Our History


Serving our
since 1946


Our History

Al Hill has served the Gulf Coast’s boiler and service needs since 1946. We are located on the Alabama Gulf Coast in Theodore, a suburb of Mobile. Originally named Hill Brothers Welding & Boiler Shop, it was started by brothers, Al and Joe Hill. At that time, the company provided welding services for the area shipyards and boiler sales, service, and repair. In 1962, Joe Hill sold his interest in the company to Mr. Dal Crenshaw. The company was then renamed as Westside Welding & Boiler Shop. In addition to providing boiler and welding service, the company began light steel and ornamental iron fabrication.

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Who we are today.

Decades of experience. Same great service.



Al Hill’s Boiles & Repair, Inc., or simply Al Hill Boiler, remained under the guidance of R.J. Sanford until his death, at age 70, in August 2003. Today, the company ownership is still with the R.J. Sanford family. In fact, his son, Randy, assumed the role of President and General Manager, and daughter, Sandy, serves as the company Secretary and Treasurer. Through the years, the company has enjoyed continued success in boiler room sales and service. During these years, we have developed many products lines and alliances to insure we can meet the demands of our customers. Additionally, our service and repair personnel are highly trained and skilled technician capable of handling any boiler need. Our company is a holder of the National Board “R” Stamp and our welders qualified in accordance with the requirements of the ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code.