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Boston Custom Metal Fabrication Services

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Azores Iron Work Corp.
from 40 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Railings installed in new granite steps - Manchester, NH. Joao arrived a day late for the estimate, so I thought I had been stood up (he had the wrong date in his calendar). But I was happy that he made the trip to discuss my project and make recommendations. No other railing manufacturer recommended the material he did and it was ultimately what I chose, so as to not ever have to worry about rust. He custom made the railings and his guys installed them within the estimated time frame, which was quite reasonable. They were professional (except the smoking part) and did an good job overall. Joao also had the best pricing out of the 4 estimates I received. I would definitely recommend Azores Iron Work Corp. for your metal fabrication and installation project.

North Shore Welding
from 29 reviews
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Danielle M.
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Greg was extremely punctual, attentive and accommodating. He helped me custom design my rail and was very patient as I had changed my design last minute. Not only were his rates good but after changing my design, he informed me that my rail would cost less. He was honest, friendly and I would hire him again for future work. I am very pleased with North Shore Welding.

  • 9 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Peggy B.
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OMG, Christine and Dennis were absolutely wonderful! From the first conversation we had (Christine contacted me immediately upon receiving my inquiry) until today, when they finished the installation of our gorgeous, new porch railings, it was pure delight! Their price was great (exactly what she quoted), they were able to fit us into their schedule, and complete the job well within my requested timeframe, and they were a pleasure to do business with. They were polite, prompt, friendly, respectful of us and each other, made us gorgeous railings, and added beauty to our property! I can’t say enough about DCB Welding and Fabrication, Inc. They are truly the kind of people, and business, that you want to put your trust in for a job well done. Dennis is a perfectionist, and a true artist. Christine is the dynamo that makes it all work. Together, they made me a very happy customer. Just being around them tells you that that’s their goal: to make their customers happy, and, in my case, proud to own beautifully made wrought iron railings!! Look no further: DCB is the company you want to hire!!

VonHaase Metal Service
from 5 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Bill W.
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We had a stainless steel stern rail on our boat that was bent in many places in different ways. Frankly i was concerned that it would never be right. Troy Haase, not only did a superb job of getting it back to its original condition, he was professional in every way - timely, courteous and reasonable in his costs.

  • 30 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jerry C.
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I have known Ed Wiggins for many years and have utilized his quality welding & metal fabrication services on commercial as well as residential projects. Ed is honest, hard working, with great communication skills and does a clean professional job whether repairs or complete builds indoor or out. Ed has the ability and know-how to persevere on projects that present unexpected challenges and the stick-to-itiveness to complete projects right and within budget as well as make professional recommendations for design options to enhance the project. I give Ed and his company, E.P. Wiggins Welding & Metal Fabrication Services, the highest rating possible and recommend them for any weld/metal-fab services required.

RK Fabricators
from 2 reviews
    Eric M.
    Verified review

    RK Fabricators transformed an old snap on tools truck into a mobile kitchen I worked real close the staff at RK and was amazed at quality of work they did the staff was great took all my recommendations and want and needs into consideration and turned and old beat up truck into an amazing food service vehicle my truck has all stainless steel walls, counters and cabinets customer designed exhaust hood the truck was the talk of the event I have picked up 6 other events because of the work RK Fabricators did for me the truck was done 2 weeks earlier than promised and $2500 under the estimated cost it was such pleasurable experience to deal with a company that did not blow a lot of happy sunshine up my you know what from now on RK Fabricators is my go to company I would and have recommended RK Fabricators to everyone I speak to can not wait to get the next project started

    from 2 reviews
    • 8 years in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Mark Z.
    Verified review

    Jim did a great job. Ed cut a steel girder to fit a new steel header and then welded two clips the support the existing girder. Jim did a number of additional things as well for me. He had all the equipment required and was versed in safety and organizing the work. I would use Jim again for his services.

    • 10 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Cynthia M.
    Verified review

    Steve took my thoughts of a design and made them reality. He is hard working, attentive to detail and creative I will definitely use him again for other projects

    D. Clement, Inc.
    from 1 review
      Gary Machinery Associates C.
      Verified review

      We use D Clement exclusively for a reason; they are able to do anything we need and more. from small machinery moves to big systems and plant cleanouts as well as structure repairand/or customizing.


      We offer welding repairs, custom metal fabrication and repairs. We have trailers, landscaping equipment including commercial grass bags, snow plow repairs and ICC bars. We also offer security gates, wrought iron gates and railings.

      • 4 hires on Thumbtack

      I do all areas of welding/metal fabrication. I offer mobile and in-shop services. I can do artistic/ornamental blacksmithing.


      We cover all your welding and metal fabrication needs in a flash! From residential and commercial railings to small repairs (e.g., motorcycle parts and car/truck frames) and construction equipment (for example, bucket work, forks, and trailers), we provide excellent service with fair prices! Give us a call today!


      We offer precision sheet metal fabrication and metal stampings, including cabinets, electrical chassis, panels, mounting brackets, buss bars, and almost anything made of sheet metal. Materials include steel, aluminum, stainless steel, copper, brass, bronze, and others. Our services include shearing, punching, bending, welding and machining ,as well as all kinds of finishing, including plating, painting, and powder coating.


      I do on-site welding and fabricate and install steel railings, custom ornamental iron work, fences, gates, and steel beams. I stand by my work and provide prompt service. I am insured, with workman's compensation. References are available upon request.


      For more than 40 years, Salem Metal Fabricators, Inc. has had an outstanding reputation as a full-service and family-run job shop, serving all industries. Our in-house capabilities are created to handle everything, from precision sheet metal fabrication to spray painting and all the engineering assistance and expert design needed in between. Our modern facility and experienced team are equipped to quickly respond to our customers' needs, with on-time and quality delivery at a competitive and fair price.

      • 2 hires on Thumbtack

      We offer the following services: - welding and construction - metal fabrication - coach conversions - MIG - TIG - ARC - steel erection - bus conversions - steel supplier


      We fabricate stairs, railings, and any miscellaneous steel. We also handle the erection and installation of all our fabricated products. We deal with residential, commercial, and industrial clients. We will travel to you, and show a portfolio of our jobs we have completed.


      We offer custom fabrication and machining. We're a full-service shop, providing light and heavy forming, rolling, welding, plasma cutting, pipe bending, and more. We work extensively in aluminum and stainless steel, as well as steel.


      I offer the following: * Metal fabrication * Welding * Press braking * Grinding * Sanding * Drilling * Measuring * Blueprinting * Finishing * Inspection


      Hi! My name is Wilmer, and I specialize in custom stainless fabrication. I provide custom solutions to your metal fabrication needs, whether you need to make a change or improvement to an existing product or you need help transforming your ideas into reality. I offer high quality with every single project. I handle the following: - Punching - Bending - Shearing - Welding - Polishing - Stainless countertops - Stainless steel handrails - Stainless steel corner guards - Stainless cabinets - Work tables - Pot racks - Wall panels - Column covers - Repair And more.


      30 + years in the trade Providing skills required for customers

      Q & A

      Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

      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.

      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.

      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.

      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.

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