I Make It A Goal To Surround Myself With The Highest Quality Of People!

 

Here Is My Store & Team! “Pottsy 1-2-16”

 

 
 

 Aaron J. Potts  "Pottsy"  -  Metal Artist/Mechanical Designer  - Owner, Founder - Built By Pottsy LLC

 

 Hello, I am a 46 year old father, husband, son & man in Carroll County, Ohio.

 I was raised by a father and mother that had a strong work ethic with a focus on honesty and integrity. In my late teens I realized I like building mechanical things. In my 20’s I realized I was pretty good at designing and building mechanical things. When I hit my 30’s I had worked my way up to a corporate level manager of a mechanical engineering UL certified testing lab for a household name brand company. That is when I found love for mechanical engineering and products made by proud good people here in the USA. I started seeing the outsourcing of American product to foreign country labor. I didn't like what I was seeing! I made the choice to start my own small business, that would focus on my skills, in the mechanical design and building areas. I would call the business “Built By Pottsy”, because my nickname was Pottsy and I love to build things. One of my favorite mechanical parts is the gear, this is how I incorporated the gears in to my logo when I designed it. In 2008 I turned the business into a legal LLC, with a strong work ethic and a focus on quality and integrity I started designing and building product. Over the years I found a liking for building things from old scrap metal parts. This pushed me toward the metal art flowers, which came to me thru the direction of my mother. Powder coating and blending of colors seem the best natural process to enhance my crazy flowers. Today I focus on building my flowers from quality American made scrap mechanical parts, and each flower is handmade and formed to a one of a kind unique style. I put a strong value to building the best product I can build, so that it will stand the test of time in or outdoors. Once I feel that I have archived this goal, I then serial number, date, sign and place my “Proudly hand made in Ohio, USA” logo sticker on it. Family, honesty, integrity, quality and a good focus on the customer, that is what my business model is made of.    

 Over the years, I have designed and built cool stuff for names like: Timken, Army Corp Of Engineering, 4 Wheel Drive Hardware, University Of Tennessee, City of New York, Aclara, E-finity Distributed Generation, Dick’s Sporting Goods, American Roads Machinery Co., Ohio Dept. Of Transportation and Capstone Turbine Corporation.

 The dream keeps growing & I love to chase at!

 

 


 

 

How did I start building flowers?

 

My Mother Gwen Potts, that is how it started.

 

It all started back in the spring of 2009, I built mom a metal flower out of junk parts for mother's day.

 

Mom and Her Sister Linda McCorrmick where lead design artist for a large wholesale decorative wood craft company. Their designs can be seen would wide. If you've seen a wooden sign that looks like these below with sayings, chances are that Mom or Aunt Linda designed them! So when Mom and Aunt Linda both gave me a thumbs up on the flower, I thought it would be a good idea to build a couple and try to sell them. So that is what I did that first summer, and I painted them. Here is a picture of some of the first flowers I built. These are painted with high end Sherwn-Williams Paint.

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Byrd (My Daughter) is working on a new idea... She is wanting to be president someday and she has a wicked smart mind for design, sales and marketing. I look forward to see what she can do with her skills for BBP and this country in the future. So keep your eye on this new generation Miss Pottsy...

 Elizabeth  "Byrd"   -  CEO & Design Consultant - Built By Pottsy LLC  

 

 

 

 


 

BJ Meyer

Meyer Coating has been helping BBP since 2010

 Powder coater BJ (William) Meyer is the best! I tell you he is the best powder coater on the earth! The best part is he is my right hand dude! If you have a powder coated BBP flower, than BJ did it. Look for some awesome changes coming in the future. Big thanks BJ! Words cannot express what I put your skill level at!

 William Meyer  "BJ"  - Owner, Founder - Meyer Coating & Head Of Coating Technology Built By Pottsy LLC

 

  

 


 

 Bill Potts

Dad has been a big inspiration to me and my life. Dad takes pride in forming all the peddles and making things right. Dad also enjoys working and talking with Customers. If you stop to look or buy a item, chances are good Dad will be there to greet you. If you buy a flower from me, my dad formed the pedals or leafs...

 

Big Thanks Dad, You Make A Large Positive Impact To BBP!!

  Bill Potts  "Dad"  - Head Of Metal Petal Forming Technology


     

 


 

Joe Wittensoldner

Joe has been helping BBP since 2012…

Joe builds most all my stems and i place allot of responsibility upon Joe, from flower parts to turbine exhaust/intake assemblies. He is a classic hard working American dude with good ethics. If you've bought a flower from me in the last couple years, chances are good that Joe welded the stem together. He also helps me from time to time weld my big crazy flower heads together. If you look hard, you can tell his style over my style. Joe likes to use tools and straighter parts for the center area of the flower. I like to bend straight tools and parts before placing them in the center area. These two styles really work well together.


Big Thanks To Joe!

Joe Wittensoldner "Wiggly"   -  Welding QC Consultant - Built By Pottsy LLC


 


 

 Michael Bledsoe

“Blatz-Beer”

Newest team member!
If you have bought a flower or Bug from me in the last year, then Micheal has sand blasted it. Micheal is now taking over the building of all things bug.

 Thanks for all your help Micheal!

 

 MichaelMetal Art Apprentice - Built By Pottsy LLC


      
 


 


Dusty Meyer

Dusty is BJ's younger brother that is taking on a greater roll in the powder coat side of things.. If you bought a bug this last fall from us.. Dusty coated it... He is running with crazy bug color scheme ideas and coating them all... I look to see him start coating the Elizabeth line of flowers this year.. Thanks for the awesome effort Dusty...

 


 

Brother Ron

The silent person in the back ground... Meet my brother Ron who provides allot of the crazy cool parts.. Ron locates parts as her travels thru his life.. Some parts come from his job as a head mechanic at a highly respected trucking company.. Some come from Ron just being Ron living and exploring...

Thanks Brother... Love ya!

 

 


 

Let’s save the best for last....

My outstanding wife Janice who keeps me on the straight and narrow...

Thanks sweetie.. love Ya.

 

 

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