In addition to heavy machinery, Andrews Welding and Fabricating specializes in intricate rail work as well as building needs, automotive body repairs and small-engine repairs.
Kyle recently finished a job for Brooks’ House of Bar-B-Q. The father and son team did the welding for Panera Bread and replaced a railing at Hartwick College.
“We have diversified,” Rick Andrews said. “I was originally trained as a mechanic, so I can do engines.”
Rick Andrews purchased the farm upon which his parents lived when he was born.
“My parents rented that house when my mother was pregnant with me,” Andrews said. “They bought a place a little down the road. When this property came up I bought it because my wife liked it.”
Rick Andrews is now bringing his son into the family business.
“This is my truck,” said Kyle Andrews. “It is not as nice as Dad’s truck. This is the one we take out when the weather is bad.”
When asked why he is following his father’s footsteps in the business of welding, Kyle Andrews said it is fun to make things out of metal and there is nothing like the schedule of the self-employed.