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Family Ties Bind This N.Y. Contractor to the Future

Feb 13, 2019

Weickert Industries v5 680x600The Weickert family history goes back to 1923 when the family business got its start as a specialty copper roofing and tinning company. Today, five cousins run the day-to-day operations, and the firm is focusing on the future with installation, measuring, fire-life safety, plus testing, adjusting, and balancing, as the mainstays.

The Weickert children—Lisa, Tom, Chris, Stephen, and John Weickert III—grew up doing menial tasks in the shop and now they all operate Weickert Industries in Long Island City, New York. Lisa Weickert, the only female in the group, broke the mold and joined her brother and cousins in the shop to learn the trade. As a group their management style is based on the trust they forged working during the summer. Read about how this family keeps work and personal separate and are excited to invite the next generation to join them. Read more...