• ​​​​​​​When Port Manatee Ship Repair, Inc. closed its doors in February of  2014...longtime employee Jimmy Hopkins made the decision to venture out on his own, starting J&D Welding, Fabrication & Repair, LLC.  Since then, he has continued serving many of the same customers he dealt with over the years at PMSR, Inc.


Included on that list are prominent local businesses such as Federal Marine Terminals, HRK Holdings,  and David Cannon Well Drilling, just to name a few.


He has also earned many new clients since starting out on his own, including Christina Cole Trucking, and Imperial Farms,

in Palmetto, and Curlie Joe's Savage and E.T. MacKenzie of Florida, in Bradenton. 


Despite being relatively new...the company can handle many different types of projects, thanks to Jimmy's many years of experience.


We can handle:

  • SHIP REPIAR
  • Pipe fitting & welding.
  • Steel gates and railings,  Truck beds, racks, and frames.
  • Dumpsters, Buckets, Bush hog and Mower deck repair.
  • Metal repair or modifications to suit your specific needs.


Commercial Or Residential Customers Welcome!

We have  
MOBILE WELDING UNITS,  so we can come to where you need us.

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