With the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic escalating I will not be accepting any local work in the shop until further notice. I will still be fabricating grill grates and other items sold on the website as long as I can get material from my suppliers. If you have something you need fabricated you can still send me your prints and I will be more than happy to fabricate it and ship it out to you.
In this uncertain time I have to protect my family from this virus. One member of my family has a compromised immune system and I cannot afford to bring this virus home. I hope you understand. Indian River County has has its first confirmed Coronavirus (COVID-19) case this morning 3/20/2020.
I will keep you updated as much as possible.
Please follow what the CDC, WHO, NIH and your local officials tell you to do. IF we keep our distance we can fight this virus.
Washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
Avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
Avoiding close contact with people who are sick
Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces
Staying at home when sick and seeking appropriate medical care
I received this information from the NIH regarding the Covid19
The virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is stable for several hours to days in aerosols and on surfaces, according to a new study from National Institutes of Health, CDC, UCLA and Princeton University scientists in The New England Journal of Medicine. The scientists found that severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) was detectable in aerosols for up to three hours, up to four hours on copper, up to 24 hours on cardboard and up to two to three days on plastic and stainless steel. The results provide key information about the stability of SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19 disease, and suggests that people may acquire the virus through the air and after touching contaminated objects.
The shop has been steady with work, I have been so fortunate to have great customers to support my small shop Thank you. My stainless steel grill grates are very popular and are keeping me busy. Along with local work for business. Like I have said in other posts a lot of my work is done under NDA’s (None Disclosure Agreements) which means I cannot show pictures of the work of talk about the customer. A lot of this work would be great to show but I have to honor these agreements.
I am currently working to move my shop into the future with some new equipment purchase hopefully by the end of the year.
Here are some pictures of some recent work I have completed.
Ornamental Iron plant hangers being shipped out to Washington State.
Please do not forget to support your small local business. Small business Saturday is to help the small business try to get a head of the big box stores and the big corporate business. Remember when you support a small local business you not only support that business but all the business that that one deals with along with there employee’s. Thank you for supporting your small local business.
I have thankfully been very busy with many different projects. As a 1 man shop its a very difficult thing to update the website, Quote work, Ship out the orders and make the products. I wish I could do more shop updates hopefully in the near future.
I have been busy with the stainless steel grill grates here are a couple i was able to get pictures of.
I also added a new product to the website a stainless steel grill grate lifter. These handy tools make it easy to lift your grill grate add more wood or stoke your fire. You can lift a grate loaded with food and not worry about it spilling.
My stainless steel flag pole holder brackets are flying off the self I cannot make them fast enough. The heavy duty construction and rock solid design make them a permanent fixture on the outside of your home. These are the first and last flag pole holder brackets you will ever buy.
I am sorry I am very busy preparing for hurricane Dorian which is a Category 4 hurricane 150 Mph winds,my location is in the path of this very dangerous hurricane. As of August 29 until further notice I will not be quoting grill grates. Orders that have been placed will be filled as time allows on my end. I will be concentrating my efforts on local business who will be doing the hurricane clean up. As time allows I will continue work to fabricate orders but emergency repairs will take top priority. Please be understanding during this time, all customers are important to me. Once the storm is done and clean up has been completed I will be back to normal day to day work.
Please note I am not only a grill grate builder I am a Job Shop my day to day work is Heavy equipment repair, Hydraulic repair, Fabrication and Machine shop. I service construction, agriculture and marine.
The summer has been very busy and I would like to thank all my customers for that. Thank you.
Grill grate orders have been keeping me busy I have not had much time to get pictures but I have a few to share. These grates are for a 16″ Ranger Smoker from Horizon BBQ Smokers. This was a complete set of replacement stainless steel grates. The customer was not happy with the low quality grates supplied with there smoker.
I have also been very busy with several aluminum fabrications jobs for local business. Two of my customer’s have a none disclosure agreement with me so I cannot show the pictures of that work. But I have a local nursery I am making an aluminum potting table for them.
I just finished up a large Aluminum fabrication project for a local plant nursery. This all aluminum potting table and hopper is replacing there aging wooden unit. The hopper will hold enough potting soil to last them all day long and the table gives them enough room to work. Along with lasting them a lifetime.
