Our Story: Thinking Inside the Box®


The Beginning

What started as a small rental business has grown into a bold new direction for offsite modular construction. Once Falcon Structures began modifying shipping containers into structures for storage, living and workspace, customers came to us with more and more requests for containers structures.


Our Mission

We’ve since made it our mission to revolutionize the construction industry with modular container-based structures. Falcon now manufactures everything from simple air-conditioned storage units to the building blocks for multi-story sports stadiums. Along the way, our structures have won numerous awards from the Modular Building Institute (MBI).


Progress Through Safe, Sensible Building Code

Falcon became the first in-house container structure manufacturer to receive an ESR, an Evaluation Service Report from the International Code Council indicating that we can provide structurally sound containers for use in buildings. Thanks in large part to the efforts of the Falcon’s co-founder, Stephen Shang, and the MBI’s container task force, ISO shipping containers will be incorporated into 2021 International Building Code as permittable materials.

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Looking Ahead

Going forward, Falcon aims to build on and refine the legal discourse around permitting container-based buildings. A growth equity investment from Trinity Private Equity Group is also helping us cultivate and expand our strong market-share in single-unit container structures like ground-level offices and industrial equipment shelters.

Our Facility

Falcon Structures' trained staff performs each step of production – welding, carpentry, electrical, finish out and painting – in house within our 5-acre manufacturing facility. Each step of our process is segmented into a designated area or “dome.” As the Conex container moves through the domes, the production team performs rigorous quality control checks at each stage. At peak production output we can produce four repurposed containers a day.

Thanks to our state of the art manufacturing facility, customers can expect:

  • Reliable completion dates
  • A quality-controlled container-based structure
  • Accurate tracking

The Falcon Structures Team

Excellent work comes from excellent people and leadership.

Stephen Shang
Stephen Shang
CEO and Co-Founder
With over 15 years of experience in container-based structures, Stephen directs Falcon's strategy and leadership. Stephen is Falcon's ambassador to the business community.
John McAlonan
John McAlonan
President & COO
John is a seasoned manufacturing executive with more than 25 years of experience. He manages Falcon and ensures that we make and keep good promises to our customers.
Brian Dieringer
Brian Dieringer
EVP of Products
and Co-Founder
Brian leads Falcon's product design and engineering initiatives, leveraging 15 years of container-based structures experience. Brian also oversees Falcon's quality program to ensure customers get exactly what they ordered.
Krista Short
Krista Short
Director of Marketing
Krista reaches new markets that will benefit from containerization. She has more than eight years of experience leading marketing teams and initiatives.
Robert Fausett
Robert Fausett
Operations Director
With over 15 years of Operations and Project Management experience, Robert ensures that Falcon makes and keeps good promises to its customers. He oversees production, material management, and logistics.
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Amy Sandlin
Director of Sales

With over 15 years of sales leadership experience, Amy leads the Falcon sales team with a fresh perspective and a commitment to Falcon’s growth.


Anthony Moreno
Anthony Moreno
Production Manager

With over 20 years of manufacturing experience, Anthony leads and optimizes our production team to manufacture a quality product on time and on budget.

Audra Gilman Falcon Structures
Audra Gilman
With over 17 years of accounting and financial experience, Audra leads the accounting team to ensure Falcon runs efficiently and effectively. She helps the leadership team make informed decisions based on financial data.
Jill Trolinger
Human Resources Manager

Jill has worked in Human Resources for over 20 years, she is a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and a Certified Professional Coach (CPC). Jill works to create a positive environment of open communication and teamwork.

What does Think Inside the Box® mean to us?

Falcon team discussing project

It comes down to asking ourselves what exactly a shipping container is. On one hand, it’s a just a steel box; on the other, it’s an opportunity to build something new. The remarkable strength of its frame and the security of its corrugated walls can become the basis of everything from apartment complexes to pantry space for food banks. When a customer comes to us with a problem, we Think Inside the Box® and remember the incredible diversity of solutions offered by ISO containers.

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Success Stories

“Working with Falcon was easy! We knew what we wanted, but we needed a source for some very specific customization. Communication was easy and clear, and we are very happy with the finished result. We look forward to working with Falcon on more units in the future.”

Rocket Electrics

“I am amazed at the customer service the management team at Falcon Structures provided. Your team was collaborative, helpful, and courteous. Thank you again for all your efforts. We are very pleased with the value the containers added to Rock'N River.”

City of Round Rock, Texas

“I’m very happy with the container. We needed a container that said we mean business; we’re a professional, organized and efficient team. Everybody who I’ve talked to says “Your container looks bad ass.” It’s the most efficient way to haul our stuff and to look professional.”

Black Swan Racing

“Now that we know shipping containers are available, we’d absolutely use them for any outdoor or portable enclosure. It’s cost effective and robust. Falcon’s customizations made installation a smooth and easy process.”

Big House Sound

“The reasons we chose shipping containers [for our emergency response training facility] were cost and durability. The people who use it love it. They want to know when the next part is coming. We really enjoy working with Falcon and we appreciate all of their team’s efforts.”

Washoe County’s Regional Public Safety Center

"The structure is far superior to anything I ever could have imagined. I appreciate all you and your team have done to make this dream a reality.”

DTE Energy

Think Inside The Box®


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