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The Custom Driveway Gates You Just Won’t Find Anywhere Else


Custom driveway gates



We understand. Getting the perfect custom driveway gate isn’t exactly easy.


We’re happy to make the process a whole lot simpler, more predictable, less stressful & far more enjoyable for you.


Add the exclusive touch of security & curb appeal to your home, farm, ranch, estate or business with our personalized driveway gates. They’re as American as apple pie and are designed & built just for you by JDR Metal Art.



“JDR Metal Art is an excellent company to work with! So 5 stars! They worked with us, all the way, to satisfy our customer’s gate design ideas and produce an outstanding product; visually stunning and of the highest quality! Thank you JDR!!”

-Joe Longo, Owner, Electric Fortress


Attention property owners!



Would you like to keep strangers from driving up to your home but don’t want a paper thin gate that was mass produced from inferior materials in some other country?


Are you tired of seeing the same unimpressive gate designs over and over and would rather own something that will make you smile every time you come home?


Are you having a difficult time finding someone to  design and build you the perfect driveway gate in a world where no one wants to work anymore?


If this is you then you’ve found the right team because here at JDR Metal Art we’ve spent the past two decades designing & building dream gates for people just like you.


At JDR Metal Art your imagination is our inspiration. We work with you or your contractor to design & build the highest quality, best looking gates for your home, farm, ranch, estate, or business.


Whether you want a simple gate or an exquisite gate we will build you any gate, any size, and get it to you anywhere, all for a price that won’t break the bank.


Our Promise:

1. Unbeatable Customer Service

2. Unparalleled 20 Year Powder Coat Warranty

3. Unlimited Design Revisions Until You Absolutely Love It

4. Unsurpassed 20 Year Structural Warranty On All Gates & Hinges!





5 Styles To Choose From:


We already have hundreds of beautiful gate designs for you to choose from and customize in your own unique way, with a wide array of eye-catching American design themes such as wrought iron & ranch driveway gates, horse-themed driveway gates, tree-themed driveway gates & wildlife-themed driveway gates. We also build standard gates.

If you can’t find something you totally love on our website then we will create a custom driveway gate design especially for you from scratch!


1. Standard Gates

By popular demand! Our standard gates for driveways are picket style driveway gates made of the same quality as our ornamental gates, made for the smaller budget. Built in standard 2′ increments for 12′, 14′, 16′ and 20′ gate entry openings. Contact us for a quote!


Standard gates for a standard sized driveway entrance.



2. Traditional & Ranch Style Gates:


We make wrought iron, traditional & ranch style driveway gates.


Completed custom ranch entrance gates.




3. Wildlife Designs:


We also make wildlife metal art themed driveway gates. Here’s a 27′ slide gate with deer, turkeys, ducks and cypress trees for a Florida retreat.

Custom Driveway Gates for Florida driveway entrance, designed by JDR Metal Art.



We build a wide variety of wildlife themed custom driveway gates! Every design is personalized per the customer’s wishes. We design deer, bear, turkeys, elk, ducks, etc.


Driveway gates with custom gate design of American Flag, plasma cut steel design for driveway entrance.




4. Horse & Equine Designs:


We also make equine themed driveway gates for residences, small farms and large horse facilities nationwide. Here is a German Shepherd & horse themed driveway gate for Military Mutts Ranch in California:

Horse themed driveway gate with plasma cut silhouettes.




5. Tree Designs:


We also make a wide assortment of tree themed driveway gates, typically for private residences and estates. Oak trees, maple trees, willow trees, trees of life, etc.

Atlanta gate header & sign






Here At JDR Metal Art We Design & Build Only the Highest Quality Driveway Gates


Steel & Aluminum Gate Materials, Gate Posts, Hinges Etc


Plasma cut driveway gates are our specialty craft.

Plasma cutting metal driveway gates for customer.


