Formerly known as Lakeway Ironworks, Iriaquez Ironworks was founded in 2016. Though a young company in years of operation, we have over 80 years of experience in the steel industry. We specialize in bridgework, commercial, and residential iron work; including, but not limited to, embeds, structural, rails, fencing, gates, stairs, and steel landscaping. We are equipped with a 4-acre property, a 10,000-square foot fabrication shop, and nine welding crews fully outfitted with the trucks and resources needed to successfully complete all aspects of a project’s steel requirements.
Iriaquez Ironworks was born of necessity. A larger steel company, running more than 40 multimillion-dollar projects simultaneously, hit constraints with their fabrication operations and needed another operation to fulfill their orders. Since that time, Iriaquez Ironworks has quickly grown from a fabrication shop into an ironworks company providing design, engineering and installation needs. Iriaquez Ironworks can be the turnkey company you are looking for to complete all your steel projects, as well as, stainless, aluminum and glass railing needs.
Iriaquez Ironworks is a dual-sided company consisting of fabrication and installation operations. Our fabrication team is made up of roughly ten employees, installation consists of nine welding crews, and management is made up of six individuals who oversee both sides of the operation.
Iriaquez Ironworks employs D 1.1 & D 1.3 certified welders.
PRESIDENT & CEO
Jorge has more than 15 years of experience in the steel industry specializing in a wide variety of metal work including, but not limited to, bridges, California gates, and heavy structural installation. He began as a welder and quickly worked his way up to running crews as a subcontractor all along the East Coast. In 2014, he formed his own company, JMI Steel. Jorge then became a founding partner of Iriaquez Ironworks in 2016. Operating as the company’s President and CEO, he oversees all areas of installation and various aspects of the fabrication portion of the company.
Jorge also oversees a non-profit organization called Asociación Amigos De La Sabana (AASA). AASA operates in Honduras and strives to aid children from low-income families to attend school. Born and raised in Honduras himself, Jorge has a passion for helping children become educated and improve their quality of life. For more information about his non-profit organization, AASA, visit the link below:
VICE-PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS
Fred began his welding career in 1992 as a Bridge Fabricator for the Maryland Transportation Authority. In 1993, he joined the United States Navy and worked as a Hull Technician for both surface ships and nuclear-powered submarines. Upon completion of his service in 1998, he continued his welding career in bridge fabrication, line fabrication, quality control, field installation and ultimately became a Field Superintendent. He held this position for 14 years with a steel company that provided the steel work for multi-family residential and commercial construction projects. Fred joined the team as an employee in January of 2018.
Steve joined the team in July 2019 with over 40 years of experience in the commercial steel industry. He started off in the United States Navy before his steel career began. After the military, he owned and operated his own structural steel fabrication and installation business. In 1988, Steve began working for Paramount Steel out of Houston in the same capacity as he does now for Iriaquez Ironworks. He oversees all in-house detailing and works closely with the In-house Detailer on each project to ensure quality and accuracy.
SALES & ESTIMATING MANAGER
Chuck enlisted in the United States Navy in 1993 and worked as a Hull Technician for both surface ships and nuclear-powered submarines. Following his service, he spent the next 20 years of his career in project management, root cause and analysis, and corrective management. Chuck joined the team in 2016 and is an integral part of our business development and acquisition. He actively maintains relationships with existing clients as well as a vast network of associates in the construction industry.
Alondra is the newest member of the Iriaquez Ironworks’ Operations team. As a 2019 graduate in Architectural & Engineering Computer Aided Design, Alondra handles all shop drawings and design projects via AutoCAD & Revit to provide quality submittals to our customers more efficiently.
WILSON ANDRES IDIAQUEZ
Wilson joined Iriaquez Ironworks in 2020. Although he is a new addition to the team, he brings 7 years of experience in the field and is a certified welder himself. Wilson is in charge of overseeing the smooth installation of our structures and managing all of our crews.