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About Total Welding, Inc.

Founded in 1997, Total Welding, Inc. (TWI) started as a full-service welding company completing small welding jobs & limited the size of jobs accepted. After working to become one of Denver's elite structural welding firms, TWI narrowed its focus even more to a niche with a storied past, rich with tradition, Structural Steel Erection.

As members of Ironworkers Local 24, Total Welding, Inc. joined a brotherhood of tradesmen with a long history of building America's skylines. With sights set on the skyline of Denver and the Front Range, TWI began to work tirelessly at becoming the best of the steel erection trade. With great people and lofty expectations, it did not take long to rise above the competition. TWI is firmly established as the premier AISC certified steel erector in the state of Colorado.

Total Welding, In. is fully insured and bonded as well as an active member of the AFL-CIO Local Union Ironworkers #24 and has been a 100% union company for well over a decade. Our work history includes a wide variety of projects ranging from miscellaneous metal jobs to large, complex structural jobs in excess of 4,000 tons.


Eric Bringhurst, Chief Executive Officer

As one of the founding members of TWI, Eric has seen the company built from the ground up.  From its beginnings as a mobile welding company to today's building of schools, hospitals, hangars and skyscrapers, Eric has seen it all.  Eric has diversified his interests outside of steel erection and enjoys ranching and riding his motorcycle.

Steffon Bringhurst, President

Steffon began working for TWI in the spring of 2000.  Steffon began as a field employee where he gained a solid base of the steel erection industry as he worked through apprenticeship levels and eventually led teams as a Site Superintendent.  After years in the field, Steffon transitioned to a role outside of the field and now utilizes his experience in the day-to-day operations in overseeing Total Welding, Inc.


Ryan Smith, Vice President / Senior Project Manager

Ryan has been with TWI for more than a decade.  After a job has been awarded to TWI, Ryan oversees the project from contract phase through completion of the work.  In addition, he oversees changes that come up during the construction phase of the project and manages to make sure those changes are made in an expeditious manner.


Jeff Young, Quality Control Manager / Assistant Project Manager

Jeff has spent more than two decades in the ironworking and steel erection industry.  Jeff works with the Site Superintendents focusing on the quality of the work being completed.  In addition, Jeff maintains a relationship with the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC).  Jeff verifies that TWI exceeds the AISC standards to maintain certified status as a steel erector.


Ryan "Tank" Lichtman, Safety Manager / Assistant Project Manager

Tank moved from his home in New York to Colorado early in 2017 and joined the TWI team shortly thereafter.  Tank received his Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Engineering in 2013 from the State University of New York (SUNY).  Tank's role with TWI includes (but is not limited to) serving as the safety point of contact for all general contractors, attending job site safety meetings, and developing safety plans for each project.


Kurt Oaks, Senior Estimator

Kurt joined TWI in the summer of 2012 after relocating to Colorado from Utah.  On a day-to-day basis, Kurt is found reviewing drawings and determining which projects TWI would be a great fit for.  After thorough review, Kurt submits the bid packages and works with the customers on any items that need to be addressed during the bidding process.


Matt DeJong, Office Manager

Matt made a career change in 2014 and joined TWI that summer.  Matt also finished his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management in 2015.  For TWI, Matt is responsible for human resource functions including payroll, accounts payable & accounts receivables.

Will Whetten, Yard Manager

Will joined TWI in the fall of 2014.  Will maintains and services equipment for TWI as well as works with each foreman to make sure each job site has the equipment and supplies they need to continue to run efficiently and smoothly.

Leadership in the Field

Our General Foremen, Foremen & Up-and-Coming Foremen are key personnel in overseeing successful projects in the field.  This group of employees has combined for over 87 years of service with TWI and many more years of steel erection experience prior to joining our team.  Their leadership, dedication, and commitment to safety & quality makes Total Welding, Inc. Colorado's Premier Steel Erector.

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