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June 19, 2019
A good welder provides welding services for metal seams, stabilized joints and heavy equipment and welding repairs.

The Best Welders in Monterey County CA Are the Ones Proven Safe To Hire

Welding contractors in Monterey 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 Monterey County CA, including portable welding, arc welding, aluminum welding, stainless steel welders, structural welding, heavy equipment welders, and more.

 

The TOP 10 Welding Contractors in Monterey County CA

Grillo’s Mobile Welding & Fab

(831) 324-0444
411 Eardley Ave
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Areas Served: Monterey County, Soledad CA, Seaside CA, Monterey CA, Salinas CA,…
Services: local welding contractors for new welding & fabrication

Agri-Frame Welding

(831) 675-2580
725 Alta St
Gonzales, CA 93926

Areas Served: Monterey County, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Salinas CA, Soledad CA, Carmel Highlands CA,…
Services: certified welders for all welding needs

Carmel Valley Ironworks

(831) 659-3422
73 W Carmel Valley Rd
Carmel Valley, CA 93924

Areas Served: Pacific Grove CA, Monterey County, Prunedale CA, Soledad CA, Seaside…
Services: local welding services incl. mobile welding

Smith’s Certified Welding

(831) 663-5650
7536 Langley Canyon Rd
Salinas, CA 93907

Areas Served: Monterey Calif, Monterey County, Salinas CA, Soledad CA, Prunedale CA,…
Services: welding contractors & portable welding services

Fox Welding Metal Fabricators

(831) 582-9310
3334 Paul Davis Dr # 2
Marina, CA 93933

Areas Served: Monterey County, King City CA, Greenfield CA, Marina CA, Monterey…
Services: local welding contractors, mig welding, stick welding, mag welding, plasma…

The Best Welders in Monterey County CA Are the Ones Proven Safe To Hire

The state of California requires welding contractors in Monterey 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 Monterey 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 Monterey 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 Monterey County CA Are A Better Value Than Others

Some welding services in Monterey 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. 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, heavy equipment welding. 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 Monterey County CA identifies potential issues that one of them might have.

 

Questions to Ask Welders in Monterey County CA

When it comes to welders in Monterey 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 Monterey County CA?

• 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 in Monterey County CA 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 Monterey County CA 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 in Monterey County CA 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 Monterey County CA for your needs, make sure they are properly licensed with the state of California. (All welding contractors in Monterey County CA 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 Monterey County CA

The following is a list of trade associations and publications relevant to welding in Monterey County CA.

Regulatory Bodies & Trade Associations for Welders in Monterey 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 Monterey 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 Monterey County CA within the following zip codes:

93905, 93922, 93933, 93962, 93902, 93921, 93932, 93960, 93901, 93920, 93930, 93955, 93915, 93927, 93953, 93912, 93926, 93950, 95076, 93908, 93925, 93944, 95039, 93907, 93924, 93942, 95012, 93906, 93923, 93940, 95004, 93450 and 93426

 

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

Aromas, Boronda, Carmel Valley Village, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Castroville, Chualar, Del Monte Forest, Del Rey Oaks, Elkhorn, Gonzales, Greenfield, King City, Las Lomas, Marina, Monterey, Pacific Grove, Pajaro, Pine Canyon, Prunedale, Salinas, Seaside, Soledad, Spreckels, Big Sur, Carmel Valley, Toro Park and Carmel Highlands