Ace Welding Supply, Inc.

In 1988, Peter Ficarrotto and business partners opened the door to Ace Welding Supply, Inc. Together with his son, Matthew, who worked for the company part-time before joining full-time in 1994, the two built a company that has endured for the next 35 years.

“Ace Welding Supply, Inc., while still a small company today, has built and developed a loyal base of customers,” says Vice President Matthew Carlson. “Many of our customers have been with us for over 20 years. Trust, reliability, excellent service and fair pricing have been the cornerstones of Ace’s business model. We are truly a mom-and-pop business that focuses on small businesses and shops. Being nimble and having excellent contacts and vendors has enabled us to make decisions fast and add value to our customer relationships.”

The company is the true embodiment of a family business. Among its four employees, the least tenured employee has been with the company for 23 years.

“While we have had other employees through the years, our core people have stayed and are considered family and treated that way,” Carlson says. “Our customers have come to expect a high level of service with honest dependability from our company. The cohesiveness of the business has enabled us to weather any bad times and push the business forward.”

Concludes Carlson, “I can’t believe it has been 35 years and we are still here and doing better than we ever have. We come from humble beginnings, and it makes you feel good to know that you must be doing something right to still be in business after 35 years.” 


Congratulations to all GAWDA members celebrating milestone anniversaries in 2023.

GAWDA members represent the best-of-the-best companies in the gases and welding industries. Each year in the Summer issue, we recognize those GAWDA Members celebrating milestone anniversaries. In the Q3 issue’s President’s Column, GAWDA President Robert Anders explored the three C’s of longevity. We want to add a fourth C for this column: Congratulations to all those GAWDA members celebrating anniversaries this year! And if you have a milestone anniversary coming up in 2024 and would like to be featured in this column next year, please reach out today at

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