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July 2011 - Countertop Replacement Now Available Solo. With our many years of experience replacing countertops in tandem with refacing jobs, American Wood Reface now also offers Countertop Replacement as a separate service, without refacing. Customers can now take advantage of our expertise, high-quality products, wide array of choices, expert installation, and pricing leverage when purchasing new countertops alone..

June 2011 - New Glazes Added to Finish Lineup. American Wood Reface now offers two additional glaze colors, Pewter and Taupe. These new glazes, designed to extend the existing glaze line with some more subtle choices, offer just a hint of glaze instead of a strong, pronounced glaze. Glazed cabinetry finishes are currently among the most popular trends in kitchen design, adding richness, warmth and depth to enhance the beauty of wood..

April 2011 - American Wood Reface is now on Facebook. It's now easier than ever to keep up and interact with American Wood Reface! Just "like" us on Facebook to stay informed with all the customer comments, fabulous photos, and noteworthy news!.

February 2011 - AWR Earns Coveted Angie's List Super Service Award. American Wood Reface has been awarded the prestigious 2010 Angie's List Super Service Award, an honor bestowed annually on only the highest-performing companies rated by this popular consumer review website. "Our Super Service Award winners are the cream of the crop when it comes to providing consistently high quality customer service, as judged by the customers who hired them," said Angie Hicks, founder of Angie's List. Angie's List collects consumer reviews in more than 500 service categories. Currently, more than 1 million consumers across the U.S. rely on Angie's List to help them make the best hiring decisions.

Angie's List Super Service Award winners have met strict eligibility requirements including earning a minimum number of reports, an exemplary rating from their customers and abiding by Angie's List operational guidelines. American Wood Reface won the 2011 Super Service Award in the following categories: Cabinet Making, Countertops, Carpentry - Woodworking, Marble & Granite, Remodeling - Kitchen & Bathroom, and Cabinet Refacing/Restoration. This is the second Angie's List win for American Wood Reface. In 2009, AWR garnered the Super Service Award in two categories, Remodeling - Kitchen & Bathroom, and Cabinet Refacing/Restoration. Learn more here.

January 2011 - American Wood Reface Again Wins BBB Gold Star. The Better Business Bureau for the second time awarded the Gold Star to American Wood Reface for having zero complaints for the preceding three years and maintaining an A+ rating. The BBB first awarded the Gold Star to AWR in 2010.

October 2010 - Artisan Stone Collection Rocks AWR Lineup. American Wood Reface now offers the Artisan Stone Collection of granite countertops. These beautiful natural stone selections come in a variety of unique colors and are backed by a Lifetime Warranty that includes stain protection against food and beverages (www.artisan-counters.com).

February 2010 - AWR Wins Award from Professional Remodelers of Ohio. American Wood Reface was awarded Honorable Mention in PRO's Professional Remodeler of the Year Award Competition for the category "Residential Kitchen $15-30,000." The award-winning project was selected based on aesthetic appeal, materials, functionality of space, and skill/craftsmanship..

January 2010 - BBB Gives Gold Star to American Wood Reface. The Better Business Bureau awarded the Gold Star to American Wood Reface for having zero complaints for the preceding three years and maintaining an A+ rating..

January 2010 - American Wood Reface Named NARI CotY Award Recipient. The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) awarded First Place to American Wood Reface's entry in the East Central Region of the 2010 CotY (Contractor of the Year) Award Competition in the category "Residential Kitchens under $40,000." Contractors from seven regions around the country vie for CotY Awards on an annual basis. Judging was based on problem solving, functionality, aesthetics, craftsmanship, innovation, degree of difficulty and entry presentation.

American Wood Reface's award-winning project, which bested competitor projects costing much more, allowed the homeowners to increase the functionality and beauty of their kitchen while saving time and money in the process. American Wood Reface modified existing cabinets and custom built additional cabinets to accommodate larger appliances, improve access, increase storage, and extend work space for this large family of six who had outgrown their previous kitchen. This beautiful refaced kitchen was created in solid cherry with a glazed Tuscan finish. New features included several pantries and drawer banks, an island cooktop, double wall oven, extra large refrigerator, new drawer boxes with soft-close feature, and integrated trash bins, shelving, and a message center. Durable granite countertops, new wall tile, and stainless steel appliances and range hood rounded out the high-end appeal of this kitchen. Details and Before/After photos of the award-winning project can be viewed here.

NARI is a professional association whose more than 8,200 member companies nationwide voluntarily subscribe to a strict code of ethics..

August 2009 - Thrifty Home Improvement Article Features American Wood Reface - Refacing became front page news on August 8 as the Home section of the Akron Beacon Journal featured refacing cabinets as a 'penny pinching' home improvement option. American Wood Reface's Jason Hicks explains some of the key points of refacing to ABJ staff writer Mary Beth Breckenridge in the linked article (PDF format).

September 2009 - American Wood Reface Expands to Hilton Head, SC, and Bluffton, SC. American Wood Reface continues to expand throughout the Carolinas. We are proud to announce that our products will now be available through a local American Wood Reface dealer that covers the region around Hilton Head, South Carolina, and Bluffton, South Carolina. Please click here for showroom and contact information.

January 2009 - Mall Display Change. The mall display formerly located at Richmond Town Square in Richmond Heights, OH has been relocated to Southpark Mall in Strongsville, OH. A full list of display locations can be viewed here.

October 2008 - A Better Home Show in Charlotte, NC. American Wood Reface is proud to be an exhibitor at "The Better Home Show" in Matthews, NC. Unlike traditional home shows, this home show is open year round. The exhibits are not staffed but there is a wealth of product on display and information available for your next home improvement project.

May 2008 - New Upgraded Website Debuts. American Wood Reface launches our new website with expanded company information, product and refacing details, and customer testimonials. In addition, users can view samples of door styles, woods, and finishes, as well as "Before & After" photos of past projects. We hope the site will become a useful resource for all who seek more information about refacing in general and American Wood Reface..

January 2008 - Mall Display List Grows. A mall display is added to Richmond Town Square in Richmond Heights, OH.

January 2008 - The American Wood Reface Name Expands to Charlotte, NC. American Wood Reface, through a metropolitan Charlotte-area company that offers general home improvement services, has been supplying NC residents with the finest cabinet refacing products since December 2001. We are proud to announce that our product will now be available direct through a local American Wood Reface dealer. Our dealer specializes in solid wood cabinet refacing and will continue to provide the same quality solid wood products, experienced installation, and craftsmanship to North Carolinians.

July 2007 - Yet Another Master Carpenter. To keep up with growing demand and to reduce our backlog of up to three months we have added another Master Carpenter to our Northeast Ohio operation. We have also begun training an additional carpenter to keep up with future demand.

January 2007 - More Displays Pop Up in Area Malls. Mall displays are placed in Great Northern Mall in North Olmsted, OH; Southpark Mall in Strongsville, OH; and Chapel Hill Mall in Cuyahoga Falls, OH. The mall displays at Great Lakes Mall in Mentor, OH and Summit Mall in Fairlawn, OH are updated to our new display. The displays showcase a variety of door styles, woods, and finishes. The displays are unstaffed and provide an easy and informal opportunity to learn about American Wood Reface’s solid wood cabinet refacing system prior to requesting a free in-home consultation.

January 2007 - Two Thousand Kitchens Beautified. American Wood Reface is proud to announce the completion of over 2,000 solid wood cabinet refacing projects. We give humble thanks to all of our past customers for putting their faith in us, and entrusting to us their kitchen renovations. It has given us great pleasure and satisfaction over the years to see the resulting smiles from our customers when they step into their beautiful new kitchens.

September 2006 - Finishing Facility Receives Upgrades. American Wood Reface upgrades its finishing facility by adding a Binks spray booth, make-up air system, rotary-screw air compressor, and dust-free sanding system. These upgrades improve not only the quality of our finish but also improve the efficiency, health, and safety of our operation.

