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Rating★★★★★ 5.0
Date Approved05/23/2016
Reviewer Bill H.
Reviewer Location Garfield Heights, OH
I contacted Scot at FinishSmith last year for the first time right before the holidays looking for my dining room chairs to be fixed and refinished. Scot came out and gave me the estimate and took the chairs with him, promising delivery by Thanksgiving and sure enough came through in flying colors. My family could not believe how nice they came out. Scot took my antique rocker with him that same day as it was in need of major repair and restoration. After some time, he brought my rocker back and I could not believe my eyes. Wow! Amazing! Well, he also gave me a quote when delivering that rocker on my chair and sofa I purchased over 20 years ago from Sedlack Interiors. We arranged a pick up and I supplied the material as my sister is a decorator. That same chair came back a few weeks later and again, I could not believe how beautiful it is. This brings me current, which is why I have shared all of this, as Scot had picked up my sofa a few weeks ago and brought it back to me today, and honestly, it is nicer than the day I bought it from Sedlack. It sits better, and looks better and I wanted to say, if you are looking for someone to do any of your refinishing and upholstery work, you just found your company. I highly recommend FinishSmith & Scot to get the job done right. Thank you.....

Rating★★★★★ 5.0
Date Approved05/19/2016
Reviewer Eleanor and Dick C.
Reviewer Location Stow, OH
Dick and I are very pleased with the renewal of our old and well used cherry game table. This was our first real piece of furniture we bought when we started out. Wow, now After 50 years of daily use, it looks brand new. Thank you for your excellent work.

Rating★★★★★ 5.0
Date Approved05/17/2016
Reviewer Wendy H.
Reviewer Location Mentor, OH
Scot, Thank you for doing a beautiful job on the pink couch! I'm very impressed. Also-the 2 french/shabby chairs...

Rating★★★★★ 5.0
Date Approved05/16/2016
Reviewer Theresea M.
Reviewer Location Bedford, OH
Scot, Please except this token of appreciation for all your concern and work to make my kitchen look so great. I love the new look-really, really love it. Mark and Marcie finished the doors with the hardware. we are grateful for all of your hard work and the new counter tops and new sink really finished the look. Please enjoy dinner on us. God bless you...thanks

Rating★★★★★ 5.0
Date Approved05/12/2016
Reviewer Nick & Florence P.
Reviewer Location Highland Heights, OH
We have had several pieces refinished and upholstered including our antique dining room table, miniature sofa and hall table by FinishSmith refinishing and Upholstery and are delighted to say the least. You guys are experts in your fields. My husband and I really appreciate all of the hard-work you all put into our pieces and your knowledge in your industry is amazing! You are precise and extremely excellent at all you do...Thanks millions....

Rating★★★★★ 5.0
Date Approved05/09/2016
Reviewer Tally and Jim S.
Reviewer Location Mentor, OH
Hello, we were given your name by one of our tradesman at our home and could not be any happier with what you all did for us.
We knew from the moment you gave us our estimate on our kitchen, with the refinishing, new doors drawers and panels, we knew you were the right company to do the job. We wanted to express our love for our new kitchen transformed into our modern dream kitchen. Scot, Jerry, Bob and crew you guys are the bomb.....thank you for all you did..........

Rating★★★★★ 5.0
Date Approved04/12/2016
Reviewer Helen E.
Reviewer Location Strongsville, OH

We just had our kitchen cabinets totally refinished from oak to a off white lacquered finish. Scot was very professional, and reassuring as he explained the process in detail, and kept us in the loop. He was always available to discuss details of the project, and was accommodating when the timeline needed to be moved up. The finish on doors and drawers was "smooth like butter" - just as Scot had promised. They look and feel like new cabinetry. Thank you Scot and team.

