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There is no ‘I’ in TEAM but there is a ‘T’ and an ‘M’. Ty and Michael have been a team since the early 1980’s as part of the Annual Staff’s photo team in the Firth HS Darkroom where seemingly miles of film (due to a forbidden auto winder) were processed completely depleting the staff’s supply of not only film and chemicals but also patience. Since then off and on over the years the duo have dabble in; vintage VW Beetle restoration, rock and gem markets, a very hands on contracting/general contracting partnership, and though venturing apart at times still growing through the continual communication of a long time friendship, sharing trade secrets accumulated throughout the years as each grew in knowledge and experience. This partnership is the core of ‘Architectural Customs’ and the catalyst for bringing craftsmanship, creativity, design and distribution to you, our valued customer.

Michael Martell

Michael Martell AKA ‘Martell Custom Metals” has been an innovator in the custom metals fabrication industry for over 25 years providing mostly local support to the South East Idaho area for their needs in Metal cladding, custom copper and prefinished metals fabrication. Items such as Swooped Roofs, Cupolas, Arched Fascias, Barrel roof shaping and seaming and much, much more for the exteriors of some of the areas finest homes. Along with many other exterior accessories, Michael has used his analytical genius to compliment his artistic talent for interior use as well, providing; Zinc table tops to some of the area's favorite eateries, Beautifully patinated copper Hoods for range top ventilation, fill panels for custom cabinets, custom metal tiles with hand hammered fasteners for a one of a kind flue chase, fire patinated copper lighting sconces and the list goes on. Please take the time to review our galleries for an eyes on experience that will fill your heart with imagination and some of the possibilities available to you and your design team.

Ty Olive

Ty Olive, (Principal proprietor) of ‘Architectural Customs’ has a background spanning over 30 years in the Architectural Design and Construction Contracting industry, Having this dual life of the building trades has been instrumental in the development of his career. Currently enabling not only design, but practical implementation of the design through communications between the Designer/Architects and the Builders. With an understanding of how clear communications benefit not only the project quality but also project coordination and timelines. The ability to aid in design will also compliment the Architects/Designers aspirations for buildable solutions. All of this of course is fruitless without the ability to meet the demands of such a broad range of custom products and options and meet the time sensitive needs of the customer. Communication is the key; communication with our valued customer and with our valued partner ‘Martell Custom Metals’. I look forward to the opportunity of serving you throughout the process.