Kevin Hale, the owner of Artisan Industry, was motivated to become an entrepreneur at the age of 15, with the support of his father and grandfather, after being inspired by his high school teacher, Mrs. Robinson, in Louisiana. He pursued his education at the Art Institute of Houston and has since been designing and fabricating "themed spaces" for over 40 years. Despite his vision impairment, Kevin is a skilled artist, sculptor, and computer modeler. He is capable of bringing to life any project that his clients' imaginations can conceive and building them in his workshop.
Keith's extensive experience in the construction industry makes him an invaluable asset in managing the day-to-day operations of our diverse projects. At Artisan, we pride ourselves on combining imaginative thinking with top-notch engineering skills. Keith is responsible for overseeing all project details and works directly with our clients to ensure that we meet all of our contractual obligations and deliverables.
Jourdan is an integral part of our team, serving as our accountant. She is highly skilled in managing our financial records and ensuring the smooth operation of our office. But Jourdan's contribution to our business doesn't stop there. She is also a hardworking member of our shop floor team, where she has spent countless hours helping with fabrication and finishing of our projects. Jourdan's versatility and dedication make her an invaluable asset to our company.
Meet Danielle, a valued member of the Artisan Family. She works remotely from her home office in Texas and assists with administrative duties and project management. Danielle has a wealth of experience working on the shop floor, primarily in the finishing department, as well as in fabrication and installations. Her expertise and well-rounded skills make her a valuable asset to the team.
Owen Troyer, grew up passionate in his interests which lead him to developing an array of skillsets. He's now a multifaceted ind contractor who utilizes a variety of tools and mediums to bring blueprints to life. Beyond his position at Artisan Industry, LLC, he has a diverse array of interests such as photography, sport-bike riding, and networking. He values his relationships and leads life aiming high while pursuing a greater contribution to the world.
William is an experienced and highly skilled carpenter who specializes in the art of fabrication. He takes great pride in his work and has a meticulous eye for detail, ensuring that every project he works on meets the highest standards of quality. Thanks to his many years of experience, he is a true craftsman who can tackle even the most complex of carpentry challenges with ease. Whether he's creating a custom piece of furniture or building a new structure from scratch, William always brings his A-game to every job he undertakes. His passion for carpentry shines through in all of his work, making him one of our most valuable team members.
Richard Reimer, originally from Canada, grew up as an artist and has continued teaching himself. Throughout the years he has learned 3D sculpting, 3D modeling, and graphic design. Richard now owns his own freelance business, ROTARA and is contracted under Artisan Industry expanding his role from a scenic carpenter to CNC operator, graphic designer, and 3D modeler.
Jeremy Simons, born and raised in the mountains of West Virginia, is a self-taught artist. A contemporary American Painter and Sculptor best known for his real-life portraits, Native American portrayals, and his large format performance pieces. Jeremy and his wife, Lydia Simons, now reside in TN on a small farm. Simons has been nationally recognized by winning the Presidential Award of Excellence and the Young Artist of America awards. He has been selected as the National VFW artist creating pieces to honor our US Military. His works have been seen on exhibit at the White House, and internationally in places like Holland, Germany, France, and Australia.
Joseph (Jody) Barrilleaux is a 32-year-old commercial artist who specializes in creating interior and exterior murals, as well as floor and ground murals. He is known for his expertise in multiple surface versatility, adhesion, prep, and finish/protective coatings. Jody has an extensive client list that includes the United States Air Force, NYC Economic Development Corporation, Atlantic Aviation, Main Event Entertainment, Guy Fieri Smokehouse Restaurants, Margaritaville, and various celebrity clients, as well as family entertainment venues. He has knowledge of every aspect of hard-to-access areas and is experienced in using equipment such as scissor lifts, bucket boom lifts, and scaffolding. Jody is also knowledgeable about coating/temperature limitations of product failure and all uses of liquid paints, adhesives, and urethane coatings, both water-based and solvent. Jody takes pride in his professionalism, from communications to on-site job duties.
Luis is a highly valued member of our team, known for his exceptional problem-solving skills and his unwavering dedication to our projects. Thanks to his quick thinking and strong work ethic, he is able to consistently deliver high-quality results, even under challenging circumstances. He is involved in every aspect of our projects, working closely with all departments, including installation, to ensure that everything runs smoothly and that every detail is taken care of. His attention to detail and his willingness to go above and beyond make him an integral part of our team, and we are lucky to have him on board.
Victor is a recent addition to our team of skilled artisans. He is enthusiastic about learning the ins and outs of our craft and is always eager to take on new challenges. When it comes to installations, Victor is an invaluable asset to our team due to his impressive strength and physical prowess. Whether it's lifting heavy equipment or maneuvering bulky materials, Victor is always up for the task. We're thrilled to have Victor on board and look forward to seeing all the amazing things he will accomplish with us.
Robby Barrilleaux is a second-generation irrigation and landscape designer with 30 years of experience. He creates low-maintenance water features by selecting the right equipment and materials, such as pumps, controllers, solenoid valves, and circuit wires. His philosophy is to "do it right the first time, and you never can go wrong." Robby's expertise lies in troubleshooting existing features, and he values clear communication with clients and his team to deliver professional, durable, and minimal maintenance water features.
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