A tradition of excellence...    

Iron Craft began as House of Iron more than 30 years ago in Visalia, California. The name changed to Iron Craft in 1972 and San Joaquin Valley native Chuck Simonian purchased the ornamental metal business in 1980. Simonian moved Iron Craft to its present location on Tulare Avenue, along the rural, southern border of Tulare, California, in 1985.

There, he directs a small staff of metal craftsmen in a 2,400-square-foot shop and adjacent outdoor paint booth, coal-fired forges and storage areas. Custom fences, railings, gates and other metal products are carefully produced for houses, schools, commercial buildings, gated subdivisions and other uses.

Simonian's expertise is widely recognized. A delicate rose to commemorate the Carnegie Hall premiere of violinist Harold Hagopian and a gazebo for an upscale housing complex in Visalia, California, brought honors from the National Ornamental and Miscellaneous Metals Association. The master metalsmith twice served as Spring Conference Coordinator for the California Blacksmith Association. He also has been Biannual Conference Coordinator for Artist Blacksmith Association of North America the National Blacksmith Association. Each fall, Simonian explains the blacksmithing art for an international audience at the Wawona History Center in Yosemite National Park.