About Us


Astro Sheet Metal Co. Inc. was founded in Irving, TX, in 1967 by John W. Paxton and James Mizell. John W. Paxton took full ownership of the company in 1970, and the company has been owour facilityned and managed by the Paxton family ever since.

Since its humble beginnings in a small building with a dirt floor and no electricity, Astro Sheet Metal has strived for sustained and healthy growth throughout its history. Today, the company resides in a 20,000 square foot, fully air-conditioned facility containing modern, sophisticated equipment.

John W. Paxton founded Astro Sheet Metal with a simple belief: a man hired to do a job should do that job the best that he knows how, and not simply good enough to meet customer expectations. He instilled the values of quality, proficiency, and customer satisfaction in his sons, four of whom now own and manage the business, and these values also have been passed down to the third generation of family members, who now work at the company.

Mission Statement


Our first responsibility is to our customers. We must not only satisfy them: we must continually attempt to exceed their expectations. We will value each and every client; after all, if we have no customers, then we have no business. Customer satisfaction is our top priority, and the purpose of every job we do.


Our people are our most important resource, and the key to our success. We will recruit, develop, and retain quality people in order to maintain a staff of skilled, capable, responsible, well-trained, and dedicated employees who possess a can-do attitude. In return, we will offer competitive wages and benefits, communicate our expectations, provide valuable feedback, and promote from within when possible.


In every business transaction, we will be honest, decent, and fair. We will strive to do every job right the first time, and we will be proud of the work that we do. We will be a company that is easy to do business with.


We are in business to make a profit. To realize this goal, we dedicate ourselves to continuous improvement in all areas of the business, including knowledge, technology, efficiency, and quality of work. We will set goals beyond our reach but within our stretch, and we will be an industry leader, not a follower. We must remain open-minded to opportunities outside our core business, and we must be willing to listen to the needs of our customers, for they will advise us of opportunities to add value. We realize that change is inevitable. However, our core values will never change: Quality, Proficiency, and Customer Satisfaction.