EVS Metal’s mission is to provide custom, quality precision sheet metal fabrications, machining, mechanical assemblies and integration that meet or exceed our customers’ requirements. As the leading sheet metal fabricators in New Jersey, Texas (including Austin, Dallas-Ft. Worth and Houston), Pennsylvania and New Hampshire, our highly-trained experts deliver top-notch customer service and quality outcomes at every level. We guarantee that our metal shops will provide products at competitive prices for every order, no matter the size. EVS accomplishes this by fostering an environment that emphasizes personal responsibility, continuous improvement, teamwork, innovation, safety and growth.
At EVS Metal, we are dedicated to complete customer satisfaction. We understand that every client has unique needs, and are committed to providing them with the customized service and solutions they deserve. We understand that without the loyalty and repeat business of our customers, there is no EVS.
EVS Metal recognizes that growth and success in the 21st century are predicated on 100% customer satisfaction and a commitment to the highest sheet metal fabrication standards. To that end, we have cultivated a corporate culture that stresses personal responsibility, continuous improvement, teamwork, innovation, safety and growth. This environment gives EVS team members the freedom to make decisions and allows them to provide our customers with best-in-class service, resulting in on-time delivery of materials that consistently comply with all requested specifications and requirements. Empowering our employees with this level of autonomy throughout the organization ultimately motivates them to maintain a level of performance that is unparalleled within the custom sheet metal fabrication industry.
We pledge to quote all manufacturing services at a fair price, and to offer suggestions for reducing costs whenever possible. We have invested in state-of-the-art metal fabrication and metal finishing equipment specifically designed to produce cost-effective, consistently high-quality parts and innovative fabrication solutions.
As a manufacturer, we are aware of the additional costs and scheduling conflicts that delivery delays can cause. We have dedicated significant time and energy to analyzing the potential causes for these delays and have instituted procedures to ensure that parts routinely reach our customers on time. In fact, EVS has invested in its own fleet of delivery vehicles to ensure product arrives when it is needed. So, whether our clients need sheet metal fabrications in Austin, TX or New York City, we are able to ship parts or finished products to them, fast.
EVS Metal was originally incorporated in 1994 by Scott Berkowitz and Joseph Amico to provide industrial rack mount enclosures for the growing PC market. However, the company quickly found a market for sheet metal fabrication that was thirsting for a fresh approach and true end-to-end manufacturing solutions. Over time, EVS expanded its services to include many industries, including military fabrication, consumer electronics, computers, telecommunications, medical, semiconductors, gaming, power backup, audio/video, and gas/oil extraction.
EVS’s first metal fabrication shop in New Jersey was a mere 5,000 square feet, but grew rapidly by leveraging technology, flexibility and skill in both fabrication and design to provide the highest quality products at competitive prices. However, their greatest differentiator as a manufacturer evolved over time to go beyond just industry expertise. Instead, EVS devised a company-wide strategy combining LEAN manufacturing standards, continuous improvement and a dedication to customer service that resulted in both outstanding customer retention and satisfaction.
In 2001 EVS Metal established a second facility for metal fabrication and finishing, this time focusing on the southern United States. Utilizing the same manufacturing principles and business systems, our Texas location has grown to over 75 employees housed in a 43,000 square foot facility in Pflugerville, just outside of Austin. The Texas facility features the unique capabilities required to work with number eight polished stainless steel, providing a highly-cosmetic end product. In addition to fabrication, EVS Austin also specializes in machining and fabrication of complex welded assemblies and frames.
In October of 2008, EVS purchased the assets of the Holden Company, establishing our third facility for custom sheet metal work. Located in Keene, New Hampshire, it is housed in a 32,000 square foot facility and is capable of fabricating metal product runs of any size, but specializes in large, complicated weldments fabricated out of sheet as well as tubular metal. In fact, NH is home to our Amada FOM2 3015 NT RI laser cutting system with rotary index, which allows us to precisely cut tubing of almost any size and shape, from a wide range of materials. Like our other facilities, EVS NH features in-house finishing including both powder coat and wet paint applications.
Finally, in 2011, EVS opened its East Stroudsburg, PA metal fabrication facility in order to better serve the lighting, construction and solar industries. This location is currently preparing to add a powder coating line in early 2017.
Executive Vice President and Director of Sales
Joe’s 35 years of experience in the manufacturing industry began with FSR, Inc., as the general manager of their metal fabrication facility. With the knowledge gained from his time at FSR, he left to found EVS Metal in 1994 with Scott Berkowitz.
From there, Joe and his team grew the company from a single 5,000 square foot facility in Riverdale, New Jersey, to what is now over 270,000 square feet of space spanning four states.
Joe holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science with a business minor from William Paterson University. A firm believer in giving back to his community, he is actively involved with St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation as a member of their Board of Trustees.
