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An Oregon City couple creates a business in custom metal.
James and Taylor are more than hardworking parents with full time jobs. They are entrepreneurs with a dream that, at the time of publication, was in the midst of coming true.
One of my most favorite books is “You are a Badass” by Jen Sincero. In it, she says “Maybe, if you put your disbelief aside, roll up your sleeves, take some risks, and totally go for it, you’ll wake up one day and realize you’re living the kind of life you used to be jealous of.” Let’s just say that James and Taylor sleeves are rolled up…but I digress. let me rewind to the beginning of the story, just six short months ago.
James does machining for a living and the couples’ friends began asking for custom metal projects. Since Taylor works at a print shop and already does design work, she was able to create the vision their friends asked for while James could transform the vision into custom metal. And then…the requests increased as word spread. September of 2017 was not that long ago, yet that’s when James and Taylor started down this path. Fast forward to Feb 1, 2018 and Taylor is looking forward to taking this on full time.
When you: can dream up a business that you enjoy have already have the skills to slay it (or you can acquire them) have the guts take some risks to make it happen …the result can be a deeper sense of personal satisfaction with your life. Oregon City was built on the backs of dreamers and risk takers so what better place to launch a custom metal business? You cannot fulfill even a fraction of your dreams by sticking to what’s comfortable and secure. My hat goes off to you, James and Taylor!
Now a bit more about what they make (not limited to this list) and PHOTOS!!
Modern House Numbers. Like the Fixer Upper Style from HGTV? Order your custom house number plaque. Numbers can be justified to any corner of the rectangle.
Business Signs & Logos. If you are looking for custom sign for the inside or outside of your business, look no further. Any shape, any art- send your vision and it can happen. Hosting a beer garden for an event? Need a sign that you can use over and over?
Your childs’ name. Have a vision for your child’s bedroom or nursery which includes a name on the wall? If you have it made in metal, they can keep it for the rest of their lives.
Structural support. If you are a woodworker and can envision some furniture made from wood with a steel base like those coffee tables pictures at the very bottom of this post, James and Taylor can create the base for you.
Home decor. Aiming to get the award for the best house warming gift ever? Maybe while you’re putting in orders, get a little something for your own homestead as well like the custom bookshelves pictured here. And remember, they can also create whatever else you can dream up!
The nine photos across the bottom here are from around the world wide web to get your hamster running. It’s ALLLLLLLLL custom ideas. Dream up what you want and give them a call…and of course- refer your friends!
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