957 Leonard NW, Grand Rapids


EA-Craftworks is a metalworking and design shop located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, offering a wide variety of design and fabrication services. Our projects range from signage, sculpture, and functional art built for design clients, through full production runs of components for industrial customers. As a small, owner-operated shop, we pride ourselves on our quick turnaround times and superior craftsmanship and customer service. Email us at to discuss your next project.

Engineering Review & Prototyping

Whether you have an existing design or just an idea, our SolidWorks certified designers can work with you to create a fully rendered engineering schematic of your project. We can then use that plan to create a prototype or move directly into fabrication.

  • Rebel Sign Designs

Production & Finish Welding

Have more work than your own in-house department can handle? Do your in-house capabilities not include finish welding? We are here to help, whether you need full production runs or someone to help handle overflow from your own manufacturing facility.

  • Limited Run Example

Architectural & Miscellaneous Metals

Need something truly unique in your home or office? Whether for aesthetics or specialized application, EA-Craftworks can craft decorative interior and exterior products to meet your needs – anything from countertops and railings to furniture.

  • Custom Stainless Steel Table

Custom Signage

EA-Craftworks can create custom signs of any type for your business or home – interior or exterior mounted, free standing sidewalk displays, or permanent installations. We can work with your idea or logo or help you to come up with something from scratch to highlight the personality of your business.

  • Rebel Building Sign

Industrial Products

Have a unique or special need for your industrial shop? We can craft special use carts, railings, gates, or other custom safety solutions or unique projects to fulfill any need you may have.

  • Industrial Safety Fencing

Unique Sculpture

Let EA-Craftworks create a unique sculpture for your business or home to really set you apart. Whether you have a design in mind or want a completely original work, we can help develop and create something beautiful for you.

  • Aged Metal Sculpture

Services and Capabilities

Engineering and Industrial Design Services

In addition to being a SolidWorks certified shop, we can work with any number of design suites, such as:

  • SolidWorks
  • CAD
  • Rhino
  • Keyshot
  • 3D Printing

Fabrication Capabilities

  • MIG Welding / TIG Welding / Aluminum Welding
  • Field Welding & Installations
  • Drilling / Cutting / Forming / Forging / Grinding
  • Milling & Turning

Custom Finishing

  • Custom Etching
  • Polishing
  • Variety of Patina Options
  • Wet and Powder Coat Finishing

Workshops & Instruction

We offer comprehensive metalworking instruction – for individuals or groups.


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About EA-Craftworks

Alex Kallio

Owner / Design Engineer
Alex is a graduate from Kendall College of Art and Design with a BFA in Sculpture and a minor in Industrial Design. He has over 10 years of experience in welding, metal fabrication, design, and prototyping. Certified in SolidWorks, and with extensive experience with AutoCAD, Alex specializes in using his experience and knowledge to find creative solutions to client’s design and production issues.

Mark Schentzel

Owner / Design & Fabrication
Mark holds a BFA in Sculpture and Functional Art from Kendall College of Art and Design and was the recipient of the sculpture excellence award. He has over 16 years of welding and custom fabrication experience in the fields of production, construction, structural, and fine art sculpture. Mark’s enthusiasm for welding and custom metal work can been seen in his large scale public sculptures that usually carry notions of sustainability and infrastructure issues.

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EA-Craftworks is always looking for individuals with design and fabrication skill sets – Design, CAD, SolidWorks, Welding, or Finishing to name just a few. If that’s you, please send your resume to and we’ll get in touch with you.