How we got started

Early in 2000...

I took the opportunity to fulfill my dream of opening my own business. Working from my garage behind my house, I spent many hours fabricating miscellaneous parts for John Deere. During this time I was also a welding instructor at Tennessee Tech in Knoxville. One of my students Andy Burleson asked about stainless steel fabrication. His brother, Randy Burleson owner of Aubrey's and other local restaurants, needed a stainless steel fabricator.

After meeting with Randy, my vision of opening my own fabrication shop was going to happen. In 2003, during my father's last few months, I realized I couldn't run Specialty Stainless on my own. Chris Covington, a former student, came to work for Specialty Stainless Inc. Over the next several years we worked hard to provide an exceptional product and service and needed to hire two welders and one fabricator. In 2007, I earned my mechanical contractors license and formed the partnership of Specialty Stainless LLC with Chris and Rusty Goddard. We continued hiring and purchased new equipment to help us grow.

Specialty Stainless is a NSF certified fabricator. We currently have many local and national restaurant customers as well as hotels, school systems and other government customers. We also fabricate residential counter tops, hood systems, and outdoor grill systems.

The Specialty Stainless team consists of:
Myself (Bill Giron) , Chris Covington, Rusty Goddard, Linda Allison,
Will Davison, Kevin Gidcumb, Austin Grigsby, Todd Warren, Dexter Watson, Todd Weis.

Each member of this team has helped to fulfill my vision of being the best stainless fabrication and services company.
Thank you all for your commitment to Specialty Stainless.

To our customers, thank you for your business. We consider our relationship with each one of you Priceless.

We look forward to the future,

Thank you,
Bill Giron

Specialty Stainless - Team Members 2018

Our Team

Bill Giron - President

Bill Giron


30+ years in the welding/fabrication industry, 20+ years of kitchen design/layout and being a former welding instructor allowed him to establish Specialty Stainless from scratch and build it into a successful business.

Chris Covington - Sales & Marketing

Chris Covington

Sales & Marketing

 Nearly 20 years in the welding/fabrication industry, with the last 10+ as a leader here at Specialty Stainless, gives him the knowledge and insight to ensure a successful project from start to finish.

Rusty Goddard - Sales & Marketing

Rusty Goddard

Sales & Marketing

44 years business management experience gives Specialty Stainless a unique insight to ensure a quality experience for our customers.

Todd Warren - Office Manager

Todd Warren

Office Manager

Graduating with a degree in C.A.D. he has over 20 years of drafting experience with 10 years in the metal fabrication industry.

Will Davison - Shop Supervisor

Will Davison

Shop Supervisor

Will, has over 10 years at Specialty Stainless…Joined the team shortly after studying for a BS degree in Agricultural Systems Technology at the University of Tennessee, Will has an “Eye” for R&D from start to finish on all projects and the attention to the “craftsmanship” side of the trade.

Kevin Gidcumb - Field Supervisor

Kevin Gidcumb

Field Supervisor

Over 34 years of stainless steel fabricator experience with 25 years of installation experience to insure the installation goes according to plan.

Turbo Weis - Fabricator

Todd “Turbo” Weis


Highly regarded in the local metal community, he has 30+ years of stainless steel fabricator/CNC brake operator experience, specializing in NSF certified dish tables and counter tops.

Dexter Watson - Welder/Fabricator

Brian “Hunter” Hyatt


After graduating from The Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Knoxville, Hunter joined us at Specialty Stainless. He spent many years training and working hard toward his goals. With his work ethic, Hunter is able to complete the job no matter how difficult it may seem.

Dexter Watson - Welder/Fabricator

Austin Grigsby


While being one of the newest member to the team, upon his completion of our apprenticeship program Austin has shown to be a valued employee for Specialty Stainless and with his welding/polishing skills and attention to detail he will be for a long time to come.

Our location

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2010 West Governor John Sevier Hwy
Knoxville, Tennessee 37920
Office: 865. 934.0363
Fax: 865.573-9891 

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