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Meet Joe Brown of HogOn Welding in North Phoenix

Today we’d like to introduce you to Joe Brown.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Joe. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I started HogOn Welding in 2017 after moving from Fayetteville, Arkansas. I started out working for a company that allows me to travel from Washington to South Carolina and all in between, we didn’t go to every state but we went to a lot of states. Putting up structural storefronts RTU frames and some moment welds. I use the finances that company to start my own company in Phoenix, Arizona.

At first, I wasn’t sure at my approach and how I should go about a ducking business, I was just trying to get my feet in the door to start networking with other companies in the area. So I got a few contract jobs that were temporary to help out other established companies so that way I could get my name out there and show my work ethics.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
No the road has not been smooth; it has been a lot of bumps and obstacles of stepping Stones I have had to jump over. Being an African-American Welding own. It seems a lot of companies wasn’t taking me seriously based on my appearance, not my skill set. So I had to fall back and come up with a new strategy to get work or I felt like my family was going to starve. Then it hit me one day my big as I said I am a field welding installer. That is a big need out here fabrication shops are a dime-a-dozen but when it comes to installing steel and making sure it is put in incorrectly and being able to troubleshoot in the field, they wasn’t a quilt like I was. So this gave me a breath of fresh air not only the fact that a lot of their workers wasn’t certified field welders, so it also gave me an opportunity to Be a welding instructor.

Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about HogOn Welding – what should we know?
My company specializes in field welding and installing miscellaneous steel. My goal was to assist other established companies that needed the field welding installers. Being independent, I was too small to compete with them financially. So I figured out that they all needed help. I take pride in being on time and finishing before Time. I believe what sets me aside from other companies is that people respect my Independence and grind. I come to them prepared and I take pride of the fact that I can duplicate myself by training other members to have my skill set. So not only can I help them install their projects, I can help train their welders also.

Is there a characteristic or quality that you feel is essential to success?
Staying consistent and relentless is a great key to my success. I don’t give up if a door closed. I figure out a way to open up a new one. I don’t just wait around for someone to give me anything I figure out how to do it myself that make it happen. This my asset. Being patient and self-motivated. I try not to never jump the gun. I provide quality prices and service’s and sometimes companies will try to lowball you to get a job done. I will wait and nine times out of 10, they will have me come in to fix or someone else messed up for trying to get a job done cheaper. But as the old saying goes, skill work isn’t cheap and cheap work isn’t skilled.


  • $75.00 an hour at a two hour minimum on field service calls.
  • $30 an hour to send a AWS certified welder to your location using your welding equipment.
  • $125 an hour for a three men crew using our welding equipment.

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