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

Welding contractors in Santa Clara 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 Santa Clara 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 Santa Clara County CA

S&S Welding Inc

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(408) 293-4135
699 West San Carlos Street
San Jose, CA 95126

Areas Served: San Jose CA, Sunnyvale CA, Santa Clara CA, Mt View…
Services: welders & fabricators for all welding services

Drake Welding Inc

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(408) 378-3277
834 Camden Avenue
Campbell, CA 95008

Areas Served: Santa Clara CA, San Jose CA, Mt View CA, Sunnyvale…
Services: welders for laser welding, stick welding, mig welding, pulse yag…

Anytime Welding Inc

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(408) 279-3292
645 Horning Street
San Jose, CA 95112

Areas Served: San Jose CA, Santa Clara CA, Sunnyvale CA, Palo Alto…
Services: certified welders for all welding needs

Bay Welders Inc

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(408) 369-9515
911 S McGlincy Lane
Campbell, CA 95008

Areas Served: San Jose CA, Palo Alto CA, Santa Clara CA, Sunnyvale…
Services: local welding contractors for new welding & fabrication

Almaden Welding

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(408) 294-4243
231 West Alma Avenue
San Jose, CA 95110

Areas Served: Santa Clara CA, San Jose CA, Cupertino CA, Sunnyvale CA,…
Services: welding for metal seams, stabilized joints, heavy equipment

Ratcliff Enterprises Welding

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(650) 494-0116
PO Box 50292
Palo Alto, CA 94303

Areas Served: San Jose CA, Saratoga CA, Sunnyvale CA, Santa Clara CA,…
Services: welding contractors for all welding services & welding repair

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


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

Some welding services in Santa Clara 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 Santa Clara County CA identifies potential issues that one of them might have.


The Prime Buyer's Report lists these welders in Santa Clara County CA: Ratcliff Enterprises Welding Palo Alto CA, Almaden Welding San Jose CA, Bay Welders Inc Campbell CA, S&S Welding Inc San Jose CA, Drake Welding Inc Campbell CA, Anytime Welding Inc San Jose CA. Other companies welding in Mountain View CA that might still be in business include: .

Questions to Ask Welders in Mountain View CA


When it comes to welders in Santa Clara 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 Santa Clara 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 Santa Clara 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 Santa Clara 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 Santa Clara County CA

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

Regulatory Bodies & Trade Associations for Welders in Santa Clara 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 Santa Clara 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 Santa Clara County within the following zip codes:

95013, 95011, 95009, 95002, 95155, 95170, 95015, 94035, 95108, 95154, 95164, 94088, 95038, 95106, 95153, 95161, 95071, 95036, 95103, 95152, 95160, 95056, 95031, 94309, 95159, 95055, 94023, 94302, 95151, 95158, 95052, 95044, 95042, 95150, 95157, 95173, 95026, 94042, 95115, 95156, 95172, 95021, 94039, 95109, 94022, 95140, 95112, 95122, 95130, 95139, 94085, 95020, 94043, 95111, 95121, 95129, 95138, 95070, 94303, 94041, 95110, 95120, 95128, 95136, 95054, 95014, 95037, 95101, 95119, 95127, 95135, 95051, 95008, 95035, 94306, 95118, 95126, 95134, 95050, 94040, 95032, 94305, 95117, 95125, 95133, 95046, 94089, 95030, 94304, 95116, 95124, 95132, 95148, 94087, 94024, 94301, 95113, 95123, 95131, 95141 and 94086

 

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

Blossom Valley, Campbell, Cupertino, East Palo Alto, Gilroy, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Milpitas, Monte Sereno, Monta Vista, Morgan Hill, Mountain View, Mountain View, Mt Hamilton, Mt View, Palo Alto, Permanente, San Jose, San Martin, Santa Clara, Saratoga, Stanford, Sunnyvale, Alviso, Coyote, Holy City, New Almaden, Redwood Est and Redwood Estates CA