Thank you for visiting. Steve Hobbs is the owner of Clever Welding and has been in business since 1994. Prior to that, Steve was the welding shop foreman for ten years of a California-based company which specialized in heavy-equipment repair for the timber industry. He also was responsible for construction and repairs in mills such as Louisiana Pacific. After moving to Missouri, Steve was lead man and supervisor for a Springfield manufacturer of custom stainless-steel tanks for companies such as Monsanto, Kodak, and Tyson. Steve's 40+ years of welding repair and fabrication work have given him a wide range of skills and experiences enabling him to provide quality workmanship for his customers.

Click on the link above to view the photo gallery of Steve's work. We're confident that you will be pleased with the quality of work delivered wtih dependability, industry, and integrity. Steve is certified through the American Welding Society and is fully insured.

Steve is experienced in multiple processes (heliarc, stick, and wirefeed) using aluminum, stainless steel, and steel. He can work from blueprints, sketches, and customer ideas. 

Examples of the types of projects Clever Welding can do:

Repairing, rebuilding, and constructing of


Belly scrapers




Paving Equipment

Grapple loaders



Hay rakes

Bush hogs

Hoppers -- grain mills, rock for quarries

Conveyors and chutes


Grizzly bars





Truck beds

Tool boxes for truck utility beds