Our Mission

Harwell Design transforms environments through innovative outdoor installations to provide our customers with peace of mind and beauty for their home. We deliver an astonishing customer experience through clear communication, engaged collaboration, and use of the highest quality materials and practices.

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We absolutely love transforming environments!  How can we assist you in the beautification of your yard?

Our design consultation and our fabulous showroom provides an experience that takes care of our client's needs. Our job, is to help you create what is possible in your environment.


In november 2013 this team acquired a fantastic location.

The Harwell design studio is a 7500 square foot space just outside of culver city. Here, clients can view different stain colors and design patterns.  

The craftsmanship and details are on display to see exactly what you receive when you hire this unique and artistic company.


Since 1986, this father and son team has been working together.
After over 30 years of experience, this duo is constantly raising the bar on what it means to be creative. 


In 1986, Arian's father, Jake Harwell was already an expert woodworker for about 15 years and when Arian was 12, Jake started teaching the art of furniture building to his son. They created an entire line of rustic, willow furniture in a small town of northern New Mexico


Jake and Arian built all of this rustic furniture in a small Workshop, located right on Highway 68 - 20 miles south of Taos, New Mexico.  The Shop was known as the Dirt Floor Gallery - Rinconada, NM


After doing a lot of the same pieces, around 1990, this little New Mexican furniture-building business incorporated fence building into their product line. Also adding gates, arbors and trellises. This changed the course of the entire company and was very successful for many years.


In 2005, Arian relocated to Los Angeles after 2 years of living in Waikiki, Hawaii. He began working as a solo fence builder for his first 6 months in Los Angeles. Arian built this company to the point where he could not do it by himself anymore, so, he called up his parents to assist him with the next level of the business.  After a couple of years the family decided to change the name to Harwell Fencing and Gates.  Arian and Jake continued to create amazing, high-end woodwork all over the Los Angeles and Santa Monica areas.  In 2013, Harwell Design was developed and continues to be one of the premier fence and gate companies in Los Angeles.  

As you will see from the photos on this website, the finish work is what sets Harwell Design apart from other fence companies. The finishing details are what you see every day, and there is nobody who does it better than the highly skilled team at Harwell Design.

The process of building is done in such a way that all of the products not only look beautiful upon completion, but the final product will continue looking good and the structure will outlast most of the competition's work.

"We noticed a lot of people cutting corners on fencing and gates, so we decided to do something about it, and it just grew from there." -

—Owner, Arian Harwell



Along with being a wood craftsman, Jake Harwell has also been an artist for many years. He has a unique style of art using many types of material.

For example, the Taos Drum Factory was not far from the workshop. Jake started recycling all of their flawed pieces of rawhide and developed some seriously original masks and sculpture.  Living in the mountains, Jake would also travel up the abandoned dirt roads to pick up rusty objects such as old mattress springs, car seats and hub caps. He made some awesome found art masks and sculpture as well.



Additionally, Jake and Arian were commissioned to create custom designed pieces for a few very nice celebrities:

"It is always a pleasure to work with Harwell Design.  I say "with" because they really make it easy for me to be part of the process.  They care about what they design and build.  I've contracted them a few times for different properties.  They work quickly and completely.  Their designs are so cool!  Reliable and great."
 Fred Armisen - From SNL, Portlandia and numerous movies!

Also proud to work with:

Will Smith and Dylan McDermott

(Will Smith's Copper Top Bar with Willow trim)


Dylan McDermott was a truly stand up guy and it was an honor to work with him. 

"We are looking forward to helping you transform your yard and home!"

—Arian Harwell - and the entire team at