I have been very busy with customer breakdowns. Seems like companies are pushing there equipment hard to make up for lost time during the recession and poor yields on there farms.
this Kubota R520S loader attachment mount was bent because the operator could not get off the machine to lock the attachment to the machine. replacement is not available and down time would be excessive. I removed the unit from the machine Friday morning and reinstalled the repaired unit Saturday morning so they can use the machine on Monday morning.
Next was a Tree Boom with a worn out hook mount needed to be repaired for employee safety. Removed worn out piece and fabricated new one from 3/4″ steel plate.
I have finally found a source for the quality stainless I use in the stainless steel grill grates I make and sell on the web site. Because of the delay in sourcing the right material i am very far behind. Hopefully the break down will calm down so I can get caught up. 18 hr days makes for a very long week, I am not complaining I just do not like being behind. Several other jobs were done that I did not get pictures of and some I did and will post later.
I want to apologizes again to the customers who have been patiently waiting for the stainless grill grate order to be filled.
For the last 4 weeks I have been trying to order the Stainless steel used to make my grill grates. Several orders of material have been received and sent back to the steel mills. The material is substandard and welding and polishing is impossible. I have sent samples of the material to other suppliers around the country trying to obtain the proper material required for the grill grates. As of 4/14/2019 I still have no answers. I have been told by a couple of steel mills it’s because of the government tariffs but I do not buy that. What does tariffs have to do with substandard material quality the finished material is made here in the USA. The mill I have purchased the stainless rod from for several years suddenly does not produce the rod I have been buying.
I have no control over when and if the high quality stainless I use will be available.
I do applicate the patience of my customers and I do understand that you have spent a lot of money for a high quality item and you have not received it. I will not produce my high quality grill grates with low quality substandard material. If I cannot source the proper material in the next 7 to 10 days I will be issuing full refunds to all my customers who have grill grates on order.
I am very sorry for the delay and apologize. This is not anything I can control.
I have been extremely busy with local customers the last 2 months. As a job shop I do all kinds of work from welding, fabrication, hydraulic repairs & trouble shooting, to tractor repair and construction equipment repair along with local processors of citrus and plant nurseries. basically if its broke I fix it. I never know what I will be doing from day to day. Most days I am able to work on jobs in progress in the shop but lately I have been getting more and more emergency calls to come get there business back up and running. that slows down shop production.
I am about a month behind on grill grate fabrication. I would like to thank the people who have been very patient during the long wait. There are a few people who rather be impatient and rude and I am sorry I am only one person. I cannot go any faster than I am currently going and I have asked for there patience and thats about all I can do. Last week I received a large order of stainless rod for grill grates and had to send it back because it was unusable. After going back and forth with the steel mill there rep came to the shop and we sat down and discussed the reasons the stainless is no good to me. The answer I was given is it is due to the terrifs. Well that is not an answer I want to hear or do my customers. I was called Friday late after noon and was told a small part of the order will be delivered on Monday by pick up truck, the other 4800 feet will ship the end of next week. At least I can get going on some of the orders that have been waiting for a long time.
I will not use material that is not to my standards if the customer has to wait a little while longer then so be it. I will not ship out poor quality products.
All of my customers are very important to me and I try my best to get all orders filled in a timely manner. Being in my type of business if I get an emergency call I have to drop what I am doing and go get that customer back up and running.
The 2019 year has started off very rocky, but has steadily regaining its pace. I have been busy with local customers work. I am currently working on a Aluminum potting table with soil hopper for one of the local nurseries. This potting table is a large project and I am taking my time on it I do not believe in rushing a job just to get it done. This potting table will be a focal point for the nursery business and seen by many customers. I have also been busy with several repairs.
One repair was for a BigTex 70SR Dump trailer the trailer has not worked since it was purchased new. The company called me into see if I could find out what was going on. The trailer dealer even replaced the hydraulic power unit and the trailer still did not work. I looked at the truck and trailer and discovered one problem right away the truck did not have any power to the trailer plug to recharge the battery. The second problem was the replacement pump was no good. I contacted the pump manufacture KTI in California and told them what I found with there pump and they send me out a rebuild kit for free. Once the pump was rebuilt the pump was installed in the trailer. Fixed the wiring on the truck the dump trailer now works like it should have from the factory.
