About Creative Metal Industries


About Us

Creative Metal Industries is a custom metal etching and finishing company. We specialize in helping you add distinguished and unique touches to your design with tailored elevator door clads, signage, donor & dedication plaques and much more. Our shop crew commonly finishes bronze & brass, copper, stainless-steel, steel and aluminum. The practicality of etching is not only a surface treatment but an architectural detail offering beauty, durability and resistance. How can we help you personalize your home or business today?



Creative Metal Industries was founded in 1999 by Ken Heller. In 2009, Joyce Hernandez and Mike Paprocki became the new owners, purchasing the business directly from Ken. on June 6, 2014, Ken was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), more commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Supporting the ALS Association has become a passion of our company. You can find more information, on the Greater San Diego ALS Association Website, or via our personal Walk to Defeat ALS webpage.