Founded in 1998
For more than two decades, Compass Ironworks has been a family owned business based in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. A unique blend of traditional and modern lifestyles is common in the area surrounding Compass, where horse and buggy rigs mingle with cars on the road.
Lancaster County is internationally known for its skilled artisans, impeccable craftsmanship, and dedicated work ethic. This is a fitting location for the work that Compass Ironworks creates in a 15,000 square foot shop. Here, centuries-old decorative iron styles are fashioned by a talented team of less than 10 artisans, using modern tools and up-to-date, highly durable finishing techniques. It is a place where craftsmen can work at their trade and still watch their neighbors as they work in the fields, planting, cultivating, and ultimately harvesting the crops of corn and hay, seeing the beauty of nature and drawing inspiration for their work.
Compass creates and forges iron or solid aluminum from raw elements to completed, sophisticated wrought iron works of art, collaborating with architects, designers, builders, and homeowners to realize their specific design vision. We utilize raw materials with 97-100% recycled content, and a robust and eco-friendly powder-coat that is VOC-free and 99.9% reclaimable.