All Things Metal Named one of Arizona’s Top Workplaces for the 6th Time!

Six Years of Being on Top!

That’s right, All Things Metal was named one of the Top Workplaces in Arizona in 2022! That makes ATM a six time winner, coming in at 53rd place! Linda Bobbitt and Pamela Halpin of the ATM Marketing team had the absolute privilege of representing All Things Metal at the Top Companies Celebration in July.

An Enriching Event

The event was an overall fun time, with an exciting Keynote Speaker, Paul Long – the founder of “Fundamism”. Paul’s speeches focused around making the workplace culture more “fun” with his three step process of: 1. Create Meaningful Interactions, 2. Listen with Intent, and 3. Embrace Awkward Moments. Pamela had this to say about the presentation by Long, “My biggest takeaway from Paul’s speech was that the culture of this company is not something that I should just show up and expect is here. As a part of this company – I play a part in this culture. It takes all of us to make it into a place that people want to be – and I CAN have an impact on it just by creating meaningful interactions, listening with intent, and embracing awkward moments.”

Thank You, ATM Team!

Timothy Rock, ATM CEO, had this to say to the A+ TeaM at All Things Metal about this incredible accomplishment, “I just wanted to say that I appreciate the vote of confidence that you all have in this company, and I recognize that the rarest commodity in this world is not silver, gold, or oil – but rather good people. I have a desire for All Things Metal to be a destination workplace and each year that All Things Metal is voted a Top Workplace tells me that we are headed in the right direction.”

A HUGE Kudos to the entire ATM team for making All Things Metal into a Top Workplace in Arizona again – we wouldn’t be where we are if it wasn’t for each and every one of our team members.

Join Us!

If you are looking for a fulfilling career with one of Arizona’s Top Workplaces, check out our Careers page! We are always looking for Hungry, Humble and Smart people to join our fantastic team!

Dogs of All Things Metal

Here at All Things Metal, one of our Core Values is Building Family – so who better to honor than our hairy family members that are the first to greet us when we come home from work every day!

Michael Wolf, General Foreman, shared this photo of his puppy, Potato. Potato loves to run with her dad, has really long ears, and her favorite toy is a plastic water bottle.


Linda Bobbitt, Estimating Leader, shared this photo of her dog. Baby. Baby is obsessed with ropes and playing tug-o-war but hates water! Baby absolutely loves her family, and her family loves her!


Pamela Halpin, Marketing Coordinator, shared this photo of her dog, Cali. Cali loves to go on walks, getting brushed, and treats! Cali can oftentimes be found hanging out with people (not dogs) at the dog park and has earned the name “Play Police” for breaking up other dogs’ fun.


Lyn Schrage, Project Coordinator, shared this photo of her dog, Mia. Some of Mia’s favorite activities include slobbering, shedding, and sleeping on the couch. Mia loves her “baby”, a bright green and blue monkey toy that she carries around but doesn’t like when Lyn gives her other dog attention!


Alec Hubbard, Document Management Specialist, shared this photo of his boxer, lab mix, Nash. Nash loves when his humans come home and give him scratches on his butt! Nash does not like the vacuum, water, and when the cat, Teddy, attacks him without a reason!


Lucas Moccia, Field Foreman, shared this photo of his boy, Trig. Trig’s favorite activity is playing fetch with his ball in the backyard! One of Trig’s most unique features is that he has one floppy ear and one ear that stands straight up!


Gary Lopez, Estimator, shared this photo of his three dogs, Rumor, Bolo, and Jax. The three of them love to play with tennis balls! While Rumor and Jax are both afraid of storms and fireworks, their brother is there to keep them safe, since Bolo isn’t afraid of anything!


Donnie White, Shop Foreman, shared this photo of his dog, Sammie. Sammie loves attention and you will most likely find him hiding underneath a blanket. His favorite toy is a stuffed duck, and he won’t ever eat his dog food unless he is treated with some human food first! It’s clear that Sammie makes the rules!


Tony Runner, Field Superintendent, shared this photo of his boy, Hank. Hank likes swimming, soccer, and eating his toys! Don’t let Hank’s size fool you, he is super friendly! One of his favorite things to do is stand in your way while you’re walking through the house!