Vice President of Manufacturing
Bob brings over 30 years of manufacturing experience to EVS Metal and was instrumental in the establishment of our Austin facility, which serves all major metropolitan areas of Texas, including Dallas-Ft. Worth, Houston and
Prior to his time at EVS, Bob was Operations Manager of the Tenere Corporations Texas facility and Fabrication Supervisor at C&D Technologies. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from West Chester University and an associate’s degree in machine technology from Thaddeus Stevens. Bob is APICS CPIM certified. He is the current president of the Pflugerville Rotary Club, where he received the Paul Harris award in 2012, and served on the board of the Pflugerville Chamber of Commerce from 2009-12, where EVS Metal received the Business of the Year award in 2012.
Corporate Quality Manager
Dipak came to EVS’s NJ corporate headquarters from Flextronics Enclosures in 2004, bringing with him a BS in mechanical engineering and more than 30 years spent in manufacturing environments. His 40 years of total experience has resulted in a special
interest in systems such as lean manufacturing, cell manufacturing, kanban, JIT and MRP.
A Six Sigma Black Belt certification in 2002 gave him the tools to manage complex programs including those involving root cause analysis, FMEA, process mapping and capability, as well as tolerance stacking. Dipak is tasked with leading customer communications with regard to all quality-related issues and their resolution and implementing all quality planning activities, including quality management systems for the entire organization. He is a member of the new product introduction team and an EVS Metal management representative for the ISO certification program.
General Manager, New Jersey Facility
Lee has spent more than two decades in the sheet metal industry, all of which have been with EVS Metal. In fact, Lee has spent time working in almost every area of our business, including shipping, fabrication, purchasing, sales
and marketing, making him an incredibly valuable team member. Lee co-authored and helped to implement the original EVS Metal ISO 9000 quality system. He holds a B.A. in Pastoral Ministry from Bethany Bible College.
Operations Manager, Texas Facility
John brings nearly 40 years of sheet metal fabrication experience to EVS. He has held many roles within the industry and is proficient in a range of fabrication operations, including CNC machining and TIG and MIG welding.
John is an integral part of the EVS Texas team, where he is involved in areas as varied as production planning and production control, QA and QC, employee management, and item/order expediting.
General Manager, Pennsylvania Facility
Wayne brings 30 years of manufacturing experience in the metal stamping and sheet metal industry to EVS. He has held roles of increasing responsibility throughout the course of his long career, culminating in the position of VP of
Operations before joining the company. His extensive knowledge of and background in metal fabrication provides an excellent foundation on which the PA facility can build as it continues to grow, increasing its capabilities and customer base. Wayne is an avid fisherman and enjoys spending time with his grandchildren.
General Manager, New Hampshire Facility
Keith brings over 33 years of manufacturing experience to EVS Metal’s NH facility. Prior to joining EVS, Keith was the operations manager for Doncasters Precision Castings of New England, providing precision metal products for the
aerospace and energy sectors. He also held the role of plant manager for Hitchiner MFG, providing superalloy metal products for the automotive, aerospace and energy industries.
Keith was instrumental in the design, build and expansion of several manufacturing facilities across the US and Mexico, utilizing lean concepts and process control to maximize productivity and quality. He has also worked with technical schools to modify curriculums to meet the needs of manufacturers in the area, ensuring that students were career ready upon graduation. His interest in technical training and education eventually lead to his sponsorship of several internship programs from local engineering colleges.
Business Development Manager
Brent has over 25 years of experience working in various areas of sheet metal fabrication sales and marketing. He began his career with Pilot Technologies, eventually moving to Flextronics
International, before starting in his current role with EVS Metal in 2003. Brent holds a bachelor’s degree in Design Technology and Engineering from Kean University and a graduate certificate in project management from Stevens Institute of Technology.
Sales Development, New England Region
Linda comes to EVS from The Holden Company which was acquired by EVS Metal in 2008, where she held the position of both CFO and President. She brings over 35 years of experience in accounting and general management to
the company. She holds a Bachelor of Education degree from Keene State College. Linda is involved in the community on various boards and is a member of the Keene Elm City Rotary Club. She is a Paul Harris Fellow, formerly International Chair overseeing building work projects in El Salvador and is currently President-Elect of the KSC Alumni Board and the KECR Rotary Club.
Sales Development, Southwest Region
Dave has worked in the metal fabrication industry for 25 years, 15 of which have been spent in sales. The last 12 have been with EVS Metal as an integral part of our sales team covering the Southwest.
He is an avid runner and swimmer, and enjoys fishing and playing softball in his downtime.
Sales Engineer, Pennsylvania Facility
Jim has worked in the sheet metal industry for over 35 years, holding positions from spray painter to production supervisor, before eventually moving into sales, where he has remained for more than two decades. Starting his career on the shop
floor gave him the manufacturing experience necessary to be more involved with design, as well as have a better understanding of his customers’ needs. He has been with EVS for over 2 years and supports both the PA and NJ facilities.
Jim is a motorcycle enthusiast and spends his off time riding through the scenic Pocono mountains, as well as camping with friends and family.