Polished Metals


February 2020



Hillside, New Jersey

Founded in 1979, Polished Metals is one of the country’s largest polishers and suppliers of architectural and ornamental metals, offering a variety of finishes and metals to several end markets, including transportation, the architecture and design community, elevators, escalators, and many others. The Company is headquartered in Hillside, New Jersey with additional production facilities in Union, New Jersey and El Monte, California.

Sky Island purchased Polished Metals from the second generation of the founding family who have remained with the Company in board and operating roles.

“As a family business that had genuine concerns for all stakeholders, it was clear that the Sky Island Capital team understood our needs and the opportunities presented. They explained how they would invest in IT systems, human capital, and equipment while at the same time keeping daily operations running seamlessly. The flexibility offered to our family in both employment, equity, and growth potential was an important part of our decision to go with Sky Island. When the decision process was complete and we “handed over the keys,” we could never be 100% sure of the outcome and whether the buyer would come through with all the “promises.” I can tell you that Sky Island has delivered on all of their commitments plus a few more.”

– David Lazarus, Owner and President