The Dream Team that Makes your Copper and Stainless Sinks
Left to right: Tony Davis (welding and forming) Rey Uvalle (C.A.D., forming, finishing) Ray Uvalle (shop foreman, finishing) Larry Bryan (finishing, forming)
First off, I would like to say that I am humbled to have this team working along side me. I call them the Dream Team because they all have qualities that are far beyond the norm. Let me introduce our Dream Team.
Let's start with Ray Uvalle. Ray is our Shop Foreman. Ray's nickname is McGuyver. He regularly is able to do things that most claim cannot be done. Ray heads up the factory and is skilled at welding, finishing, fabricating and is considered by the local Union to have the most welding certifications in the Union. He is a perfectionist and his eyes are the last ones that inspect every product that leaves our factory. Ray believes there is nothing short of perfection that is acceptable. Ray has worked on projects that require skill levels that only a select few can accomplish. Ray will likely be the one that does the final finishing on your sink. We are honored to have Ray as our team leader.
On a personal note, Ray has friends galore. It seems everywhere we go, there is someone that knows Ray and speaks very highly of him and his skills. Ray is an old fashioned family man. His son (sitting to his left) has worked with Ray for years. He has known Tony for 20 years. This is one amazing family of friends and co-workers. Ray is very thoughtful, kind and in my opinion has a brilliant mind. It is an honor to have Ray on our team.
Rey Uvalle is our Lead Man. He is Ray's son and is skilled at welding, metal fabricating, finishing and C.A.D. design. His attention to detail mirrors his fathers. Rey will likely be the one that lays out your sink, cuts it on our Turret Punch Machine and bends it to shape on our press brakes. He is also the one that does all of the hand hammering. It is rare to have someone with this skill level at his young age.
On a personal note, Rey enjoys gaming on the computer. He is also into all kinds of competitive sports such as; Baseball, Basket Ball, Soccer and Tennis. I have found Rey to be amazingly generous, thoughtful and respectful. It is an honor to have him on our team.
Tony Davis is our lead welder. Tony's skills at welding defy believability. Professionals shake their heads in amazement at the quality of Tony's work. He is also skilled at metal fabrication, metal finishing and C.A.D. design. When you see the welds on your copper sink, you will know what I mean. Tony will likely be the one welding your sink. Tony is a welding instructor at the Union. Tony has done very elite welding projects such as welding at the Delta Rocket Pad #37 at the Cape, welding at a local Nuclear Power plant, as well as extensive metal work on Amway Center in Orlando.
On a personal note, Tony is generous, loyal and well respected by his peers. He is known to devour donuts if they are brought in for breakfast treats. How he stays in such great shape is a mystery. Tony is a bit bashful when it comes to his accomplishments. He happens to be a fantastic drummer and loves to listen to music. He also is an avid golfer. He says he is an "Okay" golfer, but based on his humility, I am guessing he is pretty good. Tony spends as much time with his two children as possible. It is an honor to have Tony on our team.
Larry Bryan is skilled at every level - finishing, welding and forming. He is considered one of the finest metal workers in the union. He is currently helping out on all of the finishing and forming. Larry is a gentle giant, a big man with a big heart. It is easy to see that he is a loyal and generous man. We are humbled that he has chosen to work with us.
Domaneeq (Nick) Guerrero is our newest metal worker. He has been working under the guidance of Ray and is learning quickly. He has been finishing most of our accessories and copper cooking diffusers. He is now being trained fo finish stainless sinks.
Last but not least, Lori Sabina should be mentioned here as well. Lori is easily one of the most skilled pateneur's in the country. Her years of providing difficult patina work for our customers is her passion. Beyond the patina work, Lori is one of the most amazing parents I have ever met. She has several children and cares for them with so much love and attention. It is truly an honor to have Lori provide the patina work on our copper sinks. Lori also does other work and crafts as well as our patina work. She is truly a busy lady!
Starting June 2016, everyone that works on your sink will sign their names on the outside of your sink. You will be able to know who worked on your sink and will have the ability to thank them if you so desire. You may email them here. I will make sure they see your emails.