The Company

Cutting Edge Steel, Inc. was founded in 2008 by founder & CEO, Jim Weaver.  Jim has been in the Metal Fabrication Industry since 1997.  He began as a Fabricator, shortly after, he was promoted to management and then started his first company in his garage in 1999.  The company’s products were Misc. Metals, but the focus has always been Safety, Quality, and taking care of Customers.

As a result, by word of mouth, the company continued to grow.  By 2004, a merger with a structural steel fabricator expanded the product offering, but Jim’s passion was always Misc. Metals. So in 2008 he sold his interests in that company and made the decision to start over.  With the creation of Cutting Edge Steel, Inc., his focus was back to his passion of fabricating Stairs, Rails and Misc. Metals.

Starting with just 3 employees, he quickly out grew the 6,000 sq ft facility in Denver, CO and relocated in 2011 to a 20,000 sq ft facility in Commerce City, CO. In 2014 as a result of the company’s continued success, the decision was made to expand once again. With 32,000 sq ft under roof on a 6-3/4 acre site in Dacono, CO, Cutting Edge Steel’s new home employs over 60 people, and has room for expansion. We have completed over 550 projects spanning the USA from California to Michigan and Montana to Louisiana, and many locations in between. We look forward to serving your company and future project requirements at a location near you.

MISSION – United Together

A journey to show what is possible
when a team is all “on the same page”.


To be the best miscellaneous metals
fabricator in the United States.



We are nothing without God. He is our guide.


We do what we say we are going to do and don’t say what we can’t do.


This is a culture, not an event. It is in everything we do.


We tell the truth to our personnel, clients and suppliers.


Everyone in contact with Cutting Edge Steel is encouraged to grow in all areas of life.

Key Personnel

Jim Weaver – Owner & CEO

Jim Weaver, the CEO of Cutting Edge Steel, has been involved in Misc. Metals Fabrication since 1997.  He started working in steel fabrication as a fabricator, was promoted several times within the first year, and broke out on his own in 1999 and has been an owner ever since.  He has experience with various sized Misc. Metals projects up to $6.5 million in steel fabrication.  Jim and his team concurrently manage several large projects in different stages of completion while meeting or exceeding expectations for safety, quality, efficiency, and schedule.

Kirk McGraw – Director of Business Development

Kirk began his career in the steel industry in 1995 as a fabricator of aluminum trailers.  Shortly after, he became a custom fabricator of mechanical equipment and then joined Jim Weaver in 2000 as a Misc Metals Fabricator and has been a significant part of the team ever since.  Over the years, he has excelled in multiple areas of the business including production management, project management, and estimating. He is now responsible for carrying out the vision and growth aspects of the company.

Dave Smith – Leader of Production

David began his career in the metal recycling field in 2006.  He was involved in large shredding and non-ferrous facilities specializing in the manpower and equipment used to break and sort various metals for recycling.  Dave joined the CES team early in 2015 diving into production processes and people management.  He has thrived in the fabrication and production management of miscellaneous metals and has become and integral part of our journey moving forward.

Stephen Gitonga – Leader of Finance

Stephen joined CES in 2015 and has over 25 years of experience in Accounting and Finance mainly in the hospitality industry. He has been involved with hotels ranging from 16 – 70 million in annual revenue, and managing Finance related departments like Accounting, Purchasing, Receiving and IT.

Carlo Vanbrabant – Leader of Estimating

Carlo’s career in the steel industry began in 1987 in the Netherlands as a fabricator in structural steel and later fabricator/welder of steel, 42-foot yachts. Curiosity to learn brought him to DAF, a Dutch truck manufacturer offered a role as a production-welder, brazing and warehouse employee, when an opportunity came along to re-locate to down under, he started working as a fabricator-welder in the open cut and underground mining industry to completely overhaul and repair earth moving equipment. The travel bug steered him to the United States and more in particular to the company Cutting Edge Steel, to start as a miscellaneous metals fabricator, later offered a position as an estimator that grew out to be a lead estimator

Ryan Weaver – Leader of Detailing

Ryan started his career as a parts processor for Cutting Edge Steel in 2013. After a year, he transferred to the detailing department, where he quickly developed skills in AutoCAD and Advance Steel. Two years later, he was promoted to lead the department.

Briton Kitching – Design Stakeholder

Briton has been in the steel industry since 1981.  He started as a structural draftsman, then in 1989 he switched to detailing of steel stairs, rails, and miscellaneous metals.  Briton has also held positions in project management and ran a misc metals division for a local general contractor.  Approximately half of Briton’s steel fabrication experience has been with fabricators specializing in Stair, Rail & Miscellaneous Metals fabrication.

Sheila Stedman – Leader of Talent

Sheila joined CES in July of 2017 and brings over 15 years of experience in both, Human Resources and Accounting Management.  Her industry experience is inclusive of Oil and Gas, Steel Manufacturing, Construction and Legal.   As an advocate for CES’ Stakeholders, she thrives to create a cohesive work environment that fosters both, personal and professional growth throughout the organization.

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