Creating custom ornamental designs from your inspiration for two decades.
Creating custom ornamental designs from your inspiration for two decades.


More than 20 years ago, Paul Elliott quit a very successful corporate career to follow his passion. He opened a small welding shop for heavy machinery jobs and was surprised at the demand that burgeoned his small shop into a thriving business.

Although this work was not his ultimate passion, it was the path that led to it.

One day a machinery customer asked Paul to build a custom handrail. This request began Paul’s self-taught, creative journey to becoming a highly skilled, recognized, and established designer. He is now sought out by clients of all kinds; he prides himself in his ability to take someone’s inspiration and create it beyond anyone’s expectations.

And Paul didn’t stop on this first step of his journey. He seized opportunities that spawned two additional businesses – GIO Gate Access Management and Elliott Investments – which fill his time… and more!


Golden Isles Ornamental Ironworks

From South Carolina to northern Florida, we have been serving residential and commercial customers for more than 25 years. We call the Golden Isles Coast home in Brunswick, Georgia and are proud to have served hundreds of customers in Hilton Head, Savannah, Sea Island, St. Simons Island, Jekyll Island, St. Mary’s, Ponte Vedra, St. Augustine, and Amelia Island.

We take pride in every step of the creative process and are dedicated to using premium materials while providing superior fabrication, all of which has earned us the privilege of having served more than a thousand satisfied customers.

Custom ironwork designs include:

  • Driveway Gates
  • Walkway Gates
  • Railings
  • Balconies
  • Stairways
  • Fencing
  • Chandeliers
  • Sconces
  • and more

Bring us your inspiration and we will custom handcraft it to exceed your expectations.

GIO Gate Access Management

In addition to custom ironwork designs, GIO Gate Access Management specializes in custom entry gates and state-of-the-art access systems.

Services include:

  • Custom Designed Entry Gates
  • Gate Access Control Systems Installation
  • Gate Operators (including swing gate and slide gate systems)
  • Management Services for Access Cards and Entry Software

We can assess and install a custom gate and/or integrate your current gate into a gate access system that meets your needs. However large or small the project is, we are available to serve you with honesty and integrity, both cost-effectively and efficiently. We are a turnkey solution for your specific access needs.

GIO Elliott Investments

If developing a business property or a gated community is what you are looking for, let GIO Elliott Investments guide the way.

Services include:

  • Building and/or leasing commercial properties
  • Designing, developing and building gated communities

Let’s start a conversation to explore how we can meet your needs.




Anderes Custom Homes, Inc.
Anguilla Property Holdings
Antiques and Interiors
Boyd Marine Construction
Brunswick Housing Authority
Butler Island Plantation
Carter Contracting
Cilantros Grill Cantina, Inc.
Classic Interiors
Coastline Construction
Coastal Landscape & Design, Inc.
Coastal Realty Investments
Courtyard by Marriott
Cumberland Contractors

Drayton Homes
Driggers Homes
Duckworth Properties
Enchantment by the Sea
FLETC Glynco
Fox Run Properties
Georgia Southern University
Goodwill Industries
Great Oaks Properties
Hampton Pointe HOA
Harbor View Homes
Island Sea Designs, Inc.
Jekyll Ocean Club
King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort
Kingsway Construction

Lexington Place HOA
Marsh Island Properties, Inc.
Misty Harbor Community Association, Inc.
National Park Services
Ocean Forest Properties
Rock Mountain Forge
Sanctuary Cove HOA
Satilla Construction Co.
Sea Island Acquisition, LLC
The Corner Cafe
The Vine Garden Market
United Hotel Contractors
Villas by the Sea

GIO Elliott Investments

GIO Elliott Investments builds, owns and leases many types and sizes of business locations and properties. We also design, develop and build gated communities, and have been doing so since 1998. Call us to discuss just how we can help you with your next business location or gated community project.

GIO Gate Access Management

GIO Gate Access Management currently serves more than 200 gated communities from Savannah to Jacksonville by maintaining the best gate access solution for each community’s specific needs. From identifying and installing the best gate entry system, to complete management of access cards and entry software, to providing ongoing maintenance and emergency services, GIO is a turnkey solution for your access needs. Let us provide a quote for your commercial or residential access requirements.


Paul Elliott