Custom Metal Work

Located in Cass Lake Minnesota, Cass Metal Craft specializes in spiral staircases, railings, gates, and stairways. 
Please give us a call at (218) 335 2336

Cass Metal Craft is a family-owned business operated by Rick and Jeff Baird. The business was started over 60 years ago in 1945 by Hollis Wieshart of Cass Lake, MN. Hollis started out by making wire products such as coat hangers and winter fishing poles. He soon branched out and began making railings and spiral stairways for local homeowners. In 1974 his son Bill joined him in the business, and they worked together until 1980 when Dick Baird joined them as a partner.

When Hollis retired, Bill and Dick were partners until 1984 when Dick Baird bought out Bill and became the sole proprietor. Dick's son, Jeff, joined him in the business in 1985 and together they built a spacious shop on the family land outside of Cass Lake, MN and moved the business to the new location. Jeff worked side-by-side with his dad to learn the business of working with metal.

After his death in 1992, Dick's oldest son, Rick, moved back from New Mexico and joined the business. All of the Baird children admit to getting a creative gene from their dad and Rick and Jeff enjoy the challenge of building something unique. In 1993, Cass Metal Craft incorporated and has been serving an expanding customer base since. Rick and Jeff are committed to keeping the business personal and face-to-face. They enjoy co-creating projects with the customer and offering something unique and beautiful. . In 2002 Rick added a seed cone business to his already busy schedule.