Doorway to The Metcalfe Group


The Metcalfe Group, located just southeast of Cleveland, Ohio, was founded in 2001 with a relentless passion for creativity and problem solving in product design. Our philosophy is quite simple: Push the limits of innovation, deliver excellent results, and be personable and professional. We are a collaborative, tight-knit team of  hard-working design professionals that care deeply about every detail of every brand and product we touch. We are a full-service product design and development firm with exceptional talent, experience, and integrity.

We serve clients in Consumer, Industrial, Commercial, Medical, Automotive and Aerospace markets ranging in size from multi-billion dollar Fortune 500 companies to small entrepreneurial start-ups. Our consistency in delivering excellent results has earned the privilege to serve these prominent companies as seen on our Clients page, which only shows a small subset of clients served. Executives, Managers, and Engineers in these businesses turn to us because we are obsessively creative, innovative, professional, pragmatic, meticulous, and we get results.

Clients utilize us for many different development programs, including: concept development, industrial design, mechanical engineering, plastic part design, proof-of concept studies and first-ever working prototypes, electro-mechanical designs, electrical control systems, plumbing, water treatment, dispensing systems, appliance design, valve and seal design, mixing systems, aircraft components & testing, sensor development, sports and athletic equipment, electro-mechanical medical devices, water safety, wearables, pet products, housewares, recreational products, food service, kitchen implements, material handling, electrical boxes and enclosures, building systems, lighting, floor care, and so much more.

Our more than 23 years of experience and commitment to excellence has enabled us to solve some of the most challenging design problems, some of which others had given up on or simply refused to pursue. Elite design firms and technology companies have even come to leverage our extensive expertise and depth of capability in product design, engineering, and prototyping, realizing we are a capable, trusted resource with the ability to deliver professional results with objectivity and reason.

You’re not likely to find a design firm that’s as talented, competent, friendly, and focused on an excellent outcome for you and your business or future business. Throughout a project, we’ll work closely with you and your team as if we were one, and continuously keep your best interests in the forefront. Whether it’s the industrial design styling of a new product line, creatively brainstorming product solutions, making a working prototype, solving a complex engineering problem, or developing an idea into a fully realized product, we’ll deliver with world-class results – and even have some fun in the process.

Thank you for taking time to get to know us a little better. We know your time is valuable.

We sincerely appreciate the opportunity to work with you and your company, and to build a lasting relationship.

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Paul R. Metcalfe
President, Founder