Specializing in the fabrication and installation of custom architectural and ornamental metalwork.


We have completed projects throughout the continental United States, U.S. Territories, and the world including Guam, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Puerto Rico, and China.

We specialize in stainless steel, aluminum, bronze, and glass stair rails, guardrails, and handrails; however, our scope of work also includes column enclosures, escalator and power-walkway cladding, elevator interiors and lobbies, interior wall panels, beam and soffit cladding, grilles, sunshades, canopies, kiosks, and custom fixtures.

Southwest Metalsmiths, Inc. is a full-service company. We offer budget planning and estimating assistance, value engineering and design/build services, CAD detailing and engineering, certified structural engineering calculations, field survey and layout coordination, fabrication, and installation for all of our work.

Original install of 15’ puck mounted ½” Tempered glass at Denver Justice Center. Spyder Crane used to set large pieces.

Original glass being staged for install. Spyder Crane used to install 15’ tall glass

½” Tempered Glass removal at Denver Justice 9 years after install. Handrails removed and glass was re dimensioned prior to releasing order for new glass

Scaffold set up for proper and safe glass removal.

Removal of old ½” Tempered Glass

Installation of new 11/16” Tempered Laminated Glass

New 11/16” Tempered Laminated Glass. Fabrication of new top cap and modification and re installation of handrail on site.

Completed glass change out with new top cap and modified handrail.

Glass thrown away in dumpsters and hauled off.

Additional Glass removal project at The Talking Stick Arena in Phoenix using our Spyder Crane

Our Services

Cable Rails

Building Fenestration

Column Covers

Glass Guardrails

Monumental Stairs

Trellis & Sunscreens

Budget Planning

Our sales and estimating department provide accurate cost estimates to use for budgeting overall project cost.

Design / Build

We offer start to finish design build services assisting in the design process and eliminating the time consuming and costly process of bidding a project.

Structural Engineering

Our structural engineer is licensed in all 48 contiguous states. We engineer everything we build to meet all applicable building code requirements.

CAD Detailing

Our submittal drawings are professionally produced on the latest version of Autocad. Our detailing staff works with the project manager to assure our submittals are accurate.

Field Measurements

Our project managers and field superintendents verify all fabrication drawing dimensions and existing construction conditions prior to building your project.


We fabricate our products to the greatest extent possible in the shop, which minimizes the variables and improves our quality. However, some field fabrication is unavoidable.


We have the best installers in the specialty metal business. We install a broad range of products, so our team has been cross-trained with many trade skills.

Project Management

The overseer of planning and executing a project has the authority to make real time decisions.

Personal Attention

If you have questions, we provide the answers. We understand that problems will arise with projects and will need immediate attention.

Close-out Documents

As-built drawings, warranties, and maintenance manuals are provided.

Safety Program

Our Company is committed to safety in the workplace and has an established safety program with an ongoing training program for all shop and installation crews.

Quality Control

All employees at Southwest Metalsmiths are responsible for evaluating their work. They are expected to check and double-check for mistakes.

Drug Free Environment

SMI conducts pre-employment, post-accident, and random drug testing.

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(602) 438-8577