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About US

Building the future

L&M Ornamental Iron Company was founded by Glen Lickliter, Sr. in 1954. Glen was succeeded by his son, Glen Lickliter Jr., who along with his two sons, still oversees each project to this day. Since 1954, L&M Ornamental Iron Company has been Knoxville, Tennessee’s leading manufacturer of custom ornamental wrought iron creations.

We are a family-owned and operated company with the mission of providing our customers with top quality service and craftsmanship. We specialize in decorative fencing, railings, automated entry driveway gates, mailboxes, security doors, spiral staircases and much more. Whether the job is big or small, you can be confident knowing that L&M Ornamental Iron Company will do the job right and in a timely fashion. When it comes to ornamental wrought iron products, we feel that we have the most experience in the Knoxville market.  We can back up this belief with our 60 plus years of experience serving the greater Knoxville Tennessee area.


Beautify and protect your home or business with L&M’s custom built security doors made with a heavy 2” steel frame and a steel kick plate at the bottom featuring heavy-duty “high security” 4-way deadbolt locks. Several designs to choose from!


From double-open swing style or slide gates, L&M can help you design and create the entry gate you need for your residential or commercial project. L&M offers optional LiftMaster brand automated gate openers and can provide you with installation of the entire entry gate package. 


Go from drab to fab with a custom Extrava-Vent made by L&M and turn your dingy cold air return into an elegant piece of art. Vent covers are simple to install and come in a variety of sizes, designs, colors and are a great addition to your home or office.


Ornamental wrought iron fencing manufactured at L&M, is fabricated per job to conform to the terrain of your property whether residential or commercial. Customize your job with several options to make your fence not only secure but unique and beautiful.


L&M manufactures custom mailbox stands and carries a line of the cast aluminum Imperial mailbox systems. Customized mailbox stands and mailboxes can offer uniformity in your neighborhood or let you stand out among the crowd. L&M offers removal and installation of mailbox stands upon request. 


L&M manufactures a wide range of styles and options for your home or business from our popular standard railing, pipe rail, to commercial style guard rails with graspable handrail. All railing manufactured by L&M is built to meet local building and ADA codes for our popular standard railing to pipe rail. 


Spiral Steps manufactured by L&M offer a unique and functional entry point for exterior or interior applications. Spiral steps built by L&M are a fully welded solid staircase with a platform at the top for seamless transition to your existing flooring at your home or business.


Walk gates manufactured by L&M are perfect for an area you wish to still have access to but need to have added security. Residential or commercial gates are built to local building and pool codes. We offer a variety of styles for courtyards, wine cellars, pool access, emergency exits with panic bar quick release and more!


L&M offers a range of custom wrought iron products such as bollards to protect from car damage, security window guards to protect your home or business, ornamental support columns, drain grates, street signs, arbors, balconies and much more! Residential or commercial – ask how we can help.

Serving the Greater Knoxville TN Area Since 1954