Rating★★★★★ 5.0
Date Approved03/30/2016
Reviewer Dian K.
Reviewer Location Richfield, OH
Scot, I wanted to personally thank you for a job well done! My kitchen cupboards turned out beautiful, just like new! The upholstered chair looks like new also, i can not believe that is the same chair.. The workmanship on everything is exceptional and I will be happy to refer you to my friends. I also liked it that that the price did not change from what you quoted me and you always kept your appointments at the designated time.
Thank you, Dian K

​Rating★★★★★ 5.0
Date Approved03/28/2016
Reviewer Kate K.
Reviewer Location Hudson, OH 
I recently had FinishSmith restore some outdoor wrought iron furniture as well as oak end tables & a cherry office chair. I honestly could not be more pleased, they did an outstanding job. The office chair belonged to my father. It is at least 60 years old & was in very poor condition. It has great sentimental value to me but I never thought it could restored to its original beauty. It is amazing what it looks like now. Scot and his team were very professional, they managed my expectations and over delivered! And quality, they are the best. I've had many pieces of furniture finished over the years but none this well. I would highly recommend them & give them 5 stars for the outstanding job they did for me!
Thanks again, the furniture looks awesome!
Kate 
Rating★★★★★ 5.0
Date Approved03/16/2016
ReviewerJan C.
Reviewer LocationMentor, OH
We had a secretary hutch/desk and a drop leaf gate leg table refinished and it turned out beautifully. It was completed sooner than expected. Scot was very professional, thorough, and he communicated well. His pride in his work was obvious and certainly well deserved!
Thank you so much for your quality work. They look amazing. I appreciated the care that you took delivering them and sharing how to care for them. It was wonderful to get them back much sooner than anticipated. I also was pleased with your communications. Your pride in your work shows in all you do, Scott. Thank you!
Jan C

​Rating★★★★★ 5.0
Date Approved03/05/2016
Reviewer Chris C.
Reviewer Location Stow, OH
We have had several pieces of furniture refinished by Finish Smith and have been totally delighted with them all. I trusted Scot with furniture that my grandfather made back in the 1930-1940 era, mostly walnut that he cut and dried himself. They are all special pieces that will be in the family for generations to come. We were especially happy with the large dining room table that seats 12, a one of a kind table with two pull out extension leafs. It had been refinished two other times by other companies, the WRONG way and the finish was peeling and cracking. Now that Finishsmith has done it right, it is absolutely stunning!  
Scot is very professional and always returns called promptly. We have more items ready for him to transform, so he has a customer for life!


​Rating★★★★★ 5.0
Date Approved03/02/2016
Reviewer Katheryn S. 
Reviewer Location Medina, Ohio
Finishsmith just refinished my 30 year old kitchen cabinets and they look brand new. The doors and drawers were picked up as promised totally refinished at their shop and delivered back to us the same day the kitchen was transformed like new. The entire kitchen cabinets frame work was completely refinished to match in a single day along with rehanging all the doors and installing the drawers. The color is an exact match to the original finish. Scot and his staff were polite, efficient and performed exactly as promised.

​Rating★★★★★ 5.0
Date Approved03/02/2016
ReviewerGreg B.
Reviewer LocationGates Mills, OH
We had a solid mahogany dresser and chest picked up with many nicks and dents along with ornate hardware in need of repair. We needed them to match a nite stand and was very happy with the finished products. They used a process called grain-fill that was needed on the tops and the pieces were delivered and beautiful. Very professional; the work that was done is extremely high quality Scot also provided beveled polished glass tops for both the dresser and chest.

Rating★★★★★ 5.0
Date Approved03/01/2016
ReviewerMarybeth L.
Reviewer LocationBedford, Ohio
Their ReviewScot and his company did extremely professional work and treated us as valued customers from the first phone conversation to the delivery of the product. It took 16 weeks to complete the project which we were well aware of from the beginning. I never imagined this antique upholstered oak arm chair of close to hundred years old could and would look so awesome!! When I saw it , I almost cried. The chair looked as if just came out of the showroom. I am so grateful to Scot and his company for the most excellent craftsmanship on this piece of furniture. I have a desk from my grandmother and possibly a cedar chest from my mother that I am considering have them refinish in the next year. Scot and I have already discussed the refinishing of the desk and the cost in the near future. I would recommend them if you have a furniture repair, refinishing, or re upholstery project. It may take a little while, but it is certainly well worth the wait!!!

