In the spring of 2014, Keven Higgins took his childhood passion of woodworking and turned it into his full-time gig, creating Higgins Fabrication! Designing and building custom made furniture is what they do best, and they also specialize in epoxy resin and other wood pieces (besides furniture).
Higgins, founder and head woodworker, joined the Army shortly after college and had to set aside his love for building. However, after living out of state for some time, he made his way back home to Maine and was able to pick up his tools and get back to doing what he loves best.
Keven’s brother also works and lives in the Bangor Area, doing economic development. Through his brother, Keven found out about the Bangor Innovations Center and decided to send in an application. Five years later and Higgins Fabrication is still going strong with our facility.
“The facility has allowed us to make the jump from a small home business/ side hustle to an actual viable small business!”
During their time at the center, they’ve been able to expand their business and rent out three of the units! Keven tells us, “The access to the truck dock and overhead doors in our unit are super helpful for our business”. Access to our shipping dock makes receiving materials, or shipping product a breeze.
When we asked him how Bangor Innovations Center brought added value to his business, he said, “the facility can be a really good option to bridge the gap between being a micro business, to becoming a small or even medium sized business. Without having to take on a huge debt burden or serious financial risk before you are certain your business can sustain itself”.
At our center we pride ourselves on the flexibility we offer here. Understanding the importance of a flexible work environment, payment plan and hours of operation is pivotal in getting your business up and running.
“The team at Bangor Innovations Center will work with you to come up with a plan that makes sense for where you’re at, and it’s tailored to grow with you until you eventually (hopefully) outgrow the facility and are able to purchase your own space!”
We couldn’t have said it better ourselves Keven! We are honored to be partnered with Higgins Fabrication, and it’s been an absolute pleasure watching them grow and flourish over the last five years. While we’d love to keep them with us forever, we cannot wait to see their continued success allow them to purchase their very own building someday. Thank you Higgins Fabrication for allowing us to be a part of your journey! Be sure to check them out HERE.