Long Beach local Johnny Emerick, owner of Emerick’s Ironworks, was a guest on an episode of the popular reality show, Property Brothers.
On the show, twin brothers Jonathan Scott and Drew Scott, help couples find fixer upper houses to turn them into their dream homes.
Emerick has appeared on other special series by the brothers; ‘Celebrity IOU’ and ‘Brother vs Brother.’
Emerick gained experience in welding in his youth and went on to start his own business.
“I feel that Long Beach is every reason for the growth of Emerick’s Ironworks. I moved to Long Beach 15 years ago, I’ve lived a lot of places and here is the first place I’ve ever felt at home. I even met my wife here over 10 years ago at the Starbucks on 7th and Redondo. Thank you for everything Long Beach,” said Emerick.
He works on a multitude of other creative projects and has created set pieces for musicians and movie props. He has also done work for well known celebrities like Jason Momoa (‘Aquaman’).
Emerick’s Instagram page showcases several eye-catching projects like a functional R2-D2 and an 8 foot boom box.
He is particularly proud of his design of the battle bus for the Fortnite event in 2018.
“They were doing an event and they asked me to build the battle bus, but in a life sized version. I took a 35 foot school bus that I bought from a church off of Craigslist and transformed it into the video game,” said Emerick.
Emerick has managed and run stages for well-known U.S. music festivals such as Coachelle, Danny Wimmer Presents and Dan’s Work tour.
Currently, his workshop is located in La Habra and he has plans to open a permanent shop in Long Beach. For more information, you can visit Emerick’s Ironworks website here.