Success Stories

Road Warrior Welding Inc. - Powell River, BC

Pat Haist, a Red Seal Level A Journeyman Welder/Fabricator, and heavy-duty mechanic with 35 years’ experience, started down the road of entrepreneurship with Road Warrior Welding Inc. With financial help from Community Futures Powell River, Pat was able to boost his buying power of materials and equipment allowing him to serve his customers better and to take on bigger jobs. 

Within a few months’ Pat expanded his business services adding a removable 20ft x 81/2ft fir deck to his Freightliner truck with a Hiab 160-3 mounted crane with a reach of 35ft and lifting capacity of 6000kg. In his full-service shop, he added the only local prop repair business. Road Warrior provides mobile services to Sunshine Coast, Vancouver Island and beyond. Pat is an insightful, progressive/problem solving entrepreneur and an experienced skilled fabricator who can customize your design project idea. He recognizes Community Futures for their “prompt and excellent service. “


Community Futures British Columbia
C230-7871 Stave Lake Street
Mission, BC  V2V 0C5

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