Jeff Rock, Operations Leader, shared this photo of his dog, Sleepy Joe. Sleepy Joe is about 10 months old, and was bottle fed as a calf. Pretty soon, Sleepy Joe will give back to his family when he feeds them, as Sleepy Joe is set to be slaughtered soon!

Field Employee of the Quarter – Ryan Dankers

Since starting with All Things Metal in 2019, Ryan has progressed from a Field Apprentice to Lead Ironworker, all the way to being ATM’s newest Field Foreman. It is the passion for his career that Ryan shows each day that is the very reason his peers elected him as the Field Employee of the Quarter.

All Things Metal Ironworker welding on top of steel canopy
Ryan Dankers welding together a canopy on a project here in Phoenix, Arizona

Here are some things that Ryan’s peers had to say about him during our Quarterly All Production Meeting:

I nominate Ryan Dankers for Field Employee of the Quarter because he has climbed the ranks very quickly and shows just how capable he is. There have been nothing but positive comments from his direct reports, and it is clear that we are lucky to have someone who is as driven to excel and advance as he is. 

Ryan Dankers is an outstanding co-worker and displays great leadership. 

He is hard working, willing to help out in anyway. Takes initiative & gets stuff done!  

He moved into foreman and is pushing forward without missing a beat. 

He is always improving  and showing his  skills as a leader and he isn’t scared to work

Given the opportunity to step up and run an install crew he has taken the initiative to be the foreman needed to make things happen.  

All Things Metal Steel Ironworker posing for photo
Ryan Dankers at an early morning quarterly meeting after just being awarded Employee of the Quarter.

It’s valued employees like Ryan who exemplifies our core values and culture that make ATM one of AZCentral’s Top 100 Best Places to Work!

All Things Metal Core Values

Here at All Things Metal, our values are what drive us each day.

Building Family (Why we do it)

All Things Metal Core Value Building Family

We build people to build steel by building our family. To us, family goes beyond just one’s blood relations. Our people here are not only employees or team members; they are our family who we take care of through empowering, engaging and executing for our people.

Our ATM family here is encouraged to spend time with their families. After all, we work to live, not live to work

We wake up paranoid because who knows what the future holds for us. We are prepared for any situation that may come our way. Much like the world around us, we know that the only constant in this volatile steel industry is change. We are prepared, we are on our toes, and we know that together, we can face anything that is thrown our way. Tomorrow’s success is not guaranteed, so we like to tighten the laces on our boots and make the best of today, all while making sure we learn from yesterday.

Afterall, the tragedy of life is not found in failure, but complacency. We don’t get comfortable after success; we focus on the potential that this company has and we sprint towards it with a healthy disregard for the status quo.

Wake Up Paranoid
(Plan what we do)

All Things Metal Core Value Wake Up Paranoid Clock image

Take the High Road
(How we do it)

All Things Metal core value Take the High Road image

We take the high road here at All Things Metal. Not explicitly stating that we’re better than all the other steel guys, but we’re definitely better than all the other steel guys.

We do not burn bridges, as our bridges have iron strong foundations. Foundations that we are constantly working on. Even when we discover that a client relationship is not the best match, we stay respectful, polite, and make sure to keep our bridges intact in the event that there may be a future relationship.

We work hard at keeping our Iron Strong Relationships, and if that means that we are going to have to go above and beyond to keep true to our promises, we sure will. While there may be no immediate payoff, we know that the quality of our work and our actions will bring us success in the long run.

Laughter is the best medicine, and who doesn’t need a little pick-me-up to get through the work week? We spend most of our time here at work, so why shouldn’t it be a pleasant experience? This is true not only in our office, but who enjoys picking up the phone to their subcontractor or vendor just to deal with someone with an attitude problem? We sure don’t, and that’s why we make sure that every time our clients call or visit us, it is always a pleasant experience.

