Metal Craftsman, Fabricator For Hire, and Bicycle Frame Builder
I've been fabricating with metal for over 35 years. I've built race cars, hotrods, flat track motorcycles, airplanes, speedster snowmobiles, custom bicycle frames, and some bitchin' prototypes. I've been fortunate to work on or fabricate parts for winning projects in IRL, CART, NASCAR, NHRA, AMA, World of Outlaw, USAC, IMSA, SCCA, and EAA with a few Championships thrown in, not to mention multiple Indy 500, Daytona 500 and Daytona 24 hour winners, magazine articles, and few magazine mentions.
Metal fabrication is an art form and a science; to take raw material and create or recreate a functional part is a creative challenge I enjoy. The years I've spent fabricating high end projects have taught me there are no shortcuts, no voodoo or black magic about the craft. Attention to detail, long hours, practice, and knowing how to go from a napkin sketch to a finished part have put me at the top of the game. My passion is for the art of the trade.
I'm always looking for interesting projects and a challenge.
I would like to thank Greg Fleury, Bob Tangen, Steve Stapp, Don Brown, Jerry (Weeks) Baker and my Dad. They took the time and had the patience to pass on their vast and valuable knowledge to me.
I am forever grateful.
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