Chris worked for years for different metal fabricating companies and always thought about starting his own business, but it wasn't until 2009 when he decided it was time to just do it. He didn’t have much to start with but his own garage and a few machines so beginning with walk-in repairs and metal brackets for shelving, CR Welding was established. His great attention to detail and quick turn around brought in even more customers. Soon he was able to purchase more machines and recruited his daughters to help him when needed (they all know how to operate a drill press!). Two years later, he'd outgrown the garage, needed a larger work space and a full time employee to help with the work load.
In 2011, CR Welding & Fabrication moved to a new location in Waukegan, IL. Soon they were doing work for large companies and taking on larger projects. Customers continued to stay impressed with Chris’ great attention to detail and quality customer care. He continued to get walk-in repairs by word of mouth and it helped the company establish a strong client base. Chris felt the team was ready to take on more challenges and began planning to relocate.
In late 2017, we moved to Gurnee, IL, and expanded to add powder coating!
The new, larger location enables us to continue to grow as a company and add to the services we provide our customers. We encourage you to stop in and pay us a visit! There is no project to small or too large for CR Welding and we’ll always put the same customer care and great quality into every project.
Powder coating is a type of coating that is applied as a free-flowing, dry powder. Unlike conventional liquid paint which is delivered via an evaporating solvent, powder coating is typically applied electrostatically and then cured under heat. It is usually used to create a hard finish that is tougher than conventional paint. Powder coating is mainly used for coating of metals.
Our sandblasting is done off-site with a local company. If no powder coating or repairs are needed, you can reach out to our sandblaster directly.
For most projects, it will take our shop about two weeks to complete. However, this will vary based on individual project needs. Please contact us for more details!
Our prices for fabrication and repairs are calculated based on the time needed to complete the project and the cost of any materials needed. The cost of steel changes frequently, so please contact us for further pricing information.
Powder coating is charged based on the size of the item that needs to be coated and would include upcharges for ordering colors we don't already have in stock. We keep basic colors in stock, such as varying shades of blacks, whites, and grays. Feel free to e-mail us pictures of the items you need powder coated and we can give you an estimate on the cost. Please refer to our "Powder Colors" section of the website for other color options.
Yes!! We offer pick-up and delivery options for most projects. Prices are based on the distance from our shop in Gurnee.