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 includes a full range of metalworking equipment, along with a high-capacity paint booth, waterjet cutting services, offices and our customer showroom. Our well-equipped fleet of installation trucks allows our on-site work to be done quickly and correctly. Most importantly, we employ a highly skilled and dedicated team of professional welders, fabricators, installers, CAD Designers and safety experts, who work every day to exemplify our values. Please come visit the shop, speak to our custom fabricators and designers and let us help turn your ideas into reality.


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 Picininni

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.