Ronnie Parham, Owner/ President

After working in the maintenance department for two large corporations, Ronnie decided to buy a welding machine and after installing it on the back of his old Ford pickup. He struck out on his own to form Parham’s Welding.  Working primarily on farming equipment and at the local hog farming operations, his reputation for quality workmanship grew.  Soon he hired a helper and added a truck and the rest is history.  In 1999, Ronnie incorporated the business and Parham’s Welding & Fabrication, Inc. was well on its way to becoming the thriving corporation it is today.  With 20 employees, 9 mobile units, a 10,000 square foot fabrication shop, a full machine shop,  burn table, bending machine, press brake and a large inventory of metal, Parham’s Welding can now service all businesses large and small.

In early 2019, Ronnie decided to retire and is enjoying his free time.  He lives in Waverly with his wife Regina and youngest son Cameron.  He enjoys hunting, fishing, golfing and his newest hobby, using his portable sawmill to turn logs into beautiful boards for building unique furniture.   He is a member of Waverly Youth Hunt Club.

Wade Parham, General Manager

Wade came to Parham’s Welding at a young age, the oldest of Ronnie and Regina’s two sons, he worked summers and part time at Parham’s while growing up.   Wade chose to join the family business full time right out of high school.  From estimating, to welding, to overseeing the day to day operations Wade has excelled at learning the business and has become a great leader.  Thus, allowing Ronnie to fully retire from Parham’s day to day operations.  Wade lives in Waverly with his wife Kayla and their two fur babies, Lacy and Charm.

Teresa Buhls, Office Manager

Teresa has been with Parham’s since March 2002.  Teresa brought with her 14 years of experience working in the accounting department of a large corporation.  When her big brother asked her to come on board to help grow the company she jumped at the chance.  Teresa handles all of the day to day accounting and financial aspects of Parham’s Welding.  Teresa lives in Waverly with her husband and has two grown daughters and a son in law.

Donald Madden, Welder

Don joined the Parham’s team in 2003.  Don came to us with no welding experience but a drive and determination to learn everything he could about the business.  Don quickly became a valuable asset to Parham’s Welding and we could not be more proud of the welder he has become.  Don can oversee any project and is always willing to get the job done.  Don proudly served in the United States Army and lives in Prince George, with his wife Hong.

Jeffrey Baggett, Welder

Jeff came to Parham’s in 2003.  Jeff is a master at his craft and is our lead welder for all of our VDOT projects.  Jeff can pass extensive x-ray of welds and often times welds in the worst locations under the harshest of elements.  Jeff is dependable and is always eager to take on our out of town jobs.  Jeff lives in Waverly.

Randall Elder, Burn Table Operator

Randy came to Parham’s Welding in 2006.  Randy is a master fabricator.  Give Randy a drawing, dimensions or just an idea and he can draw it up, burn it and bring it to fruition.  Great with numbers Randy is our go to guy for shop drawings and auto cad.  Randy runs our CSI KODIak Hyperperformance Plasma & Oxy/Fuel Cutting Machine with an 8’ x 16’ water table.  Randy is a huge asset to Parham’s and lives in Waverly with his wife Penny.

Faustino Martinez, Shop Manager

Tino came to Parham’s in 2012.  Tino is an exceptionally hard worker and quickly worked his way up in the company.  Tino oversees the day to day operations of the shop and is one of the best maintenance guys around.  Tino takes charge on most of our emergency work and excels at getting the job done and the customer back up and running.  Tino is a great asset to Parhams.  He lives in Prince George with his wife Delores and two children.