Heiser Restoration brings antiques back to life
They are like a modern-day Dr. Frankenstein — bringing relics from the past back to life. Heiser Restoration, owned by Maggie and Lucas, opened their shop in July 2015. It is located at 2473 Commerce Boulevard, Unit 1, in Grand Junction.
Restoring pieces aren’t all the shop can do, they can also customize, or re-purpose, pieces to meet the specifications from the customer.
“It’s been a lot of doing it on our own, at our house,” Maggie said. “We had another business, but we weren’t having fun and figured it’s our life, we better enjoy it.”
From antique furniture, piano tuning, vinyl records or coolers, Heiser Restoration can do just about any job.
“There is no job too small,” Maggie said.
Folks can get free estimates for their projects and antique evaluations to determine the value of the antique.
“We try to offer something for every collector in the community,” Maggie said. “We got into business to give back to the community.”
The hobby started years ago when the couple started collecting antique items, especially Coca Cola products.
They decided to share their passion of restoration by opening up their shop. Since opening they have had dozens of projects with several in the works. The two-man crew, Lucas and Keith Hahn, work on all of the projects. They also offer powder coating services.
“It’s a preservation of our history for our children as well as us,” Maggie said. “It’s important to have this service. It helps museums stay alive, as we do museum-quality work as well.”
Hahn, who has been with Heiser since it’s opening, enjoys his job as a restorer.
“I enjoy bringing things back to life,” he said. “It’s a cool business, it’s the only one like it in the area with the years of experience of doing what we do.”
Lucas also enjoys the aspect of bringing pieces back to life.
“I enjoy the thrill of the repair,” he said. “Taking nothing and making it work again, the mechanics and electrical pieces. It’s fun.”
Heiser also has a showroom of pieces available for purchase that have been restored, or re-purposed. So far they have done projects for folks all around the country as well as sold pieces internationally.
“I love seeing the client’s face when their item has been brought back to life,” Maggie said. “It’s that wow effect from the client that we like to see.”
To learn more, visit http://www.heiserrestorations.com.
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