Loan Agreement - Schuff Steel Co. and Bank One Arizona NA


                                 LOAN AGREEMENT


      This Agreement is entered into by and between SCHUFF STEEL COMPANY, an
Arizona corporation ('Borrower') and Bank One, Arizona, NA, a national banking 
association ('Bank').

      Borrower has applied to Bank for a loan in the amount of $500,000.00. In 
consideration of Bank making said loan the Borrower hereby warrants and agrees 
as follows:

       1. THE LOAN. This loan shall be repaid in accordance with the terms of
the promissory note(s) prepared by Bank and executed by Borrower. The purpose of
this loan is to purchase equipment.

       2. BUSINESS ORGANIZATION. Borrower is a Corporation. The primary business
operation of Borrower is STRUCTURAL STEEL ERECTION COMPANY. Borrower's form of
organization and primary business operation shall remain the same during the
term of this Agreement.

       3. COLLATERAL. As security for the loan the Borrower will provide the
following collateral under duly executed security documents and agrees to be
bound by the terms contained therein:

       S/A EQUIPMENT DTD 9/15/94

       4. NET WORTH. A minimum tangible net worth of $5,300,000.00 and a
minimum owner's equity of   *  % shall be maintained at all times so
long as the loan is outstanding, as determined in accordance with generally
accepted accounting practices consistently applied. 'Tangible net worth' shall
mean the sum of the following, determined in accordance with generally accepted
accounting practices and principles: capital, capital surplus and retained
earning, less the sum of the value on the borrower's books of all intangible
assets including but not limited to: goodwill, patents, franchises, trademarks,
copyrights and the write-up in the book value of any assets resulting therefrom
after acquisition. 'Owner's equity' shall be defined and computed as 'tangible
net worth' (as herein defined) divided by total assets.

       5. NET WORKING CAPITAL. While the loan is outstanding, current assets
shall be maintained in excess of current liabilities by $  *   and a current
ratio of   *   :   *    shall be maintained and calculated by dividing current
assets by current liabilities, as determined in accordance with generally
accepted accounting practices.

       6. INVESTMENT IN FIXED ASSETS. Acquisition or purchase of fixed assets
shall not exceed $  N/A during any 12-month period, without prior consent of 
Bank.

       7. LEASING OF CAPITAL EQUIPMENT. No lease of personal property will be
entered into which would cause Borrower's total rental obligations for personal
property to exceed 

* SEE ATTACH ADDENDUM

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$ N/A                              per fiscal year,
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without prior consent of Bank.

       8. SUBORDINATION OF EXISTING DEBT. The following indebtedness of Borrower
will be subordinated to Bank's loan in a manner satisfactory to Bank:



                  NAME OF CREDITOR                                      AMOUNT
                  ----------------                                      ------

                                                               
(a) N/A                                                           $N/A
(b)                                                               $
(c)                                                               $


       9. DIVIDENDS. No corporate dividends in excess of $ *
shall be paid during any 12-month period, without prior consent of Bank.

       10. COMPENSATION. No annual salary, bonuses, withdrawals, or other
compensation, in cash or otherwise, shall be paid in excess of the following
limits to the persons indicated or to any other person.



                        NAME                                      ANNUAL AMOUNT

                                                               
(a) N/A                                                           $N/A
(b)                                                               $
(c)                                                               $


       11. CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP. Borrower will not repurchase any company issued
stock, buy out a Partnership interest or materially change ownership of the
company without prior written consent of Bank.

      12. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS. Borrower will furnish Bank, no later than
90 days after the end of its fiscal year, financial statements which
accurately reflect Borrower's assets, liabilities and net worth as of the end of
the fiscal year and profit and loss statements for the fiscal year in such form
and with such certifications as may be reasonably required by Bank. Borrower
shall also furnish Bank  MONTHLY (INSERT MONTHLY, QUARTERLY, SEMI-ANNUAL)
financial statements, as previously defined, no later than 60 days after their
preparation. Borrower shall furnish Bank the above statements and such other
statements and reports containing such other information and with such
certifications as Bank may reasonably require from time to time.

      13.   WARRANTIES AND COVENANTS.

              (a) Borrower warrants that all transactions with Bank, including
the execution of all agreements and instruments by any representative on behalf
of Borrower, are and will be duly authorized and that Bank may rely upon any
statements and representations made by Borrower with respect to such
authorizations.

              (b) Borrower warrants that all financial statements and other
statements or reports given to Bank are and will be accurate.

              (c) Borrower will keep all books and records of the business on a
consistent basis in accordance with generally accepted accounting practices and
will permit a representative of Bank to examine and audit the books at such
reasonable times as Bank may request.

