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Top Rated Metal Recyclers Around Ashburn, VA

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Tim's Assembly Service
4.8
from 196 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 309 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Aizhan I.
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Overall, I am very happy with Tim's quality of work. My only suggestion would be to improve communication: for example, the work involved some drilling into a concrete wall and there was metal residue left on a thick carpet from screws that I was not anticipating. Having a baby who crawls everywhere adds more complexity to the issue because not all of them was possible to clean with a vacuum cleaner. Both me and my husband had to use the magnet to actually go through the whole area on our knees to capture all the little pieces. This is was definitely a challenge. However given the reasonably prices quality service, I am still willing to give 4 stars.

TnT
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Emmy E.
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Tyrone came out on short notice to help with a metal project for our window. He did a good job. Was professional, nice, good workmanship and priced right. We would hire him again. You should too!

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I can custom build mantles and install custom moulding. I can repair any wood work. I can build and install cabinets. I stick and mig weld black or red steel. Weld fences, gates , BBQ pits, toolboxes, bumpers etc.

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We provide quality and efficient services at affordable prices with quotes and same-day services available.

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I'm a custom cutlery, blacksmith and metal worker. I mostly work in high-art, custom-usable knives, including Damascus and Wootz steels.

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Because it's 'reasonably cheap and we do good work

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We offer full-service welding and metal fabrication. We do TIG, MIG and stick welding in shop and mobile service. We are specializing in stainless and aluminum welding and fabrication.

Randy F.
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Kraftwerks repaired our standing seam tin roof and rebuilt and restored the slate roof on our 1840s spring house. They did a great job! The work was done in a timely fashion and the site thoroughly cleaned up once the project was finished. We highly recommend Kraftwerks!

Valle Remodeling Inc.
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
David K.
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the guys from Valle Remodeling showed up on time and did an excellent job installing the Fire Proof door. They came prepared and did exactly what they said they would do. Within 2 hours, they removed the existing door and metal frame and installed the new door. Before leaving they cleaned up the area - leaving it in better condition. Hats off to these kind gentlemen for a job well-done!

  • 42 years in business
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Creative Metal Design is specializing in the following: * Custom business signage * Custom handmade metalwork for interior or exterior: gates, railings, window grills, balconies and other architectural fabrications * Metal furniture: beds, table bases, chairs, plant holders, etc. * Metal art: have your design fabricated or choose from an array of one-of-a-kind metal sculptures In an age when mass production is the norm and the average product life is 3-5 years, there is a craftsman whose work is built to last a lifetime. Pete Markey, owner of Creative Metal Design, is an artist who creates on a canvas of iron. Using the hammer in place of the brush, he paints three-dimensional works of art that are functional as well as beautiful. Pete is a graduate of Turley Forge in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he mastered the time-honored, traditional method of shaping metal with hammer and anvil. His expertise ranges from faithful reproductions to his own highly original designs, and his skill with a variety of metals enables him to express many moods and effects. He specializes in custom-built one-of-a-kind pieces, which interpret the visions of individuals who search for the truly distinctive and unique. Handcrafted from start to finish, Pete's metal designs represent a creative approach to practicality and visual pleasure. Their quality and beauty make them architectural treasures to be used and appreciated for generations.

  • 24 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Frank L.
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Tough job working with cast metal but they did it perfectly and on time

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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Close attention to detail. My designs and quality of work are what sets me far above the bar. I have a 10 year background in high-end metalwork of all scales and gallery artwork.

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We do metals in an artistic way. We are best in railings, gates, signs, and household and office furniture.

Philip's Design
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda B.
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Description Of Work: Two glass doors hung on an IKEA Billy bookshelf; large wardrobe assembled consisting of two cabinets and sliding doors. I contacted Philip to put together a very large (78x92) wardrobe in our master bedroom. He responded quickly and asked a couple of follow up questions such as type of doors and any accessories, so he could provide me with an accurate quote. Since our wardrobe is actually two cabinets together, the price came out to be $160. I also asked him if he could install doors on one of our IKEA bookshelves, which was an extra $30. I contacted a couple of people about this work and Philip was the most responsive and professional. He was easy to reach by e-mail and provided me with his cell phone number as well. I had to change the time of our appointment the night before due to a scheduling conflict and Philip was able to work with me - all right after he had left me a voice mail confirming the details. I came home today to evenly hung IKEA doors on our bookshelf and an amazing wardrobe. The only mess - the boxes for us to recycle. I cannot wait to work with him again. Additional Questions Answered when completing this report How much did the final cost compare to the original estimate? right on How does the value of the work compare to the price? I got more than my money's worth How far in advance did you schedule the work? within a week Have you used this company before? this is the first time I've used this company What did you like most about this contractor? His responsiveness and flexibility What surprises came up during the course of the work? On our end, we had to change the appointment at the last minute. Philip was great about moving our time back.

