Delivering world class structural and miscellaneous steel detailing services since 1989

About Cadvanced Design


Our mission at Cadvanced Design is to provide a superior service to our customers through:

– On time schedules,
– Hands-on skills from shop and field experience,
– Gearing connection solutions towards reduced fabrication and erection costs,
– Identifying and solving design errors relating to possible fabrication and/or erection problems,
– Connection calculation expertise,
– Fast turn around after drawings have been approved,
– All personnel available Monday through Friday 7am to 5pm to receive and answer phone calls.

Cadvanced Design’s vision is to develop a working relationship with our customers and to use communication and teamwork to achieve the ultimate goal – a well-run and successful project that is on time.


Cadvanced Design, Inc. started in a cramped garage of a small condo in Mentor, Ohio. The idea back in 1989 was simple; provide superior detailing services by combining intelligence, hard work, and the latest technology available. Through the years, these core principles have helped CDI grow from a one man operation to a detailing firm that has built its own 4000 sq. ft. facility and has 18 employees.

Tim Carroll – Owner:

Although Tim has more than 24 years of experience in the structural and miscellaneous steel field, his fascination with construction and building things started as a young child with his first erector set. From there it moved to building tree houses with his very first tree house being a rudimentary 3 level structure he built when he was 8 years old after his family moved to a 5 acre wooded lot in Mentor, Ohio. During his childhood he also loved building go karts from parts he was able to scrounge up from his dad’s garage or just taking things apart to try and figure out how they worked. His introduction to the steel fabrication business was purely accidental. He was working at an engineering firm in Alliance, Ohio while attending University of Akron in pursuit of a computer science degree and a friend told him his father owned a steel fabrication company and was looking for steel detailers. Although Tim did not know what a “steel detailer” was, he took the job, started learning the trade and liked it so much that he changed his major to civil engineering. A couple of years later, in 1989, Tim started Cadvanced Design, Inc. and not a day goes by that he doesn’t enjoy going into the office – to play with his “erector set”, but just on a much bigger scale.