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.