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Full-service Metal Fabrication


Great Lakes Welding LLC.

Great Lakes Welding was established by James Ropes in 2005. His hard work, dedication, and devotion for steel fabrication, drives this company to new heights every day!! With his knowledge and enthusiasm, he takes the job from estimation, engineering, shop drawings, procurement of materials, fabrication and through all phases of construction to deliver you personal world class service. Some people get lost in the fire, James Ropes was forged in it! 

Our Journey

Over the years we have built a positive relationship with our customers. We work hard to provide great pricing and outstanding workmanship at a fair cost and on schedule!

  • Stairs

  • Railings

  • Joist decking

  • Design & build

  • Elevated patios

  • Fabrication & erection

  • Structural steel & architectural

  • Ornamental (brass, steel, stainless & aluminum)

Our Capabilities
  • Stairs

  • Rolling

  • Railings

  • Sheering

  • Mezzanines

  • Arc welding

  • Tig welding

  • Pipe bending

  • Steel detailing

  • Press breaking

  • Retail build outs

  • Water jet cutting

  • Custom fabrication

  • CNC plasma cutting

  • Design build services

  • Machine shop service

  • Structural steel buildings

  • Structural steel engineering

  • Production runs large and small

  • Misc. ornamental & structural steel fabrication and erection

  • Mig welding (brass, steel, stainless steel, bronze & aluminum)

Contractors We Work With
  • Keo and associates

  • Lasalle

  • Garrison

  • CE Gleson

  • Weis Builders

  • Municipalities

  • Spence Brothers

  • Acme Enterprises

  • Krull Construction

  • Brackenridge Construction

  • Barton Mallow

  • State of Michigan

  • Clark construction

  • Walsh construction

  • Turner construction

  • Acme enterprises 

  • Department of defense

  • Homeland security

"JP did a great job and I really appreciated his work."

- John Smith
Brighton, Michigan

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