Rating★★★★★ 5.0
Date Approved02/26/2016
ReviewerDanita P.
Reviewer LocationCleveland, OH
We are so impressed with the results of our Antique Chair and Love-seat. They needed work due to age and the condition when picked up, the finish was gone and black along with no upholstery attached with no springs or webbing and ready to fall apart. We went in to the shop to choose colors and materials and when we received the pieces back, the quality and craftsmanship are superb. The pieces look fabulous.  So glad I chose to restore them with Finishsmith. Great Customer Service!

02/23/2016
Rating★★★★★ 5.0
Quality: 5.0
Customer Service: 5.0
Value for Money: 5.0
Review by Donna E. in Independence, OH
Project: Refinish Furniture
Comments: I had a 74 year old cedar chest refinished. It was my mother's, and I gave it to my daughter. I was so impressed with the way it came out. I was told it would take about 16 weeks to be completed. I was very happy it was done ahead of schedule. It is beautiful and I am so glad that my daughter has this heirloom to remember my mother. I was so glad I contacted Scot to do this project. I will not hesitate to have FINISHsmith do any other furniture refinishing projects that I have.

​Rating★★★★★ 5.0
Date Approved 02/10/2016
Well, amazed is an under statement! What we expected and what the final results were was a total transformation. We could not believe our eyes when the plastic protection was removed and we were invited in to see our new cabinets. Scot and his crew started at 8:30 am and after protecting our floors and walls, Finishsmith completely changed our kitchen cabinets from an old fashioned dingy 80's oak color to a modern off white all in one day! We proceeded with new granite counter tops and our kitchen was transformed and it was like we just installed a new kitchen. Our hat's off to the crew...Thank you....
Jim, Mentor, Ohio

Rating★★★★★ 5.0
Date Approved 02/08/2016
We wanted to take the time to say GREAT JOB! We recently had our bedroom furniture picked up tattered and torn and had it refinished into black lacquer. A-1 Job... It looks beautiful and now fits into our modern furnishings through out the bedroom.
Pauline, Hudson, Ohio

Rating★★★★★ 5.0
Date Approved 01/08/2016 
Hi Scot.....here is my review: 5 Stars and FinishSmith delivers high quality and beautiful results. I had a love seat with two chairs and an antique dining set refinished and upholstered. The finished product was gorgeous. My expectations were more than met. I enjoyed working with Scot. He really is an expert at what he does and makes sure that every piece is perfect. I would highly recommend them. Polly L., Medina, OH

Rating★★★★★ 5.0
Date Approved 12/12/2015 
 Hi Scot:
I've attached a recommendation and review of our couch re upholstery. When our kids were here for Christmas, they all approved--and they are a critical and discerning bunch! Thanks for your work and for managing to complete the job well before Christmas! 
After thirty years of heavy use (four children, who knows how many dogs and cats!), we faced the decision that many have to make, whether or not to buy a new couch or have the old one reupholstered. It’s a typical dilemma because the cost differential seems almost insignificant. But we had to factor in that we have always loved the couch, it has been a steady part of our living room décor for nearly the lifetimes of our kids (at least), and it was originally a very good piece.

After some research into the best firm with the strongest recommendations in the area, we decided to go with Finishsmith. It was the right decision from the outset. As is often the case with work of this sort, we wanted it to be done before the holidays—as does everyone else! Scot Chatron promised us that it could be done (we discerned no crossed fingers or sly winks) and, with time to spare, he and his people had removed it from our living room, redid it, and returned it. Our faith in American workmanship is restored.

The couch “looks like new,” which I realize sounds like a cliché, but it really does. We were given a book of fabric samples to choose from (one, by then way, of many that are available from them), as well as the key to the all important information on what the various codes signified as to wear and durability. It is daunting to find just the right covering; when we bought the couch in the 1980s we took it from the floor. No choices then. On his first visit to our house, Scot understood our needs and provided what proved to be the best selection of fabrics for us to choose from. 

