Iron Works of St. Tammany LLC Family

John P. Kellum

Owner, Lead Iron Ornamental Design Artist and Fabricator


Mr. John Kellum, owner of Iron Works of St. Tammany, LLC, is a structural fitter, welder and iron ornamental design artist.  He has been designing decorative iron gates gates, fences, and stair rails since 2001.  His interest in metal architectural art began while attending college where he learned welding techniques, blueprint reading, and drafting.  He worked in fabricating shops where he learned new technical ways of using iron for structural projects.

He was a supervisor at a major construction company where he had worked on monumental structural projects relating to the rebuilding and protecting of New Orleans area since Hurricane Katrina.

Mr. Kellum is passionate about the architecture of New Orleans, a wonderful home for his iron designs.  He hopes to bring his iron art to St. Tammany Parish where he now resides. 

Melissa D. Kellum

Business, Marketing, and Technology Manager


Mrs. Melissa Kellum is a former registered nurse, and a current Help Desk Analyst.  She plays many roles at Iron Works of St. Tammany LLC.  She manages the everyday business in the office, is in charge of marketing our business, and is responsible for maintaining our website. Mrs. Kellum enjoys the many tasks that have been assigned to her, and says “I am proud to be part of the Iron Works of St. Tammany family.”  In her spare time, she is a home culinary artist and loves to vacation.

Melissa "Missy" L.  Kellum

Office Manager


Ms. “Missy” Kellum is the "voice" of Iron Works of St. Tammany LLC.  She is the friendly greeter when you call our office or walk into our shop.  She keeps our office running, organized, and keeps the rest of us in line.   She will go out of her way to take care of our customers.  You are in good hands with Missy.  Missy says, “She is happy to be part of an up and coming business.  I love that it is family and locally owned.”  In her spare time, she loves spending time with her grand kids.



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