The suspension hardware you provided for our “wheel chandeliers” worked perfectly, and the finished lighting fixtures were admired by many of the guests at our son’s recent wedding in the “party barn”. Your doors and railings were also popular.Thank you for all of your help in making our dream project a reality.
“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.”
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 and Kamila Jodzio, Philadelphia Area, PA
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.
“We would like to complement 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 the
work was huge, including intricate aluminum fencing, gates, hand rails, patio and pool enclosure
fencing, ornate step posts, and 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 John Kauffman who not
only was on site 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 you and everyone at Compass Ironworks for the attention to
detail and customer 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 much success in all your future endeavors”
– A Satisfied client, Moorestown NJ.
It was a most refreshing experience working with Compass Ironworks. They were were consistently responsive and listened to our needs and ideas. They were willing to customize a particular finish which they had not previously done, and it turned out perfectly. The design team was helpful in creating a custom design, both for the interior and exterior of our new home.
Compass Ironworks invited us to visit their site which was most interesting. This company has been both gracious and honest, not to mention they are knowledgeable, talented, and produce a very high quality product.
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.
I have been meaning to call you about all the wonderful details of our railing. First of all, its 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. Hey were in and our 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.
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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!
From the initial concept to final installation, Compass Ironworks did an outstanding job with the finished details of our new dream house.
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.
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. As you recall, I reported a few changes that would preserve the integrity of the system, and you implemented these changes without cost as they improved the overall design and stability of the interlocking units in the fence.
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
Home owner, Media Pa. 19063
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 ft 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
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, NJ 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 Iron Works to any client planning to restore or purchase new railings or metal work.
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.
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.
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.
As the owner of an exclusive property, we were looking for custom Ironworks replicated from England in the 1860’s. The photo we had was sketchy, but these passionate craftsmen knew the business, knew the details of this ancient craft and provided tips on adding authenticity. The 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.
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!!