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Testimonials

As the owner of an exclusive property, we were looking for custom ironworks replicated from England in the 1860s. The photo we had was sketchy, but these passionate craftsmen knew their business, knew the details of this ancient craft and provided tips on adding authenticity. They provided excellent communication throughout the creativity and design process, then with superb, detailed craftsmanship, they created and installed an exceptional piece of ironwork that is rich in detail, authentic, yet is engineered to withstand use for decades, utilizing 100% recycled material and an eco-friendly durable finish.
 

- Springhill Suites Marriott

We had a railing, designed, created, and installed by Compass Ironworks. Amos and Aaron were extremely professional. They kept us informed of how things were progressing. We even visited the shop when the railing was almost complete. We HIGHLY recommend Compass Ironworks! We have had several people knock on our door to ask about who made our beautiful railing. Thank you for your hard work!

 

– Jacqui Collins & Greg McBride

We are so pleased with our custom deck railing created by Compass Ironworks. The design and finish are perfect, just what we envisioned. It was a pleasure working with Compass Ironworks, a company that takes pride in their work.

 

– Tracy Tanner

We had a rather unusual design for our front railings, but the folks at Compass Ironworks took it in stride, figured out how to make it and delivered EXACTLY what we were hoping for — all at a reasonable price. Plus they're just plain nice to deal with.
 

– Courtney Lederer

Compass Iron does phenomenal work, on time, on budget, with an unexpected creative flair. All of the craftsmen at Compass take great pride in delivering an exceptional value, with friendly Pennsylvania charm. I would not hesitate doing more projects with Compass and recommending them to anyone who desires first-class iron works.
 

– Ken Rampolla

It was a pleasure to work with Amos Glick of Compass Iron Works in restoring portions of the railings surrounding the three decks of our Margate, New Jersey summer home. Due to the home's close proximity to the beach and ocean, the restoration needed to consider the impact of a harsher than normal environment on the coating system to be used. I found Amos to be very knowledgeable in this area.
 
Amos worked closely with us evaluating various approaches to the job. We found him to be easy to work with and very client oriented. I have hired many contractors over the years, and I found Amos to be the most conscientious and reliable contractor that I have dealt with. I recommend Amos and Compass Ironworks to any client planning to restore or purchase new railings or metal work.
 

– Stan Silverman

From the initial concept to final installation, Compass Ironworks did an outstanding job with the finished details of our new dream house.

 

– Jon & Loretta Runyan

We had aluminum railings on our summer home with finish that was peeling off, making the whole thing look nasty. After repeated attempts to correct the problem, a builder/developer friend of ours recommended Compass Ironworks. They looked at the project, explained why the peeling had occurred and offered us a solution.
 
They took out about 600 feet of our aluminum railing, welded, and repaired it where needed, sandblasted, primed, and re-powder-coated, then re-installed it. They completely restored the aluminum to a like-new luster, which is just what they said they would do.
 
I am thrilled to find an ironworks company with such a high degree of emphasis on customer service. They really care about customers and their project. I am excited to be able to recommend them to my friends and to be assured that my friends will be well taken care of by Compass Ironworks
 

– Rita Luber

It's been three years since we completed the wrought iron fencing around our pool. The fencing system had been thoroughly reviewed by our code enforcement officer who has subsequently risen to Township Manager. Then, as well as today, he has expressed admiration and approval of the meticulous design, anchoring, and gate work that this project required. I've seen you two other times, each at your discretion, when your yearly inspections revealed minor issues, which were quickly addressed. A visit to your shop reinforced my impression that I was working with a professional team, which took pride in each phase of the project.
 
I am truly impressed with Compass Ironworks. I would not hesitate to recommend your team to anyone interested in high quality iron work with reasonable expensing, and follow up care which speaks to your commitment to continued excellence in those projects fortunate enough to carry your name. With gratitude and respect.
 

– Dr. David A. Thomas

Chief, Division of Medicine, Riddle Memorial Hospital, Planning Commissioner, Upper Providence Township, former iron worker-Scranton local and homeowner

As the owners of a custom home building company in South Jersey we are always looking for products and craftsmanship that will perform in the harsh seashore conditions. We are fortunate to have met the craftsmen at Compass Ironworks, whose professionalism is unmatched. Their skilled welding and fabrication combined with their carefully tested finishes allow our customers to have a lifetime railing product. We eagerly recommend them to customers and other builders.
 

- John Van Duyne

Van Duyne Builders

I wanted to call and tell you how absolutely beautiful the gate looks. With the gate it is just absolutely gorgeous, exactly what I wanted — so thank you very, very much. The work is exquisite!
 

– Susan Kaplan

Our clients had extensive ironwork installed within their previous home and had high expectations for meeting the same level of craft for their new home in Arlington. The skilled artisans of Compass Ironworks interpreted our sketches and designs and brought our concepts to life. Their customer service and willingness to customize truly sets them apart. We never felt that the distance between their factory and my client’s home was an issue – their service was seamless. It was a genuine pleasure to work with Amos and his crew.
 

