At Accent Ornamental Iron & Powder Coating in Cambridge, MN we custom fabricate all types of products from wrought iron and aluminum. We operate as a full-service ornamental iron blacksmith shop serving Minnesota and Western Wisconsin.
A Time-Tested History
Our origins at Accent Ornamental Iron & Powder Coating Company date back to 1952. It was at that time when 16 year old Stanley Stylski, the son of a Polish immigrant, started Modern Iron Works, an ornamental iron shop. Stanley sold the business in 1954 to proudly serve the United States Army during the Korean conflict.
After his tour of duty, Stanley returned to Modern Iron Works. In 1961 he left the company to start another ornamental iron business, Allied Iron Works. Stanley’s oldest son, Michael Stylski, began working for Allied Iron Works in 1964 at the age of seven, and was a full time employee by the age of 16. Michael continued to work with his father until he was 25, when he decided to explore other career paths. For the next five years Michael would be employed in unrelated fields.
In 1988, he returned to the ornamental iron business and started his own company, Accent Ornamental Iron. Michael was the sole employee, and operated the business from a two-car garage in Anoka, MN. In 1991, Michael moved his family, and his business, to Cambridge, MN, where he continued his operations from two large pole buildings located on the family’s 40-acre farm. In 1997 Stanley Stylski, still operating under Allied Iron Works, passed away. Michael combined Allied Iron Works’ customers and assets with his own company. With this merger, Accent Ornamental Iron proudly continued to serve many third generation customers originating all the way back from Modern Iron works. Michael’s son, Michael Jr., also began to take a more active, full-time role within the company.
In 2004, Accent Ornamental Iron Company made a final move to a 10,000 square foot commercial building in the heart of downtown Cambridge, MN. That move was followed by the addition of our powder coating services in 2005, which currently provides powder coating services for several other ornamental iron fabricators located in and around the twin cities metro area. The following year, in 2006 Michael Sr.’s wife, Kelly Olene-Stylski, joined the team as the Vice-President and Business Manager.
Today Accent Ornamental Iron & Powder Coating Company has grown from a one-man business to a multi-service, regionally recognized operation. Now more than ever, we are dedicated to providing the best customer service in the industry. Our mission to our customers is the continuous improvement of our ability to meet their needs and exceed their expectations at every opportunity. We thank you for your interest in our services and look forward to working with you soon.