Photo Gallery

On this page you will find pictures of railings, fences, gates, and other ornamental metalwork projects we have completed in the past for residential and commercial clients in the York, Lancaster, and Harrisburg areas. We always make sure that every job, no matter how big or how small, receives the highest level of attention from design and fabrication through installation. It's this dedication to quality and service that gives us our reputation amongst our customers.

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Hess Ornamental Iron Wins Silver Award

Hess Ornamental Iron was honored with a Silver Award in the Exterior Railings and Fences - Nonforged categoryin the 2012 Ernest Wiemann Top Job Contest for outstanding work in the ornamental metal and metalworking industry, sponsored by the National Ornamental & Miscellaneous Metals Association. Shown below are several pictures of our winning project featuring aluminum powder-coating with a polished bronze top cap in York, PA:

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Recently we had the opportunity to build our dream house. After locating a delightful 4 acre property, we contracted with an architect to assist with the design of our new home generally based on the Georgian architectural style but with details and conveniences for modern living. Our next challenge was to find the right contractors and suppliers to provide quality workmanship. One of those specialists we located was Hess Ornamental Iron.

Our final plans required railings on the walls that surrounded recessed terraces and the stairways to access them. Based on the architect's concept, a review of our personal preferences, and a survey of the jobsite, Scott Hess finalized a unique and beautiful design. He recommended that all railings be fabricated from aluminum to eliminate any possibility of future rust discoloration on the cast stone caps and components to which it was to be attached. Furthermore, Scott preferred that we use solid aluminum (not hollow tubing) to eliminate denting and distortion while maintaining the strength and long-term beauty that should be expected.

Scott displayed conscious concern about every detail in the design, fabrication, and installation of this project. And in the end, he capped the entire railing system with a polished brass handrail that further enhances the beauty of this installation.

We highly recommend Scott Hess and Hess Ornamental Iron to supply your railing and other metal needs.

Henry & Carole Taylor

Large Project: Rail and Fencing for New Home

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Featured Project

Hess Ornamental Iron fabricated and installed aluminum powder-coated railings, stairway handrails, gates, and fences at this beautiful home in eastern York County.

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Stainless Steel

Stainless steel is a premium material option offered by Hess Ornamental Iron that impresses with its dazzling modern style.

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For more information about any of our projects, or to schedule an appointment, please contact us.

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