About Boe Ornamental Iron, Inc.
Company History — It's a Family Business!
Douglas (Doug) E. Boe established Boe Ornamental Iron, Inc in 1978.
Doug started the company with no capital working out of his garage, but he was determined that finances would not stand in his way. With hard work and endless determination he established a successful business that still continues to grow, moving into its second generation.
The company's main line of products consisted of decorative railings, fences, gates, spiral staircases, and miscellaneous metal items. When wrought iron sales were down in the early to mid-1980s, Doug expanded the company by adding structural steel fabrication, steel joists, and steel decking.
Doug founded the business on personalized service, quality work, and quick response time. These same principles guide the company today.
Chad Boe is the younger of Doug’s two sons. While in high school, Chad spent his summers working in his father’s shop. Chad worked side by side with Doug, learning every aspect of the business, including taking field measurements, reading blue prints, maintaining customer contacts, fabricating and painting in the shop, and installing on job sites. Chad acquired a love for the ornamental and structural steel trade. Following graduation from high school, he enrolled in Dunwoody Technical School earning a certificate in drafting and estimating.
It was only natural for Chad to then work full time at Boe Ornamental Iron, Inc. Chad has a broad range of experience from rails, stairs, fences, and gates, to commercial building structural steel. Like his father, Chad practices a good work ethic, the desire to please the customer, produce quality work, and provide quick service.
In his spare time, Chad enjoys snowmobiling, boating, and motorcycling.
Todd Boe has worked along side his father, Doug, since high school, learning the fine points and a broad range of skills that only comes from hands-on experience. Additionally, Todd has completed courses in estimating and blue print reading from Dunwoody Technical School.
Todd prides himself in the quality and structural soundness of his work — metal work is crafted with precision, from the beginning stages of cutting and welding, to the ending stage of finish coatings.
Todd has worked with iron, stainless steel, and aluminum — crafting the main business lines of railings, stairs, fences, and structural steel, and then expanding into special custom projects requiring creative and artistic skills. Examples of his special projects are a decorative metal cross for a church roof, a metal sign with raised letters, and an art piece for the University of Minnesota Nature Arboretum called “Wind in the Trees.”
Todd enjoys riding his motorcycle and spending time at his cabin in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota.
Celebrating 35 years in business from 1978 to 2013