Bottom line: the couch has been beautifully rebuilt and reupholstered. It is as handsome as the one we originally bought, with the added advantage that it is exactly the couch we had always had and wanted! We are very happy that we decided for the remake and are completely satisfied with the work of Finishsmith.
Happy New Year!

Sigrid and David A
Hiram OH

Rating★★★★★ 5.0
​Date Approved 12/21/2015 
We just wanted to thank you and your company for the outstanding gorgeous refinishing and upholstery job you completed on our buffet, chairs and dining room table. These are all heirloom pieces. The Upholstery was also beautiful. We are so happy that we made the decision to refinish the pieces. Your professionalism and friendly manner coupled with superb customer service and expert workmanship made the process very easy. We certainly will be using your services again in the future. We couldn't be happier with the finished project. thanks a million.
L. Kilbane North Royalton

Rating★★★★★ 5.0
Date Approved 10/20/2015
Scot and his team were a pleasure to work with. Scot is very knowledgeable, professional, and was very helpful to us with bringing our vision to life for our new nursery. I inherited some old heirloom furniture pieces from my grandmother and he transformed them into beautiful additions to our home.He worked extra hard to accommodate tight timeline before the baby came. He took extra special care of these priceless pieces and we couldn't be happier with the finished product and great customer service.The furniture brought our new nursery to life and these heirloom pieces will be enjoyed by our new family for many generations to come.
Sherrie S Fairview Park

Rating★★★★★ 5.0
Date Approved10/20/2015
ReviewerKathy B.
Reviewer LocationBrecksville, OH
Review: We had our antique love seat and chair completely refinished and re-upholstered. They were both completely taken apart and rebuilt from frame up, including Marshall unit springs installed for comfort. It took some time but it was well worth the wait. The pieces our beautiful and now sit in our front entry foyer to our home.

Date Approved 10/09/2015 ★★★★★ 5.0
Scot,
Just wanted to let you know you did a FANTASTIC job on this furniture. (Sewing cabinet, stool, tea cart & both bakers racks.)
Thank you also for the extra work you did!! Very Much Appreciated!
Hope everything goes okay with your Mother
Carol l  Akron

Rating★★★★★ 5.0
Date Approved10/03/2015
ReviewerDawn H.
Reviewer LocationCuyahoga Falls, OH
Review: Had an antique chair and ottoman upholstered. Scott said it would take 4 to 8 weeks. When he called 3 and 1/2 weeks and said it was done we were shocked! Absolutely beautiful, quality craftsmanship! Beautiful job! Pleasure to do business with and would highly recommend to all! This is a family heirloom and will now be around for more generations to enjoy! Thank you Scot!

Rating★★★★★ 5.0
Date Approved09/16/2015
Reviewer Jan G.
Reviewer LocationBrecksville, OH
Review: Scot, the chest is absolutely gorgeous. My husband added beautiful antique-looking knobs and it looks beautiful. You did a wonderful job making my grandmother's old chest beautiful again..My kids love it to. Feel free to use me as a reference although your artistry speaks for itself.

Rating★★★★★ 5.0
Date Approved08/20/2015
ReviewerPeggy G.
Reviewer LocationBerea, OH
Review: They not only picked up our wrought iron patio set which was large & bulky, but returned it & set it up completely with a beautiful finish!

Rating★★★★★ 5.0
Date Approved08/17/2015
ReviewerTommy B.
Reviewer LocationCleveland, OH
Their Review:They do good work.

Rating★★★★★ 5.0
07/23/20155.0
Quality: 5.0
Customer Service: 5.0
Value for Money: 5.0Review by Jim M. in Eastlake, OH
Project: Refinish Already Installed Cabinets
Comments: Great work

​Rating★★★★★ 5.0
07/06/20155.0
Quality: 5.0
Customer Service: 5.0
Value for Money: 5.0Review by Margaret P. in North Royalton, OH
Project: Upholster Furniture
Comments: The quality of workmanship to my dining room chairs was excellent--you get what you pay for! Scott is very professional and completed the project ahead of the projected time period. It was a pleasure dealing with this company and Scott

​Rating★★★★★ 5.0
04/06/20155.0
Quality: 5.0
Customer Service: 5.0
Value for Money: 4.0Review by Ed D. in Lyndhurst, OH
Project: Refinish Furniture
Comments: The quality of the work was superb. My dining room table looks like new. Scott was courteous and professional. I didn't do any price comparisons, but I suspect Scott's was on the high end, but well worth it, probably because of the high caliber of his work and thus the high demand for it.

