Carstens Industries, Inc of Melrose, Minnesota is a custom fabricator of corrosion resistant fiberglass products. With over 25 years in fiberglass fabrication and design, we have built a reputation of offering quality products that are designed and built to last. Our staff of designers and fabricators are trained to manufacture the best products available for your custom jobs, and our own line of Carstens Duck Boats.
When you need a custom fiberglass fabricated product, our team of experts should be your first contact. We will take your ideas or designs and produce the product to your specifications. Hand lay-up, spray-up or closed molding is available. We offer Gelcoated surfaces in a vast array of colors.
Carstens hand-crafted fiberglass Duck Boats are your answer to a truly great waterfowl craft. Designed for stability and maneuverability, they allow you to slip into the habitation of our feathered friends, get to your blind, set out decoys, or make a retrieve.
The custom fiberglass fabrication division of Carstens Industries has long time employees experienced in designing and manufacturing products for many different applications. Our customers come back year after year because our products are designed and built to last.
Fiberglass Engineering, was founded by Howard Carstens in Wyoming, Minnesota in 1973. The company expanded in 1976 with a second manufacturing facility in Melrose, Minnesota. A year later the two facilities were combined and all offices and manufacturing were moved to the Melrose facility. In 1978 the name was changed to Carstens Industries, Inc.
James Carstens, Howard Carstens' son, became manager in September, 1997. Howard retired in 1999 and sold the business to James, who is now sole owner of Carstens Industries, Inc.