John Ellis, owner of Ellis Welding, LLC, not only has over 35 years of welding experience, he has a commitment to community. John was born and raised in Oconomowoc and has enjoyed the Lake Country area for his entire life. In the past, he has donated his time to the Oconomowoc High School Robotics team, teaching the club’s students how to fabricate and weld their robots for competition. John became involved with the Oconomowoc German Christmas Market years ago when they approached him to fabricate the fire pit that the patrons enjoy warming up at during the 3 day event. John enjoyed the event and the people involved so much that he began serving on the Board of Directors and volunteers many hours with the event, all through the year. Ellis Welding has also re-fabbed equipment for special needs customers, making it possible for them to be active in sporting events.

John’s welding skills were born at a local machine shop when he was a young husband/father looking for a career in the trades. He also attended WCTC in the welding program to further his skills. He quickly became a valued resource in the field and has been retained for projects in all areas of manufacturing, yet always enjoys working with one time repair jobs as well. As he says ” no job to small”.