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HI! - Hugo Installs
5.0
from 127 reviews
  • 147 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brandon P.
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Hugo came out and did some welding for us and he was absolutely fantastic!

Brian Lavoie
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Michael T.
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Brian understood the situation i was in regarding the welding repairs needed to my utility trailer, and did his best to give me a fee i could feel good about. I couldn't believe that he showed up to get the repairs welded on a day that was snowing here...... Now that's way above Professionalism in my book. If there were ten stars to rate him, i would have given him all Ten.

VonHaase Metal Service
4.2
from 5 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly D.
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Quick to assist in getting our issue resolved. Would highly recommend this contractor for you welding needs!

  • 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.

Warrens welding
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Elaine B.
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Warren was GREAT to work with! He came when he said he would and went above and beyond with his metal work. He made my life a whole lot easier with his prompt and courteous service! I would highly recommend him for any metal work you need done. Thank you so much for everything Warren!!!

Mass Welding
3.0
from 2 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Brent B.
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I am very encouraged after a phone call from Joe that he can provide the kind of service I was looking for. I am not a welder but am looking for instruction, and Joe has already introduced me to some "lay of the land" concepts so that I am confident to study further with him.

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Tig welding. Aluminum, Stainless steel and Steel.

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We provide inspection, testing, and welding services. OST provides engineer-certified welding and nondestructive testing under a single roof. We are an innovative service provider to manufacturing facilities and utilities, power, process, and chemical providers.

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I do welding and light fabrication on almost anything made from metal -- dump trucks, trailers, farm equipment, dumpsters, railings, snow plows, fences, gates, wrought iron fences, and ornamental stuff. I do structural welding and also erection or structural steel. I am willing to travel.

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We are steel fabricators. We do railings, stairs, fire escapes and anything steel from window guards to anything you may need made out of steel. Been in business since 1990.

  • 41 years in business
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We strive for a quick turnaround time and a good quality job

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As we have grown, so have our client’s needs, and we strive to not only meet those expectations, but exceed them in every way! Our continued operation in the industry comes primarily from continued and referral business from our clients! Let us impress you next!

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I take a great deal of pride in my work and I wways let you know if we can or can not fix your problem

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

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I do all kinds of welding, metal work and repairs. I am a certified welder. I do deck repair and anything related with metal welding electric, and oxyacetylene.

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

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Vsg welding offers mobile welding and it has more than a decade of experiense providing high quality services

  • 10 years in business
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Pacheco Welding Corp is a full service, mobile welding company in Boston, Massachusetts serving the entire Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

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I go to different jobs doing welding on all kinds of heavy equipment, like excavator bucket repair, backhoes, dozers, and farm equipment, and will also do home equipment.

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We do certified pipe welding for HVAC, process piping, and gas piping. We are state certified, insured and fully mobile.

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We will perform all your welding needs -- fast and up to par. We do all types of welding, from stick to orbital welding applications.

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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.

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