Portland's Best Custom Metal Fabrication

Mathews Mechanical offers a comprehensive range of design, engineering, and fabrication services, precisely aligned to your specifications. Our team is proficient in all aspects of metal fabrication, from light gauge sheet metal to heavy plate welding, CNC machining, and more, catering to the diverse needs of the Portland Oregon market.

Fabrication Clients We've Served

Are you ready to create the impactful fabrication solution you deserve?

You have a specific vision that needs custom fabrication. Perhaps it’s a challenging problem you’re trying to overcome, and the solution doesn’t exist yet. Or maybe it’s a steel frame requiring exact dimensions for your facility. Even a proprietary conveyor belt repair that needs additional support. 

Regardless, your organization’s need demands a reliable, high-quality solution. After all, the success of your vision depends on it. You don’t have time to struggle through low-quality results done by fabricators who lack experience, honesty, or follow-through. You deserve better

At Mathews Mechanical, we understand the importance of your fabrication needs. With over 30 years of custom metal fabrication experience, we strive to provide you with premier turnkey solutions that exceed your expectations, all at competitive prices. Our world-class team of certified engineers, welders, and technicians has a proven track record of building innovative custom fabrication designs with superior, enduring craftsmanship. We’ll help you get the job done right, everytime. 

With our commitment to putting your needs first, consistent integrity, and upfront communication, you can have peace of mind knowing you’re partnering with fabrication experts you can trust.

Our Custom Metal Fabrication

Our Custom Fabrication Services

Heat Exchanger Packages

Industrial, corrosion-resistant heat exchangers of all types, including refrigeration and cooling, power stations, chemical plants, and more.

Process Equipment Skids

Mechanical and electrical skid-mounted process systems, creating pumps, valves, instrumentation, piping, control panels, seal pots, and other needs. 

Steel Support Structures & Framing 

Frame and support systems for small structural building projects.

Railing, Stairs & Ladders

Caged and fixed ladders, industrial railing, and wrap-around or free-standing stairs—all OSHA-compliant. 

Platforms & Mezzanines 

Working mezzanines, catwalks, and safety platforms for a variety of commercial or industrial needs.

Part Manipulators 

Rigid steel manipulator arms designed to carry out complex, precise movements for heavy loads.

Dollies & Carts 

Customizable utility carts, warehouse dollies, and hand trucks for a broad range of functions and industries. 

Custom Machinery/Prototyping/Design-Build Machinery

conveyor belts, hydraulic doors, custom bracketry, and more. 
You dream it, we’ll build it. 

Our Metal Fabrication Types

A superior fabrication solution demands high-quality mechanical integrity. That’s why our team consists of AWS-certified welders, so you can have world-class technicians for your project. We offer TIG (GTAW), MIG (GMAW), Flux Core (FCAW), and Stick (SMAW) welding in 3 metal fabrication types:


Stairs, Ladders, Ornamental, Small structural steel fabrication and installation.


Stairs, Ladders, Ornamental, Custom bracketry, Fixtures, and more.


Stairs, Ladders, Ornamental, Custom bracketry, Fixtures, and more.

Providing Fabrication Solutions for a Variety of Industries

Our story

In August of 1991, Jeff Mathews opened a small, garage-based business with a simple mission: he wanted to help people solve their problems. Since then, Mathews Mechanical has grown from a one-man operation into a premier industrial maintenance, repair, and custom fabrication shop. We’ve built an exceptional team of experienced engineers, service technicians, welders, fabricators, and salesmen, all supported by a knowledgeable and friendly administrative staff.

Customer satisfaction is our first priority, and one of the main reasons for our 20+ years of success! We offer high quality products and services at competitive prices.

Custom Metal Fabrication
for a Variety of Industries

Operating as a woman-owned, family-run business since 1991, we’ve had the pleasure of providing high-quality custom metal fabrication solutions to clients across multiple industries. This means you can have peace of mind knowing you’re working with an expert team who’s seen it all.









Our Custom Fabrication Process

At Mathews Mechanical, our goal is to not only provide a fabrication solution for the challenges you’re facing, but to create something you can be proud of, done on time and on budget. With our decades of expertise, you can rest easy knowing your project is in good hands every step of the way. 

Step 1 – Understanding Your Needs

Whether you have a difficult challenge to overcome, unusual specs that require an expert design, or a unique dream project, our goal is to understand your specific needs and goals to deliver you excellent results. With our expertise, we’ll help you find the right solution so you can have success from the start.

