Best Welding Shops in Ottawa

5 Best Welding Shops in Ottawa

Welding and metal works are part of any construction project which shouldn’t be handled by amateurs. So for today, we’re going to be reviewing the best welding services in Ottawa.

We also have some FAQs at the bottom of the article to guide you further, so make sure to read all the way to the end.

How Much Does Welding Cost in Ottawa?

As with anywhere else, the welding fees in Ottawa will depend on the complexity, size, and tools required of a project. This is why an initial assessment is a must because most shops charge on a case by case basis.

We did some research on Ontario welding averages to serve as a guide. Please note that the estimated costs indicated in the table below might not reflect those of particular shops and services.

WELDING SERVICEESTIMATED COST
In-shop welding$100 up per hour (exclusive of materials)
Mobile welding$100 up per hour (exclusive of materials, minimum of four hours)
After-hours welding$140 up per hour (exclusive of materials)
Welding estimateTypically free

There are also emergency or same-day welding services that typically fetch a higher price. To get the most accurate quotes, it’s best to contact your welding shop of choice first.

The Best Welding Shops in Ottawa

Now that you have some idea of their rates, it’s time to see what the best welding shops in Ottawa can do for your metal fabrication needs.

We selected the shops for this listicle based on the following criteria:

Offers in-shop and mobile welding services for flexibility.
Can give free estimates or base pricing information for transparency.
Offers after-hours or emergency repair services.
Has good communication and reporting systems to keep clients updated.

1. LER Alliance Specialists, Inc.

LER Alliance Specialists, Inc.'s Homepage
SERVICESSanitary welding, structural steel, miscellaneous fabrication
ADDRESS2389 Laval Road, PO Box 529, Bourget, ON K0A 1E0
CONTACT NUMBER(613) 889-6360​​
[email protected]
WEBSITEhttps://www.lermetalfabrication.com/
OPERATING HOURSMonday to Friday 8 AM – 5 PM
Emergency services available

We’re starting strong by featuring a Better Business Bureau-accredited welding company. LER Alliance Specialists does miscellaneous fabrication and industrial maintenance, aiming to be its clients’ one-stop shop for all kinds of metal projects.

The LER team has undertaken everything from structural steel projects to sanitary welding of aerospace parts, dairy plant maintenance, and brewery pipe fittings. To take care of its team, LER has a $5 million full liability insurance for all of its bilingual and certified fabricators and welders. 

There’s a gallery wall on the website but it currently shows up empty. We’re hoping this is just a technical glitch, as LER does come with great credentials and a full range of welding services.

Though its office hours are only up to 5 PM on weekdays, clients can still avail of its 24-hour emergency services via phone, email, or by filling up the emergency form on the website. 

There’s no base pricing information found anywhere on the site, but this could be easily remedied by calling up the shop for a free estimate.

Pros

  • Has a $5 million full liability insurance
  • Free estimate
  • 24-hour emergency services available
  • BBB-accredited, Aᐩ rating

Cons

  • No base pricing info provided
  • The gallery wall is currently empty
  • Open only on weekdays

Customer Reviews

Client communication is phenomenal

“The communication that this company has with their clients is phenomenal. L.E.R. helps relieve my stress when I deal with them. They keep me well informed about what is happening and what stage my purchase is at. In the construction industry there are always issues but every time I have run into an issue L.E.R. is there just waiting to help ready with solutions. A pleasure to work within any capacity.” – Cory S.

Has every tool to cover any metal project

“L.E.R’s team has every tool to cover any metal project that we ever throw at him, hands down the best welders in the region.” – Thro N.

2. Fusion Welding and Fabrication

Fusion Welding and Fabrication's Homepage
SERVICESCustom metal railings, stairs, on-site metal repair, interior metalwork, custom product fabrication, subcontracting projects
ADDRESS9 Seguin St Embrun, ON, Canada K0A 1W1
CONTACT NUMBER613 261 3604
[email protected]
WEBSITEhttps://www.fusionweldsottawa.com/
OPERATING HOURSBy appointment

Fusion Welding and Fabrication is a welding company in Ottawa that was established in 2016. It offers services for custom metal railings, interior metalwork, and other welding projects that need subcontracting.

