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Eureka Forge specializes in stairs, staircases, balustrades and handrails

Custom forged and fabricated balustrades, stair rails and hand rails, and complete staircases are a specialty at Eureka Forge.  Our work includes ornate forge work and old world craftsmanship with hand-wrought steel and bronze, and modern styles using stainless steel, glass and cable.  No job is too big.  We build complete stairs or the balustrade only for residential, commercial and industrial markets.

Call us today at 636-271-3200 for more information and visit our site to find our more about your custom ironwork needs!


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Eureka Forge has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau!

You can feel confident knowing that we carry an A+ rating with the BBB. We take great pride in our designs, craftsmanship and customer service.

There is no iron work project too big or too small for Eureka Forge! We specialize in ornamental ironwork, gates, fences, stair railing and much more. Visit our website to see some amazing projects we've completed. Feel free to fill out the contact form or give us a call for all of your iron work needs!

Call (636) 271-3200




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Eureka Forge leads the way in metalwork craftsmanship. Learn about the people who made this company a success.

The following information was posted in an article from St. Louis Homes +Lifestyles.

Todd Kinnikin, the president and self-proclaimed ringmaster of Eureka Forge, has taken what was once a one-man artisan studio to a company of 14 talented artisans who possess a myriad of skills from mechanical engineering and welding to sculpting.  As the protégé son of an artist mother and engineer father, and the grandson of a blacksmith, Todd turned his hobby of making Damascus knives into one of the best forging companies with clients throughout Missouri, the United States and the world.

Todd's good friend, Rodney Roots, is the workshop's Forgemaster. Collaborative team efforts and Todd's expectation of hard work and excellence puts Eureka Forge at the forefront of creating some of the most beautiful metalwork in North America.

Todd, a proud father, reports that the legacy continues with his son Michael, a mechanical engineer. The engineering of a project is so important, and Todd explains, “This business is very mathematical. We use a lot of complicated geometry because you need to know what size steel to use and how to support the structure.”

From balustrades, fences and gates, to furnishings, décor and sculptures, Eureka Forge's work appears worldwide in custom homes, botanical gardens, museums and restaurants.

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Eureka Forge's custom metalwork process

Fabricating the custom pieces is a collaboration among everyone at the shop. Each person specializes in one or more areas of the process. The shop is arranged in a rotation, starting with a raw materials area, then moving to a cutting area, forging, assembly and finishing areas.

"We try to fuse old world techniques with modern technology to be more affordable," says Mike, shop owner. "Today, we use computer-aided drafting software to design a piece. We have a programmable cutting machine that can take the raw materials and cut all the pieces to the right size. We utilize power hammers to expedite the forging process," he explains.

To learn more about the Eureka Forge processing, visit the site by clicking here.


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Eureka Forge designs and fabricates residential and commercial stairs.

Eureka Forge will design and fabricate all types of complete ornamental and structural type stairs. This includes residential and commercial grand stairs as well as access stairs and platforms, ladders, and other means of egress. We offer stairs with open risers, exposed treads and risers, full curbs and single center and side stringers with cantilevered treads.

At Eureka Forge, we truly forge from your imagination.

Give us a call at (636) 271-3200 or fill out the contact form here.




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Some interesting facts about the forging process.

Forging is a manufacturing process where metal is pressed, pounded or squeezed under great pressure into high strength parts. These parts are known as forgings. The process is normally (but not always) performed hot by preheating the metal to a desired temperature before it is worked. Forging is different than the casting process since forged parts are never melted and poured as in the casting process. The forging process can create parts that are stronger than those manufactured by any other metalworking process.

To learn more about Eureka Forge and their custom forging process, click here.


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Brief history of Eureka Forge

Eureka Forge was founded in 1982 as a division of Kinnikin & Associates, an established residential and commercial construction firm.  As this aspect of the business gained attention, demand increased and grew to dominate the activities of the company.  As a result, the construction arm was sold in 1993 and Eureka Forge has become one of North America's foremost producers of custom architectural metalwork.

Find out more about Eureka Forge by clicking here or call 636-271-3200 for all of your custom forged ironwork needs.


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With an international reputation, Eureka Forge specializes in various projects from intricate door locks to sweeping staircases.

The Forge's team of designers and artisans today enjoy an international reputation, and are engaged in projects ranging from the creation of intricate door locking mechanisms to sweeping staircases of bronze and iron.

Give us a call, no job is too large or too small. 636-271-3200

Visit here to see more of our projects.



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Considering installing a driveway gate for your home or business? Read on to see if a manual or an automated drive gate is right for you.


There are a few choices when considering to install a manual or automated driven gate for your home, business or subdivision. It boils down to a matter of convenience. Manual gates are just that; manual. A person has to physically open and close the gate each time it's used. This may or may not be practical for you depending on where you live. An automated driven driveway gate is a convenient option and adds extra security to you and your guests.


   Manual gates can be locked for security and can feature either swing type gates or sliding gates. With locked manual gates, a visitor can alert someone through an intercom button or a sensor can be used to detect movement. But a locked manual gate requires someone to come and unlock it, which can be inconvenient.


    Automatic driveway gates can be configured to open when a car approaches. A button can be installed that when pushed will open the gate. This is a good option if you install a gates simply for its decorative appeal rather than security concerns. Many people opt to have their automatic driveway gates set up to control who can come onto their property. An automatic driveway gate sensor or alarm can be set to alert someone in the house that a car has approached so that they can monitor activity at the gate. An intercom system can be part of the setup so that the visitor can explain their purpose for the visit. The person inside can use a controller to open the gates.


   Another popular and secure choice is the use of a keypad. A code can be entered by the homeowner that will open the gates. Frequent visitors can be given the code to make coming and going more convenient.


Depending on your individual needs, Eureka Forge can accommodate you.

Call today! 636-271-3200




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Eureka Forge specializes in structural steel and structural iron for your home or business

Eureka Forge as the ability to provide structural steel and iron packages for high-end custom homes and businesses, as well as custom steel stairs.  From one beam to a 100,000 pound package, no order is too large or too small.  We offer delivery and countless hardware solutions.  Our fabricators will make any type of columns to suit the demands of the project.  We also offer adjustable columns in custom lengths as well as fixed columns in any size, shape and length.  Beams and columns are held to an 1/8" tolerance and can be held tighter on request.

Give us a call at 636-271-3200.

Don't have time to call right now? Use this contact form to quickly give us your information and we'll get back to you quickly!


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Let Eureka Forge Design and Make Custom Ornamental Iron Furnishings and Home Decor For Your Home!

At Eureka Forge, our talented group of artists and artisans excel in composing fine sculpture from a myriad of materials such as bronze, steel, aluminum, brass, stainless and many others.  From tables and chairs to an ornate bell tree or abstract, each piece is exquisite.  We love to let your imagination run wild.

Call us today at 636-271-3200 to discuss your ideas!



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Custom Ornamental Iron Forging

Eureka Forge creates custom balustrades, staircases, fences, gates and sculptures with ornamental iron. We are a team of artists and architectural blacksmiths. The forge was founded in 1982 and as our tagline suggest, we truly FORGE REALITY from your imagination.

Please visit our picture galleries on each product page here and see our high quality ironwork.

Call us at (636) 271-3200 or fill out the contact form on our home page!




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