Our Clients

Finish By Design, Chippewa Falls, WI

A few companies you might recognize would be Norse Building systems, JELD-WEN Windows, Conwed DesignScapes, Owens Corning.  I have worked with designers in developing a line of custom cabinetry specifically tailored to home theater. I enjoy the challenge of developing new techniques in faux finishing and have combined all the finishing, fixing and craftsmanship learned in my lifetime into one business: Finish By Design.”

When it comes right down to it, I love doing this type of work. I enjoy visiting my client’s homes and listening to them reminisce about all their treasures and family keep sakes.The smallest piece I have worked on was a tiny rocker for a doll. The client brought in a box of pieces. The project was reassembled and refinished My oldest piece was a trunk with a metal stamp on the inside from 1818. It was made from pine with each side dovetailed, assembled using square nails and steel brads. The most challenging projects of course are grand pianos. The process requires patience and the goal is perfection. One of the most rewarding experiences was a tearful hug from a grandmother who had waited and saved for years to have a table restored. She just grabbed me and squeezed; it was a very emotional moment for me as well. The majority of my clients are retirement age. They value passing their furniture to the next generation.
So, I do my best!