              (d) Borrower will maintain executive and management personnel
satisfactory to Bank.

              (e) Borrower will promptly inform Bank of any material litigation
involving Borrower or of any other adverse matter which may occur, the effect of
which may prejudice the payment of the loan.

              (f) Borrower will not, in the operation of the business, incur
other indebtedness for borrowed money, or act as guarantor for any indebtedness
of others or lend money, or encumber any of the assets of the business except to
Bank. Borrower will not sell, transfer or assign any assets or engage in any
other material transactions, except in the ordinary course of business.

              (g) Borrower will pay all current bills and obligations when due.
Borrower will keep all permits and 

* SEE ATTACHED ADDENDUM
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franchises necessary for the conduct of its business in force and effect and
will keep all of its equipment, machinery and vehicles in good repair.

              (h) Borrower will maintain adequate fire, public liability and
other hazard liability insurance. All policies covering property given as
security for the loan(s) shall have a loss payable clause in favor of Bank.

              (i) This Agreement shall continue as long as the loan or any part
thereof or any renewal or extension thereof remains unpaid.

              (j) No consent or waiver by the Bank of the terms of this
Agreement shall be effective unless in writing. Time is of the essence of this
Agreement. No waiver of any breach or default of Borrower shall be deemed a
waiver of any breach or default thereafter occurring or a waiver of the time is
of the essence provision. Failure of Bank to take steps to collect the
indebtedness due it or to exercise its rights in the collateral shall not be a
waiver of its right to take action at a subsequent date.

       14. DEFAULT. Any one of the following events shall constitute the default
of Borrower under this loan and all collateral instruments securing the unpaid
balance thereof:

              (a) Nonpayment of any installment of principal or interest when
due.

              (b) Breach of any of Borrower's warranties or the making of any
material misrepresentation. 

              (c) Appointment of a receiver or trustee to take possession of the
business or of any portion of the collateral and the continuance of such
receiver or trustee in possession for a period of 10 days. 

              (d) Petition by Borrower for reorganization or arrangement under
the bankruptcy laws. 

              (e) Attachment, garnishment, levy of execution, or judicial
seizure of any portion of the collateral which is not dismissed or stayed within
10 days. 

              (f) Insolvency of Borrower. 

              (g) Discontinuance by Borrower of the business or abandonment of
any substantial portion of Borrower's assets. 

              If any event of default shall occur, the whole of the principal
sum then remaining unpaid on all notes and other obligations to Bank, together
with the interest thereon, shall become immediately due and payable at the
election of Bank. If suit is instituted to collect the notes and other
obligations, Borrower promises to pay, in addition to the costs and
disbursements allowed by law, such additional sums as the court may award as
attorney's fees.

       15. EXPENSES. Borrower shall reimburse Bank, upon demand, for all of
Bank's direct expenses in connection with making any and all loans and the
perfection of Bank's security interests.

       16. CONDITION OF BANK'S OBLIGATIONS. All agreements or commitments of
Bank to make any loan or advance to Borrower are and will be subject to the
following terms and conditions:

              (a) Due and punctual performance by Borrower of all of Borrower's
agreements with Bank.

              (b) Correctness of all statements and representations by Borrower
to Bank.

              (c) Execution and delivery by Borrower of all loan and security
instruments in such form as Bank shall require.

              (d) Acceptance and approval by Bank of all collateral.

              (e) Payment by Borrower of any and all fees and charges specified
by Bank.

              (f) Verification and approval of Borrower's credit.

              (g) No material adverse matter occurring.

       17. Any modification, waiver or other change of this agreement must be
agreed to in writing.

ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS. See attached sheet for additional provisions incorporated
by reference in this Agreement.


IN WITNESS WHEREOF, this Agreement is executed this 30th day of June, 1995.


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                                    BORROWER


                                    SCHUFF STEEL COMPANY, an Arizona corporation


                                    By: ________________________________________
                                         DAVID A. SCHUFF, CHAIRMAN


                                    By: ________________________________________
                                         SCOTT A. SCHUFF, PRESIDENT






BANK

BANK ONE, ARIZONA, NA


By: ____________________________________
      BRAD RICHARDS, VICE PRESIDENT



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                                   ADDENDUM TO
                                 LOAN AGREEMENT
      BETWEEN SCHUFF STEEL COMPANY, an Arizona corporation ('BORROWER') AND
                         BANK ONE, ARIZONA, NA ('BANK')
                               DATED JUNE 30, 1995


1. Section 4 of the Agreement is hereby modified to include as follows:

      a minimum Owner's Equity shall be maintained of the 21%, where 'Owner's
      equity' 'Owner's Equity Percentage' shall mean the results obtained by
      dividing (A) Tangible Net Worth (as herein defined) by (B) Borrower's
      Total Assets on a six month average.

