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ELEGANCE & INTEGRITY IN IRON

For over 20 years, Compass Ironworks has been custom bending and shaping iron for decorative metal gates, custom driveway gates, wrought iron fence gates, and architectural railings. Recently, we’ve also become involved in building monumental stairs and spiral staircases, and providing automation and security for gate openers.

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Security

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Stairs

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Fences

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Ornamental scrollwork

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Commercial

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Gates

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Hinges

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LEADING THE INDUSTRY

Compass Ironworks' master craftsmen collaborate with architects, interior designers, landscape architects, and homeowners to hand build one-of-a-kind creations that provides beauty and security in residential and commercial spaces. Our work graces New York City, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Washington, DC, and beyond!

Today, wrought iron is enjoying a resurgence in popularity everywhere; especially in the residential market. Compass stands at the forefront of this movement, providing elegance, integrity and tradition, as well as thought leadership through professional education courses for design communities nationwide.

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YOUR OWN MASTERPIECE

We look forward to crafting everything from wrought iron balcony railing designs to security fences, and unique sculptures for you or your clients. Stop by our Galleries and peruse through our Design Guide. Our team will work closely with you to develop the finest design that brings out the very best in your home.

MATERIALS & FINISHES

MATERIALS

Compass Ironworks is a leader in the wrought iron industry. We developed a process to create “wrought” material, taking today’s iron or A-36 steel, with the forge and a 100 yr old power hammer. This process recreates the same visual texture on the surface and irregular and inconsistent edges of wrought iron. This material is also eco-friendly as it’s created from 97% recycled content.

FINISHES

Our main objective is to create beautiful architectural front gates, wrought iron garden fences, deck railings, custom metal staircases and unique wrought iron sculptures. Yet what good is finely executed craftsmanship if it’s not finished to withstand the elements?

Compass takes finishes seriously — whether it’s a mirror finish on stainless handrail, antique tarnish on bronze spiral staircase, traditional blackened and renaissance wax finish on wrought iron railing, or powder coated porch railing at a shore home. Our work is given the best possible finish to withstand the elements and provide the best value for our client. The last thing we want is for clients to perform continual maintenance and upkeep, or corrosion destroying an otherwise stunning wrought iron fence gate.

EDUCATION

While the ironworks industry has done little to provide professional education on proper specifications, Compass Ironworks has worked to fill this void. We have been providing, AIA, LACES and ICDEC accredited sessions to architects, landscape, architects, designers, and interior designers for many years. These sessions provide insight, expert techniques, and know-how for designers to best serve their clients.

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ECO-CONSCIOUSNESS

Green ironwork? Yes, indeed. All the solid bar material we use in our projects is on average 97.7% recycled content. Some of our contemporary alloys have 100% recycled content. By using recycled and repurposed material, we can reduce our carbon footprint and turn that old clunker in the garage or the noisy refrigerator from someone’s basement into a beautifully handcrafted work of wrought iron sculpture or art.

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AWARDS

Compass has won numerous Top Job Awards from the NOMMA (National Ornamental and Miscellaneous Metals Association) — a contest that invites national and international participants to enter their best projects and compete for Gold, Silver, and Bronze awards in various categories. The competition is judged by peers in the ironworks community and is a true reflection of craftsmen judging craftsmanship.

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BULLET-RESISTANT FENCE

After numerous requests for a bullet-resistant fence, Compass Ironworks started research on various materials, testing hundreds of rounds of ammunition. In 2019, patent information was processed. This phenomenal new product is now available through a seperate company, Bullistic Barriers LLC.