Downtown Hair Salon

One of the most recent projects that our team received has been for a custom diameter spiral staircase for a hair and beauty salon in lovely down town San Francisco CA. The clients own and operate Samitra Salon, and just let me say how wonderful it has been working with the owners. So after many emails and phone calls we get the thumps up to head down to the Salon where the final measurements and designs can be decided on, and from powder coat to the designed treds that our team can do with special machines.ImageNow fabrication time begins a few days later for our team at California Custom Iron, Inc. After placing the order for materials and having them inventoried for future referenced the build takes place. After doing the final cut outs with our custom plasma machine to bending the metal treds to the correct angles, its time for what our company prides our self on…the details. An average person can head to Home Depot and buy and Lincoln 125 mig welding and a twenty dollar helmet. Which it’s great for someone new to metal work to start out with and learn from young people to old. That is why California Custom Iron, Inc. supports local high schools and community colleges welding classes. But, back to the main point, our employees our all certified in mig welding and some with tig welding certs. We like to believe that the little things make us stand out from other fabrication shops. So after jigs have been set and hand rails have been curled in a spiral like fashion we break down the stair to be shipped to the powder coater.ImageSo fast forward to a week later, the stair has been picked up from the powder coater and our install team is off to San Francisco. After a long drive and tons of traffic…. that’s what we get for heading to the bay area at 7:00am. Our team pulls up and unloads the staircase in the busy downtown streets on San Francisco. Well we had to wait a few minutes for the clients to open up so we talked to a few construction workers next door on the building they were working on and he said that it is going to be the new headquarters from Twitter. Yeah, that social messaging system that millions of people have, I thought that was really cool. Also don’t forget to follow us @ https://twitter.com/#!/cacustomiron, were we try and get people informed with new projects. So after the installation of the spiral staircases the clients loved it and I know that all of here customers will love it also. So to everyone reading this have a wonderful week please visits our website http://www.CaliforniaCustomIron.com for more pictures and details or emails us at cacustomiron@yahoo.com.

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Expecting Snow In Truckee CA

It has been very busy here at California Custom Iron Inc, the phone has not stopped ringing which is a good thing. Let me just say that we are very fortunate to have work lined up during these economic times. We just finished up a metal spiral staircases in Truckee California that turned out amazing. The home owners wanted to use a unique looking design for their staircase, expanded treads were recommended for their living conditions in the snow. With the expanded treads the snow will fall through the treads instead of building up and collecting. Also instead of round vertical pickets the home owners went with square pickets. I want to say that they have a beautiful home and we believe that our staircase brings it together. This spiral stair had been built in one piece which looks amazing when finished, but can be challenging when installing. Our project manager scheduled a crane to lift the spiral staircase from our trailer and place it directly into place were our crew measured the correct distances and leveled the stair perfect, then drilled and bolted the metal staircase into the correct position. As you can see from the pictures the spiral staircase turned out great and hopefully we can stop by when were in the area to take a few more pictures with the snow and ice in the surrounding. Like always for more information visit http://www.CaliforniaCustomIron.com or email us at cacustomiron@yahoo.com.

Iron Beauty and Grand Excellence

If you are looking for a simple design and style of iron railing, you should stop reading this post. In April of 2011 we finished a beautiful work of art in Auburn California. When we arrived to the job site and met with the home owners and general contractor we had a wonderful discussion about the plans and designs for this new home. When we first took a look at the blue prints the main standout point of the home was the dual grand staircases that you would see first as you walk into the home. Once we got the ok on the job our team went back to the shop and started laying out the configuration for this complex design on the shop floor. After getting the frame of the staircase finished, our team went back to the job site to make sure everything fits 100% before we finished the custom design. At California Custom Iron we make sure our product is 100% before we deliver the final product to the client, it is just some of the pride and dedication we take in our work. Unlike some iron shops, we refuse to buy pre-made iron panels from China. Instead we custom forge ever piece that enters our shop so the customer will always know that there stair has been made in the USA. We were able to work with friends of the industry Folsom Stairs, Bob at Folsom Stair shaped the wood to that you see on the pictures below and we were very happy with the product that they delivered. After finishing the fabrication of the iron staircase we put a beautiful flat black finish onto the dual grand staircase.After a full day of installing the custom iron staircase we had to stand back and reflect on the beauty that emerged from the hard work and dedication that the team at California Custom Iron produced.

Quality, Perfection, Client Satisfaction

This Is David again and for this month I would like to disuse some of the key principles that we follow here at California Custom Iron. Quality, Perfection, and client satisfaction, with every project that runs through our facility, our team of amazing employees continuously inspects their welds for good weld penetration threw the steel. From there the exterior welds are sanded and blending into the surface of the metal. Iron scroll railing with brass top After measurements have been checked for safety and the metal staircase, railing or gate has been checked for spots that may have been missed by the naked eye, the product is loaded up and sent to the powder coaters, galvanizers, or platters (if specified). While the exterior finish is applied toward the iron staircase, railing or gate we always try to keep in touch with the customer to give updates and scheduling so the client will know the progress on the work. Custom metal work The exterior finish usually takes a few days to a week to complete and then our transporter arrives with a trailer to load up the finished product, then hauls it back to the shop where then it will be shipped off or an install crew will head out to start the installation process. Now there is a lot of work pertaining to completing a project involving steel, to make sure perfection is complete, teamwork and hard work must be involved. From our office manager’s to shop employees California Custom Iron makes sure our clients are completely satisfied with their works of art. To see some of our work visit http://www.californiacustomiron.com and for questions or comments email me at davidcacustomiron@gmail.com, Thank You for reading

How California Custom Iron started

Hello, my name is David and I will be contributing to this blog along with others at California Custom Iron. This is our first blog, and I would like to give everyone some information’s about California Custom Iron and how we started. California Custom Iron was started by Allen Myhre over twenty one years ago with just a chop saw and miller welder out of his garage. Allen, did not just decide to start an ornamental iron company out of the blue, he worked for companies such as Villa Iron works, Parish Iron, Antelope Iron, and Fair Oaks Iron.
Ceo of California Custom Iron
In the world of ornamental iron in California these companies were the best in the business. From part of an the install crew at Villa Iron to partnerships at Fair Oaks Iron and then Parish Iron, Allen knew what customers were looking for when seeking visual art such as iron railings and staircases. Now Allen and the crew at California Custom Iron are now working in a 8,200 square foot shop with great quality miller and Lincoln welders to sheet metals brakes to computer controlled plasma cutters. Visit our website for more details at http://www.CaliforniaCustomIron.com.

The reasons builders choose Allen and California Custom Iron is because of the unique designs and craftsmanship that is implanted into every project. The design team at California Custom Iron custom designs each and every custom staircase and iron railing. From starting out in track homes to building his reputation as one of their top custom iron companies in California, Allen always looks to the future of California Custom Iron and its employees and their families.