2. Section 5 of the Agreement is modified to read in its entirety as follows:

      Net Working Capital. While the loan is outstanding, current assets shall
      be maintained in excess of current liabilities by $4,500,000.00 and a
      current ratio of 1.25:1.0 shall be maintained and calculated by dividing
      current assets by current liabilities after deducting short term advances
      to share holders. The outstanding balance on the $6,500,000.00 Revolving
      Line of Credit will be considered to be a current liability for the
      purpose of calculating both 'Net working capital' and 'Current ratio'.

3. Section 12, paragraph 2 is hereby is deleted in its entirety and replaced
with the following:

      Borrower will furnish Bank, annual financial statements of CPA Audited
      quality, and monthly financial statement of company prepared quality as
      outlined above. Borrower shall furnish such other information as Bank may
      reasonably require from time to time.

      Borrower will cause Related Entity, 19TH AVENUE/BUCHANAN LIMITED
      PARTNERSHIP ('BLP'), to furnish Bank: (A) as soon as available and in any
      event within ninety (90) days after the end of each fiscal year of BLP,
      financial statements which accurately reflect BLP assets, liabilities and
      net worth as of the end of the fiscal year and profit and loss statements
      for the fiscal year with the following certification requirement: CPA
      Compiled, (B) as soon as available and in any event within thirty (30)
      days of filing, a copy of BLP federal income tax return(s) for each year,
      together with all schedules and other documents filed with such returns.

      Borrower will cause Guarantor, David A. Schuff ( Nancy A.), to furnish
      Bank: (A) annual updated balance sheet in such form and with such
      certifications as may be reasonably required by Bank, and (B) within
      thirty (30) days of filing, a copy of such person's federal income tax
      return(s) for each calendar year, together with all schedules and other
      documents filed with such return.


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      Borrower will cause Guarantor, Scott A. Schuff, to furnish Bank: (A)
      annual updated balance sheet in such form and with such certifications as
      may be reasonably required by Bank, and (B) within thirty (30) days of
      filing, a copy of such person's federal income tax return(s) for each
      calendar year, together with all schedules and other documents filed with
      such return.

4. Section 14 of the Agreement is modified to include subsection (h) as follows:

      (h) An occurrence of any condition or event that is a default, designated
      as a default, an Event of Default in any other Loan Documents or any
      agreement, document or instrument relating to any other indebtedness of
      Borrower to Bank, the same shall be an event of default under this
      Agreement.

5. Section 18 of the Agreement is modified to read in its entirety as follows:

      Except for Permitted Payments and Distributions (defined below). Borrower
      shall not directly or indirectly (A) declare or pay any dividend or other
      distribution on or on account of any capital stock or other securities of
      Borrower. (B) pay any management fee. or (C) make any other payment or
      distribution to any stockholder in Borrower. 'PERMITTED PAYMENTS AND
      DISTRIBUTIONS' means. (aa) dividends payable solely in shares of the
      common stock of Borrower. (bb) annual dividends not exceeding in any
      fiscal year borrower the aggregate amount of income taxes payable by the
      stockholders of Borrower during that fiscal year of Borrower on the income
      of Borrower as a Subchapter S corporation ('TAX DIVIDENDS'), (cc)
      payments, dividends, or other distributions at the times and in the
      amounts needed to pay the premiums on the two life insurance policies now
      in effect on the lives of David A. Schuff and Scott A. Schuff, each policy
      being in the face amount of $3,000,000, ('PREMIUM AMOUNTS'), and (dd)
      dividends or other distributions during each fiscal year of Borrower of no
      more than sixty percent (60%) of Residual Net Profits for the preceding
      fiscal year. In all events Borrower shall retain an not pay out or
      distribute forty percent (40%) of Residual Net Profits for each fiscal
      year of Borrower. 'RESIDUAL NET PROFITS' means, for any fiscal year of
      Borrower, net profits of Borrower during the preceding fiscal year of
      Borrower determined according to generally accepted account principles,
      less Tax Dividends and Premium Amounts during the current fiscal year of
      Borrower.

DATED: JUNE 30, 1995

Bank:

BANK ONE, ARIZONA, NA

BY:__________________________________
      Brad Richards, Vice President

Borrower:

SCHUFF STEEL COMPANY, an Arizona corporation

By:__________________________________
Its:   President


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