According to Wikipedia:

Plasma cutting is a process that cuts through electrically conductive materials by means of an accelerated jet of hot plasma. Typical materials cut with a plasma torch include steel, stainless steel, aluminum, brass and copper, although other conductive metals may be cut as well. Plasma cutting is often used in fabrication shops, automotive repair and restoration, industrial construction, and salvage and scrapping operations. Due to the high speed and precision cuts combined with low cost, plasma cutting sees widespread use from large-scale industrial CNC applications down to small hobbyist shops.


At JDR Metal Art we’ve been plasma cutting since 2001, beginning in industrial fabrication and shifting to metal art in 2004. Plasma cutting is a highly efficient way to create strong and durable decorative driveway gates in practically limitless shapes & sizes!


New – Laser Cut Driveway Gates

Starting in 2022 we began laser cutting some of our metal driveway gates. Some of the advantages of laser cutting are a cleaner and more precise edge cut, faster and less energy intensive process, less heat input into the material (eliminating warpage), and more cost effective overall.

Laser cut aluminum gates with mangrove silhouette

According to Wikipedia:

Laser cutting is a technology that uses a laser to vaporize materials, resulting in a cut edge. While typically used for industrial manufacturing applications, it is now used by schools, small businesses, architecture, and hobbyists. Laser cutting works by directing the output of a high-power laser most commonly through optics. The laser optics and CNC (computer numerical control) are used to direct the laser beam to the material. A commercial laser for cutting materials uses a motion control system to follow a CNC or G-code of the pattern to be cut onto the material. The focused laser beam is directed at the material, which then either melts, burns, vaporizes away, or is blown away by a jet of gas,[1] leaving an edge with a high-quality surface finish.[2]





A great gate requires the right materials:

Our highly detailed gates are built with a great deal of care and all of our work is top notch when complete! These aren’t the typical Lowe’s driveway gates or Tractor Supply driveway gates, or even eBay driveway gates, that are all made in a foreign country using substandard manufacturing practices. 


The metals we use are only of the highest quality. All our stock steel and aluminum is stamped “Made in USA.” For our steel driveway gates we always use a minimum of 1/8″ (.125 inch thick) material thickness for all gate construction. Load bearing components such as the hinge rails are always at least 3/16″ in wall thickness. For our aluminum driveway gates, the minimum material thickness is 3/16″. Our standard mounting posts are made from 4×4″ square tubing with a minimum of 1/4″ wall thickness. We also build 6×6, 8×8 and larger gate posts.


Weld on hinges

We prefabricate the posts and hinge block mechanisms for each gate we build. That allows for a simplified installation with no on-site welding required. The hinges bolt together and are adjustable so that the gates can be kept level. We designed and make our own maintenance-free sealed bearing driveway gate hinges with a 2000lb load rating (per gate leaf). No greasing is required to keep our driveway gates swinging freely. They are easily adjustable for the gate installer.





Decorative & Ornamental Driveway Gates

Ornamental driveway gates with flag themed dog design.


Our decorative driveway gates and ornamental driveway gates add value and security to your property, whether it is a home, farm, ranch or estate.


Our decorative & ornamental custom farm gates make your farm entrance stand out from the crowd.  We build these farm gates for a wide range of farms such as cattle farms, horse farms, elk farms, deer farms, sheep farms and practically any other type of farm you might own or manage!




Custom Driveway Gate Designs Made Just For You


Metal driveway gate design with plasma cut horse and donkey silhouettes, overhead arch mounted to two 4x4 steel posts and dimensions of the project design.
Metal driveway gate design made by JDR Metal Art for a client in North Carolina.



No matter your location, we work with you or your contractor to create the perfect custom driveway gate design for your property entrance. With practically unlimited design options for you driveway gates, you dream it and we build it! 



Custom Driveway Gate Sizes:

We build 10′ driveway gates, 12′ driveway gates, 14′ driveway gates, 16′ driveway gates, 18′ driveway gates, 20′ driveway gates, 22′ driveway gates, 24′ driveway gates and custom gate sizes down to the inch.




Learn About Steel, Wrought Iron & Aluminum Entry Gates:

Nearly all of our gate designs can be built from either steel or aluminum. What’s the distinction? We’ve got a short primer on the difference between steel vs. aluminum driveway gates.


