CR Forge

The country roads and rolling hills of upstate Michigan are dotted with scenic farms. On one of those farms you'll find CR Forge, led by Chris Ellesson, a fourth generation blacksmith.

CR Forge specializes in decorative metals - or "the pretty stuff" as Chris likes to call it - and their beautiful custom work starts with our front door handles found in every Yard House, dating back to the very beginning of our brand. In metalworking circles, Chris is known as "the Yard House guy," and he likes that.