But while mobile welding repair services are accommodated, Fusion doesn’t have an emergency service for customers.

It takes pride in its precise steps to come up with a reliable and high-quality output. To start with, the Fusion Welding team holds an initial discussion with the client about the project about the scope and cost of the work.

Then the team does an AutoCad design delivery for approval. Once green-lit, the client is promised constant progress updates and images throughout the fabrication process up until its delivery and installation.

There’s a photo gallery of some of the company’s past works, though they lack captions or descriptions. 

Fusion Welding doesn’t have a pricing scheme on its website but it makes up for it with tools like a railing cost estimator, a chatbot, and a form for quotes. 

Pros

  • On-site metal repairs are available
  • Full progress report for every project
  • Offers mobile welding services
  • BBB-accredited, Aᐩ rating

Cons

  • No emergency services are available
  • Doesn’t provide base pricing info
  • The photo gallery doesn’t have captions

Customer Reviews

Straight up the best in the business

“They are straight up the best in the business! I wouldn’t go see anyone else than them for any of my welding needs! I totally would recommend you also do too cause you definitely won’t regret it!” – Cedric Charette

Paid close attention to details 

“Had a custom railing built for the front steps. Awesome job. And the guys paid close attention to details and were very careful installing it. Very happy with their service and product.” – Randy Brooks

3. Vision Iron Works

Vision Iron Works' Homepage
SERVICESCustom design and mobile services for residential and commercial stairs, railings, fences, gates, circular stairs
ADDRESS3 Sweetnam Drive, Building 1, Unit 144 Stittsville, Ontario K2S 1G3
CONTACT NUMBER613-796-2539
[email protected]
WEBSITEhttp://visionironworks.com/
OPERATING HOURSBy appointment

Though its website looks a bit lacklustre, Vision Iron Works is actually a Better Business Bureau-accredited welding company that serves Ottawa and its surrounding areas. It’s gotten no complaints so far along with consistently satisfactory client feedback.

The company’s specialization is on custom work which covers railings, metal fences and stairs, gates, and even complex circular staircases. Its fully-equipped welding facility allows its team to conduct mobile welding as well as on-site fabrication, but with no repair services (emergency or otherwise).

It accommodates both commercial and residential projects. Potential clients can request for free estimates from Vision Iron Works, as well.

To represent the quality of its work visually, there’s a gallery of past projects the company has done for customers. Most of the positive comments from customers mention the quality of Vision Iron Works’ metal railings. 

We’re just hoping that the website gets updated as far as design and information are concerned. As it is, there’s no pricing information or even descriptions for its gallery images to enlighten potential clients about what they can offer.

Pros

  • Has online portfolio
  • Serves business and residential clients
  • BBB-accredited, Aᐩ rating
  • Free estimate

Cons

  • Could update website design and information
  • No repair emergency services offered
  • Doesn’t give pricing information

Customer Reviews

Railings are rock-solid and beautifully finished

“We are thrilled with the railings that ***** built and installed! We had a specific design in mind, he worked with us to fine-tune it to best fit our needs and space. The railings themselves are rock-solid and beautifully finished. ***** is meticulous about his work, organized and efficient. I can’t imagine this process could have gone any smoother, thanks!” – Angela B.

Very conscious designer and installer

“Excellent service! Excellent results! We are very happy with the railings on our front step. They are attractive and so very strong. In fact, the colour is perfect to go with our brickwork. ***** is a very conscious designer and installer. We would not hesitate to recommend him!” – Bert and Velma C.

4. Bytown Welding

Bytown Welding's Homepage
SERVICESMobile welding service, heavy equipment repair, custom fit-ups and repairs, architectural welding, structures and frames, boat welding and repair, custom fire pits and design, stainless steel equipment and kitchen welding, pipe welding and repair, in-shop welding services, gate and fence welding, metal signs welding
ADDRESS48D Foxfield Drive Nepean, K2J 1P7
CONTACT NUMBER1 (613) 282-0392
WEBSITEhttps://www.bytownwelding.com/
OPERATING HOURSOffice hours
Monday to Saturday 8 AM – 6 PM
Sundays and holidays 10 AM – 6 PM
Emergency services available

It’s rare to find a welding company in Ottawa that’s open 24 hours, but Bytown Welding is. Its office is already open seven days a week but its service is also available 365 days a year.

