Back in 2000, Matt White began restoring decorative pieces from a basement, using just a few tools, an appreciation for historic architecture, and a passion for high quality design. Shortly after, with the right vision and talent, Matt and his brother Jon opened Heritage Metalworks, an exclusive restoration shop. In 2021, Matt purchased the growing business, becoming a proud sole owner.
Today, Heritage Metalworks is a foundry, blacksmith shop, and metal fabricator, offering hundreds of original designs. Preferred by the most knowledgeable architects, designers, and general contractors in the country, HMW has partnered with prestigious landmarks such as the Capital Building, Chrysler Museum, Valley Forge National Park, Winterthur Museum, and Fair Lane: Home of Clara & Henry Ford.
With three signature collections including Heritage Traditions Lighting, Scofield Lighting, & HMW Forge Hardware, and expertise in restoration, reproduction and custom projects, the possibilities are endless.
"HMW's passion for authenticity and extraordinary attention to detail produced superb reproductions for the garden and, today, guide ongoing product development as a Winterthur licensee."
"I believe we should do business with companies that rely on a human experience with great communication and, above all, have an uncompromising work ethic. These qualities at Heritage are not in a mission statement, they are the way they do business every day."
"HMW helped manage the design process while continually impressing us with their craftsmanship and knowledge. Their commitment to provide quality service before, during, and after the construction process makes them a good fit for our team."
"Heritage Metalworks brings a perspective which only comes with experience and an intimate knowledge of materials which has time and again proven invaluable to the design process. HMW doesn’t simply execute our designs, they enhance them."
"We love working with Heritage because their ability to bring our lighting-designs to fruition opens up endless possibilities. Having a company that understands how to build refined style allows us to focus on other critical areas of high-end design."
"We needed a very special company that would be able to meet the very high standards of the project. Heritage Metalworks was the perfect choice."