Family-Run Business

The founder and inventor of the Hold It Mate products, Brian Johnson, is an entrepreneur/inventor who has always found unique and different ways to get things done.  Brian comes from a long line of sales professionals, homebuilders, creative thinkers and of course growers! Most notably was his grandmother Caroline. To friends and family in Minnesota, she was known for her ability to grow anything at anytime of year. This has been carried on by Brian’s mother, who also has an abundant collection of foliage, flowers and herbs in and around her home at all times.

Brian Johnson, CEO/Founder

The Beauty of the Hold It Mate Mounting Rail Kits

Hold It Mate Mounting Rails are built from heavy duty 14 gauge powder-coated steel and includes stainless steel hardware for a long life. The mounting rails and hardware virtually disappear once your plants are up. By connecting a mounting rail to your railing, you now can add any Hold It Mate accessory you like! Hold It Mate Systems will connect to vertical spindles, balusters or pickets - whatever you like to call them! They fit round, square or rectangular Aluminum, Wrought Iron, PVC/Vinyl or even Wood! Each kit contains hardware that will connect to spindles that are from 1/2" to 1 3/4" thick. Most Wrought Iron are 1/2", Aluminum spindles are typically 3/4", PVC/Vinyl can be 1" - 1 1/4" and Wood spindles are usually 1 1/4" up to 1 3/4". We wanted this system to be as universal as possible, so we include hardware to fit on the range of spindles above in every kit. Also included the Allen wrench, so very simple and no other tools needed!

We want to welcome you to our family of Hold It Mate fans! We would love to hear from you - let us know your thoughts. Send us photos of your Hold It Mate Systems in action. We look forward to showcasing a section of our website to our customers with your pictures and ideas.

Featured In

Hold It Mate was featured in Better Homes & Gardens, Outdoor Spaces. The editors loved the Hold It Mate System and it's ease of use and amazing flexibility!

You can now purchase Hold It Mate Kits from these and other fine retailers: Here! (BUY DIRECT!)- Amazon, Wayfair, Lowe's, Home Depot's web store, Decks Direct and!