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About Us

Locally Owned Regionally Respected

Since 1946

The Jackson Cook Story

After World War II, Robert L. Jackson returned home to Tallahassee and founded Jackson’s Welding and Machine Shop in 1942. The shop quickly became highly respected in Tallahassee and the surrounding area for its quality craftsmanship and personal service.


Robert’s son Richard joined the business, and along with his partner, Clarence Cook, purchased the business in 1962. After renaming to Jackson Cook, the two partners set out to grow and expand the business.


More than 75 years later, what was once a small, local machine shop is now an expansive construction services business working with clients across the southeast, offering a wide range of services such as steel fabrication and erection, crane services, rigging, and welding. 


While many things have changed since Robert founded his machine and welding shop back in 1946, a few key things have stayed the same: 

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We are locally and privately owned. 

We stand behind what we do
and guarantee quality with every project. 

We believe that a handshake still matters. 

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