How It All Started - Our Story
At the heart of Spring Works lies the inspiring journey of our founder, Leo Beck. Fueled by a passion for cars, metalwork, art, and a genuine desire to help people, Leo's story is a testament to his unwavering dedication and love for his craft.
Leo's fascination with cars began at the young age of 13, when he fearlessly installed a motor into his very first car—a 1978 Honda Civic. As he grew older, Leo's skills expanded, and he was introduced to arc welding at 14, followed by ornamental iron work just a couple of years later. The act of creating and transforming materials left an indelible mark on him.
In 1986, while working at a blacksmith shop, Leo delved into leaf spring manufacturing, a pivotal moment that laid the groundwork for what would become Spring Works. In 1993, Spring Works was born, initially operating from a single bay within a trailer repair and part shop in Windsor, CA. With a mere 800 square foot warehouse, equipped modestly with a red toolbox, a drill press, a chop saw, a jack, 2 jack stands, an arch table, and a hammer, the journey commenced.
Starting small, focusing on springs, Leo's unwavering commitment to honesty and exceptional customer service soon sparked rapid expansion. Over the following years, Spring Works added more tools, equipment, and established an online presence. By 1995, we had expanded into custom suspension fabrication, custom coils, wheel alignments, differential repair, and brake services. The inclusion of heavy truck suspension leaf springs and suspension parts followed closely, cementing our presence in the market.
Today, we continue to thrive both online and through our brick and mortar businesses, but our growth has never shifted our focus from our core values. With over 30 years of specialized suspension and brake experience, and expertise in suspension fabrication, leaf, and coil manufacturing, we stand apart from our competitors. Our unwavering dedication to our customers and our commitment to handling every job with integrity and care that truly sets us apart.
At the heart of our organization are the same values that propelled us to success in the early days. Moving us forward as we serve our customers with the same passion and commitment that defined our founder's journey many years ago. With each passing day, we are grateful for the opportunity to share our expertise, passion, and love for what we do with you. We look forward to being there for you whenever you need us.
Thank you for being a part of our story, and we are excited for many more years of servicing you with sincerity and excellence.
Humble beginnings, Hard Work and Wonderful People
Although the story began with me, the success of Spring Works was a collective effort involving numerous individuals. Not least, all the customers that have supported us over the years, sometimes for decades.
Over the years, three coworkers, Phil, Angelo, and Ivan, played an instrumental role, contributing an immeasurable amount of time and energy to the growth and achievements of Spring Works. Their dedication, hard work, and unwavering perseverance have been pivotal in propelling the company forward. Without their invaluable contributions, none of the accomplishments we have achieved would have been possible. It is with deep appreciation and gratitude that I acknowledge the significant impact of these exceptional individuals on the journey of Spring Works.
"In the realm of ideas, everything depends on enthusiasm; in the real world, all rests on perseverance." -Goethe