Steel Custom Driveway Gates

We most commonly create steel driveway gates because they are so strong and durable. Much like its precursor iron,  steel is more susceptible to corrosion than aluminum when exposed to moisture and oxygen.

Aluminum Custom Driveway Gates

When the situation calls for it, we also build custom-aluminum driveway gates. Aluminum gates are a good choice for those who need a lighter gate or heightened corrosion resistance. Aluminum is less than half the weight of steel and has a very high strength to weight ratio. Although aluminum doesn’t actually “rust” it will still corrode in the form of “white rust” when not properly coated.

Custom Wrought Iron Driveway Gates

We also build custom wrought iron driveway gates. These are typically very heavy gates that require a large gate opener, thus adding expense to the project. 



How We Powder Coat Our Custom Driveway Gates

We Can Powder Coat Gate Panels 20′ long x 9′ tall

Driveway Gate Powder Coating

Once upon a time we painted our gates. Then we learned through experience that powder coat painting provides a far better solution than wet paints could ever hope for. Since 2014 we have done our powder coating in-house. Many gate companies either elect to outsource their powder coating elsewhere or resort to wet painting. Doing our own powder coating in-house is excellent for us because it greatly increases the finish quality and brings much faster turnaround times than with outsourcing the powder coating. This results in a longer lasting, higher quality product. We mostly make black powder coated gates, but also can make the drive way gates green or white, etc. Powder coat is considered environmentally friendly compared to liquid paints because their are no VOC’s (volatile organic compounds) which are emitted during the curing process. There is far less waste as the excess powder coat (overspray) can be reclaimed and recycled.

Sandblasting Improves Coating Adhesion

Sandblasting a metal driveway gate made from steel.

Before being powder coated the metal must be free of any rust, oil or dirt and that is accomplished by sandblasting the driveway gates.  This gives the powder coat maximum adhesion. Powder coat that strongly adheres to the prepared surface of the custom driveway gate is much less likely to allow corrosion beneath the coating.

With our powder coating line we have the capacity to powder coat anything up to 20′ long and approximately 9′ tall. It is extremely rare that there is a driveway gate too large for us to apply a beautiful powder coated finish to. The most critical aspect of metal finishing is, of course, proper part preparation and pretreatment.

As mentioned above, we use sandblasting to remove all rust, mill scale, and dirt from the metal gate surface. We also add eco-friendly cleaning and pretreatment solutions to prepare a very clean, oil and oxide-free metal surface. This sets the foundation for an extended coating life. It also eliminates toxic impact upon our environment.

Each steel gate receives a coat of zinc rich primer for added corrosion resistance. This primer gives our steel gates an outstanding amount of resistance to the formation of rust, even when the powder coat has been scratched all of the way down to the metal. This is followed by top coats of exterior grade polyester powder coating that is baked to a beautiful finish.

Some metallic finishes even get a clear coat or we can add a clear coat on special request! Our standard topcoat color is a 60% gloss black specially formulated for high color retention and resistance to the elements, which is important because driveway gates spend nearly all their time in the outdoors with very little protection other than the paint coating.

Sandblasted Aluminum:

Aluminum gate logo after it has been sandblasted prior to powder coat.

Aluminum gates are still sandblasted but they receive two coats of topcoat instead of any primer. The first layer of our polyester top coat acts as a primer layer on the aluminum. The second layer is essentially just an added layer of protection that we like to put on for an even longer finish life. Powder coat is more durable than paint, yet any dings or scratches incurred during installation are easily touched up with the corresponding Rustoleum paint color to keep everything looking great and corrosion/rust-free.




Gates are always securely wrapped and crated with foam packaging inside and also fully insured in the unlikely event that damage would ever occur during transit. Our clients often opt to pick up their new custom gates from their local UPS or FEDEX freight terminal themselves, or send their contractor to do it for them.

Driveway gate crate for shipping via freight.

