Entrepreneur of the Year: Long Island Custom Railings


I’ve been working with small business owners for over three decades. I can tell you straight away, there are none that I can think of that has sustained the test of time, more so than the father and son team at Long Island Custom Railings. Ed Grancagnolo  and son Eddie represent a family legacy that dates to 1952 in Brooklyn

Long Island Custom Railing’s fourth generation family are premium designers and fabricators of interior and exterior custom railings that have built a reputation synonymous with reliability, quality, and service, unmatched in the industry. As Ed explained in a recent interview, “ My grandfather started the company over 70 years ago as ESP Metals, catering more to commercial businesses. After taking over the company from my dad in 1996, some years later we moved to Bohemia and opened another division, Long Island Custom Railings.. We are proud of our work that can be seen everywhere from Manhattan to as far as Montauk, all which is produced at our state-of-the-art fabrication 10,000 square foot facility and showroom in Bohemia.”

If your home or business needs any kind of railings indoors or out, the team at Long Island Custom Railings is at your service. Everything from patterned designs that can bring old world charm to your home or a contemporary installation of glass panels or cable railings, you can feel confident in knowing that your vision can become a reality. Every project is unique, which is what the father and son team love most about the creativity and product design that goes into every job.  After studying at Sacred Heart University Eddie decided to enter the family business and begin working alongside his father. Mr. Grancagnolo. says, “it’s a dream come true to work side by side with my son, just as I did with my father and as my dad did with his.”

As someone that has been around so many small businesses, it’s rare that you find one that spans over seven decades that has equally enjoyed so much success. It’s clear to me and always has been that when you are passionate about something like serving customers as much as the Grancagnolo’s, there is a high level of integrity that goes into everything they do. Long Island Custom Railings is not only the fabricator but performs the complete installation as well. Ed continues, “ I think that is why our customers love working with us. We keep them engaged every step of the way, until they get what they expect. My business philosophy is old fashioned in that the customer is always right.”

If you are a homeowner that wants to enhance the value of your living space with pride of ownership, give the Grancagnolo’s a call. After seventy years in business, rest assured that you are well cared for.