Established in 2002, we have grown into one of the largest firms of our type in the Bay Area. That growth, built primarily on repeat clients and referrals, is attributable to our core values: to deliver work of unmatched creativity and quality, to exceed our clients’ expectations, and to demonstrate the highest level of safety and integrity in everything we do.



Our shop boasts a comprehensive array of metalworking equipment, a high-capacity paint booth, waterjet cutting services, offices, and a customer showroom. Our well-equipped fleet of installation trucks ensures efficient and precise on-site work. Most importantly, our team of skilled professionals—including welders, fabricators, installers, CAD designers, and safety experts—dedicate themselves daily to upholding our core values. We invite you to visit our shop, meet our custom fabricators and designers, and let us help bring your ideas to life.


Kurt Smith


Kurt established Handcrafted Metals in 2002 in a warehouse along Industrial Road in San Carlos. Kurt has earned a reputation for taking on daunting tasks and seeing them through to completion no matter how complex or challenging

Matt Schlaefer

Vice President/Shop Foreman

Matt’s 20 years of experience as a Foreman, Top Welder, CAD Designer, and Project Manager makes him a perfect fit for the VP/Foreman slot.

Monica Piccininni

Office Manager

A shop this size needs somebody to manage the day-to-day. Monica has been a perfect fit for this HCM office Manager Position. Her attention to detail and organizational skills add’s so much to the success of the Handcrafted Metals Team.