This week we had the chance to catch up with Chelsey Chambers, who owns C.H. Chambers Ironworks in Rome. We originally met Mr. Chambers when he helped us construct our first few billboards in Rome. Fast forward a few years later, and he's advertising with us!
What made you choose this type of business?
C.H. Chambers Ironworks is a family-owned company since 1997. Our company is based on family and faith. We have over 25 years of experience in ironworks and fabrication. We strive to be the best at what we do. Quality and customer satisfaction is our number one goal.
What service(s) or product(s) do you offer/manufacture?
We provide everything from ironworks (driveway and estate gates, automatic gate openers, walk-through gates, and handrails) and fabrication (custom fabrication and equipment, and portable welding) to onsite welding inspection.
How do you advertise your business?
Along with billboards, Google Ads has been very efficient for me. I set up my company on My Google Business and then a few days later, a representative from Google gave me a call and walked me through how to set up my ads and Google profile. I then turned to Weebly and created a website myself using their user-friendly dashboards.
What is unique about your business?
We take a lot of extra steps in order to go above and beyond expectations on all of our projects. Some of our handrail projects are quite elegant with many fine details. We make sure that no detail is overlooked. We craft projects that last; recently, I was on a project that I had put completed over 20 years ago.
To what do you attribute your success?
Variety and flexibility. In the last 25 years, styles change. By learning new techniques every year through studies and going to conventions, we are able to keep up with the times. Regardless of the project, we will be able to follow through no matter how big or small. When it comes to protecting our work, new anti-rust technologies develop every year. We research and know the newest paints that are offered to protect all of our projects in order to last. We also provide other services that just welding. We are able to do concrete work and work on large construction projects!
If you had one piece of advice to someone just starting out in small business, what would it be?
Learn the trade and then go out on your own. I think one of the key aspects is also to be flexible. Especially in small towns, it is important to meet the demand. If you are primarily a welder, but you see an opportunity in custom fabrication, learn the new techniques and take it! Whether it is construction, landscaping, or concrete work, expand your knowledge and be add these services to your growing business!