Licensed and Insured Since 1978

HI License # HI-69728

Iron, stainless steel, and aluminum railings, gates, fences and steel stairs. Serving the New York Tri-state Area.

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 41 Years Of Experience Producing Unparalleled Results

The owner, Ed Seckeler, started a business called “Ed’s Welding” part-time in 1978 while working for some of the top companies in the area during the day and in 1988 left his supervisor job and went full time as ES Ironworks.

Our services include the fabrication and installation of Iron Railings, Steel Stairs, Pipe Railings, Iron Estate/Driveway Gates. and other types of metal fabrication. When you call for an estimate, you will most likely get to meet Ed and not a salesperson or other employee. Learn more about the various designs for custom railings. When you turn to ES Ironworks, you will get an expert contractor to help with the design and installation of the railing, fence or gate!


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About The Owner

Ed’s father was an eastern European immigrant who came to this country during the great depression. He instilled in Ed and his siblings at an early age the value of hard work and, above all else, the rewards of working with your hands. Ed grew up working with his dad and older brother repairing and maintaining heavy equipment from their excavating company.

After graduating from welding school in 1978, Ed went to work building his “real world” work experience and worked in various welding and fabricating jobs. He took night classes in construction blueprint reading, mechanical drawing and several AutoCAD courses. He worked up through the ranks to eventually working as a foreman in two of the leading firms here on Long Island.

In 1981, he bought his first welding machine with a loan from a friend and started doing “side jobs” on nights and weekends utilizing the tools and building that was his dad’s old repair shop from his excavating business. He made railings, stairs and other fabrications for local customers.

In 1988, he gave his two-week notice, which turned into two months before his boss could find a suitable replacement. Starting as Ed’s Welding for several years and then at the urging of a customer who was about to embark on a rather large venture with him he changed the company name to ES Ironworks and eventually became incorporated.

Fast forward to 2023, 45 years after he started welding and fabricating and this is the experience and expertise built into every job we undertake.