Six County AOG honors Lyle Young Welding as business of the year
By Robert Green
GUNNISON—Lyle Young Welding, owned by Lyle and Julie Young of Gunnison, has been selected by the Six County Association of Governments as the 2018 Sanpete County Business of the Year.
Sanpete County Commissioner Claudia Jarrett presented the award at a recognition ceremony on Dec. 5 in Richfield.
The Youngs were recognized for their outstanding contributions to Sanpete County’s economy and community development.
Over 31 years in the welding business, they have created many jobs. And many of those jobs were badly needed.
Lyle takes pride in his employees and claims he has the best crew ever. “Sometimes it’s a struggle to find good help,” he says. “I’ve had trouble myself. But right now, I’ve got a great crew.”
Lyle has nine employees, who he says are all skillful, hardworking welders and laborers. And if you ask them, he is the best boss ever.
Part of Lyle’s success is that he is very content with his station in life. He loves where he lives and what he d
“I live in the greatest country on earth, and living in rural Utah is the best of that,” he says.
The Youngs have always given support to those in need. They are known for donating their time and resources, and participating in fundraisers.
Recently, the Youngs built and donated swing sets for the Children’s Justice Center and helped with the Sanpete County Fairgrounds expansion.
With a 10,000-square-feet shop, 5 acres of surrounding yard and a fleet of specialized welding trucks, the Youngs feel comfortable tackling all sorts of welding projects.
The company excels in building hay barn structures, and their work comes highly recommended by farmers and ranchers in Sanpete County and adjacent states.
People who know the Youngs say the business has thrived because of the owners’ honesty and hard work. Lyle and Julie Young started working out of a detached garage in their first home in Gunnison in 1987.
As their business started grew, they began planning for a larger shop and home at 1700 East and U.S. 89, where they operate today. They have plans to expand even more.
Lyle and Julie have five sons: Wayne, Wes, George, Trevor and Wyatt. They have eight grandchildren. Lyle likes to spend his free time at his farm in Sterling.
Five years from now, Lyle would to see Gunnison retaining its small-town charm and remaining the way it is now. In 10 years, he hopes for more of the same.
At the same event, Commissioner Jarrett was recognized for her 16 years on various Six County boards and committees, including two terms as chair of the board. She is stepping down at the end of December after four terms on the county commission.