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CUSTOM IRONWORKING.

3 GENERATIONS STRONG.

 

ABOUT US |

W.H. KASSNER, INC. IS AN ORNAMENTAL AND ARCHITECTURAL MISCELLANEOUS METAL SUBCONTRACTOR. 

FOR OVER 50 YEARS, WE'VE BEEN CUSTOM FABRICATING COMMERCIAL STAIRS, RAILINGS, PLATFORMS, CANOPIES, LADDERS AND MANY OTHER PROJECTS FOR PUBLIC AND PRIVATE CLIENTS

 

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD WHK'S CAPABILITY STATEMENT

THE SHOP |

WHK'S 3,500 sq. ft. FABRICATION SHOP FACILITY, WITH MULTIPLE YARDS, IS HOME TO THE MACHINERY THAT DRIVES OUR BUSINESS.

 

OUR INSTALLATION TEAMS ARE LED BY STRONG FOREMEN AND PROJECT MANAGERS, AND COMPRISED OF SKILLED, TRAINED AND CERTIFIED TRADESPEOPLE.

 

OUR OWN VEHICLE FLEET ALLOWS WHK THE FREEDOM AND FLEXIBILITY TO EXCEL AT MEETING (OR BEATING) JOB TIMELINES. 

Why WHK? |

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WOLFGANG HUGO KASSNER (W.H. KASSNER) FLED GERMANY IN WORLD WAR II.  A FEW YEARS AFTER HIS ARRIVAL TO NEW YORK CITY, HE ATTENDED PRESTIGIOUS COOPER UNION COLLEGE, GRADUATING WITH A DEGREE IN ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN IN 1939.  WOLF FOUNDED THE COMPANY IN 1961, AND BEGAN RUNNING FULL OPERATIONS WITH HIS SON, ERIC IN THE EARLY 1970s AS A SALES REPRESENTATIVE FOR ARCHITECTURAL COMPONENT COMPANIES.  AS THEY STARTED COMPLETING INSTALLATIONS, THE DUO REALIZED THEY WERE CONSTANTLY MAKING MODIFICATIONS.  BY THE LATE 1970s THEY EXPANDED TO THE SHOP FACILITY, HIRED TOM PETRO AND BEGAN TAKING ON PUBLIC WORKS PROJECTS.  THE REST IS PROVERBIAL HISTORY, AS ERIC AND TOM HAVE COMPLETED HUNDREDS OF PROJECTS IN THE NEW YORK TRI-STATE AREA

NOW IT'S THE JOB OF SIBLINGS ELLIE AND DIRK KASSNER TO CARRY ON THE COMPANY. GROWING UP, THEY WERE TAUGHT: 
"YOU LOOK SOMEONE IN THE EYE. YOU SHAKE THEIR HAND. AND YOU DO WHAT YOU SAY YOU'RE GOING TO DO."

W.H. KASSNER, INC. STILL OPERATES BY THAT MANTRA AS A SUB, AND RESPONSIBLE CONTRACTOR.
THE PROOF IS ABUNDANT, AS WHK SERVICES MULTIPLE CLIENTS THAT HAVE WORKED WITH ALL THREE GENERATIONS OF KASSNERS.

KEY PERSONNEL |

 

ELLIE KASSNER |
PRESIDENT

THIRD GENERATION MAJORITY BUSINESS OWNER AND PRESIDENT, ELLIE KASSNER GREW UP AROUND W.H. KASSNER, INC.  HER STRONG ATTENTION TO DETAIL, FOCUS ON NEW BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND JOB COMPLIANCE, AND BUSINESS ACUMEN HAVE ALREADY YIELDED SIGNIFICANT CORPORATE GROWTH.  UNDER HER GUIDANCE, WHK IS A CERTIFIED WBE AND DBE.  BESIDES ESTIMATING IN THE OFFICE, ELLIE CAN BE FOUND FIELD MEASURING, MEETING WITH CLIENTS, AND INSTALLING WITH A TEAM.

When she takes a rare break from the bustle of entrepreneurship, Ellie plays with her new puppy, Kafka, and is learning to sail. (Think she's just in it for the rum? So do we.) She can also be found brewing beer and cider with Eric, catching live music shows, and zipping around on her motorcycle.

ERIC KASSNER |
CONSULTANT & FOUNDER

ERIC LAUNCHED OPERATIONS AT WHK WITH HIS FATHER, WOLFGANG, IN THE 1970s.  AS ONE OF THE COMPANY'S FOUNDERS, HE'S WORKED ON HUNDREDS OF PROJECTS IN THE NEW YORK TRI-STATE AREA, MOST NOTABLY ON THE 40 STORY HIGH-RISE TRUMP TOWERS OF WESTCHESTER IN DOWNTOWN WHITE PLAINS.  ERIC'S VAST AND INTRICATE AMASSED KNOWLEDGE OF THE MISCELLANEOUS METAL INDUSTRY MAKES HIM AN IMPORTANT ASSET TO WHK. 

When he’s not drinking black coffee in the office, he’s making cider in his basement with Ellie, canoeing with his cronies, or driving around his vintage British sports carsHe also sneaks off to Colorado for months at a time on ski trips. Jealous? Us too.

 

ALVINA WOLFING |

WITH THE COMPANY FOR OVER 20 YEARS, ALVINA IS OUR METICULOUS OFFICE MANAGER WHO HELPS US RUN A TIGHT SHIP.

