their home.

September 1985, they hired their other sister Dodi and her husband Donny, opening the Dallas office, housed in the spare bedroom and garage of brother Don’s house. In 1987 brother Don decided to leave the business and pursue a new career in Seattle.

By 1992 the company was booming having surpassed over 2 million dollars in sales, opening offices in St. Louis, Atlanta and Kansas City. Donna, was then promoted to the position of President and completed jobs all over the United States from Disneyworld in Florida to hotels in Hawaii.

Mid America Metals was at the top of their game but in true Donat fashion they aspired to more. Continuing to grow, improve safety standards, research the best products and practices and implement higher overall industry standards in building restoration. By the mid 1990’s they were once again raising the bar and entered into refinishing stone and wood.

In 2005, as the company celebrated its 20th anniversary, sales were at an all time high. A GPS tracking system was installed in all crew vans nationwide and offices were open in eight cities.

2010 was full of milestones as Mid America Metals celebrated its 25th anniversary in July and the company ended the year by breaking their all time sales record. The biggest news of the year though was the retirement of Dean Donat after 25 years of co-owning the company. On January 5th, 2011- Dale became the sole owner and continues to lead the company with the same vision and values the brothers started with in 1985. While many of the Donats now work for the company, it’s all of the Mid America Metals employees around the country that truly make it a family business. As the company continues to grow, opening in new cities, the values that made them successful all those years ago remain the same; integrity, quality, commitment and hard work.

Download our corporate brochure >Mid America Metals Mission Statement

We provide competitively priced, timely refinishing services of Metal, Stone and Wood to customers in major markets. Our well trained sales, operations and administrative employees work to provide expertise to help our customers make well informed decisions and to maintain long-term relationships.

We are a family owned company and feel passionately about our business. We aim to create a professional, positive, fun work environment with an emphasis on personal and financial growth. We will continue to be the industry leader in safety, training and innovative business practices. We will strive to have a completely satisfied customer at the end of every job.


The philosophy of Mid America Metals is to be the best metal, wood and stone refinishing company.