L.A. Fence and Gate Contractors

Arian and Jake Harwell

Proud to be working together as a Father and Son Team for over 30 years.

Between the 2 of them, there is over 75 years of experience as Craftsmen and Custom Woodworkers.   

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Harwell Design - Fence building Crew

Since 1986, this father and son team has been working together.
This artistic, family duo is constantly raising the bar on what it means to be creative.

Arian, has spent years introducing as much leadership and personal development training while keeping the craftsman skills in the forefront of the company. With a strong HD team, there is more amazing leaders to help with the best customer experience for the entire project.

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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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 love transforming environments!

How can we assist you in the beautification of your yard? 

Our design consultation and our awesome showroom provides an experience that takes care of our client's needs.

Arian will stop by for a 30-60 minute, interactive and very productive meeting at your property.

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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.

Our job, is to help you create what is possible in your environment and not have it just be functional, but provide amazing additions to your yard and your entire property. 



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 at their property in the small town of Rinconada, 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 workshop 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.


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

—Arian Harwell - and the entire team at



Along with being a wood craftsman for over 45 years, Jake Harwell has also been an artist for many years. He has a unique style of art using many types of material. He was fortunate to have featured shows in Paris and the Outsider Art Show in Soho New Your. As far as unique materials he used for art, 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, televisions and hub caps. Jake has made 100s of found art masks, sculptures and paintings over the years.

A true Renaissance man.