Andy or "Dozer" to some, is from the town of Hudsonville, MI, where following high school he got into auto restoration then into heavy metal fabrication. He worked for various steel fabrication companies building mining & rail equipment, architectural steel, and race cars. At the time he had six different welding certifications in three different processes. He then went on to Canonsburg ski area doing maintenance, operations, and building & designing rails for their famous terrain park.
Andy started out at Rock Solid in the fall of 2017 at Lake Leatherwood in Eureka Springs, AR. Quickly it was recognized his talent with machinery and fixing it, which also went hand in hand with his welding experience.
“To be able to create is what I want to do, Rock Solid opens and embraces the opportunity to create.”
Andy transitioned into a full-time fabrication position in winter of 2019, thus enabling Rock Solid to offer structures made from steel. Since then he's worked on projects in Arkansas such as Coler Mountain Bike preserve, Centennial Park, Bentonville, and Mount Nebo. Look for his signature bends and curves with steel, which blend with the landscape and natural flow of the trail.
Andy’s favorite trails are bike park trails such as Cats Paw and Shillelagh at Highland or the natural steep wet terrain at Windrock.
“Places with a grass roots community vibe always add to the experience.”