History

Northside Welding & Fabrication Inc. is a privately held, family owned company located in Helena, Montana.  It is a welding fabrication and construction company founded in 1961 by the late Craig Wenger.

Craig’s son, Lance Wenger, joined the team over twenty years ago as the company vice president and is now the owner.   Prior to moving back to Montana Lance worked all over the Northwest in the steel and construction field.

The Fabrication division started off as a one room shop back in 1961.  Today the shop has expanded its facilities to just under 2 city blocks.  The shop foreman, Randy Chambers, who has over 40 years experience in steel and fabrication  moved to Montana back in 1976 from New York State where he owned his own steel fabrication shop.  One of Randy’s first employers was Northside Welding.  Randy went on to work for Asarco and in 2001 came back to Northside to oversee the welding & fabrication division.

Over 15 years ago Lance realized that a major part of construction included concrete and asked Ben Anderson, one of the concrete superintendents for Barnard Construction, to come and establish a concrete division. Overall Ben has 25 plus years experience in the concrete and construction industry.

Since the start, Northside has continued to grow.  The company’s growth has been the result of an expanding customer base over all these years due to Northside’s job performance history.  We are devoted to continue to improve our job performance reputation that has been built over the years.