Well that snuck up on us…what would we do without good old Facebook memories reminding of us special milestones!
4 years ago we purchased a CNC machine. The idea was originally born from Megan and Adam’s search for decorative screens, garden edging and other garden landscaping pieces to use in their own garden and the resulting realisation that there was nothing that met the brief within the desired price bracket, standard of quality or locality. Now, we would be lying if we said we all saw the potential that this venture had from the very beginning. If you asked Adam – We were going to create a successful business that produced high quality, reasonably priced products for both residential and commercial customers, IT WAS GOING TO BE AMAZING! Jack – This could be a cool hobby to run on the side of working full time as a panel beater. As for the ladies, we were a little harder to convince… Megan saw Adam’s enthusiasm and drive and Jack’s skill and perfectionism, and decided it was worth giving a go. But me? I was a nooo… not even a little bit… this is a horrible idea.
The fact that we are here today shows how much store my family puts in what I have to say… BUT THANK GOD FOR THAT!
Ironbark ran as a hobby for around 2 years, developing our branding and refining our designs and fabrication techniques while Jack and Adam both worked full time jobs. It’s safe to say there were plenty of long days and late nights put in by these two, and as much as Megan and I whinged and complained that they were never home, we can now officially say that their hard work has paid off. By 2016 our products were drawing attention and our little enterprise was out-growing its hobby status. So in October of that year, we decided that this venture deserved to be given the opportunity to become a fully fledged business. So here we are! Ironbark Metal Design continues to grow thanks to all of you, the people who see the value in shopping ‘small’..locally based and family owned products. Sure, you could buy a mass produced screen or fire pit for cheaper than what we can produce but nothing beats knowing that your purchase has been made from Australian steel, by a family who take pride in what they do, in a suburb just down the road from you. Above all, you can be sure that your Ironbark piece is going to last. Before your family has sat around your new fire pit, our family has sat around the prototype and given it hell (seriously…) to ensure that it is durable, functional and safe. We’re confident in installing our products in your homes because we’ve installed them in our homes first. Honestly, our houses are easily recognisable because they are covered in Ironbark prototypes and products – regardless of how many times I’ve told Jack that we are at maximum metal saturation (I came home to new metal wall art hanging in our toilet one day, because any blank space is apparently a perfect candidate for Ironbark-ing!).
It has been 4 years of hard work, challenges, tears (just because we’re related doesn’t mean we like each other all the time) but most of all fun, excitement and love (so gooey right?). From me, a huge congratulations to Adam, Jack and Megan on all of the blood, sweat and tears they have shed over the past 4 years but most importantly, and from all of us, a ridiculously huge thank you to YOU! Whether it’s a like, comment or share on our social media pages, telling your friends about us or purchasing an Ironbark product, it really does mean the world to us.
To show our appreciation we are offering 15% off all of our standard fire pits until midnight AEST Sunday 27th May 2018. Just mention this post when placing your order, via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (02 4229 2222) and we’ll deduct 15% from the total cost of your order. Click HERE to browse our range!