Compass has won numerous Top Job Awards from the NOMMA (National Ornamental and Miscellaneous Metals Association). A contest that participants nationally and internationally enter their best projects competing for Gold, Silver, and Bronze awards in various categories. The competition is judged by peers in the Ironworks community, a true reflection of craftsmen judging craftsmanship.
Compass Ironworks first entered the Top Job Competition in 2013 and won 2 awards. Then a hiatus in 2014. Returning in 2015 to win another 2 awards. In 2016, Compass won Gold, Silver and Bronze as well as best of the best, The Mitch Heitler Excellence in Craftsmanship Award. This is the contest where all the Gold Awards are scrutinized by a jury, and then determine the project that is the top of the top. Compass won the award from replicating 14 security doors from Italy from 1762. Extreme details for forging the scrollwork, hinges, latches, door frame and the glass panel were paramount to the husband and wife team. The attention to detail, and high caliber of craftsmanship is what grabbed the attention of the jurors and why they awarded Compass the highest award achievable, in the world, on metal craftsmanship.