Another quick repair I was able to get a few pictures of was a fork carriage for a loader that damaged. A wheel loader backed over the fork carriage and broke the guard off the top of the carriage.
A 21 1/2″ round stainless steel grill grate at its new home in Tallahassee Florida.
Summer will be here before you know it and so will grilling season. Order your new grill grate for your favorite grill before company is on your patio looking at your rusted grill grate. The next cook out you will be proud to show off your new grill grate. Order now before the summer rush.
Another truck body repair. This is a Morgan truck body that had its cargo box corner hit by a tree limb. The customer wanted to keep the cargo compartment dry so they decided to use pond liner adhesive and tape to seal the box. After spending time pealing the tape off I was able to get the area cleaned and prepped for the new corner cap to be bonded and riveted into place. The whole process was done at the customers yard so they did not have any down time.
On Tuesday January 29 our phones went down. The phone company has finally found the problem and will be installing new equipment on Monday so I will say safely the phones should be back to normal on Tuesday. I do apologize to customers who have tried to contact us and were unable to.
Being a Job Shop I do all kinds of repairs, not all are Hydraulic, Welding or Machining. This is one of many cargo boxes I have fixed for many companies around my area. This repair keeps the cargo box structure in tact and seals out moisture. This repair was done on site for the customer so they did not have any down time for the truck.
January is the start of the 2019 grilling season. Time to think about your summer grilling and BBQ season. Is your old grill grate rusted or rotted out? Did you go to your local big box store to purchase a new grate? Did all they have to offer is the same grate you replace every year? You would rather spend your time doing other things besides looking for a new grill grate every year. Look no further I make it easy for you to get the stainless steel grill grate you have been looking for delivered to your door.
Gallagher Metal Works only uses the highest quality American stainless steel. Along with Pride and Craftsmanship as a result you get a stainless steel grill grate that will last you for many years.
If you need a stock size or a custom sized grill grate I have you covered. My stainless steel grill grates are made from American 304 Stainless steel. All grates are TIG welded as a result are extremely strong and durable. Each grill grate is fully hand polished to a #4 sanitary finish therefore easy to clean. As a result there will not be a place for bacteria to grow and make your family sick. Stainless steel grill grates hold there heat evenly as a result making cooking a pleasant experience for you and your family. Before I ship your grate I make sure your grill grates is flat therefor when you drop your new grate into your grill it will not wobble or rock.
All grill grates are made to order so customizing them is easy. Contact me and let me know what you want and how you want it so you get what you want the first time. 3/8″ Stainless round rod is the preferred material for your grates we do offer 1/4″ Stainless rod as an option.
With my stainless steel grill grates weather you have a Big Green Egg or a home made fire pit we can build you the grate you want and need that will last a lifetime.Just because you do not see your grate on my web site does not mean we cannot build you one see my Custom grill grates. There are numerous grill grate sizes and manufactures our there.
Just finished up a small project for a local business. There gate wheels kept falling apart and they wanted something that would last. I made these brackets up and reused the old wheel that were still in great shape, saved the customer some money.
Next, my stainless steel flag holders are in stock and ready for immediate delivery, all sizes and angles. These make a great Christmas gift for the hard to shop for person. Give something original and hand made the receiver will remember it for a lifetime.
I have been trying to get caught up on work in the shop and to get products for the web site made. My flag holder stock has been replenished for the holiday season. If you are wanting to give my stainless steel flag holders as gifts I would order them soon last year I was sold out by the first week in December. If you are thinking about having custom grill grates made December 4th would be about the last day to order that I can guarantee you will get them for Christmas.
I just finished up a very nice aluminum project for a local nursery that allows them to deliver there plants with out damage and folds up out of the way so they can use the truck for other uses.
Bellow are some pictures of the aluminum shelf project and some flag holders being made along with a small dump body repair.
Custom fabricated folding shelf for plant delivery truck.
Thanks to hurricane Michael $9,000.00 in Aluminum from Texas got destroyed luckily only the trailer was destroyed the driver is OK thank God. Customer not happy with a week delay in there job getting done but they are OK with it as long as no one got hurt. Vendor is working over time to get that material to me so I can get my work done and make my customers happy.