DIRK KASSNER |
VICE PRESIDENT

AS VICE PRESIDENT, DIRK WORKS TO MANAGE WORKFLOW OPERATIONS BETWEEN THE OFFICE AND SHOP.  HIS NATURAL TALENT FOR SHOP DRAWINGS ALLOWS WHK TO PRODUCE ALL SUBMITTALS IN-HOUSE.  AS A COMPETENT ESTIMATOR, DETAILER, AND PROJECT MANAGER, DIRK LOOKS FORWARD TO WORKING ON THE VARIOUS CHALLENGING PROJECTS THAT WHK ATTRACTS AS A COMPANY.

 


 

When he's not cursing at AutoCAD, Dirk participates in adventure runs, competes on a roller derby team and enjoys boating on the Hudson River.                                   

TOM PETRO | 
CONSULTANT & FORMER OWNER

WITH A BACKGROUND IN ELECTRICAL WORK FOSTERED IN THE AIR FORCE, TOM HAS CARVED OUT A FEW NICHES AND MANY TALENTS AT WHK.  OVER THE COURSE OF HIS CAREER, HE HAS DEVELOPED A STRONG REPUTATION AS A PREMIUM INSTALLER OF ASI CLEANROOM DOORS AND HAS BECOME AN ACCESS CONTROL AND AUTOMATED DOOR EXPERT.  TOM IS AN EXTREMELY SKILLED DRAFTER AND DETAILER IN TEKLA 3D MODELLING PROGRAM, A TALENT WHICH HE WILL CONTINUE TO CONTRIBUTE TO WHK INTO RETIREMENT. 

When he’s not cracking corny jokes, he can be found waterfowl training his black lab, Captain, working on constructing wooden boats, or enjoying his new home in North Carolina. 

THE STALTERS | 

DINK STALTER : WHK SHOP FOREMAN SINCE 1985, LOREN (PROFESSIONALLY KNOWN BY MOST AS DINK) HAS A SHARP TECHNICAL MIND, ALLOWING FOR BRILLIANT FABRICATIONS

LOREN STALTER : KEEPING THINGS IN THE FAMILY, LOREN IS A KEY MEMBER OF THE WHK TEAM, MANAGING AND SUPERVISING IN THE FIELD WHILE COMPLETING STELLAR INSTALLATIONS.  

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OFFICE DOGS |

STANDARD POODLE PUPPY, KAFKA, JUST BECAME AN INTERN!

SHEPHERD MUTT, ORION, IS SLEEPY AND MAKES EXECUTIVE DECISIONS EVERY DAY ABOUT WHICH COMMANDS TO FOLLOW.

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WBE & DBE |

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YOU CAN FIND OUR PRESIDENT ON THE JOB EVERYDAY.

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

NEW YORK STATE 

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NEW YORK CITY

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NEW JERSEY STATE

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SAFETY |

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CONSTRUCTION IS NOTHING WITHOUT SAFETY. 

NOT ONLY DO WE MEET SITE SAFETY REQUIREMENTS, BUT AT WHK WE TAKE PREEMPTIVE SAFETY MEASURES TO PROTECT OURSELVES.  ALL CONSTRUCTION STAFF IS TRAINED IN OSHA CONSTRUCTION SAFETY, HAZARDOUS COMMUNICATION AND CONFINED SPACE TRAINING.  KEY FIELD TEAM MEMBERS ALSO HOLD FORKLIFT AND SCISSORS LIFT TRAINING.

IN OUR COMMITMENT TO PROVIDING THE HIGHEST QUALITY OF SERVICE, WE'VE MAINTAINED AN A+ RATING ON ISNETWORLD, A THIRD PARTY SAFETY AUDITOR FOR OVER 10 YEARS.  FOR LOW VOLTAGE ELECTRICAL WORK ON AUTOMATED DOORS, TECHNICIANS HAVE RECEIVED NFPA 70E ELECTRICAL SAFETY IN THE WORKPLACE TRAINING.

CHECK OUT OUR COMPREHENSIVE SAFETY MANUAL

AUTOMATED DOORS |

WHK HAS BEEN A SALES AND INSTALLATION REPRESENTATIVE FOR
ASI DOORS FOR OVER 20 YEARS. 

ASI CLEANSEAL DOOR SYSTEMS ARE RIGHTFULLY KNOWN AS THE PREMIER PHARMACEUTICAL CLEANROOM DOOR MANUFACTURER. ASI OFFERS A COMPLETE LINE OF FIBERGLASS AND STAINLESS STEEL SLIDING, SWING, ROLL UP AND FIRE DOORS. THEIR EXPERTLY ENGINEERED PRODUCTS ELIMINATE AREAS FOR MICROBIOLOGY TO GROW, AND HOLD UP TO EVEN THE MOST DETAILED WASH-DOWN PROCEDURES. 

WE ALSO SERVE AS A SALES REPRESENTATIVE FOR TORMAX TECHNOLOGIES AND NABCO ENTRANCES

CLIENTS | 

WHILE SOME OF OUR CLIENTS HAVE BEEN WITH US SINCE THE BEGINNING, WE ARE ALWAYS FORGING NEW RELATIONSHIPS WITH CONTRACTORS AND END USERS WE'RE PROUD TO SERVE. 

CONTACT US |

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W.H. KASSNER, INC.

PHONE : (845) 786-5515
FAX       : (845) 786-2317
EMAIL   : OFFICE@WHKASSNER.COM

PHYSICAL ADDRESS :
9 WEST SHORE DRIVE, TOMKINS COVE, NEW YORK 10986

MAILING ADDRESS : 
P.O. BOX 114, TOMKINS COVE, NEW YORK 10986

HOURS OF OPERATION: 
M - F / 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM