As many restoration folks, I started early in my life. My Dad was a shop/tech ed teacher, and eventually I became one too. Summers provided a perfect time to work on the restoration of antiques and projects that my wife and I wanted in our home.
After 30 plus years in education, training and development, the timing was right to pursue my goal of owning my own restoration business. In 2005 we purchased "The Strippers". We subsequently renamed the business Valley Stripping & Furniture Restoration, llc. We have been in business for 5 years as VSFR and a total of 10 years as a restoration/repair business.