I have been busy in the shop trying to catch up from losing almost the whole month of August because of the eye infection I had. But I am back to work and working 7 days a week catching up. I have not had much time to take pictures of whats been going on. I have several large fabrication jobs going and more coming up a lot of Aluminum work. I have a large stock of my stainless steel flag holders ready for the holiday season get your now before there gone.
I did get a couple of pictures of a custom grill grate and warming rack I made last month for a customer in Texas.
For the last week and a half I have been out of the office and shop dealing with an infection in both of my eyes. I do apologize to anyone I have not responded to. Give me a few days to get caught up. I am only working about a half a day till the infection is completely gone. Here are a few pic’s before the infection.
I am still very busy with custom orders for flag holders and grill grates. I am not letting the being busy get in the way of quality. Local customers have been keeping me extra busy with there repair and new fabrication needs. Here are some pictures from some of the shop work so far this month.
Orders have been crated and boxes filled and prepped for shipping getting everyones orders out for the 4th of July from Toronto Canada to Washington state. A lot of people are going to be cooking on my grill grates this 4th Thank you and Happy 4th to all my customers be safe and enjoy.
This month has been extremely busy for me. Many local customers needing me to keep there equipment working and fixing the damage there employees create. The web site has been none stop with orders for my flag holders and grill grates. I just finished several orders of custom grill grates going all over the country and up into Canada. I have been working non stop to get the custom grill grates out to customers before the 4th of July. Below are some pictures from some of the work I have done in the last month.
Large order of custom 24 in long plant hangers going to Washington state.
I have been incredibly busy the last 3 to 4 weeks. I have numerous orders for my stainless steel flag holders, I am currently sold out of them, I hope to start making some in the coming weeks. I have a new customer that I have been busy building a prototype for that is now finished. I have a order for my Aluminum poting carts that have been taking up a lot of my time. Along with several jobs for companies with none disclosure agreements that I cannot show pictures or talk about.
I have been busy in the shop on several customer projects, some are on non disclosure agreements that I cannot show you pictures of or talk about. Some of the items I can. Bellow are a few that I can.
24″ X 36″ Steel grilling rack to use on a fire pit.
Next I made this 22″ Stainless steel bar grate that the customer will replace his low quality factory supplied grate on his ceramic egg style grill. The customer has replaced his grill grates numerous times and is tired of buying low quality grates that rust out in less than a year.
This is a Stainless steel sear rack also for a ceramic egg style grill. This rack hangs by its feet to get the cooking surface right on the fire for searing steaks. Again the customer has purchased numerous grates and none last. This grate fits 22″ grills.
Not every job is a glamorous one, some are only about functionality. I plated this dump body because the rust had eaten its way threw the sides along the base of the walls. Customer wanted it repaired so to eliminate the liability of stone falling out of the truck on the road. The body is heavily rusted and rotted as seen in the pictures. The customer can now use the truck with out worry of rocks hitting cars.
Amazon Pay has been added to the web site you can click on the Amazon Pay button on the cart page or continue to the check out page and click the banner Amazon pay button. Both buttons will take you to your Amazon account for payment.
Just finished up a prototype aluminum potting cart for a local nursery. When you get a rock star welcome and the people who actually will be using it thank you a million times for building them something they need and will make there lives so much easier it gives you such a great feeling to do what I do.
Custom Aluminum Potting cart topped with Dura bench original
I am now going to be using Stripe for my credit card processing service its easier for the customer then PayPal it is still a secure payment process so your information is protected and you do not have to worry about hackers. All payment transactions are encrypted secure for your protection. I will be adding Amazon Pay in the next couple of days.
You will check out as always by pressing the (Proceed to check out ) button, there you can select PayPal or credit card for your payment. All payment process are secure and encrypted for your safety and protection.
Gallagher Metal Works web site is a secure web site the way you can tell is by the (HTTPS ) in your address bar that means we are a secure web site.
I have been working with a local nursery to design them a prototype cart for there operation, they need a light cart that can move plants from one part of there operation to the next and be comfortable for the workers so there not bending over all day long. They contacted several other companies to do this but they never got back to them. I was called and went over the next day to talk to them and see what they were looking for drew a quick sketch with a quote and they said build it. I pride myself on fast response, accurate quotes, quality work and done on time on budget no matter what it takes. Here are some pictures of that build once complete I will post the finished cart pictures.
