MICHAEL S. AYERS SR. AND MARY LOU AYERS OWNERS/OPERATORS AND STOCK HOLDER OF AWF.
AWF is a family owned and operated business with over 27 years experience.
Michael Ayers is a lifetime resident of Cecil County, MD. He grew up on the family farm. He took Welding at the Cecil Vo-tech Center and graduated top of his class. After graduation he worked on the farm during the day and welded in the evenings and weekends. He met Mary Lou and they were married in 1974. The family farm was sold so Mike and Mary Lou moved to PA. and managed a Dairy Farm for 12 years. A farm is a great place to raise 3 children. They worked side by side as a family and developed a very close relationship. The owner was making changes with the farm so we decided to come back home to MD where we built a nice home on a parcel off the family farm. Mike drove a truck during the day and welded in the evenings and weekends. His welding business kept growing so he discontinued trucking and went to welding full time. The business originated at home at 15 Post Road. We grew out of the home site so we found the perfect building at 940 Red Toad Road, which is our present location.
Mike and Mary Lou are very proud of their 3 children:
Our 3 children Michelle, Mike JR, and Walter are now married and have gave us 5 wonderful grand baby boys, no girls YET.
Michelle is married with 3 boys and sells Real Estate with Mary Lou.
Mike JR. is married and is part owner/operator here at AWF.
Walter is married with 2 boys and is getting ready to start his own plumbing business.
Mary Lou has worked side by side with Mike since they have been married. She still takes care of the bookkeeping for the business. While raising their 3 children, she helped raise the children in the neighborhood at her in home childcare program.
Once her children no longer needed her at home she went into the work force at a Dr’s office. As she worked during the day she was taking Real Estate classes at night. Today Mary Lou works at AWF during the day and enjoys selling Real Estate in the evening and weekends with Michelle her daughter as her partner.
Mike JR. graduated from Rising Sun High School. He then entered the ITT Institute of Technology where graduated top in is class. His Computer, electronic career was on a great start but he quickly got board with his office job and started to explore other options. Mike took a job with a water tower company building and repairing the tanks. He seemed to enjoy climbing on these tanks 50 to 150 feet in the air.
Mike Sr.’s business was growing quickly and needed help so he asks JR. to join him. They work well with each other and enjoy learning from each other’s expertise. The home base was not big enough for the growing business so we moved AWF to 940 Red Toad Road, which is our present location.