Our History

OMW officially started in May of 2010 but our family has been in the sheet metal industry for 30 years. Harley Owens started in the Knoxville area in 1981 and retired in 2009. While attending the University of Tennessee Chris Owens worked part-time for him from 2000 until 2003. After graduating in 2003, Chris worked full time until he opened up OMW in 2010.

Part of what makes OMW a unique company is it strives to honor God in all aspects of the business. When starting in 2010 the prayer was for God to bless Chris and his wife Katie with the resources to adopt a child from Ethiopia. Through His mercy God has blessed them with this and so much more. Chris strives to bring glory to God in all he does and it gives OMW a chance to spread His word to the roofing industry in East Tennessee.

Mission Statement

In order to effectively serve our customers and vendors Owens Metal Works is committed to:

O – Offering our customers the highest quality of workmanship while Honoring the Lord in all we do in a manner consistent with Biblical principles.

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.” – Colossians 3:23 (NIV)

M – Making sure that employees and their families are in a work environment that builds character, strengthens individuals, and nurtures families.

“Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. 4 Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.” – Philippians 2:3-4 (ESV)

W – We believe that we are truly blessed by God’s grace and because He has been faithful in the past, we trust Him for our future.

“Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” – Hebrews 13:5 (ESV)