I running my Christmas sale now threw December 13 2017 select items 10% off.
I have started a Go Fund Me page to try to get my business moving with much need machinery so I can expand into areas where there is work. If you could donate we would be eternally grateful. The link is bellow copy and paste it into your address bar.
Finished up some fan guards for a local nursery and installed. I would like to thank Abaco Powder Coating of Ft Pierce for helping out with the project a local company that actually does what they say and no BS thank you Brian. With the drama of the old powder coater MIA Brian stepped up to the plate got the job done, I was able to get the guards installed on time and on budget as always.
I am slowly getting back to normal here in the shop, repair work for the clean up after hurricane Irma has settled down some so I can focus on projects in the shop and production runs that are behind. For the people who have orders with me I am filling them as fast as I can please be patient repair work for the clean up is still a priority and gets moved to the top of the list I hope you all understand and I would like to thank you for your patience during the very disruptive time.
With hurricane Irma approaching I am closing the shop until some time next week 12 or 13th depending on how much damage we get. I am sorry for those who have called and I was unable to return your calls I hope you understand, I will call you back just as soon as possible. Those who have placed orders with me shipping will be delayed till the middle of next week. Thank you for your understanding and for those in the are be safe.
Gallagher Metal works LLC.
After 10 days of going round and round with the hosting company WooCommerce the web site is back to working as it should. My secure check out is working like it should along with my shipping and PayPal. If anyone has tried to make a purchase from the site and were unable to I am very sorry for this inconvenience. You safety is my prime concern and I want to insure you have a safe pleasant experience when you purchase from me.
Have been working on the web site, what a task that has been who knew it was so much work to build a web site. Well I think I have all the bugs worked out and hopefully I will start to get some much needed traffic.
I have just finished another batch for stainless steel flag pole holders.
I would like to thank everyone who has supported American made manufacturing including my business. When you buy from a small business like me the money goes to expanding my tools and paying my bills. I do not have 2 or three homes across the world.
I have began working on my new Stainless steel flag pole hope fully will be available before July 4.
New welding jig for the flag poles.
This is the jig I am making to do the welding on the new Stainless flag poles.
I have been working on some 304 stainless steel steak turners. I am grinding the points not forging them for safety. All my steak turners or meat turners have a sanitary polished finish so no bacteria or food can stay behind after washing by hand or in the dishwasher.
Last week was a good week for me, shipped many orders out now if I can just keep them coming in. My store at ETSY is really working out great, this web site however has yet to produce a single order very disappointing,it is looking like after the contract expires on the Word Press account I will be shutting it down financially it is not paying off.
Here are some pictures from the steak turners enjoy :
I wish I could say I was as busy as could be but thats not he case, business is very slow and sporadic, This week was a little busier than the last month or so. I keep manufacturing products and putting them up on my ETSY page and here on the web site. The reason I started this business is I have to take care of my wife and I cannot be away for any length of time. so that leaves out getting a job. people do not want to hire someone with problems such as mine constantly taking days off to take your wife to the doctors office just does not go over very well with a boss. I spent my life well up until the last 12 years working in paper mills, machine shops and foundries. But that all came to a stop when my wife got sick with something the doctors have never heard of and cannot treat, lucky us. I enjoy doing what I do welding, fabricating and machining. The truth is I do not know where I am going with little to no work here in Florida and the wife not willing to move I am in between a rock and a hard place, Bills keep pilling up, property taxes need to be paid, home owners insurance need to be paid, medications need to be purchased the bills keep coming and there is no money for anything. I am sorry for ranting about my trouble there are people out there with more troubles than mine.
Update on the MrDeburr machine I picket up used did some work to it and did not pay a lot for it. The parts that are coming out of it are much better than expected. The stainless steel flag holder Brackets are coming out with a very nice finish I am working with my supplier MC Finishing on a recipe for polishing these to a mirror finish.
Thank you to the ones who help keep me working thank you.
Preparing some more of my Stainless Steel Flag pole brackets to ship out tomorrow. Glade to see people buying made in America , Thank you.
I try to be as green as possible I use green bubble wrap that is environmentally friendly and is made with recycled plastic and degrades quickly in the land fill. I also do not use plastic tape i only use kraft paper tape, they are small things but in the end they add up.
I am working on stainless steel flag poles also to be available soon.