About Our Team

The Aalbu Brother's Team: Experienced, Determined, Punctual

The History Of Aalbu Brothers

Aalbu Brothers has been in business for over 100 years. Our early start was building and repairing Everett’s finest horse drawn carriages and wagons. We built our own wheels that helped move the small city into the age of the automobile. In 1912 we moved to our location to 2927 Grand Ave and took the name Aalbu Brothers from the owners Knut K. Aalbu and Ole Aalbu. By the mid 1930’s Sievert Torve had moved into ownership and then Cal Ferguson and Larry Torve ran the successful business of Aalbu Brothers of Everett Inc. until September 2017, when father and son team, Frank and Francis Craven took the reins.

Francis Craven

President, CEO
 Francis, 31, is an experienced PADI Scuba Instructor and Master Scuba Diver Trainer with over 2500+ dives, a mechanic, electrician, Bering Sea fisherman, entrepreneur, submarine co-pilot and general problem solver. He was born in Everett, WA and spent many years at the Port of Everett with his father working with the fishermen that called the Everett Marina home. 

Frank Craven

Principal Partner & Adviser
Frank brings to the table 38 years of experience in the fabrication trade. He lends his time around the shop ensuring that safety practices are followed and that the quality that we as a shop wish to provide is produced accordingly. He currently works full-time for Edmonds’ School District as their one and only metal fabricator. He previously has worked for Everett Engineering as a valued member of their team for nearly 10 years. Before that he owned his own fabrication business based out of the Port of Everett, servicing many of Everett’s commercial fishing vessels.

Tyler Clayberg

Foreman – Welder/Fabricator

Tyler adds to the team 16 years of welding experience and is responsible for overseeing the fabrication end of the shop. He has experience in welding in cast iron, bronze, stainless, steel, aluminum and other exotic metals. He was born and raised in the Everett Area. Tyler is WABO certified and holds a qualification for welding on nuclear containment vessels. His previous employment for the DOD exposed him to many new and interesting methods of fabrication.

Jennifer Gere

Jennifer Gere

Office Manager

Jennifer brings a woman’s touch to the shop and manages the office and all that that entails. She fits in well with the high energy and antics of the guys in the shop and brings a thorough understanding of sales and workflow. She lives in Everett and has a vested interest in the growth of Aalbu Brothers.

Cal Ferguson

Advisor – Former Owner of Aalbu Brothers of Everett Inc
Cal has owned Aalbu Brothers of Everett Inc. since 1987 and has worked at the shop at 2927 Grand Ave since 1968. His breadth of knowledge is invaluable and unparalleled.

The Future of Aalbu Brothers

We are planning many new avenues of revenue for our shop and brand, including becoming a General Contractor. We are eager to be an active community member, sponsoring artists and the like in our area. We also want to be able to provide our customers cool products that are fun to build and use. 
Things we have in mind are:

  • Fishing vessels
  • SCUBA vessels
  • Mini Jet Boats
  • Custom ATVs
  • Custom Cars
  • Containerized Tiny Homes and Shops
  • Eventually, Amphibious Ultralights
  • Etc.

Timely Support

Innovative Ideas

Advanced Technology

Clear Communication

Recent Blog Posts

Testing OceanGate’s Titan Submersible to 13,123 Feet

OceanGate contacted Francis to assist in a diver support role for their engineering validation tests to take place in the Bahamas, off of the coast of Great Abaco. We did several tests off a large support vessel using a 1200 lb rated mono-filament tuna fishing line...

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