By: Hye June Park
Jason McClain and his wife, Silvia Solorzano, had a vision four years ago to start McClain Metal Works. From a modest beginning in 2014 working from their garage with one client, Jason and Silvia now have a shop, a team of six employees working full time, and lots of ideas to grow in 2019.
Over the years, Jason grew a reputation in Austin as “The Metal Wizard”. Jason learned on old school 1940 machinery and his talent earned him recognition which in turn encouraged him to open his own business.
Jason and Silvia manage the business together from fabrication to office paperwork. “We are constantly learning from our projects. Every project is unique. Some are designed as a piece of art or as décor, some are designed for industrial or commercial purposes. Sometimes both architectural and art are integrated to meet functionality and décor at the same time. We never get bored with this kind of challenges. McClain Metal Works’ goals for the business 2019 is to expand their services.”, explains Silvia.
Currently, they have a nice variety of clients, from interior designers, architects, construction companies, to DIY homeowners.
The McCain’s story is one with lots of sweat and hard work combined with training, coaching and support from Economic Growth Business Incubator (EGBI) . Silvia took classes at EGBI years before the two of them met. “The people at EGBI are there when we needed them the most, not only with the classes but during the process of the business growing, and to help us to find the solutions that we need.”
“We are so happy at how fast we have expanded our capabilities. Today, we are a team of six people working full time in our shop. The more we grow and expand, the more help we need on operating the business. We always go to Economic Growth Business Incubator (EGBI) when we need help, they provide us the coaching we need.”
For more details on McClain Metal Works, visit mcclainmetalworks.com.