There’s a complete scope of welding services to be had here, including custom fit-ups, repairs, mobile welding, repairs for heavy equipment, boat welding and repair, and even stainless steel kitchen equipment welding. Honestly, it’s one of the most comprehensive welding menus we’ve seen so far!

It lists several impressive clients like Pizza Hut, Cambria, Mr. Lube, and several departments from the City of Ottawa government.

Aside from that, emergency repairs are also available as in-shop or mobile services. It’s great that Bytown Welding recognizes that broken metal works and other welding emergencies can bring entire industries to a grinding halt, hence the presence of its emergency hotline.

The company has pretty competitive welding rates starting at $100 per hour for in-shop projects and $140 per hour for after-hours services. Potential clients can ask for free quotes for any welding projects, too. 

Pros

  • Impressive client portfolio
  • Affordable welding rates
  • Open 24 hours
  • Free quote
  • Emergency services available

Cons

  • Doesn’t accept cash payments
  • No chatbot or live chat system
  • No BBB accreditation

Customer Reviews

“The communication that this company has with their clients is phenomenal. L.E.R. helps relieve my stress when I deal with them. They keep me well informed about what is happening and what stage my purchase is at. In the construction industry there are always issues but every time I have run into an issue L.E.R. is there just waiting to help ready with solutions. A pleasure to work within any capacity.” – Cory S.

The go-to company for reliable service on small and large projects

“Great team with impeccable service and quality. Our go-to company for reliable service on small and large projects. Thank you!” – Department of National Defense, Canada

Helped manufacture several custom railings and guard rails

“Cody and the Bytown Team have helped us manufacture several custom railings and guard rails. We are sure they can handle any project you may have.” – Brad Cardinal

5. McCluskey’s Welding, Inc.

McCluskey’s Welding, Inc.'s Homepage
SERVICESCommercial and residential custom fabrication of railings, structural staircases, gates and balconies in aluminum, wrought iron, and stainless steel
ADDRESS2270 Stevenage Drive Ottawa, Ontario K1G 3W3
CONTACT NUMBER(613) 733-0070
[email protected] (24-hour mobile service line)
(613) 291-9446
WEBSITEhttp://mccluskeyswelding.com
OPERATING HOURSMonday to Friday 7.30 AM – 5 PM
Closed on Saturdays and Sundays

Having been serving the greater Ottawa area for over 15 years has allowed McCluskey’s Welding to offer both emergency services and free estimates to its clients. It also promises potential customers that there’s no job that’s too challenging for its welders.

It’s got a comprehensive list of custom services that include ornamental fabrications for homes and offices, unique railings and stairs, and even heavy equipment repair. 

The company throws in a great photo gallery that (thank goodness!) describes in detail what the project is about. We greatly appreciate this because it gives potential clients clear pegs and information on future fabrication projects.

And though its office is open only on weekdays, the McCluskey’s team has the ability to perform 24-hour repair services to keep businesses and homes running smoothly at all times. The company takes pride in its complete mobile welding service that can accommodate any project, big or small.

The only thing lacking with this company is some base pricing information. However, the promised free quotes for clients sort of makes up for it.

Pros

  • Serves residential and commercial clients
  • Clear and informative photo gallery
  • Free estimate
  • 24-hour repair services available

Cons

  • Doesn’t give pricing information
  • No BBB accreditation
  • Office is open on weekdays only

Customer Reviews

Friendly, knowledgeable staff

“Great quality of work. Friendly, knowledgeable staff!” – Jeff de Canada

Very professional

“Amazing work, very professional. Highly recommended.” – Steve Saunders

FAQs About Welding in Ottawa


We hope we’ve given you helpful resources the next time you need metal fabrication projects done. We’d love to hear your suggestions for other welding services worth reviewing, so send us a message about them.

And to augment the best welding services in Ottawa, we recommend the following published listicles on other construction-related services: