About Cohen Metals Group

Cohen Metals Group unites the art and science of forging beautiful and lasting iron works for commercial, institutional, residential and municipal projects. We bring over 47 years of experience and expertise to the design, creation and installation of iron and other metal works of nearly every type, scale, and intricacy.

Over the years, we’ve been challenged by many new ideas, evolving processes, and shifting standards and taste. Throughout it all, the principles of solid craftsmanship don’t change, and neither does our commitment to the delivery of a work of iron that has lasting value and enduring quality.

In 2011, Cohen Metals Group founded Solarian.us later to become  Ark Solar Light.  Operating as a wholly owned subsidiary of Cohen Metals Group, Ark Solar Light manufactures, customizes and delivers mobile solar power and light towers, with surveillance and sensor options.  We also offer solar billboards and other off-grid lighting products.  Our products help customers convert existing lighting to low consumption solar LED lighting using renewable energy resources, with optional sensors that support intelligence and surveillance.  We help lower utility costs and significantly reduce carbon production, while providing enhanced security and actionable intelligence.  To learn more about Ark Solar Light, please visit ArkSolarLight.com.

Cohen Metals Group is a woman-owned business and a proud member of the AISC.

Renee Pearlman

When it comes to high-quality customer service and friendliness, Renee is in a league of her own. Her management experience in a variety of industries has helped her develop solid organizational systems and a highly personalized touch to caring for customers and colleagues alike, and to ensuring that an operation runs smoothly.

Renee has been involved in the iron works business for nearly ten years. She works in the field with customers on projects of every type and scale, including some very notable projects in the Philadelphia region. Every job, regardless of size, is equally important to Renee. Serving the needs and expectations of clients is critical, as is creating a rewarding and mutually beneficial ecosystem for partners, contractors, associates, and staff.

Renee attended Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia and Rome, Italy. She has worked in the art, restaurant, and retail business fields, prior to founding Cohen Metals Group with Richard. On any given day, Renee can be found in the office or out in the field, wearing a hardhat, gloves, and tool belt, when necessary. She enjoys working with Richard to bring their clients’ projects to fruition, and providing the best possible experience for their clients.

Richard Cohen

Richard helped Renee start Cohen Metals Group. They share a vision of providing a wide range of metal works services to a new generation of customers looking for personal attention and consistent quality of service. By crafting high-quality metal works for residential, commercial and institutional properties, and delivering a high-quality and personable service, Richard and Renee strive to provide their customers with an enjoyable experience and a long-lasting, finely crafted work of metal.

Richard entered into the family iron works business as a third generation contributor. He started part time in 1975 after high school, while attending college and went full time in 1981. Richard has worked in fabrication for 20 years, with another 15 years of hands-on experience in the field. His broad experience has helped him forge a creative way of solving problems and helping clients achieve their vision of artistry and craftsmanship in iron and other metals.

Richard’s portfolio includes notable metal works at Drexel University’s Pearlstein Business Learning Center, University of Pennsylvania Archeology Museum courtyard renovation, and the restaurant at the Museum of Modern Art, The Modern.  He has also developed and delivered a variety of works for many local families.