Refinishing • Restoration • Repair
ABOUT CLASSIC FURNITURE SERVICES
Since 1981, Classic Furniture
has served over 20,000 satisfied customers and clients in Massachusetts
and New England. Based in Franklin, MA, Classic Furniture Services
occupies a 12,500 square foot facility and offers a wide range of
services. Over the past quarter century, owner and President Jon White
has built up a talented team of 12 trained and skilled professionals.
The many decades of experience our senior staff possesses is what sets
Classic Furniture Services apart from others in the field.
White: Owner and President of
Classic Furniture Services since 1981, Jon has a degree in business
from Babson College and has built Classic Furniture into a leader in
the furniture restoration field. As a small business entrepreneur, Jon
has owned other businesses and worked as a consultant to restoration
firms and other small businesses. He is the creator of RestorationPro,
a software program he designed especially for restoration firms.
Pannone: Frank is our
Residential Sales Manager and has over 20 years of experience in
furniture and piano restoration. Frank has worked in a variety of roles
since joining Classic Furniture in 1996, and previously worked for both
Baldwin and Steinway Piano. He brings a high level of knowledge and
craftsmanship to the firm, and is very experienced in furniture
repairs, refinishing, restoration, and upholstery. Restoring and
duplicating high gloss lacquer and polyester finishes is one of his
specialties, and his personable nature creates a great rapport with our
many residential customers.
Richardson: Claire is
our Claims Manager and has been managing the daily activities
the fast-paced transit claims division of Classic Furniture since 2002.
Her prior experience in customer service really shows when dealing with
some of the more demanding aspects of the claims business. Her friendly
and professional manner is often complimented, and helps make the
claims and repair process go very smoothly. Her knowledge and skills
benefit both the customers who have a claim, and the moving and
insurance companies who are processing it.
Our Production Staff
Landon: Bob has been working in
the furniture restoration field since 1966 working for furniture stores
and piano companies. With over 22 years at Classic Furniture Services,
Bob is our senior restorer and refinisher. His wealth of experience and
knowledge allows us to handle a wide array of difficult projects, and
be able to train a new generation of craftsman at the firm.
Daszkiewicz: John spends most of
his time on the road handling repairs and inspections for moving
companies, insurance adjusters, and residential clients. Before working
at Classic Furniture, John honed his furniture repair and touch-up
skills at Sears and Alpert's Furniture Store. John has been in the
furniture restoration field since 1968, and his versatile abilities
allow us to complete many difficult repairs onsite, so no furniture has
to be moved.
Bill Kinder: Bill has 27
years experience in Furniture & Piano Restoration.
in hand rubbed finishes and has an expert ability with
Veneer repair & replacement. He has been with classic over 13
and has helped us acomplish some of the difficult
Muldoon: John has been with
Classic Furniture for 18 years, and previously spent many years
refinishing antique furniture for Chicago antique dealers. John has
filled a variety of roles at the shop. He is also our highly skilled
prep technician who's skills in carving & wood
a huge asset when it comes to working on antique & valuable
furniture when such a task is required.
Lima: Carlton is one of our most
experienced finishers at our shop. He has worked at Classic furniture
for 7 years and previous worked as an architectural millworker for 11
years. His knowledge of lacquer and painted finishes and the ability to
produce perfect results makes Carlton an important asset at our
Badeau: Marc started at the age of 18 training and working for
Lacroix Furniture. He then worked his way up to lead finisher and
quality control manager from 1978 till 2002. He then went on to
work for the Ethan Allen corporation as a road tech in
the boston district. He is highly experienced in Refinishing, On site
touch-up repairs, Upholstery and Mechanical repair. His calm &
friendly personality makes working with him a comfortable pleasure.
Mazepa: Zoya is our custom
upholsterer. She has been with
Classic Furniture for more than 4 years. Before joining the
at Classic she worked 11 years for the Tamarin Healthcare Upholstery
firm working with Vinyl, Leather, & many different types of
fabric, reupholstering Medical & Dental Equipment,
& Cabinets. Her enthusiasm for perfection and quality results
style & customer satisfaction. She is especially helpful
customers with choosing the proper fabrics for those special Items and
speaks fluently in Russian, Ukraine & English.
Thomson: Adam is one of our
highly skilled technicians. He has
been with Classic Furniture for more than 3 years. Before joining the
Team at Classic he worked 9 years for Jordans Furniture as a road
technician, handling prepping of furniture and repairs as
He also was an Instructor for the repair training class. Now at Classic
he handles On Site Repairs & Road Work for our moving claim
department as well as repairing & refinishing in shop of our
difficult jobs. His pleasent personality allows for a smooth transition
when dealing with customers on tough claims.
De Jesus: John is trained
and experienced in architectural
stripping. He handles stripping of many different types of finishes
including paint, varnishes, shellacs & laquers. Also he heads
our Pick Up & Delivery Department and maintains
Organization as well as other shop maintainence that is most important
in keeping our facility running at it's best.
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