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Name: The Kirk Williams Company (Visit Website)
State: Ohio
Country: United States
City: Grove City
Company Description:
The Kirk Williams Company was founded by James Kirk Williams, Sr., in 1949. The company began as a specialty sheet metal fabricator, manufacturing items such as electric boxes, troughs, and machinery and belt guards out of a small shop on the corner of Third and Chestnut in downtown Columbus, Ohio. Over time, specialty fabrication gave rise to ductwork and hoods with commercial and industrial applications.

Kirk invited his son, James K. Williams, Jr.better known as Jimto join the company instead of pursuing college. Jim started at a laborer position in the fabrication shop and learned the nature of the business until he was drafted into the U.S. Army to serve for two years in the Korean Conflict. Kirks son-in-law, John Ubbing, joined the company while Jim was gone. The Kirk Williams Company was incorporated on January 1, 1954, shortly after Jims return. Kirk, Jim, and John were the foundation responsible for fostering and growing The Kirk Williams Company.

In 1961, The Kirk Williams Company seized the opportunity to grow and built a new, state-of-the-art, 15,000-square-foot manufacturing facility on Silver Drive at Interstate 71 in northern Columbus. This substantial investment in plant and automated fabrication equipment was prominently featured in an article titled Tomorrows Shop Now in Heating & Air Conditioning Contractor magazine. The new facility allowed The Kirk Williams Company greater flexibility and capacity, fueling growth in both the number and size of projects.

In 1971, Jims son, James K. Williams IIIor J.K.began working summers as a laborer in the fabrication shop, just as his father had 22 years before. J.K. began working at the company full-time after his 1976 graduation from the Xavier University. In 1974, The Kirk Williams Company made another substantial investment as it designed and built a new manufacturing facility with more than 44,000 square feet and four overhead cranes on more than six acres in Grove City, Ohio, just south of Columbus on Home Road and Interstate 270. The Kirk Williams Company is currently located at this facility, which houses its large and small sheet metal and piping fabrication.

The company made a conscious effort to grow in automotive and industrial projects as a result of the thriving commercial business in the early 1990s. The Kirk Williams Company began to pursue private automotive and industrial work as a diversification and risk-mitigation strategy to become less reliant on the cyclical plan and spec market. Since then, Kirk Williams has serviced many domestic and international leaders in automotive and industrial manufacturing and takes great pride in having these clients as repeat customers.

In the mid-1990s, The Kirk Williams Company took the necessary steps to become a full-service mechanical contractor as it added piping and plumbing fabrication and installation to its rsum; a mechanical services division was later added in the early 2000s. This decision came from our desire to become less reliant on subcontractors and to gain a greater amount of control so we could better serve our clients.

Today, The Kirk Williams Company prides itself on being an experienced, dependable and multifaceted firm that focuses on finding solutions to our customers needs. The company is currently presided over by Jim Williams, who is approaching 60 years of service. Day-to-day operations are overseen by Secretary-Treasurer, J.K. Williams, who represents the third generation of family leadership and has almost 40 years of company experience. Jims son Joseph has now been with the company for over 20 years, actively managing as a project manager and safety director.

The Kirk Williams Company will continue a long-term focus as the fourth generation is also active within the company, continuing to keep focus that each job and project are not isolated experiences, but part of the overall interaction with customers, suppliers, and employees. In order to be truly successful over time, The Kirk Williams Company will continue to operate with the strong values that insured the success of the organization from its inception. That is our commitment to you, our customersto continue to bring you the quality and consistency that you have come to expect and deserve.
Category: Mechanical Contractors

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