Well I know mobile welding discussions have been beat to death already but oooooh well. Just asking for any general tips that you guys have for me since I am starting my own mobile welding business within the next couple months. I have been planning this for the past 3 years. I bought a Miller welder/generator and 2 wirefeeders 3 years ago and planned a business but sold it all. But now I am ready to hit it with all i've got. I have my structural and sheet steel welding certifications in several processes and will be getting my pipe and aluminum certs in about a month when the place I get my certs opens back up from their summer break. I will be applying for a specialty contractor's license shortly. I am picking up a Lincoln Ranger welder/generator on thursday and already have a wirefeeder and high frequency box in case the job calls for a process that isn't suitable for stick (aluminum for example).
I am currently working full time for another employer and will be doing this after work and on weekends until I build a customer base up and feel comfortable doing my own business full time. It may be a month, may be several years. But I have a wife and kid and don't want to jump into it and go broke the first month.
So to the guys on the board who run mobile businesses if you have any tips that can only be learned from actual experience, i'd love to hear them. David R, I know you have some comments!
I never walk away from a bad weld and I hope good customer relations and quality work gets me ahead in the market so wish me luck!