– Suzanne Manlove

Arlington Home Interiors

I have been meaning to call you about all the wonderful details of our railing. First of all, it’s beautiful. It is made exactly like we wanted, and it is sturdy just the way we wanted. Ben, Alvin, and John were right on the ball. They knew what they were doing. They were in and out of there, but still took the time necessary to do what they needed to do. And it looks beautiful! My wife came home and she had tears in her eyes and she was all tickled, and that was wonderful. We're going to recommend you to all our friends, family, and neighbors. We'll definitely give you a call. Feel free to use me as a reference. I will recommend you to anyone I know or meet. Thank you, Sir and have a good day.
 

– E. Johnson

Transcript of an unsolicited voice mail message from a Chester County, PA client

Amos and the Compass team are incredibly diligent and skillful in their work. They restored our ironwork to near it original state after being worn by years if decay. They took the time to study the history of our home to make certain the work would be suitable with its history and provenance. They also uncovered several interesting elements that had been covered by multiple coats of paint and would likely have been missed by others.
 
Our home is now even more special than before due to their efforts. We are very pleased with their work and their willingness to accommodate us as a client.
 

– Michael Jones, Philadelphia, PA

I cannot speak highly enough of the crew at Compass Ironworks. We have worked with numerous contractors while building our new house, and Compass stands out above all others. Their customer service is truly outstanding. We were looking for very specific balconies for our house and had a difficult time finding the right ironworks in our area. I contacted Compass, and Amos was excellent from the start. Amos and crew drove to our house on two separate occasions... over four hours one way across the state in Pittsburgh. The balconies are amazing, and the craftsmanship is detailed and impressive. They took our vision and translated it into a finished product that is better than we imagined. I highly recommend Amos and Compass Ironworks, and it was a pleasure working with them.
 

– Edward & Bria Westrick, Pittsburgh, PA

We heard about Compass Ironworks from an old friend and decided to work with them on our newly built house. They were very helpful and understanding during the design process and very meticulous during installation. They communicated well with the other contractors to make the finished product look professional and polished. Their flexibility for the installation dates and willingness to work with a tight schedule made a big difference completing our project. It was a true pleasure working with them and supporting a local business with wonderful craftsmanship. I would recommend Compass Ironworks to anyone!
 

– Philip & Kamila Jodzio, Philadelphia Area, PA

Thank you for helping me with this project. The railings are beautiful and sturdy — just what my mother wanted. I was not there for the installation, but she tells me that you were very thorough, very polite and cleaned up after yourselves. I could not have asked for more. Thank you again.
 

– Tom Brown

As a custom homebuilder on the Main Line for over 20 years, we have used Compass Ironworks for many of our projects. We find them to be very skilled at their trade and can provide us with the latest cutting edge designs with ease. They are a pleasure to deal with and always meet our project timeframes. Their craftsmanship is impeccable. We have never had one issue. I would recommend them to anyone requiring any form of ironwork.
 

– Ken Cassella

Cassella Builders, Inc.

We would like to compliment you and your team for doing such an outstanding job on our recent projects. The quality of your workmanship was impressive and flawless. The entire scope of work was huge including intricate aluminum fencing, gates, handrails, patio and pool enclosure fencing, ornate step posts, seven sets of very complicated aluminum doors with hinged glass inserts, Baldwin locks and specialty hardware.
 
We also must extend an exceptional thanks to your project manager, who not only was onsite and managed each installation, but did endless hours of engineering work on the doors enabling us to accomplish a magnificent outcome. In addition, we would like to thank yourself and everyone at Compass Iron Works for the attention to detail and custom service. Your company is of the highest integrity, honesty and forthrightness.
 
It was a pleasure doing business with your company and we highly recommend you to others. We wish you success in all your future endeavors.
 

- A Satisfied Client, Moorestown, NJ

Mr. Amos Glick and staff at Compass Ironworks built and provided me with a customized automatic gate. From the very beginning of the project, they were passionate and attentive to my family's special needs. Their skill and care in every detail of the gate, size, style, material and color, matching our landscape, was well thought out and well crafted. They were able to also give the exact various automation modes my family had requested.
 
I am very much satisfied with the superb work done and would recommend Compass Ironworks whole heartily to anyone seeking personalized care and excellent workmanship.
 

- Bernardsville, NJ

We want to take this opportunity to thank Amos, Ben, Adam, Michael, Rob and the rest of the Compass Ironworks team for the amazing job they did on designing, fabricating, and installing our driveway gates and property fencing.
 
The gates and fencing look and feel indestructible yet provide an elegant and classic detail to our property. The automation of our driveway gates and our self-locking pedestrian doors are smooth and seamless. We are not only impressed with the quality of the work by Compass Ironworks but also their responsiveness and communication throughout the entire build process. Thank you again for the outstanding job.
 

- Mclean, VA

Compass Ironworks has remarkably enhanced the aesthetics of my property. Their design and construction teams have precisely brought my vision for a security fence and gate to reality with superior quality and elegance. The knowledge, research and collaboration they provided on the automation and digital security side, made it the best it could possibly be. I will definitely recommend them to anyone who wants to do a beautiful fence and gate to secure their property.
 

- Worcester, MA