Sim Hankerson

Sim Hankerson

Co-Owner

Sim brings the intuitive nurturing component to Vintage. She's responsible for employee moral, design direction, company welfare, and occasionally, ass whooping.

Greg Hankerson

Greg Hankerson

Co-Owner

Greg is head of product / website design, marketing, and coupon clipping. He's driven to find niches, create things people love, and save the planet. He also has a love for potato chips.

Lorie

Lorie

Office Manager

Lorie takes her role as the office manager seriously, she’s stern, honest, and kind. She strives to recognize her wisdom and utilize it in a way that can help others, whether it’s advice, problem solving, or just brightening the day up when someone is down. She one day wants to retire from Vintage. She's in charge of the admin staff and finances, as well as fostering kittens and puppies which she regularly brings to work so we can play with them. Meow...

Michael

Michael

Shop Manager

Michael is a loyal husband, father, and friend who utilizes these aspects of his life in the workplace. His family oriented character helps keep the VI family connected as a team. He was inspired to work at Vintage Industrial due to an employee wanted ad that stated ``we work hard and have fun doing it``. It inspired Michael, who “wanted to have fun working again, and that happened when I was hired here. I like the things that are built here, and that includes the people.”

Jef

Jef

Woodshop Manager

Jeff is an artistic, humorous, and kind man with many talents. Not only does he create the wood table tops for Vintage Industrial, but he also creates custom guitars in his spare time. He loves “everything” about his job, “ you can’t narrow it down to one thing, it’s everything as a whole.”

Elijah

Elijah

Fabricator

Elijah is our lead fabricator and he's an artist. “It’s fulfilling to work on our pieces from start to finish, it’s not an assembly line, it gives us the sense of designing it.”

Eric

Eric

Jack of All Trades

Eric is the guy we go to when anything needs to be fixed. He's a mechanic by trade, and loves to learn how things work. Eric has worked almost every position in the shop, and is now learning the CNC machine.

Payton

Payton

Blacksmith

Payton is a thoughtful and kind person who’s found inspiration in blacksmithing. He’s embraced “the opportunities to learn new things – ``I’m getting as much blacksmithing experience as possible while working here so that I’ll be able to call myself a real blacksmith.``

Domonick

Domonick

Fabricator

Domonick is a passionate and honest person that values the creativity, art and self expression that shines through the pieces he builds. He emphasizes his appreciation for the family atmosphere at Vintage Industrial and how everyone is supportive of each other, “in all aspects support is to make sure no one gets left behind – family, friends, coworkers, or random people – whether it’s moral, spiritual, mental, or physical support.``

Jim

Jim

Shipping / Receiving

Jim has the daunting responsibility for shipping large and very heavy items everyday. He enjoys the people he works with, how generous Sim and Greg are, and the atmosphere they created at Vintage Industrial. “Being family orientated is very important to them. When you are down, family and friends pick you up, it’s the same in our workplace. If it’s a bad day or even if you’re just needing help, we help each other out with our tasks, even if it’s not our job.”

Jennie

Jennie

Finishing

Jennie is a caring, eager, and determined woman who has her mind set on learning as much as possible. Her favorite part of Vintage Industrial is the knowledge, “you learn something new everyday, the possibilities of learning is endless.” Her definition of support is teamwork and friendship, “it’s like a family here, everyone supports each other and helps each other out.” Her main job at Vintage is finishing, but she doesn’t limit herself to that title, if anyone needs help she’s always ready to lend a hand. She’s also started to learn how to weld from the Fabricators!