My professional interests have always been centered around elements
of design, creation and restoration.

I completed my undergraduate studies at the University of Arizona, with
an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering. Several years later,
I completed a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering also from the
University of Arizona. For over 10 years, I was a professional engineer for
the IBM Corporation. My experience at IBM refined my ability to work in a
precise way, with repeatable results, designing precision jigs and
learning the foundation of organic cleaning.  During this period, I
advanced my education in furniture making by completing a number of
furniture making courses at the
Marc Adams School of Woodworking and
the
Furniture Institution of Massachusetts.  In my world, precision
engineering and furniture making
are a natural fit.

After completing my IBM career in 2008, I enrolled and graduated with
high honors from the furniture restoration program at the
National
Institute of WoodFinishing
, located in Minneapolis,Mn. Since then,
attending advanced workshops, hosted by
Don Williams, a Smithsonian
furniture conservator, contributes greatly to expanding and challenging
my core knowledge of "
EVERYTHING " - including museum grade
restoration practices.

From December or 2010 until February of 2011, I completed a 3 month
working internship with the Senior House Restorer,
Tredway Childress, at
the restoration shop of the United States House of Representatives in
Washington D.C. My work experience in Washington was featured in
multiple publications including the local newspaper the -
Green Bay
Press Gazette.

In August of 2013, I returned to Washington DC. as part of a small team
tasked with restoring the D
ais on the floor of the House of
Representatives.
The D
ais, from which the President address the nation, is the most
recognized wooden artifact in the history of mankind. It was an incredible
honor to be a part of that select team.

Green Bay, Wisconsin continues to be a fantastic place to live and work
with it's rich history of European craftsmanship and natural beauty.
 
"I highly recommend Encore.  I found them to
be professional and reasonable. They did a
remarkable job with my Ethan Allen desk, which
looked NEW when they were finished.  They
take get great pride in their
work. "   

Art Estopinan
Washington, DC
Chief of Staff - US House of Representatives
Encore  Restorations                                                 
Preserving American History
Proud Member