Proudly serving the Virginia Peninsula and Tidewater region since 1997.

Custom Welding was founded by Scott Hederer and Tracy Ripley with the goal of providing the highest quality of service to our customers by enhancing the beauty, value, and safety of their homes and businesses. Our custom-crafted railings and other products grace hundreds of buildings throughout the region.

The owners and staff of Custom Welding are dedicated to excellence, which has made us a trusted supplier for homeowners and builders alike. Our use of quality materials and industrial finishes ensures a result with exceptional refinement and longevity.

Our Founders

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Scott Hederer

Scott brings more than 40 years of metal-working experience, using his expertise to achieve the best result for all of our projects.
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Tracy Ripley

A Williamsburg native, Tracy blends her welding and fabrication experience with her education in Fine Arts, adding a unique creative vision to our work.

Our Services

While custom railings are our most popular product, we offer a full range of metalworking services. Whether it's welding and fabrication, plasma cutting, hand forging, or metal repairs, we are prepared to tackle any project, large or small.

Our welding services include stick, TiG, MiG, flux core, or brazing to accomplish most any job that comes our way. Steel, Stainless, Cast Iron or Aluminum - we do it all.

Some of the more common projects we work on include:

  • Remodeling and Additions
  • Accessibility assistance
  • Ornamental Wrought Iron
  • Trailer repairs and alterations
  • Fabrication of custom structures or replacement parts

We also have a large stock of Steel, Stainless, and Aluminum on hand that we can cut to the length you need. If we don't have it on-hand we can get it in just a few days.