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The Best Welding Contractors in Marin County CA Are the Ones Proven Safe To Hire


Welding contractors in Marin County CA bearing The Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10 symbol are the welders that have exceeded the minimum California regulatory standard. They are the ones proven by our independent research to have passed the TOP 10 requirements for value and ability, carry liability insurance as protection for you the customer, who use only employees legal to work in the U.S., and for whom our staff has called previous customers to verify high satisfaction with them for welding in Marin County CA, including portable welding, arc welding, aluminum welding, stainless steel welders, structural welding, heavy equipment welders and more.

 

Updated December 31, 2016

 The TOP 10 Welding Contractors in Marin County CA

Onspot Welding & Design Inc
(415) 382-1091
32 Galli Drive Suite 6
Novato, CA 94949

Areas Served: Mill Valley CA, San Rafael CA, San Anselmo CA, Larkspur CA, Tiburon CA, Ross CA
Services: welding contractors & portable welding services

Sir John Henry Welding
(415) 459-6400
195 Mill St
San Rafael, CA 94901

Areas Served: Larkspur CA, San Rafael CA, Mill Valley CA, Tiburon CA, Novato CA, Kentfield CA
Services: welding for metal seams,stabilized joints,heavy equipment

Irish & Son Welding Inc
(415) 488-0230
59 Tamal Road Box 4
Forest Knolls, CA 94933

Areas Served: San Rafael CA, Larkspur CA, Mill Valley CA, Corte Madera CA, Tiburon CA, Ross CA
Services: welders for laser welding,stick welding,mig welding,pulse yag laser welding

Northbay Welding Inc
(415) 382-9353
PO Box 2656
Novato, CA 94948

Areas Served: San Rafael CA, Mill Valley CA, San Anselmo CA, Novato CA, Larkspur CA, Kentfield CA
Services: local welding contractors for new welding & fabrication

The Best Welding Contractors in Marin County CA Are the Ones Proven Safe To Hire  


The state of California requires welding contractors in Marin County CA to be licensed by the state such as with the specialty C60 license for welding, which requires passing an exam.

But the license for welders is no guarantee that any particular fabrication shop or welding contractor in Marin County CA is even competent in all forms of welding including such as the more difficult stainless steel or aluminum welding, is doing business honestly, delivering value, or satisfying customers.

This makes it all the more significant that all welding contractors in Marin County CA who bear The Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have been cleared by our research staff as passing all the requirements for Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 status such as survey phone calls to previous customers to verify high satisfaction, good complaint record, verified state license, verified worker's comp and liability insurance, only employees legal to work in the U.S., and more.




Before hiring a welding contractor, verify the welder has experience welding exactly your kind of material for exactly your kind of project because there are different kinds of welding and many ways to make a weld including stick welding, mig welding, mag welding, arc welding, plasma arc welding, laser welding, pulse yag laser welding, and electron beam welding. They require different equipment (welding rigs) and materials. Some processes cause sparks and others do not even require extra heat.



Some Welding Contractors in Marin County CA Are A Better Value Than Others

Some welding services in Marin County CA only know how to do simple welding, with little expertise as fabricators for exotic metals and alloys like stainless steel welding, cast iron, monel, and inconel welders, heavy equipment welding. Others can weld, but lack the specific expertise in doing so for steam pipe welding, boiler welding, welding for pipe fitting, mechanical piping for natural gas, condenser water piping and welding for process piping. So it's important to identify your exact needs to the potential welder and then ask questions about what previous work they've done that exactly matches what you need.

 

Some welders work as fabricators in their own shop only, while others provide portable welding services, in which case you want one with liability insurance and workers comp insurance for your protection since you could otherwise be liable for any accident or an injury on your property.

It can also be a good idea to ask the welding contractor to describe to you what tools and equipment he will need for your specific job, such as the kind of welding rods to be used, R, S or U stamps, and the kind of welding to be performed, such as mig welding, stick welding, mag welding, arc welding, plasma arc welding, laser welding, pulse yag laser welding, electron beam welding. Hearing confident and knowledgable answers is an indication of experience doing the specific kind of welding service you are looking for. Of course, getting conflicting answers from more than one welder in Marin County CA identifies potential issues that one of them might have.


The Prime Buyer's Report lists these welders in Marin County CA: Northbay Welding Inc, Onspot Welding & Design Inc, Sir John Henry Welding, Irish & Son Welding Inc. Other companies welding in Novato, Sausalito and San Rafael CA that might still be in business include: .

 

 

Questions to Ask Welders in Novato, Sausalito and San Rafael CA  


When it comes to welders in Marin County CA, ask some questions about the abilities, experience, and credentials of welding contractors you're considering hiring.

• How long have they been in business as welders in Marin County?

• How much practical experience does the welding contractor have with your specific material? Different metals require different experience, techniques and equipment.   

• Can the welder give you names and numbers of clients who had similar welding needs who you can call as references? (All welding contractors bearing the Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 symbol have already had their customer references called by research staff at The Prime Buyer's Report so you don't have to.)

• How does the welding contractor determine pricing?

•  Can the portable welding contractor vouch that all employees sent to your property are legal to work in the U.S.? (All welders in Marin County bearing The Prime Buyer's Report —TOP 10 symbol have already signed an agreement to only hire documented workers.)

• Does the portable welder have active workers' compensation and liability insurance? (All welding companies bearing the Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 symbol have already shown proof of insurance to research staff at The Prime Buyer's Report.)


• Does the welder provide a written warranty?


• Do they own all the equipment that will be used, or will they rent it any of it?  Rentals may not always be consistently available and can cause time delays.


When you've chosen the best welding contractor in Marin County for your needs, make sure they are properly licensed with the State of California. (All welding contractors bearing the Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 symbol have already had their license verified by research staff at The Prime Buyer's Report.)

 

 

 

Resources About Welding in Marin County CA  


The following is a list of trade associations and publications relevant to welding.


Regulatory Bodies & Trade Associations for Welders in Marin County CA


CSLB Contractors State License Board

DCA California Department of Consumer Affairs

AWS (American Welding Society)
www.aws.org

EWI (Edison Welding Institute)
www.ewi.org

FMA (Fabricators & Manufacturers Association International)
www.fmanet.org

PMA (Precision Metalforming Association)
www.pma.org

RWMA (Resistance Welding Manufacturers Association)

WRC (Welding Research Council)
www.forengineers.org/wrc/

GAWDA (Gases and Welding Distributors Association)
www.gawda.org




Publications Relevant to Welding in Marin County

 

Welding Journal
www.aws.org/wj/

Practical Welding Today Magazine
www.fma-communications.com/pwt

Welding Design & Fabrication
www.weldingdesign.com





The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the TOP 10 Contractors for Welding in Marin County within the following zip codes:

94913, 94946, 94920, 94978, 94973, 94960, 94950, 94977, 94942, 94965, 94964, 94940, 94948, 94914, 94956, 94976, 94939, 94945, 94901, 94904, 94924, 94929, 94930, 94974, 94933, 94912, 94941, 94970, 94949, 94963, 94938, 94971, 94937, 94957, 94925, 94947, 94979, 94903, 94915 and 94966

 

The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the TOP 10 Welding Contractors in Marin County within the following cities:

Kent Woodlands, Strawberry Point, Olema, Black Point, San Rafael, San Marin, Fairfax, Lagunitas, Forest Knolls, Marshall, Tamalpais Valley, Dillon Beach, Corte Madera, San Quentin, Point Reyes Station, Stinson Beach, Almonte, Nicasio, Mission Rafael, Marin City, San Anselmo, Santa Venetia, Kentfield, Sausalito, Sleepy Hollow, San Geronimo, Bolinas, Greenbrae, Bel Marin Keys, Larkspur, Lucas Valley, Muir Woods, Tamal, Tomales, Ross, Mill Valley, Novato, Inverness, Marinwood, Belvedere Tiburon, Dogtown, Woodacre, Tiburon, Ignacio, Terra Linda, Belvedere and Muir Beach CA