THE MAKING OF JIMBO
Wright has always had a natural curiosity for
building things and then taking them apart.
By age 8 he was taking apart lawnmowers and
building whatever he could get his hands on.
In high school he learned to weld in shop
classes, became a teacher’s assistant his senior
year, and was hired as a welder out of high
school. He did that for about a year and a half
until he took another opportunity working in
a grocery store, where he made a little more
money. In 1984 he started Wright Construction
Co., a concrete and masonry company, that he
still heads up today.
But he always loved welding. About 10 years
ago he bought a power source and has since
taken on any and every project he can, just
because. Even after so many years, welding just
felt like home.
“I have learned that it’s like riding a bike.
I seem to have the feel for it and the touch.
It brought back memories of how to hold the
electrode and the torch angle from high school.
Some people don’t get it. It’s difficult. But some
are natural. And when it happens, you just know
what to do,” Wright explained.
While Wright’s 900-square-foot garage is a hobbyist’s
dream, it’s also a place where family and friends have