What’s going on at VI, we’re still busy!!

By January 28, 2013 about me 2 Comments

We’ve gone through a lot of internal changes at VI in the last year. Added a new salesman, CAD designer, foreman, welders, wood workers, and I’m sure I forgot somebody. We’re beefing up the staff, hiring A team players with awesome attitudes ONLY, to handle the workload. What started out as a garage business has exploded over the last few years. Figuring out how to go from one customer a month to 100s of inquiries a week has been a challenging process.

Right now we are getting more inquiries than we can respond to. It’s a good problem to have your phone and email blow up daily, although it can drive you crazy at times. So if we haven’t gotten back to you, my apologies. We do care, but can only handle so much. VI is concentrating on our current orders while getting back to as many potential clients as we can. Right now the lead time is 8-12 weeks and it may go further. But we have open positions for an Office Manager with accounting experience, 2 Steel Workers/Fabricators, and a Wood Worker. Our employees are treated like family. Let me rephrase that, we care deeply about our employees and offer benefits like health insurance, and ownership down the road.

Our goal is to make an heirloom quality product that’ll stand the test of time, provide a high level of customer service, and do something that we’re passionate about.  I’ve got a bunch of new designs, some being made, some rolling around in my head. And we’re working on a new project making Vintage Industrial housing, so stay tuned for that.

Our new website is about ready to launch any day so check back soon…


Join the discussion 2 Comments

  • Liz Beck says:

    Hi! I love your stuff…. Do you see the trend for the industrial “chic” furniture moving forward? I recently moved from Ca to Ok and have a garage and storage unit filled with everything to make awesome industrial furniture, antique singer sewing machine on casters, metal screening, etc… But have settled into the chalk painting to make money in my antique store. I also make industrial lighting from bike gears, steel/metal camera equip tripods, Edison bulbs, surveyor wooden tripods, movie set casters on tripods….BUT I am stifled in Oklahoma. Should I keep on with my industrial mission hoping Oklahoma will catch up or do I need to market my ideas to restaurants downtown . Do u see this trend backing off?
    Your reply would be soooo appreciated. I would also love to be on your email list.
    Elizabeth Beck
    8408 NW 123rd circle, okc,ok 73142

  • Greg says:

    It’s in full swing for us. Just beware, there are a ton of people doing it now out of their garage. So competition is tough which means you need to be good. I don’t get much business from OK. Don’t know if they are behind the times, or don’t care for it?