About Us

Who We Are

We have always been passionate about helping our clients succeed. Over the years, we have grown to be one of the Gulf region’s most reputable custom metal fabricators.

We approach every opportunity with the goal of providing our clients with solutions that reduce lead times and improve quality. Our vast range of metal fabrication capabilities can help clients obtain desired results and ultimately increase their bottom lines.

Competitive Prices

Excellent Customer Service

Quality Products

Timely Deliveries


That is unmatched


That goes Above & Beyond


That is uncompromised


The Beginning

Leading Edge was founded in June of 1994. It started out in a small, 2500 square foot shop, on the banks of the Vermillion River.


Bigger & Better

Due to the need for more space, Leading Edge moved to its current 26,000 square foot facility in Youngsville, LA.


Sole Ownership

Steve Himel purchased his partner’s portion of the company.


A New Era

With the future in mind Steve & Felicia named Stephanie Clotiaux their eldest daughter, the Chief Operations Officer of the company.


Passing the Torch

Steve and Felicia named Stephanie Clotiaux CEO of the company.

Meet Our Team

Steve Himel

Owner / Business Development

Stephanie Clotiaux

Chief Executive Officer

Grady Tardiff

Inside Sales

Gary Ferstl

Design & Drafting

Kevin Ellender

Design & Drafting

Felicia Himel


Caleb Marshall

Logistics Manager

Martin Bernard

Parts & Finishing Manager

Nick Broussard

Fabrication Manager

Chas Phillips

Quality Inspector

Jeremy Himel

Project Coordinator