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Jeff Burks opens Bulldog Bilt, LLC

BY BRITTNEE NAVE
STAR CORRESPONDENT
 
“Making America great again, one weld at a time.”
This is a slogan used by Jeff Burks, a new business owner in Elizabethton. Burks opened his business, Bulldog Bilt, LLC, four months ago in the area. 
Burks’s work in welding includes steel fabrication, creating custom pieces for customers, repairs, etc. He explained among this work is entry gates, fire pits, trailers and more. 
“I’ve got my main customers that I do trailers for, but I also take custom work,” he said. “I’ve got 20-25 years of welding experience.”
According to Burks, if you can think it, then he can build it.
He additionally provides free quotes and estimates. Burks is also licensed and registered with NHTSA.
Burks is originally from Henderson, Texas, and has been welding since he was 13 years old. 
“It’s just something I’m good at. I picked up and learned. I’ve grown with it over the years,” he said. 
To name some of his prior work includes running several shops in Abingdon. Burks is now operating his business in Elizabethton along with two silent partners. 
As part of his new business, Burks has handed out flyers and business cards to the public and has now also launched a Facebook page as well. Photos of his work are included. 
While Burks appreciates those who have inquired about employment and believes they are highly qualified, he is not currently hiring. Burks said he is still getting his business up and running and wants to blueprint his work himself for the time being.
On which date he chooses to begin hiring, he will make an announcement. 
“I had some very skilled individuals come through, and that’s what I will be looking for is very skilled individuals,” he explained. 
Of his new business, Burks spoke about his future goals. 
“My goal is to build a trailer manufacturing company that can eventually compete with the ones on the road nowadays,” he said.
Burks also hopes to get a bigger shop in the future as well. 
Burks can be found at #5 Tony Fuller Road, in Autozone’s backyard. He is available any time his services are needed and can be contacted at 903-353-4703.