Laughter Is The Best Medicine
(We do it with a smile)

All Things Metal core value Laughter is the Best Medicine smiley face

Rhinoceros Dedication
(We keep on doing it)

All Things Metal Core Value Rhinoceros Dedication

Finally, we storm through each day with the dedication of a rhinoceros. We believe we have a purpose here, and we won’t let anything get in our way. We are a strong force, we are the iron guys, we’re hungry, humble and smart, we don’t give up, and we don’t get walked over. We keep our eyes on our goals; to build our people up with career development for those who have ambition and passion for success, we build our city leaving our hard work and craftmanship for all to see, and do it with financial prudence.

So… it is these iron strong relationships which start internally within our company, that provide us with the opportunity to service you seamlessly. We would like to invite you to become a part of the iron strong network that we hold dear to our hearts. The iron strong relationships that we consider family.

Employee Highlight – Women in Welding

Welding and ironwork–while considered a rough and male-dominated career–requires skill and artistry to create with such precision. According to the American Welding Society, only about 5 percent of welders are women.

Here in our own little shop, we noticed women welders are oftentimes the hardest working people we have. Logan and Veronica are two of our Star-welders who have been making big waves in the All Things Metal Fabrication Shop. We decided to interview them to see what got them into welding, and why they stick around with us.

All Things Metal Woman female welder sparks grinder steel iron ironwork
Logan
20 year-old from Glendale, Arizona
Started welding when she was only 13
All Things Metal Woman Female welder sparks grinder steel iron ironwork
Veronica
21 year-old from Pinckney, Michigan
Welding for 3 years

What made you apply at All Things Metal (ATM)?

Logan: I’ve seen some of the stuff that ATM has built, and it was actually my boyfriend who suggested that I apply to work here. He has always been a huge support of my welding career, especially as a welder himself.

What made you get into welding?

Veronica: I love the idea of a challenge, and I’ve never been the kind of person to want to sit in an office all day.

What would you be doing if you weren’t working as a welder?

Veronica: Well to be honest, I would still be doing welding type things like welding art or try to become a Certified Weld Inspector, which is a career goal of mine.

Logan: I would probably get into blacksmithing. I love working with fire and metal!

What are some of your hobbies outside of work?

Logan: I like to volunteer with a local bird sanctuary. Once I get a place, I want to build my own aviary for my Macaw.

Veronica: I like rollerblading. There are a lot of cool places around town with big sidewalks that are perfect for rollerblading.

What is something that makes ATM stand out from other jobs you’ve had in the past?

Logan: I’ve worked at other places that have claimed to be all about family, but in reality, they never truly acted that way. When All Things Metal says family is a core value here, they truly mean it.


We asked Mark Thomas, a seasoned All Things Metal Employee what he had to say about these two women and their work ethic.

“They are both fantastic ladies. Absolutely wonderful work. They are hardworking, and great to have in our shop.”

Jeff Rock, the Director of Operations at ATM had this to add:

“They are both fantastic and do some really great work. While we’re on the subject, out of about 20 people in the shop, Veronica is one of only 3 who took the initiative and strived to get her CJP Certification when we offered it through one of our Career Development Incentive Programs we have in the shop. She has a clear career path, and we look forward to helping her get there.”

Employee Highlight – Martin Newton, All Things Metal’s Longest Serving Employee

Martin Newton, Estimator, has been with All Things Metal since 2002. We decided to interview him to learn about more about him and what motivates him after 19 years.


What got you to join this little company after only being in business for 1 month?

I resigned from my previous iron company when my friend Greg started All Things Metal. I didn’t even think twice about joining him on this journey.

You’ve been in almost every position throughout this company. What has been your favorite & why?

My favorite position was as a welder because I was creating and accomplishing something tangible.
We started out doing residential work; people would come to me with drawings on a napkin and ask, “Can this be built?” and I did it for them.
Using my abilities and creativity, I was able to build something that most people can’t do.

You’ve stuck with ATM through all the ups and downs & never gave up. What made you believe in this company enough to stay during the rough times?

I believed in the founder of the company and knew that he would never give up on this company. I felt that staying with him would help build a company we could both be proud of.

Since our Founder, Greg MacLiver, retired back in March, Martin is now the longest serving employee in ATM’s history. When asked when he is thinking about retiring, he says we are stuck with him for at least another 7 years!