Business Profile: Custom Iron Craft
This week we take a look at Custom Iron Craft and chat with owners Jonathan and Sherry Starkey.
Business Name: Custom Iron Craft
Owner/Manager: Jonathan & Sherry Starkey
Business Address: P.O. Box 612, Tewksbury
Business Phone Number: 978-828-5781
Web Address: customironcraft.com
Number of Employees: 4
10 Questions with Jonathan Starkey
How Long Have You Been In Business: 3 Years
What Is Your Experience/Business Background: I have over 20 years of welding, fabricating and design experience in ornamental iron and welding.
What Is Your Business Philosophy?: Each and every job is a reflection of ones self.
What Is Your Favorite Part Of Your Job?: I enjoy seeing the finished product of what I have built, designed & installed. Then, to see the look on clients faces when they see it for the first time. It is a pretty special moment for me as well as self gratifying.
What Are The Biggest Challenges You Face?: I don't want to say the economy, so maybe the off season, Winter can be some what of a challenge some years.
What Makes Your Business Unique In Your Industry? We are a smaller business so we are able to give a "personal" one on one service. I will work with you all the way from the concept of your idea to discussing design ideas, colors, types of steel, finishes, measuring, estimating, building and installing. You don't ever end up speaking and meeting with several different people reguarding your project which can cause miscommunication and errors.
What Is The Most Unusual Experience You’ve Had With a Client/Customer? I have to say that in my particular line of work I am not exposed to anyting too outragous most days.
What is One Word People Use To Describe You? Honest
When You Were a Young Child, What Did You Want To Be When You Grew Up? A Fireman of course, didn't all boys want to be one.
If You Were Given $100,000 To Invest In Your Business, How Would You Use It?: I would most likely invest in more state of the art equipment in order to avoid having to out source to other companies for some of the larger work I do. In turn it would help to reduce my outside expence's. I would also have to buy a "Water Jet Cutter" to expand the possibilities of what I can do in house and be more versitile as well, and have you ever seen one of those things work?? it is amazing!!