When Austin Berkhimer started Cross Cove Metal Works, he was using it as a "go-between for what God had for me next." Berkhimer didn't realize at the time that his business – both the profits and the flexibility – would set up his next step perfectly.
Berkhimer spends half of the year in the Cove completing metal working orders and attending trade, craft and vendor shows. The other six months, Berkhimer travels to Barbuda for mission work.
In high school, Berkhimer took Tom Ritchey's agriculture classes, which introduced him to metalworking.
"I found out I had quite a knac...