Dodie Miller &
Miller's Machine & Welding
Owner Dodie Miller has a long history in the petrochem arena
of South East Texas. He grew up in the oil fields of Kingsville
where his father worked for Humble Oil (Exxon) for 37 years.
Dodie himself rose through the ranks at Celanese Chemical:
from welder's helper, to welder and welding inspector, then
finally coordinating planning and estimating for all maintenance
and turn-arounds at Brown & Root, Mundy Maintenance &
Construction and Celanese. He also spent 2 years active duty
in the U.S.N. as an Engineman 2nd Class on Okinawa during
the Vietnam War where he earned multiple certificates of special
Dodie explains that the root of his technical and business
philosophy came from his up-bringing: "I was taught anything
is possible, especially if you don't know that you can do
something. Keep trying, never give up and you can just about
do anything. I always took on the special, hard to do jobs
that no one else would try. It's gotten me the success I see
Dodie's always had a passion for motor vehicles. "From
my earliest years growing up helping my dad at home, I've
always worked on race cars, street cars and boats. I started
driving early and was one of the youngest dragster drivers
in the mid-1960s. "
In April, 1979, Dodie started Miller's Machine and Welding
in his home garage in Seabrook, Texas. His main business at
that time was welding down-hole coil tubing for Otis Engineering,
a Haliburton Company. He bought a welding rig truck and did
mostly field work while still keeping his passion for racing
alive and well with custom build-outs, street rods, race cars
and restoration. Over time, he began to realize that very
few people could do quality repairs on aluminum: boats, fuel
tanks, etc. so he steered the company in that direction. It's
proven to be a winning move.
Today, Miller's Machine and Welding's builds custom aluminum
and stainless steel tanks of all shapes and sizes for boats,
trucks and specialty automobiles. The company builds custom
stands and structures for electrical supply companies, repairs
restaurant equipment for most of the restaurants in the Bay
Area, and can fix almost anything made of aluminum. Miller's
also does general repair work for autos, trucks and boats,
and builds their own fleet of high-performance race cars.
With an elite team of employees, Miller's is able to pick
and choose the jobs they want so they don't over-extend themselves
and can provide the quality craftsmanship for which they've
become famous. They are fast, efficient and produce high quality
products on quick turn-arounds. Miller's can also coordinate
CNC-machine work and water jet cutting if the customer requires.
From his strong past and utilizing today's skilled resources,
Dodie Miller looks forward to a bright future for the firm.
"It's what we love to do. We eat, breath and live for
this company and our customers. Give us a chance to show you
what we can do for you!"