The welding roots have always run deep in the Guidry family. It was started by Leonard Guidry when he became a blacksmith. His son Davis picked the trade and then passed it on to his son, Nolan ‘Crip’ Guidry. Mr. Crip started Guidry Welding Works in 1960 with a ‘53 Chevrolet with a portable welding machine in the back. Crip made everything from clothes line poles to erecting steel buildings. In 1962 he made a permanent home for his business at the present day location in Judice, Louisiana. He set his sights on the oil field industry and started fabricating flare stacks, gas separators, and much more. In the mid ‘80’s Crip’s son Todd took over all operations of the company and expanded the facility to its now 16,000 square foot fabrication shop, and added a few up to date expansions like a 325 ton press brake, and a CNC plasma cutter. Now Todd's son Michael, is also carrying on the family tradition and playing an important role in the company’s day-to-day operations. Despite the company’s growth, Guidry Welding still holds true to its small time roots and never hesitates to repair local farmers crawfish boats or sugar cane carts, and donates countless hours to the community.