John Casey

John has worked in the steel industry for nearly two decades, but his steel fabrication expertise has made him a valuable member of the construction industry. In 2013, he decided to open a steel fabrication and installation business that would specialize in the many highway construction projects taking place throughout the area.  He was working to make payroll when he was referred to LiftFund by the North Texas Small Business Development Center. Thanks to his loan, John was able to continue running and growing his business, to support his family and his community. “When I started [the business] I thought that money inspired me, but now I’m more inspired by trying to give something back,” he said. I want to continue “reaching out, and giving members in the community a place where they can learn, and find somewhere to place them.”