Construction Today 2018 - Volume 16, Issue 3 - 47
Part of the Family
Perazzo credits J&K Welding's staff with its
continued success. "Most of our employees
have been here for years, and we have a lot
of families here," she says. One of the families working at the company is Perazzo's
own, as her son, son-in-law, cousin, and
brother-in-law all work there.
'In any given
month we may
on 30 or more
J&K Welding welds on water
lines of all sizes from 1-inch
to 144-inch-diameter pipes.
staff to having 15 full-time employees, a
few of whom have worked there for more
than 30 years. "Our welding specialists meet
or exceed our customers' expectations and
provide them with reliable service, performance and safety," Perazzo says.
J&K Welding works on residential, industrial and commercial projects, welding
on water lines of all sizes from 1-inch to
144-inch-diameter pipes. The company
also works on beams, bore pits, tank sites
and heavy equipment. "We can weld on
every type and grade of steel and metal,
from mild carbon steel and stainless steel
to brazed and soldered brass and copper,"
The company's welders are certified by
the American Welding Society (AWS) and
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). "We have the capacity and
expertise to take on the most complex jobs,"
Perazzo says. "When there are problems, we
work to find solutions."
J&K Welding's clients include pipeline
contractors, water agencies, cities and
counties throughout Southern California.
The majority of the company's business is
through repeat customers and referrals. "In
any given month we may be working on 30
or more different jobs for various clients,"
One of the company's ongoing projects is
a mixed-use development in Ontario, Calif.
The company is welding on 12-inch and 16inch water lines as well as on fire lines and
water service lines. J&K is also providing
hot tapping on the job.
One of the company's most veteran
employees, Larry Okada, has worked there
for more than 35 years. Okada is known
among his fellow employees and clients for
bringing his dog Lilly, a chihuahua-shih tzu
mix, with him to visit the crew on the job
site. Lilly is the company's unofficial mascot
as a result, Perazzo says.
"Our welders have great attitudes and get
along with everyone," she adds. "We treat
all of our employees like they are part of
treat all employees like they
are part of the family," says
Serena Perazzo (second from right).
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