Mars Hill, NC Staircase and Railing Professionals
Elite Metalworks Inc. produces custom, hand-crafted steel products. We specialize in steel framed doors and windows, handrails, fire screens and more. We are always able and excited to take on projects out of our traditional requests and are happy to customize any product as necessary to meet and go beyond the customer’s expectations. Founded by British Colombian native Jesse Rehmeier, Elite Metalworks Inc. established a working studio that fuses passion with a livelihood. Jesse brings a lifetime of experience and knowledge and finds fulfillment in constructing clean, accentuating, and durable, steel-made items for homes and businesses alike. Our working studio is based in Mills River, North Carolina but we provide products/services to a much larger surrounding area.
Appalachian Ironworks specializes in the design, fabrication, and installation of fine quality custom ornamental metalwork. Using original designs, exquisite metalwork is produced by our experienced craftsmen combining traditional hand-forging techniques on wrought iron, bronze, copper, and other specialty materials with modern metalworking methods in our well-equipped facility. Appalachian Ironworks has completed monumental projects in residential, commercial, religious, and public government locations. Our product range includes: stair and balcony rails, drive gates, walk gates, fences, security doors, and much more. We welcome you to our ever growing website and look forward to helping you with your project needs.
A few years ago while building a vacation cabin up in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains a discussion arose between company owners Lawrence Smith and Daniel Sims about the design for the porch and stair railings. There are quite a number of different styles and materials that can be used and we wanted our choice to be the best. After settling on a “twig” style we worked hard on using the readily available natural Rhododendron finally deciding that when finished it would be too difficult to keep clean and would always be a source of splinters and small pieces of debris. The solution was clear once we spent some time in the shop and came up with the first “Iron Twig” design. It was beautiful, clean, and stronger than the wood twig design, adding the eye catching piece to the cabin that we needed. Now we are constantly adding to the original railing selection with tables, other furniture items, custom “one of a kind” pieces and bath accessories.