If residential delivery is the chosen method then gates and posts can also be offloaded from the freight truck either by forklift/skid steer or the skid can be quickly broken down upon arrival and the gates and posts offloaded by hand, one by one, with the help of several friends. Most gate panels weigh 250 lbs or less (more for much larger gates). Trucks with lift gates are available for our smaller gates at an extra fee.

Why should you buy and install a drive way gate?

A quality driveway gate adds a layer of protection to your property, your family and your privacy. A driveway gate is a stark portal between public and private. It provides a  firm line of demarcation in the mind.

You might want to check out our following articles to learn more:

The Power of Driveway Gates in Home Security

Electric Gates for Driveways

The Psychology of Driveway Gates: How Our Instincts Drive Us to Choose the Best Security


Custom Driveway Gates Near Me

You’ve come to the right place if you’re having a difficult time finding a reputable, reasonably priced local gate company to create your beautiful driveway gate. We’ve built driveway gates that are installed in over 30 different states and most likely have gates that are in your area.

Driveway Gates Near Me



Custom Farm Gates

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Driveway Gate Buying Guide

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Driveway Gates – FAQs

Have questions about driveway gates? Here our professionals answer some of our most frequently asked questions!

The driveway gate should be at least a foot or two wider than your driveway. You have to be sure to leave room for the hinges. If there is concrete or asphalt, use a tape measure and start about a foot away from the hard driveway surface. Measure across the driveway to about a foot past the hard surface on the other side. 

Some local jurisdictions require at least a 14′ driveway gate opening to allow their full sized emergency equipment to easily pass through in the event of an emergency. We recommend at least a 12′ wide driveway gate for all other areas. This helps avoid “close call” gate collisions with distracted delivery drivers.

A swinging driveway gate is much easier to install and automate than a sliding driveway gate. A sliding driveway gate requires more room to operate in most instances,  and is more expensive to automate than a swinging driveway gate. A sliding driveway gate requires extra supports welded to the end of the gate for a cantilever style sliding gate.

A single swing gate is typically used for up to a 12′ wide driveway. Anything larger than 12′ wide generally will be a dual swing gate. A curved driveway may be better for a dual swing gate, depending on which side of the curve the gate hinge post will be located.

Many of our clients have successfully installed their own driveway gates. With some advanced planning anyone can install our driveway gates because the gate simply bolts to the post with two bolts. The gates can be set down on blocks laid on the ground, bolted to the gate post, and the post hole filled with concrete while the posts are held level. A DIY gate install isn’t for everyone, though. You may wish to hire a contractor to install the gate for you.

The driveway gate should be at least a foot or two wider than your driveway. You have to be sure to leave room for the hinges. If there is concrete or asphalt, use a tape measure and start about a foot away from the hard driveway surface. Measure across the driveway to about a foot past the hard surface on the other side. 

Driveway gates typically come in standard manufactured heights of 48″, 60″ and 72″ tall. Other sizes would require a custom order to be placed. The height of the gate should match with the fencing that the gate may be connected to. 

The max width we recommend for swing gates is 16′. For slide gates we’ve built gates up to 37′ in total width!

The driveway gate should be at least a foot or two wider than your driveway. You have to be sure to leave room for the hinges. If there is concrete or asphalt, use a tape measure and start about a foot away from the hard driveway surface. Measure across the driveway to about a foot past the hard surface on the other side. 

The minimum ground clearance for a driveway gate should be at least 2″. Areas that get snow in the winter should have a minimum of 6″ of ground clearance.

Depending on the size and weight of the gate, we recommend at least 1/2 cubic yard of concrete per post hole.

Your will need to install a 110 volt 20 amp power supply to one side of the gate entrance, where the gate opener control box will be located. This will be used to charge the batteries on your electric gate operators. The power wire should be appropriately sized to the length of the overall run to account for voltage drop. Some gate openers only require a 12 volt wire to run a trickle charger. A solar powered gate opener may be an option for remote areas that get at least 4 hours of sunlight per day, year round.

No, without a sufficiently charged battery the gate opener cannot open your gate even if there is 120v or solar power available.