In 1893, A.A. Berger began fabricating ornamental iron work for residences and office buildings. By the 1930's Berger was the choice of many of the most elegant estates in Houston, Galveston, and the surrounding areas.
As Houston grew, the company diversified and in the 1940's Berger helped to supply the U.S. war effort with fabricated iron and wire products. Berger also manufactured special Marsh Buggies which were used in oil exploration. When defense contracts declined after the war, Berger Iron and Wire Works moved in commercial and industrial fabrication.
Incorporated in 1954 as Berger Iron Works, Inc., the company has now been in continuous operation for 120 years. Today we manufacture architectural and miscellaneous metals predominantly for the commercial construction industry while maintaining it's ability to work on industrial projects and high-end residential projects.
At Berger we pride ourselves on being able to handle most any challenge, from the standard miscellaneous metal products (i.e. fire stairs, pipe rails, shelf angles, pipe bollards, etc.), to more exotic stainless steel, bronze, and aluminum architectural metals (monumental stairs, ornamental rails, artworks, custom canopies, cladding, etc.).
We will service any size project and we always have a mix of small, medium-sized, and large jobs running simultaneously.
Berger's commitment to quality and service at a fair price also extends to many high profile projects across the country and outside of the USA.
From preliminary planning to installation, Berger helps produce quality results while attempting to meet the budget constraints of our clients. We are quite often involved in the early design phase of a project as architects, owners, contractors, and other fabricators come to us for ideas on how best to realize their concepts. Our involvement early in the planning stages saves our clients both time and money, because nobody understands custom metal fabrication better than we do.
The estimating department will assist with preliminary and final pricing to ensure compliance with our client's budget.
Our purchasing department makes sure that the raw materials purchased for each project are of the highest quality. Sometimes this requires that they inspect the materials or finishes of the raw materials or sub-assemblies before they are shipped to us.
The design and detailing department gives us the ability to help control the coordination of the design and the schedule by allowing us to anticipate and solve problems before they occur.
Berger has extensive manufacturing resources from basic cutting and welding to close-tolerance fabrication, finishing, and polishing.
Berger also has a network of companies with whom we work very closely when outside expertise is required and in addition we provide the support personnel who can be present on the jobsite to help insure that the installation goes smoothly when required.
ASA - American Subcontractor's Association*
AGC - Associated General Contractors
NOMMA - National Ornamental Metal Manufacturers Association
Rice Design Alliance
TAB - Texas Association of Business
Greater Houston Partnership
US Chamber of Commerce
National Small Business Association
*Founding member in Houston
City of Houston certified structural steel fabricator
City of Los Angeles licensed fabricator
State of California contractor's license
We have other various state licenses which we keep in suspension until a project warrants renewal.