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About A.W. Kuettel and Sons Inc.

The philosophy A.W. Kuettel started in 1924 has made Kuettel & Sons one of the Upper Midwest’s major industrial metal fabricator, mechanical and roofing contractor. The Company reached more than $15 million in contracts in 1979 and employed more than 500 people. The philosophy A.W. Kuettel started in 1924 has made Kuettel & Sons one of the Upper Midwest’s most respected and enduring contractors for major industries seeking services in HVAC, roofing, and metal fabrication. We reached more than $15 million in contracts in 1979, and have since employed more than 500 people with a collective payroll of $11 million. We’ve made our professional footprint in a variety of industries, spanning from mining to grain handling, and forest products to manufacturing and power generation.

Our Pillar of Growth

Ever since A.W. Kuettel opened his modest sheet metal and roofing business in Duluth, Minnesota, Kuettel & Sons has been driven by his philosophy to enrich lives through structural needs and shelter, no matter how big or small the ask. It’s why you can find us, almost an entire century later, serving major industries in our region, professionally, and with fair and competitive pricing. Each member of the Kuettel staff is committed to performance and reliability—an important bearing on the region’s industrial growth, as well as the potential of Kuettel & Sons to grow with it.

Meet the Leadership Team

We’re led by a team of professionals whose skills and backgrounds are just as varied as the needs of the customers we serve. These individuals embody core values that reach beyond the bounds of professionalism—they transcend industry expectations.

The A.W. Kuettel Shop

Our Facility

Located in Duluth, Minnesota’s Airpark division, our space is 19,600 square feet with 14,700 square feet dedicated to our fabrication shop, and 4,900 square feet allotted for office/meeting space.

Messer Burntable

The Fabrication Shop

Our arsenal of state-of-the-art equipment features shears, brakes, welders, and a plasma burn table for precise cutting, bending, and forming.

Man working in AW Kuettel shop

State-of-the-art Equipment 

Our shop is rounded out with overhead ten ton cranes, jib cranes, and several welding booths.

AW Kuettel & Sons B&W old shop with men working

Our History

Our business, nearly 100 years strong, has a storied past. Learn how founder A.W. Kuettel’s journey of serving others has sustained and strengthened our operations through time.

Safety is Our Top Priority—for Customers, Partners, and Employees

From our owners to apprentices safety is instilled into all our employees. We emphasize there is no job more important than the safety of our employees, customers, and partners. We take great pride in our employees’ safety, and always assure them our number one goal is they return to their families injury free every day.

view of shoreline and lake superior

Giving Back to Our Community

If the Upper Midwest is known for anything, it’s generosity. Our giving spirit doesn’t start and stop after a client project—learn why community outreach is emphasized as one of our core union principles.

We’re Proud to be a Union Shop

A.W. Kuettel employees are skilled union tradesmen, licensed and trained through apprenticeship programs. They specialize in plumbing, HVAC, roofing, architectural metals, and metal fabrication/design build for commercial settings. The success of our industrial partners hinges on the professionalism, competence, and performance of these skilled workers.