Step 2 – Developing Your Design

After discussing your project, our engineering, welding, and assembly team will create a solutions-driven design tailor-made to your needs. With your approval, we’ll develop a master project schedule, providing you with upfront, thorough communication at every stage.

Step 3 – Bringing Your Vision to Life

With the design plans established, we’ll cut the metal down based on exact specifications. After the metals are bent, the sections are welded together and shaped further. Your custom fabrication project begins to come to life.

Step 4 – Installation & Onsite Finishing Touches 

Once your project is created, we conduct precise quality control checks to ensure your custom fabrication meets our high craftsmanship standards. From there, we’ll deliver and install your new fabrication. 

Step 5 – A Fabrication Solution that Surpasses Your Expectations

With your completed project, you’ll have a reliable, innovative fabrication solution ready for immediate use in achieving your company’s goals. Give yourself a pat on the back for a problem solved and a job well done. 

Your fabrication project
deserves superior craftsmanship.

Project Spotlight

Beverage Facility Conveyor Belt Fabrication

Providing a custom solution for your unique problem is our specialty at Mathews Mechanical.

A large beverage facility reached out to us with a major problem: they needed help creating and installing new automatic conveyor belt and case packing equipment. Their current conveyor belt equipment required team members to flip bottles by hand along their production line, causing delays and ironically creating bottlenecks.

With no current equipment on the market to meet these unique needs, our team designed and installed a new conveyor belt that could grab entire cases of bottles and flip them automatically. Since then, the beverage facility has used our automatic conveyor belt for years, saving money and increasing manufacturing efficiency.

Whether you’re creating a new prototype or need to modify current machinery like this conveyor belt installation and repair, our custom metal fabrication team is ready to help your vision become a reality.

To discover more of our project stories, check out our blog.

Custom Metal Fabrication In Portland

Partner with Portland’s Most Trusted Metal Fabricator

Though it may not be St. John’s Bridge, you’ve encountered a problem or challenge that requires custom metal fabrication. Maybe you need a new catwalk installed in your manufacturing plant. Or a custom ladder with unique specs. 

Yet the last thing you need is an unreliable fabrication team who overcharges, doesn’t care about your specific project needs, and produces unsatisfactory work. After all, you have guidelines to meet, stakeholders to answer to, and a fabrication need that will make or break your company’s growth and success. You want to work with a top-notch fabrication team who can deliver exceptional results.

At Mathews Mechanical, your project matters most to us. With over three decades serving the Portland community with custom metal fabrication, we strive to provide you with superior tailor-made solutions you can be proud of—all at competitive prices. Our friendly, hardworking team of certified engineers, welders, and technicians is Willamette Valley’s preferred choice for building high-quality custom fabrication designs with exceptional craftsmanship that lasts for decades. We’re committed to helping you create an innovative solution to your unique fabrication challenges. 

With thorough communication, trustworthy integrity, and our customer-first mentality, peace of mind awaits when you partner with Mathews Mechanical. Are you ready for a custom fabrication experience that exceeds your expectations? 

Providing Custom Fabrication Services to Willamette Valley and Beyond

High-quality mechanical integrity has been our focus since 1991. That’s why our team consists of AWS-certified welders, so you can have Willamette Valley’s top technicians for your project. We offer TIG (GTAW), MIG (GMAW), Flux Core (FCAW), and Stick (SMAW) welding in steel, stainless steel, and aluminum. 

Through the decades, we’ve provided top-notch custom metal fabrication solutions to clients in multiple industries throughout Portland, including:

  • Industrial manufacturing, material handling, and logistics
  • Biomedical
  • Agriculture
  • Food and beverage
  • Transportation
  • Local government utilities and infrastructure
  • Military and federal government
  • Aerospace
A mechanic inspects an industrial pump and takes notes on his clipboard

Our Custom Fabrication Services

When you partner with Portland’s most versatile metal fabricator, we can help you create a wide variety of custom solutions, including but not limited to:

  • Heat Exchanger Packages
  • Process Equipment Skids
  • Steel Support Structures & Framing 
  • Railing, Stairs & Ladders 
  • Platforms & Mezzanines 
  • Part Manipulators 
  • Dollies & Carts 
  • Custom Machinery/Prototyping/Design-Build Machinery 

Our Other Services

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Completed Projects and Installations

At Mathews Mechanical, from custom metal fabrication to industrial equipment installation and inspections, we do it all. Check out some of our work and completed projects.