We had the good fortune of connecting with John King and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi John, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
It’s the biggest factor as the risk is especially high considering the uniqueness and the size of the special projects we get involved with at JK Welding.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
The depth of knowing how deep my love for welding has increased thru the years is most important. Overcoming challenges has never been difficult as I always find a way because I’m so driven and become very creative. My company and myself have climbed many levels and achieved great accomplishments because of my skilled and dedicated employees.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
We would visit Cyclone Anaya’s restaurant and Frank’s Backyard in Houston for food and drinks. Why, because I helped create and build these magnificent places. We would also visit the Singing Ringing Tree in Manor Texas. A one-of-a-kind art piece built by JK Welding. Then we would head to the Kemah Boardwalk for a day of fun as JK Welding rebuilt Kemah boardwalk after hurricane Ike destroyed it in 2008. Last but not least, we would head over for a day of history aboard the Battleship of Texas. Why, because it’s such a great part of our history in Texas, and because JK Welding helped rebuild this piece of history and kept it from sinking in 2013.
Alissa Murray, Chris Quintainia