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Services are the following: * Sheet metal -- HVAC/ductwork * Skylights * Custom fabrication * Erection services * Installation services * Exhaust systems * Chutes * Tanks * Stacks * Conveyers * Fabricate and refurbish elevator cabs and interiors * Architectural and ornamental sheet metal fabrication * Welding services * PVC systems * Stainless steel * Specialty alloys * Hoppers * Roofing -- built-up, single ply, slate, tile, metal

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My job as a metal welder is to help fellow lawn owners by supplying them with lawn mowers. One thing that makes my business stand out is the quality the workers put into their work. Also, the working area of the employees is very organized.

One Time DesignWe
3.0
from 1 review
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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We do all our work to perfection according to customers' aspects. We do troubleshooting as well and custom projects including kitchens and baths.

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Most likely am passion for my work beyond making money .

Atlantic Metal Works
4.5
from 2 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Tracy O.
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Nathan is amazing at his craft and continuously demonstrates the highest level of courtesy and professionalism! I highly recommend Nathan Pickett!

portable welding service
4.2
from 5 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Rick R.
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I'm pretty picky about who I let work on my car. Charlie knows his welding, for sure. I had a job that turned out to be much more complex that originally thought. What was originally thought to be a simple steel automotive frame actually was a mix of metals (81 Delorean). Charlie knew from the way the weld wasn't taking what kind of metal it was, and what kind of rod he needed. He had everything in his truck. The job turned out super! We didn't agree on a price beforehand, just that we'd get in to the job and see what was involved. It took longer than thought and cost me less than I expected. Will absolutely use him for any other jobs in the future.

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We are a welding contractor with over 30 years in the industry. We provide shop/field service for all customers. We do heavy equipment repairs, ornamental iron, and custom fabrication of many items.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How many types of welding are there?

Welding is a method of fusing together two or more pieces of metal using electricity or flame. Welding is used to construct buildings, make metal sculptures, build and repair cars, make gates and furniture, and for many other practical and aesthetic uses. There are multiple types of welding. Here is an overview of the most popular methods:

  • Stick welding: Formally known as shielded metal arc welding, stick welding uses extreme heat applied at the seam of two separate metals to melt them together. A third (intermediary) metal may also be incorporated for added strength. As the metals cool, they are bonded together.
  • Metal inert gas (MIG) welding: Formally known as gas metal arc welding, MIG welding uses a tool to feed metal wire into the weld puddle while an electrical arc melts the wire, which will fuse to the base metal upon cooling.
  • Tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding: Formally referred to gas tungsten arc welding, TIG welding is a similar process MIG welding, but instead of using a tool that continuously feeds metal wire into the weld puddle, the welder must hold and manually feed the stick.
  • Gas welding: A mix of flammable gas and oxygen is used to heat metal to the melting point.
  • Forge welding: Forging metal is an ancient art that involves heating two pieces of metal until they are molten, then hammering them together.

How long is welding training?

Because there are different paths to learning to weld, there’s no single timeline for welding training. Some people attend school part-time while working their current job, while others can focus full-time on their welding training courses. People interested in learning how to weld as a hobby can also take classes from professional welders, such as at KCMA & Services in Waterloo, Indiana.

Expect to take at least two years to go from welding newbie to American Welding Society Certified Welder. A junior college Certificate of Completion welding course is two semesters full-time, or 10 units of coursework. With this certificate, students are qualified for an apprenticeship or internship, rather than a full-time entry-level job. Welding apprenticeships range from 6,000 to 8,000 hours long, equalling three to four years at 2,000 hours per year. Some junior colleges, such as Cerritos College in the Los Angeles area, offer more in-depth welding programs that lead to different welding certifications, such as arc welding and tungsten gas arc welding. These take three to four semesters to complete, so you could be qualified for an entry-level job in about two years of full-time study. Alternatively, you can prepare for employment more quickly through an intensive vocational program at a trade school. For instance, Ohio’s Lincoln Electric Company offers a comprehensive program that prepares people for a welding career in just 20 weeks and 600 hours of hands-on instruction.

Where can I take welding classes?

Your options for welding classes depend on where you live and whether you’re willing to travel. Many skilled professionals offer private or group welding classes across the U.S. Some high schools offer classes for teens, but many people learn from a private trainer or in a junior college or vocational school. Students learn basic welding, machining and fabrication processes, including using gas and arc welding equipment, and qualify for an apprenticeship or internship. Other colleges as well as vocational schools have two-year associate’s degree programs that prepare you to take the welding certification exam and seek full-time employment.

How much is welding training?

The cost of welding training depends on where you take your classes and how quickly you want to complete the program. In general, junior college welding classes are the least expensive, but may take longer; trade schools offer intensive classes that lead to certification more quickly, but are more expensive. For example, Cerritos College, a junior college in Los Angeles that offers a welding training course, charges an average of $46 per unit; most of their welding certificate programs require 19 units of coursework, so cost about $875 each to complete. Pro-Weld, an on-site welding school in Idaho, offers three different welding courses. The 36-week welder fabrication and the 24-week gas tungsten arc welding courses each cost an average of $3,300, while pipe welding costs an average of $2,500 for a 24-week session or an average of $4,500 for a 52-week session. The 20-week comprehensive program at the Lincoln Electric Company in Ohio costs an average of $9,500. Many programs require students to purchase approximately $120-$200 worth of personal welding equipment in addition to textbooks or other class material fees.