Hess Ornamental Iron: Specializing in custom railings, stairs, fences, and gates.

Hess Iron Wins Gold!

Hess Ornamental Iron, Inc. of Red Lion, PA Wins Gold in International Metalcraft Competition

Hess Ornamental Iron, Inc. wins the 2016 Gold Ernest Weimann Top Job Award in the “Interior Railings - Ferrous, Nonforged” category for ornamental metal railings.

The project for which “Hess Iron” received the award is the interior railing work for The First Post, a newly opened restaurant in York, PA. The project featured steel castings with a gold antiqued finish and bronze handrails... (Read More)

bronze railing and ballister Award-winning metalwork
Hess Ornamental Iron was recently honored with a silver award in the 2012 Ernest Wiemann Top Job Contest sponsored by the National Ornamental & Miscellaneous Metals Association for this aluminum powder-coated railing and ballister with polished bronze top cap.
Hess Ornamental Iron no the cover of OM&M Fabricator Hess Ornamental Iron Cover Story
Hess Ornamental Iron is the featured cover story in the July/August 2012 issue of Ornamental and Miscellaneous Metal Fabricator. Click the link below this banner to read.
Gate York PA Decorative Gates
Hess Ornamental Iron can manufacture gates and railings in a variety of styles, from clean, functional, and modern powder-coated aluminum to elaborately scrolled decorative iron with a painted finish.
aluminum deck railing Aluminum Deck Railing
The finish of this contemporary powder-coated aluminum deck railing created and installed by Hess Ornamental Iron resists weathering, offering long-lasting modern style with little to no maintenance.
railing for professional office Safety Railing for Businesses
Hess Ornamental Iron fabricates and installs safety railings that are attractive and fully ADA compliant.
iron garden railing Garden Stair Railing
Hess Ornamental Iron created this simple powder-coated aluminum garden stair railing to enhance the beauty of the garden while providing safety on the rough-hewn stone stairs.
custom wrought iron furniture Wrought Iron Interior Furnishings
Hess Ornamental Iron fabricates custom interior wrought iron for your home or business, including beds, chairs, and other furnishings, and interior accents such as stairway railings, room dividers, and more.
custom sign brackets and frames Custom Sign Brackets and Frames
Hess Ornamental Iron also creates decorative metalwork for business and commercial projects. These banner brackets and the directional signage frame were custom made in our shop for a commercial complex in Elizabethtown, PA.
brass handrail historic restoration Historic Recreation & Restoration
Whether we are restoring existing metalwork or fabricating new pieces in our shop, Hess Ornamental Iron strives for seamless integration that preserves the classic style of important historic architecture.

Welcome to Hess Ornamental Iron

Serving York, Lancaster, Harrisburg, Philadelphia, and their surrounding communities

Click here to read the Hess Ornamental Iron cover story featured
in the July/August 2012 issue of O&MM Fabricator magazine.

Hess Ornamental Iron fabricates and installs the highest quality architectural metalwork in south central and eastern Pennsylvania as well as Maryland. We also repair and update existing metalwork. Call us today: (717) 246-3135

Here at Hess Ornamental Iron, our first and foremost goal is to guarantee customer satisfaction in all of the work we do. You can count on us to make safe, strong, beautiful metal railing that will last you generations. We are fully aware of how important the ornamental iron and metal we work on is to our customers and clients, so we offer free estimates and consultation for every project.

Our professionals can help you select a design or help you imagine your own. Hand-crafted at our own facility in Red Lion, PA, we use only the highest quality materials such as aluminum, steel, iron, brass, and other metals. This ensures your idea becomes a long-lasting reality. As experienced craftsmen dedicated to the art of metalworking, we set our standards high, and we keep them in mind throughout every step of the planning, manufacturing, and installation process.

Add to the beauty, security, and value of your home with a new metal project custom fitted and shaped to match your life, whether it's a wrought iron fence that follows the terrain of your land, custom furniture or metal accents for the interior of your home, a beautiful brass handrail to enhance your business office or maybe even a special ornamental piece of your own imagination for your garden. We will work with you from beginning to end shaping your idea into being every step of the way. Our relationship with our customers is essential.

Though our name is Hess Ornamental Iron, we work in a variety of materials, including aluminum, bronze, nickel, brass, and steel. In fact, in many cases, we recommend powder-coated aluminum over iron for exterior railings, because it resists rust and looks virtually the same as iron when finished. To view several examples of aluminum powder-coated railings and other award-winning custom metalwork, installation, and service, visit our photo gallery page.


We offer estimates within a 100 mile radius of our shop in Red Lion, Pennsylvania. Our service area includes York, Hanover, Lancaster, Harrisburg, Gettysburg, Lebanon, Carlisle, Reading, Adams County, Berks County, Perry County, Cumberland County, Dauphin County, Philadelphia, and their surrounding communities.