Henry Rader & Son

History

The history of Henry Rader & Son

The Rader family emmigrated from Germany in the years before World War II. Henry Rader founded Henry Rader & Son in 1906 in Hoboken New Jersey. Henry constructed the shop in Jersey City in 1923.

Much of the work of those early days consisted of crafting skylights and custom ceiling pieces for the Hudson County area.

When Henry Rader died in 1927 Bill Rader Sr. took over the shop.

Ed Rader has been working at the shop founded by his grandfather, Henry Rader, since he was 15-years-old.

He specializes in creating transitional custom pieces for duct work and ventilation. Ed Rader measures, cuts and assembles all of his projects by hand so each piece is unique and precise to the project specifications.

“Anytime I need something made for the house, some kind of little thing that you can’t buy, Ed to the rescue. Making anything you can think about.”
-Carolyn Kirchoff, neighbor

Whether you need a drain fixed, ventilation duct made or any other metal project, Ed is ready to help.

Stop by 74 Webster Ave in Jersey City to place an order or see him at work.

Copyright 2014 Henry Rader & Son

HistoryThe history of Henry Rader & Son

"Firm is Doing Big Metal Jobs"

Rader and son Executing Contracts on Skyscraper and Other Structures.
Published Sept. 30, 1921

"Henry Rader & Son, of 74 Webster avenue, Jersey City, are doing many of the bigget sheet metal jobs in the country at the present time. Among others they are working on one contract at the Trust Company of New Jersey Building, Jersey City's new skyscraper, the first in Jersey City Heights, and the largest of its kind in Hudson county.

Another job of large proportions is that at the big Lerner office building, at the Summit Tube Station in Jersey City, another big structure. A third contract in the same class is that at the Polish school building on Twenty-fourth street, Bayonne. It can be readily seen, therefore, that dull times are not affecting this concern.

The Raders have done much of the sheet metal work on the National, Central, Lincoln and Tivoli theaters Jersey City and North Hudson. They recently completed the installation of a cooling system in the Tivoli, one of the largest jobs of its kind done in this section. In fact, the name of Rader has been identified with numerous big developments in Hudson county, where, in addition to private work, he has executed numerous important public contracts. To publish all of the large public work he has done, would fill a book. Much of it has been in schools in Jersey City and Hoboken.

Henry Rader, who has been identified with roofing and sheet metal work for over thirty years in Jersey City, took his son in as partner about two years ago. They have been working together since then and have been very successful. The elder Rader belongs to the old school of skillful mechanics, has learned the trade thoroughly and demands the best of workmanship of his employees. His son is also a capable worker.

Rader owns considerable property in Jersey City and is in the foremost rank among the fair landlords. He has only raised his rents to the extent that would cover his increases in taxes and has never taken unfair advantage of his tenants. They all think very highly of him. He is active in fraternal circles, being a member of the Masonic order, the Zemzems and of the Jersey City Lodge of Elks. He is also a director in the Franklin Building and Loan Association.

William Rader, his son, served his country in the army during the World War and took part in much of the fighting on the other side. When he returned to the United States he joined his father in business."

Family Owned Since 1906

The Rader family emmigrated from Germany in the years before World War II. Henry Rader founded Henry Rader & Son in 1906 in Hoboken New Jersey. Henry constructed the shop in Jersey City in 1923.

Much of the work of those early days consisted of crafting skylights and custom ceiling pieces for the Hudson County area.

When Henry Rader died in 1927 Bill Rader Sr. took over the shop.

Ed Rader has been working at the shop founded by his grandfather, Henry Rader, since he was 15-years-old.

He specializes in creating transitional custom pieces for duct work and ventilation. Ed Rader measures, cuts and assembles all of his projects by hand so each piece is unique and precise to the project specifications.

“Anytime I need something made for the house, some kind of little thing that you can’t buy, Ed to the rescue. Making anything you can think about.”
-Carolyn Kirchoff, neighbor

Whether you need a drain fixed, ventilation duct made or any other metal project, Ed is ready to help.

Stop by 74 Webster Ave in Jersey City to place an order or see him at work.

Sheet Metal Work With Character

"Rader and son Executing Contracts on Skyscraper and Other Structures.
Henry Rader & Son, of 74 Webster avenue, Jersey City, are doing many of the bigget sheet metal jobs in the country at the present time. Among others they are working on one contract at the Trust Company of New Jersey Building, Jersey City's new skyscraper, the first in Jersey City Heights, and the largest of its kind in Hudson county.

Another job of large proportions is that at the big Lerner office building, at the Summit Tube Station in Jersey City, another big structure. A third contract in the same class is that at the Polish school building on Twenty-fourth street, Bayonne. It can be readily seen, therefore, that dull times are not affecting this concern.

The Raders have done much of the sheet metal work on the National, Central, Lincoln and Tivoli theaters Jersey City and North Hudson. They recently completed the installation of a cooling system in the Tivoli, one of the largest jobs of its kind done in this section. In fact, the name of Rader has been identified with numerous big developments in Hudson county, where, in addition to private work, he has executed numerous important public contracts. To publish all of the large public work he has done, would fill a book. Much of it has been in schools in Jersey City and Hoboken.

Henry Rader, who has been identified with roofing and sheet metal work for over thirty years in Jersey City, took his son in as partner about two years ago. They have been working together since then and have been very successful. The elder Rader belongs to the old school of skillful mechanics, has learned the trade thoroughly and demands the best of workmanship of his employees. His son is also a capable worker.

Rader owns considerable property in Jersey City and is in the foremost rank among the fair landlords. He has only raised his rents to the extent that would cover his increases in taxes and has never taken unfair advantage of his tenants. They all think very highly of him. He is active in fraternal circles, being a member of the Masonic order, the Zemzems and of the Jersey City Lodge of Elks. He is also a director in the Franklin Building and Loan Association.

William Rader, his son, served his country in the army during the World War and took part in much of the fighting on the other side. When he returned to the United States he joined his father in business."

Copyright 2014 Henry Rader & Son