SELKIRK — There are two things the Flach Companies have maintained since first opening in 1970: providing industrial and construction-oriented services to the Capital District and keeping it a family business.
Located on 1521 Route 9W in Selkirk, the companies are comprised of four companies within: Flach Crane & Rigging, Gould Erectors and Riggers, Inc., Flach Industries, Inc. and Flach Development. Mainly working with industrial and municipal clients, the companies offer services including crane rentals, rigging, trucking, building erection, steel fabrication, plant maintenance and more.
Keith Flach, the first two companies’ supervisor, said the companies have been run by three generations of Flach men — his grandfather, John P. Flach; his father, John C. Flach Sr.; and himself. Since the end of last summer, they have been under a new generation of management, and have had a change in the administrative principles to adapt to what the future may bring. Although they are under a new generation of management, the family always strives to offer the same quality of work and ethics that it has since 1970.
While the companies mostly work within an hour radius from the Capital District, Keith said it has sometimes done business as far as Vermont, Massachusetts and Connecticut. “Going above and beyond for what the customer needs was a core value my grandfather had started with, and we make sure we try to work on budget and on schedule,” Keith said. “Our dedication to our customers’ needs and our core family and business values are what set us apart from other businesses. We also take safety as a high priority in our work.”
For more information, visit www.flachcompanies.com.