David Lopez, the founder of DL Metal Design, has been working in the steel industry since 1997. David started his steel career when his brother, a master welder, offered to employee him during his college breaks. He started as a beam line operator and quickly learned to weld, read blue prints, and eventually worked through each department of the company. He continued to learn and in just a few short years became a stand alone project manager at the age of 21 with projects exceeding 2 Million in total value. By the time David was in his early 30's he had helped shape the team for an up and coming ornamental steel player in the New York market and  was promoted to Chief Operating Officer. David has held executive positions for multiple companies and has managed teams for combined work exceeding 400 Million in Revenue. Most important are the many mentors and teachers David has learned from in the industry over the last 23 years. This knowledge has shaped him in to a strong leader and partner for his clients. 

In 2015 David started DL Metal Design to serve the under represented high end ornamental design and engineering market. DL Metal has expanded to a full service steel fabrication and installation company and serves all major markets from New York to Virginia. David holds a B.S. in Business Management from Northeastern University.

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Mission Statement

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With more than 40 years combined industry experience, our firm can deliver on our promise to provide on-time quality work with industry competitive pricing. We pride ourselves on never delivering anything less than perfection to our clients.


We apply sound principles of metal design to produce the best experience for all stakeholders. We strive to be fully transparent to avoid delays, miscommunication on expectations, and to show our customer real-time information on their products. We look forward to working with you on your next project regardless of the size or scope.

DL Metal Design, LLC. knows that superior service  is more than just understanding steel design. We  work with our clients to coordinate exceptional products and team based relationships.

Hours: Mon - Sat 7am - 4pm

(215) 701-3988