About Us

For four generations we have witnessed changes in the type of products we produce, the markets we serve, and our design and production systems. Over the years, however, one thing has remained constant– our quality. Our steadfast commitment to providing the highest quality product and service has earned us a place at the top of our industry.

Founded on Dedication, experience, artistry and uncompromising standards. 

Since 1932

M. Cohen and Sons began in 1931 when Russian blacksmith, Max Cohen, came to America and opened the first M. Cohen shop in Philadelphia, PA. Over 80 years later, we continue Max’s legacy with over 200 employees operating out of a 130,000 square-foot facility with state-of-the-art technology. Ironwork is in our blood. In all that we do, we strive to honor our clients as well as our driven predecessors that paved the way for our success.

Our team is committed to doing things right. We work tirelessly to assure that only the highest quality and finest work leave this facility. With pleasure and pride, we fill our responsibility to our past, our clients, and our industry to provide stunning work and attentive service now, and for generations to come.

Our Team

M. Cohen and Sons prides itself on being a four generation run family business and employing some of the best individuals in the industry.

Allen Cohen

Allen Cohen

President

As a third generation member of the company, Allen Cohen became President in 2007 and has seen M. Cohen and Sons grow from a 10 person production team to over 200 people designing and fabricating world-class ironworks. From an early age, Allen worked with former company president, Philip Cohen, on the fundamentals of the industry. Partnering this knowledge with his academic experience of studying business and psychology at St. Joseph’s University, Allen has led the company through an ever-changing marketplace with consistent growth and commitment to excellence.

Brian Cohen

Brian Cohen

Senior Vice President of Operations

A fourth generation member of the Cohen family, Brian learned the intricacies of metal fabrication from an early age. Building upon that, Brian graduated from the University of Arts in Philadelphia receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts and invaluable training in metal craftsmanship. Through his deep appreciation for craftsmanship and knowledge ranging from detailing to fabrication to installation, Brian oversees all manufacturing and operations for M. Cohen and Sons. His management of large teams and working directly with clients ensures that the company delivers the highest quality of product on time and meets our clients expectations.

Samuel Cohen

Samuel Cohen

Senior Vice President, Director of The Iron Shop

A third generation member of the company, Samuel Cohen is responsible for the supervision of the company’s financials as well as serving as the Director of The Iron Shop (a spiral staircase M. Cohen and Sons company). Utilizing his education from the University of Delaware, Samuel manages much of the purchasing, marketing, sales management, and finances in addition to leading the The Iron Shop.

Adam Suchta

Adam Suchta

Vice President of Pre Construction

Adam brings to M. Cohen and Sons over 15 years of experience in construction, with 10 of those in the metal and glass industry. Partnered with his degree from the University of Pittsburgh, Adam directs the pre construction and estimating department. His prior experience as a laborer, purchasing agent, project manager and estimate writer, gives him a vast and varying ability to nurture client relationships. His can-do philosophy has helped M. Cohen and Sons continually expand into new market sectors and help grow the company.

Thomas J. Brown III

Thomas J. Brown III

Director of Business Operations

As the financial controller for M. Cohen and Sons, Thomas leads the operations management, accounting and financial reporting for the company. After graduation from the Fox School of Business at Temple University with a business degree in marketing focusing on finance, Thomas gained invaluable experience working for both startup companies, as well as established Fortune 500 companies. He has brought with him this experience and helped establish budgeting, tracking, inventory control process and organizational restructuring for M. Cohen and Sons.

John Quagliariello, PE

John Quagliariello, PE

Senior Project Executive

A licensed engineer, John has nearly 35 years of experience in the construction industry. Earning a Bachelor of Engineering from Drexel University, John is licensed in the state of Pennsylvania and leads the Project Management department at M. Cohen and Sons. He provides direction and guidance to the project management team in addition to coordinating internal resources with other M. Cohen and Sons department heads. His invaluable experience partnered with ability to lead a department, makes him a key figure in the production and execution of projects. 

Betty Bluvshtein, Assoc. AIA

Betty Bluvshtein, Assoc. AIA

Creative Director

A trained architect, Betty brings over 10 years of experience in the AEC industry with a focus on graphic design, branding and marketing. Responsible for all brand standards, marketing initiatives, communications and visual identification, Betty utilizes her background in architecture and design to ensure the consistent messaging and appearance of M. Cohen and Sons and it’s companies. Betty manages the companies websites, social media presence and graphic standards. A graduate of both Temple University and The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, Betty brings a passion and relentless dedication to ensuring audiences are knowledgeable about M. Cohen and Sons.

John Nerone

John Nerone

Director of Rampart Façade Systems

Trained formally as an engineer, John has over 15 years of experience in the design, project management and production of high quality façade systems. John’s ability to work directly with clients and design teams ensures projects being delivered on time and meeting all expectations. As director of Rampart, John oversees a fully capable and multi-disciplinary staff that encompasses operations, design/engineering, manufacturing and construction services.

Patrick Keller

Patrick Keller

Project Estimator

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What Can We Build For You?

Stairways, rails, entrances – all the details of steel and architecture.