June 2006 - New Wood Option a 'Character'. American Wood Reface introduces Character Cherry as a cabinet refacing option. While many of our customers prefer our hand-selected wood products that maintain a consistent color and limit the occurrence of knots and other variations, some customers actually desire a more unique, natural and variable wood appearance. Our Character Cherry is carefully selected so that knots, mineral lines, and gum pockets are showcased in the final pieces. This product makes for a unique kitchen that will display and honor the variation in wood that gives it warm, natural beauty.

March 2006 - American Wood Reface's New Detailing Feature 'Ropes' in Style. American Wood Reface introduces rope door styles and moldings. The rope detailing on each door is mitered and applied by hand before finishing. Rope doors offer a high-end, sophisticated look that is in demand for today's kitchens.

February 2006 - Mall Receives Display. A new mall display was added to Summit Mall in Fairlawn, OH. The display (located near Starbucks) showcases a variety of door styles, woods, and finishes. The display is unstaffed and provides an easy and informal opportunity to learn about American Wood Refac'’s solid wood cabinet refacing system prior to requesting a free in-home consultation.

January 2006 - Knotty is Nice, When it Comes to Pine. American Wood Reface introduces Knotty Pine as a cabinet refacing option. Knotty Pine is hand-selected so that knots are contained in the final pieces, for a rustic and appealing natural look. The introduction of Knotty Pine as a cabinet refacing option continues our commitment to meeting customers' requests.

November 2005 - New Finish Aims to Distress. American Wood Reface introduces distressed cabinet refacing. Distressing is a popular finish option on fine furnishings which creates a warm look of aged character. Our standard distress is a light sand through on sharp edges which produces a beautiful outline on darker colors. We also offer custom distressing, such as worm hole distressing, to meet the taste of our customers.

August 2005 - AWR Adds Hardware Beyond Compare. American Wood Reface switches to Blum concealed hinges. Blum's top-of-the-line hinges offer tool-free attachment of the door to the cabinet and precise 6-way adjustment via cam screws.

June 2005 - New Alder Wood Option is a Cheerier Cherry. American Wood Reface introduces Select Alder wood as a cabinet refacing option. Alder was introduced to meet the request of our customers who like the light brown color of cherry before it ages to a darker reddish-brown. Alder, grown primarily in the Pacific Northwest, maintains its light brown color with age.

May 2005 - Stain Colors Offer 34 Choices Plus. American Wood Reface introduces a new line of 34 stain colors. We have always offered custom staining, but to assist our customers in making color choices we have developed 34 standard stain colors that customers may select to create their dream kitchen. We continue to offer custom stains.

February 2004 - Quartersawn Oak Figures High on Style. A new choice for American Wood Reface customers is Quartersawn Oak. Quartersawn wood is cut perpendicular to the growth rings of the tree. There are two primary reasons for utilizing this cutting method. First, the grain is straighter, more consistent, and does not display the arching grain pattern, called "cathedral" grain, typically seen in plainsawn wood. Second, the medullary ray is much more apparent with quartersawn wood, which gives the wood more "figure", character, and shimmer. As you look around a kitchen refaced with solid quartersawn oak, it looks alive due to the light reflecting off the medullary rays. Quartersawn Oak evokes a lush, artisan look, prized in Mission or Arts and Crafts style kitchens.

February 2004 - Glazed Finish Not Just for Donuts. American Wood Reface introduces glazing as a finish option. Glazing produces a rich, antiqued look and accentuates corners, grooves and detailing in door profiles. The multi-step glazing process is done by hand in our finish shop and is available in many color and finish combinations.

February 2004 - Mitered Door Styles Multiply Choices. American Wood Reface introduces mitered door styles. Our mitered doors have a hidden mortise and tenon joint that gives them excellent strength. The mitered door style gives customers more options in designing their dream kitchen.



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