Since 2000, the Ipe Clip® Fastener Company (Now known as DeckWise®) has manufactured state-of-the- art deck fasteners in the US for exotic hardwoods and composite decking. With a proven track record of high customer satisfaction, every item we sell is comprised of high-grade long-lasting materials and expertly engineered to withstand the elements and corrosion better than other products on the market.
When installed, all Ipe Clip® hidden deck fasteners help to eliminate many common decking problems and are up to 3X stronger than other brands on the market. By offering products like the Hardwood Wrench™, Ipe Oil®, Ipe Seal®, and other essential decking tools and accessories, we’ve got you covered.
From the time our company was founded, every year has brought extensive growth. With every innovative product that we bring to the market, we continue to expand our worldwide network of dealers and distributors whose main goal is to provide their customers with the best decking tools and accessories.
Our Company History
With most hardwood deck fasteners on the market at the time being met with poor reviews and customer complaints, the need for a quality deck fastener was apparent. The first Ipe Clip® hidden deck fastener is developed and tested to show that a deck fastener/clip could withstand the harshest of applications, most dense wood and climate changes.
The soon-to-be Ipe Clip Fastener Co, LLC, applied for their first of many patents with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
The Ipe Clip® Fastener Company is born and has its first sales with astounding reviews. Finally, the hardwood market has a hidden deck fastener that can deliver on its promise of quality, strength, and longevity.
Sales grow dramatically as deck builders and DIY homeowners rave about the easy installation and superior hold-down strength of the Ipe Clip® hidden deck fastener.
Ipe Clip® expands its distribution network and grows to become a worldwide brand. International distributors start to inquire about carrying and promoting the product. While Ipe Clip® deck fasteners are quickly becoming the top choice of contractors and home owners alike; the desire to improve and expand the product line still exists. Development and testing begins for air-dried hardwood deck fasteners; the Ipe Clip® Extreme®.
The Ipe Clip® Extreme® is released and the feedback is nothing short of amazing. The polymer molded fasteners now have a stainless steel insert adding up to 3X the strength over other brands. The general consensus from deck building experts is, that, the Ipe Clip® Fastener Company delivered what every deck builder dreamed about. It’s as close to a perfect fastener as anyone could achieve. Astonishing increases in sales promptly followed.
Ipe Clip® ExtremeKD® was developed and released to help fill the need to properly fasten kiln-dried hardwood lumber. This fastener also solved the problems many contractors faced with composite decking, especially with ¼” gap spacing and the “mushrooming” effect caused by face screwing. The Extreme® family of fasteners has surpassed even the hopes and projections of the Ipe Clip® Fastener Company; they have already become much more popular than the Standard Ipe Clip® fastener that was released just six years ago.
In an effort to keep up with demand, the Ipe Clip® Fastener Company expands to a larger facility in South Carolina. Their new warehouse is over 10 times larger than the previous one, which signifies a major growth spurt for such a young company.
Product research and development begins on new deck tools and accessories which will pave the way for what is expected to be a booming 2009.
It would appear that all the research done in 2008 had really paid off; three new products are unveiled to the decking industry. First, the Hardwood Wrench™ steals the spotlight at the International Builders Show. Builders, contractors, and engineers all rave at the clip design and power of this new board straightening tool. Ipe Oil® hardwood deck finish is the next product to be released. Its ability to soak into hardwoods such as Ipe makes it an easy choice for deck builders and DIY home owners when it came to protecting their decks. Finally, with Extreme Plugs®, countersinking screws is easier than ever. Tolerance absorbing rings cut into the plugs were an industry first and solved a major problem that most builders had when it came to traditional wood plugs. It came as no surprise to anyone, that, the folks at the Ipe Clip® Fastener Company were continuing to introduce innovative solutions and products to the marketplace.
Ipe Clip® Extreme4® is officially introduced into the market as the best hidden deck fastener. It is designed to work perfectly with air-dried decking, kiln-dried hardwoods, and both composite and PVC decking materials. This fastener not only works well with most decking materials