About Us

Located in Oakland, CA, Bob’s Iron has been fabricating and installing structural and miscellaneous steel in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1989. The founder, Robert Smith, had been working for the previous 15 years as a fabricator of structural steel, miscellaneous metal and stairs, starting as a shop ironworker and subsequently becoming a Shop Superintendent. Bob’s Iron employs an average of 20 people, most have been with the company for over 5 years. All Bob’s Iron welders are certified.

Our History


Bob Smith founds Bob’s Iron in Alameda, CA


Bob hires his first employee


Bob’s Iron stair railing is published in Custom Home Magazine


Bob’s Iron moves to its current Oakland, CA location


Bob’s Iron completed work on Farmer Joe’s Marketplace


Bob’s Iron completed work on Francis K. Shattuck Building


Bob Smith retires after 45 years of dedication to the trade

Our Team

Bob Smith


Bob became a metal worker at age 17 in Nebraska and has pursued the trade ever since. In addition to founding Bob’s Iron, he has accrued over 45 years of industry experience.

John Muela

Senior Project Manager

With Bob’s Iron since 2013, John has over 30 years of experience in the iron-working industry and is adept in project coordination. He will work with you to get your project done on time and on budget.

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Eric Tran

Shop Foreman

The first employee at Bob’s Iron, Eric has broad industry experience and vast applied technical knowledge. He oversees the quality metalwork going into your project.

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Hannah Smith

Office Manager

Hannah has managed Bob’s Iron office and actuarial operations for 12 years. Her attention to detail and acute organizational skills keep operations running smoothly.

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Henry Smith


After starting his career with Bob’s Iron at age 16 working in the shop, Henry has been refining his trade skills ever since. He is now the lead estimator and will work with you to get your project started.

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