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Proudly Minority & Women Owned, Detroit-Based

About us

Nieves Longordo
President

When Mr. Tony Martinez decided to open up shop over forty years ago in a small garage in Southwest Detroit,  he had no idea he was planting a seed that would grow into a great legacy that would make history in Detroit. After many successful years in business, Mr. Martinez decided it was time to retire and hand over the baton to his daughter Nieves. In 2010 Nieves Arzola became the new president and owner of Diseños Ornamental Iron.  Although Mr. Martinez was no longer the president, he still supervised operations for an additional three years while the company made this transition. Finally, in 2013 Mr. Martinez said farewell to Diseños Ornamental Iron, and departed to Colombia to enjoy his retirement. Nieves is determined to proudly carry on the legacy of Diseños, working with that hardened grit familiar to the people Detroit, and those in the steel and iron industry.

5000+

projects finished

25+

AwardS RecEIved

5000+

Happy Clients

6000+

Coffee Consumed

our team

Diseños Ornamental Iron team members are committed to fabricating, for both our commercial and residential clients, only the highest quality custom iron work. Our team collectively boasts over a century of experience in welding, iron fabrication, and installation. is majority-minority, and is also more than half made up of Detroit residents.
Diseños Ornamental Iron Detroit Teresa
TERESA

Executive Administrator

Diseños Ornamental Iron Detroit Alondra
Alondra

Administrative Assistant

Diseños Ornamental Iron Detroit  Lorenzo
LORENZO

Director of Operations

Diseños Ornamental Iron Detroit Staff Team

IN THE NEWS




Artisans of Michigan: Forging Ornamental Iron
By Lester Graham. May 12th, 2017.

In the shop, people are welding fences, bending, hammering orange hot – you know, even hotter than red hot – lengths of steel into ornamental scrolls. Others are grinding down welds, smoothing it out to make it look good, and prepping the sculpted steel for powder coating... Read More.

Detroit iron workers craft gates to another world
By Louis Aguilar. June 15th, 2015.

Anyone who is anyone in Latino-centered southwest Detroit seems to have a black iron fence protecting their home. The home could be a humble bungalow, the street could have dilapidated, abandoned homes and graffiti. But the homeowner, often a Latino immigrant, has declared his or her home a castle, with a beautiful black iron fence.
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