Iron Works By Cropsey INC

★★★★☆
  • 1399 Utica Ave

    Brooklyn, NY 11203

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  • 718-629-9393

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I live in a warm NYC apartment and had a problem - a child and windows that slide open to the side. In NYC, windows must have guards if there are kids in the house. Window guards for side-sliding windows are blocks that allow them to open 4 inches. I wanted custom-made guards that would mount inside our windows. The guards would have to be aesthetically pleasing and match the rest of our recently-renovated modern apartment. To avoid living behind bars, I settled upon having a large, polished, rectangular angle-iron steel frame made for each of our 3 windows. The frames would cover the half of each window that slid open, attach on 3 sides, and have stainless steel cable running horizontally across them in 4-inch intervals. Vito warned me that the hardware we would need (stainless steel turnbuckles) would be expensive. After researching, Vito presented me with 2 expensive options. The more expensive option was, in Vito??s opinion, far superior to the other. I agreed and gave him a check to build the frames and order the cables/hardware. After making the frames, Vito ordered the cables and hardware. When they gave him the original quote, the turnbuckle manufacturer undercounted the number of pieces by 1 unit (it should have been 3 units times 13 pieces each, and they quoted for 2 units at 13 pieces each). Vito apologetically explained that this would increase the cost. Then, even though he had fabricated the frames, Vito offered to refund me my money in full. I chose to pay the additional monies, as this was nearly the hottest summer on record for NYC. I never doubted Vito??s honesty. He was mortified about the mistake in the quote. But we were pretty much tied to that manufacturer because of the high quality of their product (the lower-quality alternative was, even with the increased cost, not that much less). After the 1st unit was ready, Vito had me inspect it. We determined that the unit needed spreader bars, as the quality, capacity and number of horizontal cable/turnbuckle assemblies made it possible for us to pull the sides of the frame in when tightening the hardware by hand. So, Vito disassembled that unit, welded the spreader bars into all 3 for a small additional cost, and did a final assembly of all 3 units. While the hardware was the ultimate detail on the units, the fact that Vito polished all the inward-facing surfaces of the units, as well as the spreader bars (even though they were strategically placed behind cables so as to be as invisible as possible) makes the overall presentation of the units aesthetically pleasing and totally livable. At the time of installation, Vito was sick, so I did it myself with assistance from Vito??s main assistant, Roberto. Surprisingly for my poorly designed & constructed building, installation was fairly easy. These are as elegant a solution to this problem as could be found, and all the more so because Vito took the time to locate hardware that was worth the price and that would be a complementary detail to our home, rather than an unpleasant and intrusive necessity. You may be able to see photographs on Vito??s website. I can only reiterate that we could not be happier with our selection of Vito to do this job. Vito and Roberto are true craftsmen and take pride in their work. Anyone who needs custom iron work done will not be able to do better than Vito and Iron Works by Cropsey!

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I live in a warm NYC apartment and had a problem - a child and windows that slide open to the side. In NYC, windows must have guards if there are kids in the house. Window guards for side-sliding windows are blocks that allow them to open 4 inches. I wanted custom-made guards that would mount inside our windows. The guards would have to be aesthetically pleasing and match the rest of our recently-renovated modern apartment. To avoid living behind bars, I settled upon having a large, polished, rectangular angle-iron steel frame made for each of our 3 windows. The frames would cover the half of each window that slid open, attach on 3 sides, and have stainless steel cable running horizontally across them in 4-inch intervals. Vito warned me that the hardware we would need (stainless steel turnbuckles) would be expensive. After researching, Vito presented me with 2 expensive options. The more expensive option was, in Vito??s opinion, far superior to the other. I agreed and gave him a check to build the frames and order the cables/hardware. After making the frames, Vito ordered the cables and hardware. When they gave him the original quote, the turnbuckle manufacturer undercounted the number of pieces by 1 unit (it should have been 3 units times 13 pieces each, and they quoted for 2 units at 13 pieces each). Vito apologetically explained that this would increase the cost. Then, even though he had fabricated the frames, Vito offered to refund me my money in full. I chose to pay the additional monies, as this was nearly the hottest summer on record for NYC. I never doubted Vito??s honesty. He was mortified about the mistake in the quote. But we were pretty much tied to that manufacturer because of the high quality of their product (the lower-quality alternative was, even with the increased cost, not that much less). After the 1st unit was ready, Vito had me inspect it. We determined that the unit needed spreader bars, as the quality, capacity and number of horizontal cable/turnbuckle assemblies made it possible for us to pull the sides of the frame in when tightening the hardware by hand. So, Vito disassembled that unit, welded the spreader bars into all 3 for a small additional cost, and did a final assembly of all 3 units. While the hardware was the ultimate detail on the units, the fact that Vito polished all the inward-facing surfaces of the units, as well as the spreader bars (even though they were strategically placed behind cables so as to be as invisible as possible) makes the overall presentation of the units aesthetically pleasing and totally livable. At the time of installation, Vito was sick, so I did it myself with assistance from Vito??s main assistant, Roberto. Surprisingly for my poorly designed & constructed building, installation was fairly easy. These are as elegant a solution to this problem as could be found, and all the more so because Vito took the time to locate hardware that was worth the price and that would be a complementary detail to our home, rather than an unpleasant and intrusive necessity. You may be able to see photographs on Vito??s website. I can only reiterate that we could not be happier with our selection of Vito to do this job. Vito and Roberto are true craftsmen and take pride in their work. Anyone who needs custom iron work done will not be able to do better than Vito and Iron Works by Cropsey!

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This a real art shop.They can house for design clues, and a week later present a set of drawings that will make your mouth water. Three days they arrive with what is basically a kit that installs in a flash. It's going to be the focal point of your house. Vittorio's a "needle in a haystack". A very professional designer, very personable. Good luck and God Bless.

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★★★★★

This a real art shop.They can house for design clues, and a week later present a set of drawings that will make your mouth water. Three days they arrive with what is basically a kit that installs in a flash. It's going to be the focal point of your house. Vittorio's a "needle in a haystack". A very professional designer, very personable. Good luck and God Bless.

Pros: Good service, wonderful custom designs

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The owner Vito is a liar and a scam artitst. When you go and purchase a gate from him, he will agree to paint everything perfect for you, but when the gate arrives to your house YOU WILL HAVE TO PAINT IT YOURSELF.

VITO IS A TWO FACED BASTARD, ONCE HE HAS YOUR MONEY, HE DOESN'T CARE WHAT HAPPENS TO YOU.

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The owner Vito is a liar and a scam artitst. When you go and purchase a gate from him, he will agree to paint everything perfect for you, but when the gate arrives to your house YOU WILL HAVE TO PAINT IT YOURSELF.

VITO IS A TWO FACED BASTARD, ONCE HE HAS YOUR MONEY, HE DOESN'T CARE WHAT HAPPENS TO YOU.

Cons: They will Trick you!

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