About Us

About Us

Rens Welding & Fabricating specializes in producing and erecting structural metal components and architectural elements with exceptional speed and quality. Founded in 1988, our solution-based services are built on a business culture based on team expertise, flexibility, and agility. The company is unique in its ability to handle design-build, renovation, fast-track, and custom projects.

Based in Taunton, Massachusetts, Rens Welding & Fabricating is certified by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) and operates from a 40,000 square-foot facility equipped with the latest fabrication and material handling technologies. As a leading industrial steel fabricator, we continuously invest in both our employees’ personal development and our production assets to ensure we deliver and install the highest-quality products on schedule and within budget. Our experienced team applies our values of integrity, problem solving, and attention to detail to create the ultimate customer experience.

Markets Served

  • Office
  • Retail
  • Academic
  • Hospitality
  • Healthcare
  • Mixed-use
  • Manufacturing & warehouse
  • Single-family and multi-family residential

Certifications and Affiliations

American Institute of Steel Construction

 


National Ornamental and Miscellaneous Metals Association

 


Structural Steel Fabricators of New England

 


Steel Erectors Association of America

 

Leadership

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Rens F. Hayes III, President

Rens Hayes III is the definition of an expert when it comes to fabricating and erecting steel. A U.S. Navy veteran, he founded the business in 1988 with the goal of creating a team that would handle the most difficult projects. Rens is a hands-on leader who will serve as manager, trainer, detailer, fabricator, operator, or erector on any given day. He can be found heading up the company’s most difficult installations.

Rens F. Hayes IV, P.E., Vice President

Rens is a registered professional engineer with broad experience in development, design, and construction. A solutions-driven professional, he holds a deep understanding of the construction business. Rens also is a founding partner and principal of Hayes & O’Neill structural engineering. He holds a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering and a master of science degree in structural engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

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Work With Us

What kind of project do you have?

Apple Store, Market Street, Lynnfield MA

Fast-track project. Custom tapered girders to create thin-profile hip roof. Client pushed for early mobilization ASAP. We communicated to project team the benefits of allowing us to take an extra week to fabricate large roof truss assemblies to limit erecting time. This enabled the project to gain an extra two weeks of schedule by accelerating additional concrete work for underground MEP that otherwise had to start after steel erection.

Custom Monumental Stair, Boston MA

Dunnage frame on existing building. Fast-track project. Fabricated the 10’-0” wide stair in 4 sections that weighed over 12,000 lbs each to limit install time and accelerate the overall project schedule.

Custom Residential Stair Boston, MA

Design-build project. Fabricated and installed on 3rd floor of existing building

1265 Main Street Pergola Waltham, MA

Design-build project. AESS finished. All welded connections sanded to smooth finish. Coordinated hidden connection to support wood purlins to create floating aesthetic.

Shady Hill School Cambridge, MA

Stainless Steel Cable Railing. Fabricated and installed on existing roof edge.

Shady Hill School Cambridge, MA

Monumental Stair with open cantilever tread designed to support glass railing. (Glass railing by others.)

Holiday Inn Aess Entry Canopies, Taunton, MA