The Griesenbeck family’s roots run deep in Bastrop. B. J. Griesenbeck represents the fifth generation of the clan to live here. His forefathers include a county judge, a furniture store owner, and a rancher to name a few.
He first began welding when he was 15. Growing up on a ranch, there were always things to fix. His dad’s tools were usually just a hammer to hammer in nails and a screwdriver which doubled as a crowbar. So, B. J. learned early on to be creative and to make things from what he had on hand.