OLD WORLD CRAFTSMANSHIP & DEDICATION TO CUSTOMER SERVICE.
East End Woodstrippers began in 1959 as the furniture finishing/refinishing workshop Eifel Furniture Finishers, founded by Vincent Sottile in Brooklyn, NY. Mr. Sottile brought his years of experience as a furniture finisher working for some NY's best shops during the 1950's to open a shop of his own. He was well practiced in the old world methods of furniture finishing and refinishing and worked on both new and old pieces. His specialty was hand shading and antiquing to make new furniture look old and well-cared for. He also was adept at restoring genuine antiques, working with cabinet makers and designers to meet the needs of discriminating clients.
In 1982, Mr. Sottile's son-in-law, Dean Camenares, joined the firm, and began an apprenticeship in the art of furniture restoration. He practiced and learned the old world techniques used by his teacher and father-in-law and initiated an expansion of the company into on-location architectural restoration. Now a recognized authority on refinishing and preservation techniques, he has written articles on the subject for magazines and addressed restoration conferences. Mr. Camenares holds a Lead Abatement Supervisor's certificate from the University of Massachusetts.
Our philosophy is now and has always been to provide the client with expert workmanship, complete accountability and the assurance of a project completed on time with minimal disruption. We work well with other trades and always keep the customer "in the loop".
Our employees are honest, reliable craftsmen, well trained in both traditional and modern methods of woodwork restoration and careful and considerate of the clients space. Senior members are included in company benefits and profit sharing in order to insure their commitment to a job well done.
Our mission is the preservation of the irreplaceable original architectural woodwork found in historic buildings. Prior to the 1930's - and especially before the turn of the century- most of the fine woodwork that found its way into better homes had two important distinctions: first it was produced from old growth trees, imparting a look different than from today's cultivated forests; two it was worked upon by craftsmen whose attention to design and detail far surpassed today's workmanship. Old woodwork naturally develops a unique patina or coloration which doesn't exist in new wood. The quality of original period moldings, paneling and millwork is so far superior to any replacement that its restoration offers by far the greatest value, aesthetic satisfaction and the most cost-effective result overall. Restoration of this irreplaceable work offers a tremendous reward - for the restorer and for the property owner who discovers a treasure lying hidden in his or her home or business.
Our state of the art paint stripping facility allows us to offer to the public the option of stripping paint from removeable architectural elements off-site, with significant cost and scheduling benefits. Doors, windows, shutters and furniture can be treated in this way. We maintain a sealed and enclosed 1,000 SF room where air quality is maintained to OSHA standards. All water used in the stripping process is treated to remove hazardous waste before being recycled. Hazardous waste is disposed of according to local, state and federal regulations. We use only state of the art procedures, methods and materials in order to protect our clients, our employees and the environment.
You may contact East End Woodstrippers by email, by phone or by mail, as follows:
mailing address: East End Woodstrippers, 27 Glenmere Way, Holbrook, NY 11741
telephone number: 631-472-5206
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