About Pro Weld, Inc.

Pro Weld, Inc. is an award winning family owned certified Women Owned Small Business structural steel company based in near Medford, Oregon. We provide a wide variety of welding and fabrication services from custom detailed gates to large structural projects and steel fabrication projects whether commercial fabrication or residential welding.

Expert Welder, General Contractor

Jim Oberlander, Founder of Pro Weld and licensed Construction Manager/General Contractor (CM/GC)

For nearly 30 years, Pro Weld’s Founder and Master Fabricator, Jim Oberlander, has welded as a professional fabricator. His expertise has driven him into problem-solving with crucial attention-to-detail type technical welding jobs, such as fabricating oil-tight electrical transformers. In the late ‘70s, Jim transplanted to Medford, Oregon from Arizona and married his wife Penny months before graduating from Medford Senior High School.

Welding from the Start

Within a few years, the Oberlanders employed Jim’s welding and fabrication expertise to launch the Pro Weld, Inc. Shortly after founding the welding company, the Oberlanders designated Penny as the primary business owner for her leadership capacity and to distinguish the welding company as a Woman Owned Small Business and Emerging Small Business operating in Medford, Oregon.

Jim & Penny Oberlander, Pro Weld Owners @ Extreme Makeover Home Edition

Jim & Penny Oberlander, Pro Weld Owners @ Extreme Makeover Home Edition in Medford, Oregon

In the first years of business, a local Southern Oregon Commercial Construction outfit awarded the Oberlanders’ growing welding shop a commercial sized fabrication job which gave the opportunity to display their steel and metal expertise in. The first years of business, Pro Weld secured fabrication jobs such as fabricating: steel trusses, metal columns, steel I-beams and custom ladder systems.

Penny and Jim maintain 100% ownership and continue to operate Pro Weld as a welding and steel fabrication shop. The welding shop is located with an unparalleled view of the base of Upper and Lower Table Rocks in White City, Oregon from their pristine fabrication shop.

Culture of Welding Excellence

The Oberlanders’ trade-knowledge, insights into metal fabrication and “best practices” gives them the stand-alone market edge. The combination of welding experience, fabrication equipment, and stainless steel knowledge helps tackle the most challenging fabrication problems customers can provide. The shop has a sum of 150 years of welding experience and metal expertise.

Pro Weld is built by precise weld with integrity, and passion for excellence in fabrication. The welding shop carries out the efficient and effective welding techniques. The total project time frequently is reduced by capitalizing on the design and construction phases throughout construction.

Equipment Capacities

Their welding equipment includes :

• 12’ Shear
• 12’ CNC Press Brake
• 14 Ton Boom Truck
• 45 Ton Crane
• Miller Welders (TIG / MIG Welding)
• CNC Plasma Table (Built by Pro Weld’s Team!)
• Band Saw 8-Mark-III / Vertical Tilt-Frame

Jim thrives on fabricating and collaborating with the Rogue Valley’s best commercial builders, engineers, and architects on structural steel fabrication projects. The Oberlanders take their capacity for leadership and welding expertise into each project. They eliminate problems and by designing the end-product for best long-term performance for whatever metal project they are involved in.

Welding Products Produced by Pro Weld

In addition to structural steel, Pro Weld has designed and built:

• High-end custom designed railings
• Commercial BBQ portable trailers products called:

Iron Horse BBQ
Iron Pony BBQ
Santa Fe Styled Cattleman’s Grill

• The fabrication of custom Dragster Chases, Metal Roll-bars, and numerous off-road vehicle products.
• Welding Repair and Custom Fabrication on: Dump Trucks, Cranes, Moment Frames, Construction Equipment, Snow Plows.

“When it’s technical, that’s when we shine. If it can be built, we can build it,” says Jim Oberlander “We are very diversified, and can help develop welding products and we also have a few patents that we are currently taking to the manufacturing and safety markets.”

Welding Products & Projects Continue

In 2005, Jim and Penny introduced the former subsidiary Iron Horse BBQ, Inc., a manufacturer of portable BBQ grills. The Oberlanders began with the commercial BBQ smoker & grill trailer design like a locomotive train (www.ironhorsebbq.com). Their projects include Bear Creek additions, Terpening Terrace Retirement in Eugene, transformers for Pacific Crest a French-owned company, Southern Oregon University and the Lighthouse Church near downtown Medford.

Healthy Annual Growth 

Achieving an annual growth of 15%, a large customer base, great reputation, repeat customers, great employees and state of the art machinery are a few of the components of the success of the company.

Acknowledgments and achievements are:

• Finalists in the 2003 Small Business Development Course Rogue Community College
• 2005 Excellence in Family Business Awarded by OSU Austin Family Business Program
• American Rental Association New Product Award
• Small Business Management Alumni Rogue Community College

Staircase, Railing and Crane Work for McPhails at Extreme Makeover Home Edition_2012

Pro Weld Fabrication Crew with their Spiral Staircase and Crane. This work was donated to the McPhails for the Extreme Makeover Home Edition Project.

Pro Weld actively supports the Southern Oregon community, by sponsoring and donating to local colleges, and high school internship programs. They also help athletic departments, local and donate the Santa Fe styled Cattleman’s BBQ Grill to local charities and fundraising functions. You’ll see the BBQs at the annual White City Family Fun Day.

Pro Weld believes in continuous welding improvement. Their welding shop located in Southern Oregon is 15,000 square foot state-of-the-art fabrication facility which allows them to manage welding projects which span local residential and commercial metal jobs, as well as international industrial welding projects. Their aim is to network and capture international welding jobs in order to bring economic development and vitality to the Southern Oregon region.

Call +1 (541) 826-1404 today for metal fabrication solutions. We take the frustration out of industrial and structural steel design. Our professional welders will fabricate the most innovate and problem-solving metal solutions for your welding and stainless steel projects.

Pro Weld, Inc.
CCB #158249