Springer-Peterson Fabrication is a Division of Springer Peterson Roofing and Sheet Metal Inc. A family owned business in the Lakeland area for over 35 years. Springer-Peterson Fabrication was born of the necessity for roof related architectural metals, curbs and various other fabricated items. As an ANSI/SPRI accredited shop we continue to provide innovative fabricated solutions to their many unique challenges, but that was the beginning. Since 1981 Springer-Peterson Fabrication has taken on a life of it’s own, building relationships with central Florida business , property and home owners to help them more comprehensively maintain and protect their investments in our communities. Today as we head in to the future of Springer-Peterson Fabrication we continue to provide fabrication and installation services to contractors, consultants, designers, engineers and owners of businesses and homes both big and small. We will continue to maintain the standard of quality and integrity that we are founded on ((built from)) and look forward to another 35 years serving our community as a quality custom fabrication and maintenance resource.
When you do many things there are many things to know. Our people bring skill sets from all across the spectrum of metal work and many things related to it. All of our field foremen are OSHA 10 and current First Aid CPR. Per individual there is a list of past and present certifications that would be a publication in itself. Adherence to a variety of standards is in and of itself a top notch training program. Here is a short list of the folks that keep us in line. AWS (American Welding Society) , ANSI (American National Standards Institute), ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers), ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers) , AISC (American Institute of Steel Construction), OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) , USACE (United States Army Corp of Engineers) ccc
On the inside of the office is an equally formidable force of project managers, estimators, CAD technicians, and Inventors. Always looking to better ourselves and our services continuing education is a focus. 10 Hr NRCA Fall Protection, OSHA 30, AS Auto Cad technician, PMPIT, CCM and CGC are a few of our accomplishments with team members pursuing LEED AP, CWI, and other reputable industry certifications and licensure our commitment to staying at the forefront is what sets us apart.
“If you are dreaming of your work you are working too hard, if you are working at your dream you can’t work hard enough.”
We are always looking for the next generation to carry on the crafts that make invention from imagination possible. There is not always on off the shelf solution. If you like to be challenged and learn new things, won’t rest until you have mastered something that you are determined to learn then Springer Peterson Fabrication is where you want to be and maybe one of these job descriptions is for you.
Positive. Honest. Supportive. Creative. Multifaceted. Those are just some of the words that John’s fabrication team uses to describe him. As the Fabrication Division Manager for more than ten years, John keeps an open-door policy for his team and promotes an “all hands on deck” workstyle leading by example. John has truly written an ongoing success story for this once small facet of the Springer-Peterson family. This has only resulted through his implementation of new technologies, continuing education for himself and his team, as well as his steady encouragement for his employees to find and develop their talents.
John’s journey here began in 2007 when John moved to Florida and started his career with Springer-Peterson. He quickly earned a leadership role within the company. Using his natural and acquired qualities, he’s grown this department to what it is today. His background is diverse including all phases of general construction like carpentry, concrete, plumbing, heating, structural iron work, sheet metal, welding, stainless steel finishing, and field installation. With an entrepreneurial spirit, he has learned to apply his life knowledge and focus it towards the success of Springer Peterson Fabrication.
In addition to his work experience, John has earned: State of Florida Certified General Contractor’s license, CMAA Certified Construction Manager (https://www.cmaanet.org/member/john-david-hansen) ,OSHA 30 as well as various trainer certifications.
Born and raised in rural Maine, John came from a working family where his Dad was a machinist and his mother a homemaker. As an only child, he grew up loving the great outdoors and says he wouldn’t choose it any other way! Passions include being outdoors whether it’s golfing, hunting, fishing, or riding his motorcycle!
One thing that John has learned along the way and he strives to apply to his professional and personal life is to “Take the time to do it right, no one ever complains about excellence.” This is one of the many reasons John is a rare gem!
John’s Favorite Quote –
"The person who says that it can't be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it."
There’s nobody like Kenny! 30 years and counting. He is forthright about how grateful he is to the Springer-Peterson family for giving him this career opportunity of a lifetime. He can’t say enough good things about this amazing family that he’s had the honor to work for over the years.
Rewind to September 1990. It marked his first month at the company when he began in roofing as a helper. He learned the industry inside and out. Working in various roles, he also was a sheet metal installer. Growing up working at the mines running heavy equipment, hard work is no stranger to Kenny.
It wasn’t long until his natural talents for custom fabrication came to the forefront and a master craftsmen was born. He’s spent the last twenty-eight years in the fabrication department that started out as just a small metal shop. He began by helping to weld and build things. As one always willing to learn new trades, he continued to grow & evolve. As the Fabrication Superintendent, he does the shop drawings for the team, orders the materials needed, and much more.
Outside of work, he gushes about his wife, LeeAnn. Together for almost 40 years and married for 30, LeeAnn is a special person. They were just strangers meeting in the most random of circumstances when Kenny helped get her car out of a ditch on I-75. And the rest is history. They are proud parents to two beagles, Rusty & Chip. In his leisure time, you can find Kenny dog sledding or out bowling with LeeAnn.
Kenny is not only a veteran Springer-Peterson employee but such a significant contributor to the success of our company throughout the years!
Kenny’s Favorite Quotes –
“Do right by others.” & “What goes around comes around.”
With more than ten years working at Springer-Peterson, Joey is an established member of our team. During the most recent four years, Joey has been instrumental in the expansion & growth of Springer-Peterson’s fabrication department, hired first as a Fabricator and promoted to Project Manager.
Creative & Artistic. Two words to describe Joey. He has such a unique and rare ability to offer technical solutions from an artistic point of view. This brings a high level of skill to the fabrication department.
What’s impressive about Joey’s background is his solid qualifications in fabrication. Prior to Springer-Peterson, he worked as a Master Fabricator for 18 years in a variety of industries including Power, Chemical, Entertainment, and Space. His breadth of experience sets the bar high!
Born and raised in Florida, Joey has had the opportunity to live in multiple areas across this sunshine state. Diving and hunting are his two favorite activities when he’s not managing a fabrication project. His favorite scenery is the beach but also home-sweet-home is a wonderful place to be on his off time.
Joey brings his A-game along with his talent and dedication to Springer-Peterson Fabrication’s ongoing success. That makes him a rock star!
Joey’s Favorite Quote –
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world.”
There aren’t many individuals who have truly grown up in this industry but Jeremy is one of them. Born & raised in Lakeland, he was involved in his family’s roofing and home construction business from a young age alongside his father & grandfather.
Jeremy brings with him a wide range of professional experience in residential, commercial, and industrial construction trades with titles such as Estimator and Superintendent. He has also specialized in structured wiring and fiber optics in the telecommunications field. In the most recent four years, we’re pleased that Jeremy has shared his tremendous abilities with the Springer-Peterson Fabrication team as a Project Manager/Estimator. In addition, he is certified as a trainer for man lifts and telehandlers for our company.
While working at Springer-Peterson, he’s been extremely thankful for the family-like work environment and how the owners treat their employees.
Jeremy’s a real family guy who enjoys the quality time spent and memories made with his wife and five children. In his free time, he’s coaching little league baseball or watching his daughter at cheerleading, dance, or gymnastics. His most treasured hobbies are hunting and fishing.
When asked about his greatest accomplishment – it’s a simple yet important answer. Being able to provide for his family takes the top prize. He shares the advice that the less you make life about yourself, the better it gets.
We know one thing for sure, the life of our Springer-Peterson Fabrication is better with Jeremy in it! Every customer is in great hands and for that, we’re grateful.
Jeremy’s Favorite Quote -
Integrity - "Do the right thing, even when no one is looking.”
Carla is more than our Fabrication Project Coordinator, she literally is the glue that holds us together and helps our ship run smoothly! Not only does her more than 20 years of total experience in this role make a difference but what shines is her genuine enjoyment of working side by side with this amazing group of talented professionals.
Starting out as a receptionist, she was reassigned within weeks to the Fabrication department to put to work her prior experience with a fabrication and welding company. Fast forward more than seven years here at Springer-Peterson, she is still excited to come to work each day.
Born and raised in Georgia, she moved to Florida in her teenage years. She shares the love she has for her parents, who have since passed. She comes from a large family with three brothers and two sisters. Two kids and six grandkids later, she is proudly called “Mimi” with the girls and “Gigi” with the boys. Names she is honored to have!
In her role at work, the customers are at the center of her daily activities. She creates customer proposals, prepares job paperwork, handles invoices, and serves as an important point of contact to our awesome customers. But it’s not all work and no play, Carla gets on the sailboat frequently, goes fishing, and not to mention camping during her small amount of free time. Other times, you can find her dining on her favorite food, seafood! Most of all though, she cherishes her quality time with her loved ones when not working with her Springer-Peterson family.
Carla’s Favorite Quote –
“You are allowed to scream and cry but you are NEVER allowed to give up.”
– Carla’s friend, Doug