Who We Are
In the late 1950's the economy was booming. Bill Merry and Cecil Herndon saw the housing demand and realized that these new homes would need ironwork. So in 1959 they opened a little metal shop in Nashville Tennessee. It wasn't long before their workshop was bursting at the seams with work and they were forced to relocate to a larger building. Many years of success followed and in 1979 Cecil Herndon decided to retire, so the Merry family purchased his interests in the business. From these humble beginnings, Herndon & Merry grew to gain national acclaim, as one of the country's finest decorative metal fabricators. Receiving more than 35 national design awards and featured in some of Americas finest homes and publications.
Our Drapery Rods
In 1998 we began hand crafting custom drapery rods for local interior designers, many of whom are still our customers today. Seeing the need for high quality rods outside of Nashville, in 2014 we launched a new line of drapery rods called Iron Rods, tailor made for fine homes, fabric shops and interior designers. For the first time in our more than 60 year history, our drapery rods became available all across the nation.
Craftsmanship • Innovation • Service
We've always focused on preserving our traditional craftsmanship, while innovating new high quality products that exceed our customers’ expectations. We're grateful for all of the wonderful relationships we've developed with our customers over the years. We believe that our loyal customers and founding principles are the reasons behind our longevity and success.
After all these years, we're still a family owned & operated business. Although Bill Merry Sr. is no longer with us, his legacy of craftsmanship, innovation and service lives on. His sons Bill Merry Jr. and Keith Merry now lead the company and we are blessed with a talented team of artisans, designers and fabricators.