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

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

Welding contractors in Sonoma 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 Sonoma 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 Sonoma County CA

Welding Shop

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(707) 433-5108
138 West North Street
Healdsburg, CA 95448

Areas Served: Santa Rosa CA, Petaluma CA, Healdsburg CA, Rohnert Park CA,…

Stuart Welding

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(707) 480-8739
PO Box 9571
Santa Rosa, CA 95405

Areas Served: Petaluma CA, Santa Rosa CA, Rohnert Park CA, Healdsburg CA,…

Mikes Welding Inc

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(707) 762-8790
PO Box 164
Penngrove, CA 94951

Areas Served: Santa Rosa CA, Healdsburg CA, Petaluma CA, Sonoma CA, Windsor…

CC&M Welding & Installation

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(707) 577-8283
1388 B Copperhill Parkway
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Areas Served: Healdsburg CA, Santa Rosa CA, Rohnert Park CA, Windsor CA,…

Strong Welding

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(707) 887-1784
10829 Canyon Road
Forestville, CA 95436

Areas Served: Santa Rosa CA, Windsor CA, Petaluma CA, Sonoma CA, Healdsburg…

West Valley Welding

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(707) 823-5195
6871 Abbott Ave
Sebastopol, CA 95472

Areas Served: Petaluma CA, Healdsburg CA, Santa Rosa CA, Rohnert Park CA,…

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


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

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


The Prime Buyer's Report lists these welders in Sonoma County CA: CC&M Welding & Installation Santa Rosa CA, Strong Welding Forestville CA, West Valley Welding Sebastopol CA, Mikes Welding Inc Penngrove CA, Stuart Welding Santa Rosa CA, Welding Shop Healdsburg CA. Other companies welding in Santa Rosa CA that might still be in business include: .

Questions to Ask Welders in Santa Rosa CA


When it comes to welders in Sonoma 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 Sonoma 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 Sonoma 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 Sonoma 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 Sonoma County CA

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

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

95421, 95444, 94951, 94972, 94953, 95486, 94923, 95442, 95465, 95480, 95431, 95473, 94922, 95439, 95462, 95405, 95433, 95408, 94952, 95472, 95403, 95404, 95430, 95406, 95425, 95450, 95452, 95401, 94927, 95402, 95412, 95436, 95409, 95407, 95419, 95471, 95441, 94931, 95448, 94999, 95416, 94975, 95487, 95476, 94928, 95446, 94954, 95492, 94955 and 95497

 

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

Agua Caliente, Alexander Valley, Annapolis, Asti, Bloomfield, Bloomfield, Bodega, Bodega Bay, Cazadero, Cloverdale, Cotati, Fallon, Forestville, Fort Ross, Freestone, Fulton, Geyserville, Glen Ellen, Graton, Guerneville, Guernewood, Healdsburg, Jenner, Kenwood, Lakeville, Larkfield, Monte Rio, Occidental, Penngrove, Petaluma, Rohnert Park, Roseland, Russian River, Russian River Mdws, Salmon Creek, Santa Rosa, Schellville, Sebastopol, Sonoma, Stewarts Point Rancheria, The Geysers, Valley Ford, Windsor, Boyes Hot Springs, Camp Meeker, Duncans Mills, El Verano, Eldridge, Fetters Hot Springs, Rio Nido, Sheridan, The Sea Ranch, Villa Grande, Vineburg, Lytton, Mark West, Temelec and Two Rock CA