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337-856-4550

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303 Chemin Metairie Rd.

Youngsville, LA 70592

ABOUT US

LEADING EDGE MFG.

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. Our products have expanded from modest panels to include such projects as generator enclosure packages used for the Olympic Games and driller’s houses used in the Russian Arctic.

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.

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 and Better

Due to the need for more space, Leading Edge moved to it’s current 24,000 square foot facility in Youngsville, LA.

Sole Ownership

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

A New Era

With Steve and Felicia continuing to provide oversight and guidance to the company, the baton of leadership is passed as Steve names Stephanie Clotiaux, his eldest daughter, the Chief Operating Officer of the company. All four of Steve’s children play a part in the operations of the company.

SERVICE.

QUALITY.

INTEGRITY.

OUR MISSION

To provide our customers with:

  • Timely Quotes
  • Competitive Prices
  • Excellent Customer Service
  • Quality Products
  • Quick, On-Time Deliveries

MEET OUR TEAM

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STEVE HIMEL

OWNER / CEO

Steve is the Owner and acting Chief Executive Officer of Leading Edge Mfg. He has been in the sheet metal fabrication industry for over 30 years and has worn every hat you can imagine over the years. The experience he leads the team with is irreplaceable.

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FELICIA HIMEL

OWNER / ACCOUNTING

Felicia is the Co-Owner and Accounting Manager for the company. Together, her and Steve provide oversight to the company on all important business decisions.

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STEPHANIE CLOTIAUX

CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER

Stephanie is the acting Chief Operations Officer for the company. She oversees all of the day to day activities of the company. She has been a valuable asset to the company for the last 10 years and has proven her way to where she is now.

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GRADY TARDIFF

ESTIMATING

Grady is responsible for all of our project estimating. He also oversees communication with all of our established clients. He has been with the company for over 20 years in various roles and has proven himself as an integral part of our team.

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BRANDY ARNETT

BRAND MARKETING MANAGER

Brandy is the Brand Marketing Manager for the company. She oversees all of our marketing efforts and also collaborates with Steve on the strategy and execution of new business development. She has been with the company for over 5 years.

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GARY FERSTL

DESIGN & DRAFTING

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KEVIN ELLENDER

DESIGN & DRAFTING

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CALEB MARSHALL

LOGISTICS MANAGER

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JOSEPH KNIGHT

PARTS MANAGER

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NICHOLAS BROUSSARD

FABRICATION MANAGER

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MARTIN BERNARD

FINISHING MANAGER

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CHASWILL PHILLIPS

QUALITY INSPECTOR

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