It was over 40 years ago when Joyce Reynolds moved to the US from Jamaica alone with her two young children (1- and 2-year old), full of hope and optimism for the American dream. She had marketing career in Jamaica but had to start over in the US. Soon she found a position at a fast food restaurant in New York, where she was quickly promoted. In 1995, she became a manager for KFC when Jerado joined her and the family. However, when Jerado's desired to be closer to other family members for the children, Joyce did not hesitate to give up her career the second time to move to Connecticut with the family. in 2000, Joyce completed the Certified Nursing Assistant Program at a Community College while being a mom to 3 children, and began to work as charge nurse. 5 years later, she further advanced her career to a registered nurse and the Assistant Director of Nursing at Alexander Manor in Bloomfield, CT.
Established as a highly skilled metal welder and fabricator in Jamaica, Jerado continued his career in the US. After achieving a good reputation in the local industry in the US, he and Joyce decided to start Reynolds Welding and Fabrication LLC in 2005, with part-time help from Joyce who was still working full time as the assistant nursing director. As the business grew and expanded, they realized that they needed Joyce's full attention on the company while Jerado took on bigger projects. So in 2015, Joyce left her position of 10 years and began her new career at Reynolds Welding. She wasted no time and started to reach out to the a networks of community based organizations that help and support minority-owned and women-owned small businesses, with the knowledge learned and support received from the organizations, as well as the diligent work of their own, Reynolds Welding was able to tremendously over the years. Today, it is an award-winning, thriving company that has been recognized numerous times by the state and federal governments for its quality work and community contributions throughout the state.
Reynold welding's story is a success story realized through personal commitment, determination and hard work. It is also an American dream that has become reality for an immigrant family through supporting programs provided by the local communities and organizations. "We are grateful that we made a decision to move to this beautiful country and raise our children here so they can realize their dreams", said Joyce and Jerado.
Today, Reynolds welding is nested at 10,000 sq ft facility. at 148 Addison Ave, Windsor Locks CT, proving job opportunities to over 10 employees.
We are a certified minority women owned business in both Massachusetts and Connecticut, with DAS pre-qualification, DOT/BED certification and SBA certification. Since 2001, we and our projects are the recipients of multiple awards from a varieties of organizations, including the most recent Small Business Person of the Year Award from SBA and the Excellence in Construction Award as a team member for the historic restoration of Loom City Lofts. Click here to check out the awards and certificates that we have obtained over the years.
Over the last decade, we have set examples for the industrial standards for project quality and business integrity while serving many local organizations and communities, including government facilities, private companies, commercial residential buildings, as well as schools and hospitals. Our rich experience with metals and the in-house designing process allow us to provide customized products and services to meet the various needs of diversified clients at different areas of the country. With a track record of complete customer satisfaction, our customers are distributed throughout the New England area, including Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. You can check out portfolio and our past clients here.
Below is our office and production facility in Windsor Locks CT.