Badass Extraordinaire

Welder, Adventurer, and Really Great Dad

My name is Wade Lake; I’m the owner of The Fire Kettle. I was born on the 4th of July and I love the principles of freedom and independence, firecrackers and a good fire.   

I grew up in my dad’s welding shop and enjoyed watching him be able to fix anything.  I faked sick many times so I could stay home from school and really learn something in my dad’s welding shop. I have been welding ever since!

I remember one day that I didn’t have to fake sick, I was about 13. Dad pulled me out of school to help him on a 18″ PCCP line up in the mountains. It was a 500 foot run on a 45 degree slope and someone had dropped a 12″ bucket down in the pipe.  I was just the right size to fit inside that pipe and be dangled from my ankles by a rope.  They lowered me down inside the pipe.  About 300 feet in I was able to get a hold of the bucket.  They drug out a muddy scraped up kid holding a bucket and he had a grin from  ear to ear and felt like the hero of the day.  Things were a little different back then but I’ve been in love with this work ever since.  

Twenty-four years ago I married my soul mate and the love of my life, Melanie. We have 5 beautiful children.  Well, our first child is incredibly beautiful and the next 4 are amazing, strong boys.  ​​I haven’t given my boys the same opportunities to dangle from their ankles by a rope.  We do things a little differently now but still enjoy the challenges.

We build things right the first time.  Our repairs last.  Our work is solid.  Contact us; we’d be happy to help you on your next project. 

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25 Years Experience

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