How We Got Started

RodLouvers® and Sheet Metal Design

I started sheet metal manufacturing in 1976 and have learned many aspects of sheet metal fabrication and CAD design throughout those years. After leaving the company I had worked with for 27 years. I relocated from San Clemente Ca. and purchased an old Avocado grove on 5 acres in North Escondido Ca. where I planned on building my own Steel Shop and Home.

Since I now had some land, I built my steel shop building. Soon I acquired a vintage Press Brake and punch press for my own use and then some used tooling. With the downturn of the economy in 2006, It was time to figure out how I could use the equipment to help make a living. Among some of the tooling I purchased at an auction was my first set of louver dies.  As It seemed that no one was offering louver punching anymore It was suggested to me that I should try to sell some louvered panels on-line. It started off slowly at first but as customers asked for custom sizes I would then add these new designs to my offerings.

Our panels now have been shipped all over the world. Our Panels have been used on Cars, Trucks, Motorcycles, Machinery and Architecturally. Give us a call so we can talk about your project and how Louvers can keep it cooler.


  • Chicago Dreis & Krump 1940’s 35 ton 8′ Press Brake
  • Multicam CNC 5′ x 12′ Plasma Table with Hypertherm Powermax 85 Plasma source
  • W.A Whitney 35 ton Punch Press
  • Enco Sheet Metal Sheer 52 Converted to air power
  • Vintage Tree Mill
  • Vintage Hardinge Lathe
  • 3D Printing
  • Pro Engineer 3D CAD

Soon to Come

  • Powder Coating
  • Addressograph machine

Our Quality Promise

We are not happy with our sale, unless you are happy with your purchase.

RodLouvers® and sheet metal design