​Rating★★★★★ 5.0
03/12/20154.0
Quality: 5.0
Customer Service: 5.0
Value for Money: 4.0Review by Laura L. in Lakewood, OH
Project: Refinish Furniture
Comments: We definitely recommend them for the very high quality of the result.

​Rating★★★★★ 5.0
03/01/20155.0
Quality: 5.0
Customer Service: 5.0
Value for Money: 5.0Review by Marilyn S. in Solon, OH
Project: Upholster Furniture
Comments: Pleased with the upholstering of my sofa Am delighted with the results and dealing with Scott was a pleasure.

​Rating★★★★★ 5.0
02/18/20155.0
Quality: 5.0
Customer Service: 5.0
Value for Money: 5.0Review by Patricia K. in Kent, OH
Project: Upholster Furniture
Comments: Pleased with the terrific upholstering on two chairs. Beautiful work & chairs are very comfortable now.

​Rating★★★★★ 5.0
12/27/20145.0
Quality: 5.0
Customer Service: 5.0
Value for Money: 4.0Review by Ann M. in University Heights, OH
Project: Refinish Already Installed Cabinets
Comments: My cabinets look beautiful. The result exceeded my expectations. Took a bit of time but I was made fully aware of the timeline at the outset and Scott and his support staff stayed in touch with me throughout. Very professional. Worth the expense given the cost of new cabinets.

​Rating★★★★★ 5.0
11/27/20145.0
Quality: 5.0
Customer Service: 5.0
Value for Money: 5.0Review by Marilyn E. in Rocky River, OH
Project: Refinish Furniture
Comments: Excellent job. Very professional. worth it .

​Rating★★★★★ 5.0
09/26/20145.0
Quality: 5.0
Customer Service: 5.0
Value for Money: 5.0Review by Breck M. in Avon Lake, OH
Project: Refinish Already Installed Cabinets
Comments: Could not look better. It was somewhat more expensive, but you get what you pay for, and we got a great result.

​Rating★★★★★ 4.5.
09/25/20144.0
Quality: 5.0
Customer Service: 4.5
Value for Money: 5.0Review by a Homeowner in Concord Township, OH
Project: Refinish Furniture
Comments: The result was excellent. 

​Rating★★★★ 4..0
09/15/20144.0
Quality: 4.5
Customer Service: 4.0
Value for Money: 4.0Review by Rod E. in PARMA HTS., OH
Project: Refinish Already Installed Cabinets
Comments: expensive but very good job took awhile but worth it look brand new
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Rating★★★★★ 5.0
06/12/20145.0
Quality: 5.0
Customer Service: 5.0
Value for Money: 5.0Review by Del T. in Euclid, OH
Project: Refinish Already Installed Cabinets
Comments: My kitchen cabinets look awesome. The team is do professional and the finished product looks like a newly installed kitchen. From Scott to Dave to John, everyone was caring, courteous and they went out of their way to make our time-schedule work. Very nice guys, too.

​Rating★★★★★ 5.0
04/10/20145.0
Quality: 5.0
Customer Service: 5.0
Value for Money: 5.0Review by Judy M. in North Olmsted, OH
Project: Refinish Furniture
Comments:  My kitchen cabinets refinished... the experience with the company has been great. Very professional and yet very down to earth. 

​Rating★★★★★ 4.5.
11/29/20134.5
Quality: 4.5
Customer Service: 4.5
Value for Money: 4.5Review by a Homeowner in Mentor, OH
Project: Refinish Furniture
Comments: Prompt and courteous service.