We combine various methods of heating, forging, welding and metal-forming to create durable pieces of quality and beauty, both traditional and contemporary in style.

Iron Pioneer Metalsmiths was established in late 2016 in the Pioneer Valley area, Westfield Massachusetts.

With over 30 years trade experience in residential building and technical experience working as an airframe and powerplant technician in the aircraft industry, we bring a unique blend of skills to the custom ornamental iron and forge-works business.

As a small family business, we endeavor to work closely with every client to produce quality artisan products that will last for generations to come.

We aim to satisfy homeowners and business-owners alike in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Vermont, and regions beyond. Many of these New England areas still have Colonial period homes , and our products can fit the needs of the new and the old historic alike.

Our Founder

Dave Procopio graduated from Boston’s Wentworth Institute of Technology / College of Aeronautics in 1988. With Federal Aviation certification as an airframe and powerplant technician, he worked in the aircraft industry for over 6 years. After moving back to the New England area, he worked as a partner in the family construction business in Saugus Massachusetts. With over 30 years of combined construction experience, he moved to the western part of Massachusetts in 2016, where he set up a new family business- Iron Pioneer Metalsmiths. He currently resides with his family in Westfield Massachusetts, where they operate a small blacksmith shop.

Dave Procopio
Metalsmith / Founder