Custom Iron has been supplying metal spiral staircases and metal stair components for nearly 30 years. Located in the small town of Zumbrota Minnesota , we take pride in our community and our commitment to our customers. Custom Iron offers completely customized metalwork for shipment to fine homes throughout the United States.
400 First Street East
Zumbrota, MN 55992
1975 25-year old Terry Driscoll founded Custom Iron in Rochester, Minnesota.
1976 Metalsmith, Tom Richardson joins Custom Iron.
1977 Tom becomes a partner in Custom Iron. He and Terry build 2-3 stairs per month and sell to the 5-state area.
1982 Terry and Tom invent KD (Knock Down) stairway, significantly reducing shipping costs and changing business to sell and ship nationally.
1983 Marketing of spiral stairs through national stair company, continues through 1993.
1986 Custom Iron moves from Rochester into a 10,000 sq. ft. space in Zumbrota, Minnesota, increasing its physical space and capacity.
1988 Fire destroys half of the manufacturing plant. Production was back on schedule a week later.
1993 Custom Iron sells to stair builders across the U.S.
1994 Spiral stair product line expands to offer more designs to customers.
1996 Custom Iron sells retail to the public and to general contractors.
Metal Railing System introduced nationwide.
Custom Iron wins an International Metalcraft Award, a top honor bestowed by the National Ornamental and Miscellaneous Metals Association (NOMMA).
1998 Significant growth is made possible through a progressive business development loan.
2001 Addition of 3D Viz capabilities to show clients their stair before the actual production begins.
Launch of website www.customiron.com is part of more aggressive marketing effort to grow the business in a national economic downturn.
Purchased an 83,000 sq. ft. building across the street and moved operations, expanding capacity and employee base substantially.
2002 Record sales of panels in metal railing systems and spiral stairs make a banner year.
2003 Introduced the top bar panel system at the International Builder's Show with great success.
New marketing materials released, showcasing the scope of products and service that Custom Iron has.Top of page