Growing up in a household of makers, talent and inspiration was abundant. I learned to love art and music from my mother, an accomplished musician and wool spinner. I learned the craft of woodworking and it’s application from the best, my father. I worked along side him throughout my youth and into my twenties renovating historic homes in the greater Hudson Valley of New York. This experience provided me with the foundation and spark to ultimately hone my skills and apply them to the craft of metal fabrication. My interest in hands on creation and art lead me to achieve a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture from Plattsburgh State University in New York, 2001 and then a Masters of Fine Art in Sculpture from the University of Washington in Seattle Washington, 2004.
The process became my priority and I continued learning as much about metal fabrication as possible. I was fortunate enough to work with many masters of metal on the West coast, refining my own skill set and tightening up my abilities.
After a cross-country relocation, my wife and I landed in Ohio in 2007, her home state. I was fortunate to work again with a handful of masters in the craft of metal fabrication. A few years after settling into Ohio, I began working for a crane service company at a local steel mill as their lead welder. At this point I began to learn the infrastructure of overhead cranes and the workings of a steel mill. Steadily working on cranes and within the steel mill, I developed the idea of building and repairing similar parts and equipment on my own.
Farm Fabrication LLC was born in 2013. Shorty after, I left my position as lead welder at my present job and opened the doors of my own fabrication shop in Lebanon Ohio.
I specialize in fabricating large and complex components for cranes the steel industry and other industrial applications. Whether it’s a critical part found within the production of steel, a crane component or items required by safety regulations, Farm Fabrication can cater to your needs. Years spent as a certified structural welder has given me the knowledge and experience to approach each project as a unique necessity that will be held to the strictest standards. Of course, there is NO limit to the type of project or application that can be approached here at Farm Fabrication. I work very closely with a number of other shops that can cater to all machining and forming needs as well. I can have two dimensional images transferred to formatted digital files, allowing me to have parts laser, water-jet, CNC or flame cut. By doing so, I can create original parts or components to larger projects previously unavailable. From a print to a final product, Farm Fabrication can accommodate all of your fabrication needs. I look forward to collaborating with you on your projects and to provide you with quality work that is second to none.
In addition to the wide array of industrial applications that Farm Fabrication is capable of, I am right at home approaching more creative and artistic projects. I have many years of experience creating large-scale sculpture and installations. I’ve collaborated with artists, architects, designers and creative minds to bring their vision from an idea to reality. Working without a solid plan and fleshing out a concept is no problem at all. We can work together and see your idea through all stages of development.