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From structural steel columns and beams to decorative wrought iron handrails, Prather Metalworks provides high-quality, custom metal work and welding services for the Franklin, Brentwood and Nashville areas. Get to know us.

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Ornamental Iron Work

Our beautiful, custom-made iron handrails and decorative accents are built to last for generations.

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Custom Fabrication

From welded metal support columns to brackets, industrial frames, and individual designs, we’ve got you covered.

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Welding Repair

We’ve spent more than three decades ensuring safe, quality repairs for everything from backhoe buckets to metal staircases and beyond.

We’re a locally owned and operated metal fabrication shop in Franklin, Tennessee.

We opened Prather Metalworks in the former location of Welding Unlimited, representing a fresh vision for a hometown company and a renewed commitment to our customers’ experience.

We fabricate everything onsite or on-location, using high-quality materials backed by decades of refined skill and talent. We are committed to high quality end products done right. “Right” means we listen to what you need, and work within your schedule, with solid communication every step of the way.

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Contractors and Builders

We get it: you need quality work, completed on your schedule, with zero surprises. From structural steel elements to handrails and decorative iron accents, we’ll help you over-deliver for your clients.

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You need your project done quickly and professionally, but where do you begin? Whether you know exactly what you need or want to talk through ideas, we’re here to help. We’ll walk you through options and keep you in the loop through every step of your project.

Let’s talk about your project.

(We mean it – we’ll call you within 24 hours)

Prather Metalworks Team in Franklin, TN

Great work starts with great people.

We’ve made a lot of changes to the way we do business, but some things will always stay the same. We’re still small. Still local and family-owned. And we still run with an all-star crew.

Many of our fabricators and welders have been with the company for more than 15 years; others bring new talent and innovative techniques to the team. You’re always in good hands here.

Ornamental Ironwork

From simple and functional to ornate designs, our artisan team creates custom handrails, neighborhood mailboxes and other high-end ironworks, built to last.

Residential Handrails

  • Basic Grab Rails
  • Basic Handrail with Pickets (aka 
Balusters or Spindles)
  • Decorative Handrails with Ornate Pickets and Newel Posts
  • Code-Required Pool Railing, Fencing, 
and Gates
  • Balconies and Porches

Commercial Handrails

  • Basic Tubular (Square or Pipe Rail)
  • ADA Compliant
  • Local Code Compliant

Custom Mailboxes

  • Individual Pieces
  • Duplicated Design (New 
Neighborhoods, Etc.)
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Custom Metal Fabrication

If you dream it, we’ll build it. Come to us with your ideas and we’ll produce detailed shop drawings for your approval. Then we’ll bring it to life according to your deadlines, so your project stays on schedule.

Structural Steel

  • Columns and Beams

  • Commercial Steel Packages

  • Installation up to 16 feet high


  • Dumpster Gates
  • Access Gates
  • Clearance Guards
  • Bollards
  • Knife Plates
  • Saddle Plates
  • Flitch Plates
  • Structural Brackets
  • Fasteners

Products & Tools

  • Multi-Unit Items

  • Frames

  • Carts

  • Production Jigs


  • Shear
  • Brake
  • Laser Cuttings
  • Powder Coating
  • MIG Welding
  • TIG Welding

Welding Repair

You name it, we’ve fixed it. Let us know what you need and we’ll make it good as new. We’re your go-to for quick, safe, high-quality repairs, both on-site and in-shop.

Trailer Repair

  • Frame Repair

  • Build or Repair Ramps

  • Tongue and Jack Replacement

  • Axle Replacement

  • Harness and Lighting Rewiring

Machinery Repair

  • Excavators Buckets
  • Trenching Arms
  • Bent Pins, Etc
  • Lawn and Landscape Equipment (Mowers, Tractors, Bush Hogs, etc.)
  • Skid Steers, Trenchers, Excavators, and more
  • Any type of bucket or attachment

Truck Repair

  • Repair Metal Beds
  • Repair Bed Gates
  • Install Pintle Hitches
  • Winch Installation
  • Ladder Racks
  • Headache Racks

On-site Structure Repair

  • Old/Failing Metal Staircases
  • Infrastructure Repair/Replacement
  • Driveway Gate Posts
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Need something else? Get in touch here.