Al the Welder
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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:
Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers
Wear masks during the job
Wear gloves during the job
Metalwork - Jeep Roll Bars
Metalwork - Moraga 2020
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Al and his crew was great. They started and finished the job on time and cleaned up everything. It’s always a pleasure to work with someone who enjoys their work and does an excellent job 👍🏽Sep 17, 2020Verified
Really pleased with the results, workmanship was/is top notch, good communication and timely service. Al will be the first person I go to for my next welding job. The whole shop was friendly and welcoming, even Bear ;-)Sep 4, 2020Verified
Al did an amazing job helping us pick a new front gate cover for our home. He was very quick to respond, patiently answered all of my questions (I knew nothing about welding!), and offered us a very fair price. They showed up totally prepared and were in and out very quickly. The new gate looks better than I expected. Even our neighbors couldn’t say enough good things about how great the new gate looks. I would hire him again in an instant! Thank you Al and team for stellar service and a great job!!Sep 18, 2020Verified
Al and his wife were absolutely fantastic! I needed help fixing a stool that had a bent hairpin leg. Not only did he do an excellent job fixing the chair and making it practically brand new but he and his wife picked up the stool and dropped it back off to me as I don’t have a car. I highly recommend Al the welder. You will not be disappointed in the great work he does!! They’re both extremely kind and friendly as well! I’ve officially found my welder and will not be going to anyone else for all my welding needs! Thanks a million!!Sep 4, 2020Verified
Al is a magician, one of the rare professionals, who can handle very delicate tasks. He has attention to details and patience to do the job to the highest standard, a perfectionist. Has done some welding jobs around the office that no one else could before him. I tried several other professionals before, but he did the best job. He is also a very nice person. Highly recommend.Aug 22, 2020Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?At Al the Welder, our priority is quality, followed by customer satisfaction. Often times customer's needs get lost when money becomes the priority. You will not find that at Al the Welder. We are clear on our pricing. Quotes are done by text, email or we can send you an itemized quote in writing. We do need money to continue providing our customers with great service and doing what we love. Please review our hourly fees and project deposit policy below. Our Pricing: HOURLY - $100/hr - In-shop (fabrication in our shop) *$50 shop minimum for small jobs less than an hour $150/hr - In-field (work on-site installations,welding, repairs, etc) *$150 minimum $200/hr - Rush/Expedited work request PROJECTS OVER $500 - A 50% deposit is required before work can begin.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?It is important that we understand the details of the project first. Given the current global situation and the need for social distancing, there is a great deal of information we can get from the customer without meeting. We are able to communicate by text, email, phone and video chat. - Photos of item, area or ideas help - Measurements of item, area or ideas are very important (if you are unable to do this we are happy to come out and gain this info free of charge) - Pertinent details about the project (metal type, date needed, budget) if you need help figuring out what metal you have, we can help just reach out. This allows for us to give the most accurate estimate of costs and time. Remember that there are no dumb questions, we are all here to learn. We are here to help with your metal project or repair by learning what you need as our customer. Communication is key in our process so questions are necessary.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Al Suarez, owner & fabricator, began welding in his father's shop Brightlight in Santa Clara, California at the age of 14 years old. Spending weekends and after school learning the trade upgraded to full-time Summer work. After high school graduation Al began his long and creative career as a welder and fabricator going on 35 years! From 2010 to 2016 Al the Welder operated as Arc Fusion Fabrication before re-opening in 2020 as Al the Welder. Al has worked within a wide spectrum of metal work including semi-conductors, restaurant/food prep, exercise and equipment, auto restoration /metal repair, handrail, countertops, elegant finishes and fixtures. Al is able to read the most detailed blueprint or sketches on a napkin and make your project happen and within a reasonable budget.