About Us

Who We Are

About Us

At Leading Edge Manufacturing, we’ve always been committed to providing our clients with solutions that both enhance quality and reduce lead times. Our services have made us one of the most trusted custom metal fabricators in the region, and our diverse portfolio has clients both local and global. With our state-of-the-art capabilities based in Youngsville, LA, we’re ready to take on any project your company may have. Reach out today for more information about how we can help you achieve success.

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

Stephanie Clotiaux

Chief Executive Officer

Grady Tardiff

Sales Account Manager

Caleb Clotiaux

Sales Account Manager

Steve Himel

Business Development

Felicia Himel


Holly Stevens

Office Administrator

Dylan Viator

Procurement & Logistics Manager

Jeremy Himel

Project Coordinator

Chas Phillips

Quality Inspector

Gary Ferstl

Design & Drafting

Kevin Ellender

Design & Drafting Manager

Sith Thalanh

Design & Drafting

Martin Bernard

Coatings & Assembly Manager

Nick Broussard

Fabrication & Finishing Manager

Shane Camacho

Parts Manager