News & Awards
Learn more about NatureRails™ and how we have been featured in different magazine articles for our unique designs and artistic functional railing and gates. Rob Gerdin started his art career as a very young child and had his first art commission at the age of 11. Rob was awarded a scholarship to the Brooklyn Museum of Art to study as a teenager. His artwork ranges from air brush, graphics, sculpting, waterfowl duck stamp competitions and of course metal art through his company NatureRails, founded in 2004.
2019 “Best of Sarasota – Railing and Gates”
2018 “Best of Sarasota – Railing and Gates”
2017 Top 5 Winner of Sarasota Florida Way Finding System Project Submission state-street-garage-proposal-rob-gerdin
2017 “Best of Sarasota – Railing category”
2016 Rob Gerdin featured Artist in “The Sarasota Salt” blog post. Artists Worth Their Salt – Sarasota Artist Rob Gerdin – Custom Metal Art
2106 Houzz 2016 Customer Service Award
2016 “Best of Sarasota – Businesses Hall of Fame for Five Years”
2015 Houzz 2015 Referral Award.
2015 Houzz 2015 Customer Service Award.
2013 “Best of Colorado Springs” in the railing category.
2012 awarded “Best of Colorado Springs” in the railing category.
2012 designer Rob Gerdin wins “Best of Show” among 230 entries for his 3-D metal mixed-media painting titled “Octopus” by the Anna Maria Florida Art League. View Rob Gerdin’s Website.
2009 Colorado Springs Parade of Homes 17,000 sf residence built by Solid Rock Construction features custom NatureRails™ upper floor balcony rails.
NatureRails™ named as hot new design trend in the article pictured below, “Make Your Deck Dazzling, 8 Hot New Trends in Railing and Post caps” for Cabin Life Magazine. July 25, 2010.
NatureRails™ has been featured in popular magazines such as Country’s Best Log Homes Accessories Section, and Log Home Living Magazines’ showcase article which both highlight specialty products for your log, timber or luxury home.
Featured in Montana Parade of Homes, 2007.
NatureRails™ named in Log & Timber Style Magazine, fall 2005 for “50+ Hottest New Products for Your Log Home”.
Kitchen category winner by Builders Association of South Central Kentucky Parade of Homes “Best Kitchen Design” Fall of 2007. NatureRails™ were used atop the kitchen cabinets and then backlit for a stunning effect.
Awarded to the same builder that year for “Best Outdoor Living Area”. The contractor stated, “We didn’t anticipate any awards this year, but with the inclusion of your (NatureRails) product in our projects, we felt that’s what gave us the edge to win these two awards.”
Best Kitchen Design South Central Kentucky Parade of Homes