This is Charlie, owner of Eastern RefinishingWe are open for business Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm, Saturdays from 9am to Noon
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Our Military ConnectionsWe are a proud employer of active duty, reserve and retired military men and women! Click below to see some Eastern Refinishing's awards.
The "infamous" Temple University crewThis is most of the "Infamous" Temple University crew. 1st. Sargeant Tom Cavileer (second from right) ran the show but everyone did their part (Even Charlie showed up). They did 204 entire bathrooms in 21 days with 0 defects. They liked our work so much our next university was St. Joe's with over 540 rooms. All this while also doing the Trump Marina, Trump Plaza and all our residential customers.
Check out our movie cameo!Find us in the movie "The Town" starring Ben Affleck and Blake LIvely. We refinished two ancient tubs and a pedestal sink. They wouldn't let Charlie be a co-producer, but they were grateful for the fast turnaround and great refinishing job by our Boston techs.
Why not just tear out and replace the tub?When you factor in the plumbing costs to remove and reinstall a tub, plus the landfill for the old tub and initial tub cost for the new tub, it comes to almost $2000. You're also without your bathroom for a week and it comes with a big dusty mess! You can refinish, also called reglazing, for a fraction of the cost. Most standard tubs can be brought to a "like new" condition, with a 5 year warranty, for under $450! It can all be done in one day, and you can use the tub the very next day!
While away on vacation to Dominican, I was baking in the sun when I came across a lovely group of people that were together for their familys destination wedding. As the conversation carried on throughout the afternoon we learned more and more about each other. I soon found out that the people that I was speaking with were from Philadelphia. When I was asked œwhere do you work? I replied œEastern Refinishing, a company that refinishes bathtubs, sinks, countertops and tile. I specified that our company is based out of the United States but our home office is in Ontario, Canada and that is where we book appointments for the technicians and give quotes over the telephone. Within seconds the lady that I was speaking with yelled out œCHARLIE!!! THATS WHERE CHARLIES FROM, THATS CHARLIES COMPANY!!! I said yes! Charlie is my boss! She went on and on about the excellent work that was done on her bathroom 2 years prior by Eastern Refinishing. She was so pleased at the fact that her bathroom is still in great shape, just as Eastern Refinishing left it. She mentioned that when she called to book the appointment, the conversation that she had with Charlie is one that she will never forget and it made her day. A group of people in Philly meet a group of people from Ontario in Dominican and Eastern Refinishing / Charlie are what we all had in common. What a small world it is after all.
Charlie, We spoke on the phone and had a long conversation about refinishing the peeling area on my tub. "It was on your birthday!" After a time of joking, I promised you that I would write and thank you for arraging the job. Greg was here yesturday and did the beautiful job. He is not only a great worker but is a friendly, kind, and thoughful person. P.S I kept my promise and you didn't think I would!! - MURIEL
Hi Charlie, Wow you talk about a small world I called my sister in Wilmington DE this morning and I told her we hired you to do Laurens tub this weekend and she said oh my God we loved Charlie and Tom and how their tub is still sparkling and her tiles look awesome. You talk about a small world! Thanks again for all your help and it was so nice talking to you in Canada, have a great day and Ill tell all my friends about your company. By the way we just got another foot of snow in Franklin, Massachusetts and its only 4 degrees and bitter cold so see it feels like where you are now. Take care and stay warm, Linda
Beautiful job ! Friendly, quick, clean ! I may have you back later on about wall tiles.... In any case youll be well spoken of at Southgate (5 buildings).
Ill let you know what my wife thinks next week... Im pretty sure shell be delighted ! Thanks for such patient attention,
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Eastern Refinishing transformed our old ugly bathtub, sink and bathroom tiles into a shiny, bright and fresh new room in our art school. I could hardly believe it was the same place. Charlie was so helpful on the phone, and knew exactly how much it was going to cost. It was way cheaper than the bathroom renovation we were considering, and will give us at least 10 more years! Tom and Bill did the work, and were efficient, tidy and very professional- I could tell they had refinished a lot of bathtubs! I would recommend them to anyone. The best part was, once I made the decision, it was done within a week, and only took one day.
Hi Charlie “ I just wanted to let you know that I was really very impressed with the recent bath tub and tub area refinishing you did for me recently. The tile and tub look brand new again, and no more horrid Harvest Gold! Thank you so much.
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Posted bySharonSilvermanon 08/11/2010
I just had my whole bathroom redone by Eastern Refinishing and I can't believe my eyes. It came out just like "Charlie" said it would. The guys were on time (actually early) and were very professional and charlie was the most honest and funny guy you could ask for. He told me what it would cost and what the results would be. I couldn't believe my eyes. Thanks again to Bob, Tom and of course Charlie for making this project easy and enjoyable. These guys are real pros.
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Posted by bill08701 on 05/02/2010
I purchased a very old condo (two years ago) and have been steadily restoring it. The one area I did not have the funds for was the walk- in shower which had ugly brown tile from the 60's. The price of replacing was prohibitive so I thought I would just have to live with it. I ran across an ad for Eastern Refinishing and gave them a call.
Spoke to Kelly (very nice) and Charlie (a real character) and had an appointment within three days.
Got a call from Dave Birmingham the night before the appointment to confirm. Dave arrived early, was pleasant, and completed the job in about three hours. He asked me to take a look and I was absolutely amazed. My dingy dated shower looked like new! I took my first shower in it today and for the first time didn't feel dirty leaving it. Unlike most contractors Dave actually cleaned up and thoroughly explained the maintenance procedures.
Highly recommend this company.
Bill from New Jersey
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Posted by vp26johnny on 04/14/2010
I HAD THE UNFORTUNATE LUCK TO PURCHASE THE HOUSE OF MY DREAMS
WITH A PINK BATHTUB, SINK, AND TILED WALLS. I FOUND EASTERN REFINISHING
ON LINE AND REVIEWED THERE COMPANY. I WAS SATISFIED THAT THEY COULD GET THE JOB DONE, IF EVERYTHING CHARLIE TOLD ME WAS CORRECT. YESTERDAY 04/13/10 THERE TECHNICIAN MANNY CAME TO MY HOME
ON TIME AND FROM START TO FINISH WAS A GREAT GUY TO HAVE DO WORK FOR YOU . THE TUB AND SINK LOOK GREAT NOW PURE WHITE TO GO WITH THE NEW ITALIAN TILE GRAY WALLS AND FLOOR. IF THIS PRODUCT STANDS UP AS
ADVERTISED, I SAVED A SMALL FORTUNE IN TEAR OUT AND REPLACEMENT COSTS. THANKS MANNY AND CHARLIE.
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