Shut It



SHUT IT Gate Hardware is the undisputed leader in gate hardware for the fence, ornamental iron and access control industries. For nearly 20 years we have held that title and every day we defend it by providing the baddest products, the smartest advice and industry leading service. Founded in 1998 as Counsel Industries, LLC, the company re-branded as SHUT IT Gate Hardware in 2010 to better portray what we do so well - dominate the gate hardware market. We started out as a nice little company with quality products and great customer service. Today we serve our customers with the same exceptional customer service plus a side of attitude!

Why Choose SHUT IT?

The better question to ask is, why wouldn’t you choose SHUT IT? Why would you not want to partner with the Industry's best and baddest? The SHUT IT crew has 80+ years of fencing and access control experience. Our partners are the most experienced and qualified dealers and distributors in the industry. The entire SHUT IT product line has been field tested in extreme conditions before going to market. Our designs work under the toughest conditions and every unit sold is put through a quality control process that is designed to detect and eliminate malfunctions before a product ever leaves the warehouse. 


So again we ask, with brilliant designs, BadAss products and epic results, why would you not choose SHUT IT!?

Brilliant Designs...Badass Products
Epic Results


At SHUT IT Gate Hardware our mission is simple: to provide our BadAss dealers and distributors with superior products and unprecedented service.  

Craftsmanship Sets Us Apart

Our products are hand assembled in the U.S.A. by a team with over 80 years of industry experience.


Staying power. Our BADASS Hinges are manufactured to last and outlast the competition.


Our powerful functionality and rugged looks go hand in hand. We're bad and you xoxo that!


All our products are designed and assembled in the U.S.A. under rigorous oversight.


Most companies love to tell you about how great their CEO and CFO are, but at SHUT IT we are a little different. The real stars of our team are the people you already know. Belinda runs HQ and keeps everyone in line. Lucas makes sure every hinge and wheel that leaves the warehouse passes inspection. Skip just tries to stay out of their way. We at SHUT IT take pride in our company and want you to be proud to consider yourself a part of our BadAss Team!


Our History

SHUT IT Gate Hardware started as Counsel Industries, LLC and became an early leader in the design and distribution of hardware and gate systems for the fence and access control industries.  Started in 1998, Counsel began marketing innovative gate solutions designed to ease installation requirements and eliminate premature wear on expensive automated gate operator systems.

In the mid-1990s, as vehicular access control began to explode as an industry, two veterans of the fence and access control industries discovered that many of their maintenance and repair issues for automated gate systems were being caused by the faulty or inferior hardware used on many gates. With the help of a team of engineers and an award winning CNC machinist they set out to develop a line of products that would eliminate the damage caused to expensive operator systems by the poor hardware available in the market.

After years of development and field testing the Tucson, Arizona based Counsel Industries was born. Since then, Counsel has grown from being a local supplier in the Tucson market to a company with a nationwide distribution network and customers around the globe.

In 2010 the company rebranded itself as SHUT IT Gate Hardware in order to better reflect what the company had become - the baddest provider of gate hardware on the planet.  

Today SHUT IT continues to provide its customers with the best products and services that industry knows.  


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